It’s the true story of four rock ’n’ roll legends in their early years: Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins and Jerry Lee Lewis, recording together for one time only under the mentorship of Sam Phillips at Sun Records.
The story is now a musical, making its regional premiere this season at Old Log Theatre. Director Kent Knutson says that the young actors don’t do impersonations of the music legends, but instead bring them to life by playing their instruments live on stage.
Keep your eye on the Jerry Lee Lewis character. “He is dynamite. He plays everything,” says Knutson. “He plays the piano backwards, he plays with his feet. It’s just like Jerry Lee did. These kids have all studied.”
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