One Night in Memphis
Galloway, N.J.– There will be a “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On” at the Stockton Performing Arts Center on Oct. 15. Get ready for a night of rockabilly, country, gospel and pure 1950's rock and roll with “One Night in Memphis” - a high energy concert that takes audiences back to December 4, 1956, the night when four of the biggest names in early rock and roll -- Elvis Presley, Carl Perkins, Jerry Lee Lewis and Johnny Cash – gathered together for an impromptu jam session at the legendary Sun Studios in Memphis.
Show time is 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $33 and may be ordered online at www.stockton.edu/pac or by calling the Box Office at 609-652-9000. The Box Office is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and ninety minutes before each performance. For Group Sales, call 609-652-4786.
Created and directed by John Mueller from the highly acclaimed show, “Winter Dance Party,” “One Night in Memphis” has been met with the same accolades, sell out shows and audience standing ovations. The show gets off to a rocking start with Carl Perkins performing hits like “Honey Don’t,” “Brown-Eyed Handsome Man,” and “Blue Suede Shoes,” while offering up anecdotes about life as a sharecroppers’ son and his musical influences.
Midway through his set, Carl invites session musician Jerry Lee Lewis to join him, and the Killer seizes the opportunity to front the band and lead the audience on a musical journey from New Orleans to Nashville and eventually into the Rock ‘n Roll Hall of Fame.
As Jerry puts the finishing touches on a set which includes “High School Confidential,”
“Breathless,” “Whole Lotta Shaking Goin' On,” and “Great Balls of Fire,” the audience will have an opportunity to catch their breath as Johnny Cash is welcomed to the stage with his signature
“Hello, I’m Johnny Cash.” And then the musical journey through Cash’s timeless catalog begins – including smash hits like “Folsom Prison Blues,” “Ring of Fire,” and “I Walk the Line.”
Next up…Elvis Presley, who electrifies the audience and transports them back to his beginnings where he went from driving a truck to delivering eleven #1 hits between 1956 -1959. Hits like “Shake, Rattle & Roll” to “All Shook Up,” “Heartbreak Hotel,” “Don’t be Cruel,” and “Hound Dog” will be featured.
This tribute to that memorable night in Memphis when Elvis, Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins and Jerry Lee Lewis recorded at Sam Phillips' Sun Studios features nationally acclaimed cast members who have an uncanny sound, look and feel of the original legends. The production also features an authentic and energetic rockabilly backup band. Audiences will feel as though they are witness to a rock and roll royalty jam session with the legendary performers whose music has stood the test of time.
This program is made possible in part by funds from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts and by funds from the National Endowment for the Arts.
For patrons with special needs, the Stockton Performing Arts Center offers wheelchair accessible seating, large type programs, and listening assistive devices. Please identify any needs you may have when making a reservation.
The Stockton Performing Arts Center, the Jersey Shore’s Center for the Arts, is located on the campus of Stockton University, on Jimmie Leeds Road in Galloway. Just 12 miles west of Atlantic City, the Center is easily accessible from the Garden State Parkway and the Atlantic City Expressway.
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