On December 4, 1956 in the studio of Sun Records, Carl Perkins, Jerry Lee Lewis, Elvis Presley and Johnny Cash got together to play some music. This show recreates that night and tells the story of Sam Phillips, one of the original Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees, who discovered and recorded all four.
The Orpheum theatre in Phoenix is a fascinating place architecturally so the trip to downtown Phoenix was worth the drive. And the show was fun, too. One member of our group felt that the story got in the way of the music, two of us thought it was interesting, and all of us thought that the four probably did their best music after the December 4, 1956 date. This was reinforced by the encore, which had all the best numbers. A fun evening but not great theatre.