Thursday, August 6, 2015

Million Dollar Quartet Brings OV's Village Blend Onstage For Special Performance

Blend Vocal Group

All On Stage

Tuesday night Aug. 4, 2015 beloved Las Vegas non-profit, Opportunity Village’s Village Blend vocal group joined the cast of the smash-hit musical MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET onstage for a special encore performance at Harrah’s Las Vegas. In celebration of MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET’s 1,000th performance on the Las Vegas Strip, Village Blend performed Carl Perkins’ “Blue Suede Shoes” alongside the rockin’ cast for an enthusiastic audience.

Following the finale of MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET, Village Blend vocal group took the stage to applause from the crowded Showroom. Audience members sang and danced along to the legendary tune, giving the members of Village Blend and the cast a standing ovation at the conclusion of the performance. MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET was honored to have Village Blend join them onstage for the special occasion and for the group’s first-ever performance on a theatrical stage on the Las Vegas Strip.

The Village Blend is Opportunity Village’s version of a stage choir, combining both vocals and choreography to perform a dynamic show.  This is Opportunity Village’s newest performance group to hit the stage. Featuring talented individuals with intellectual and related disabilities, Village Blend is one of many programs within Opportunity Village’s Fine and Performing Arts division that allow the OVIPs’ creative skills to soar.

The Tony® Award Winning musical, MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET takes place on December 4, 1956, when Sam Phillips, the “Father of Rock ‘n’ Roll,” brought iconic musicians Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins together at the Sun Records storefront studio in Memphis for the first and only time.

MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET brings that legendary December night to life with the extraordinary story of secrets, betrayal, and the once in a lifetime celebration of four friends that is both poignant and funny.  Relive the era with the smash-hit sensation featuring an incredible score of rock ‘n’ roll, gospel, R&B and country hits, performed live onstage by world-class actors and musicians. Showcased hit songs include: “Blue Suede Shoes,” “I Walk the Line,” “Great Balls of Fire,”“Sixteen Tons,” “Who Do You Love?,”  “Fever,” “Folsom Prison Blues,” “Hound Dog,” “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On,” “Ring of Fire,” and more.  MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET performs Sunday – Wednesday and Friday at 7 p.m.; Thursday at 5:30 and 8 p.m.; and is dark on Saturday. Ticket prices begin at $62.70 plus applicable fees. For more information on MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET, please visit www.MDQVegas.com

Photo Credit: Caesars Entertainment

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