Only a few weeks left to enjoy the Million Dollar Quartet at the Chemainus Theatre Festival. Get ready to be transported back to 1956 on one very special night with 4 musical legends.
When our delicious dining portion of our night concluded at Chemainus Theatre’s own Playbill Dining Room, we casually walked into the theatre to sit back and enjoy The Million Dollar Quartet.
I had no idea what to expect when we walked in.
To be honest, I had never heard of this quartet before and was a bit curious.
The stage at the Chemainus Theatre was set in December 1956 when, for one day only, Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Carl Perkins found themselves in the same studio at Sun Records and the producer, Sam Perkins, recorded them jamming together.
It was a once in a lifetime impromptu jam session and here at The Chemainus Theatre, we see it play out in front of our eyes.
We get to peek in on the recording studio room itself and listen to works by each of the famous singers. The music was great.
A live band right on stage took us on a journey of how each singer got his start and the man who helped make them great. Song after song played for us and we were like flies on the wall so to speak. My feet tapped, my hands clapped, and the smile on my face never wavered.
Each voice on stage told a different story, but the one story that rang through loud and clear was one of great fun for making music.
By the end of the show we were all clapping together and drawn into the enjoyment of a quality jam session. If you like the music of the 50’s, if you are a fan of Presley, Cash, Lewis or Perkins, or if you just like a good fun night out at the theatre, you’ll really enjoy The Million Dollar Quartet.
We Always Enjoy Fantastic Food At The Chemainus Theatre’s Own Playbill Dining Room Before The Show
I’m still waiting for the day when Jay and I can go out on a date without leaving the house in a tizzy. It seems that regardless of how much we try and avoid the craziness, it still happens. Inevitably, he rushes home later than he wanted from work and frantically changes his clothes while I’m running around the house making sure dinner is made for the kids and sitter.
“Honey, where are my shoes?” “Did you charge the camera?” “Ah! This shirt needs to be ironed.”
It never fails. We leave the house all stressed out.
This is one of the main reasons why, when we’re going to the theatre, I really like to enjoy dinner at The Playbill Dining Room before heading in to watch the show.
The food is fantastic and the table is ours for the whole night. There’s no rush to eat and get out for the next people in line waiting for a table. We sit and let the stress just melt of our backs. The “melting” is due in large part to my absolute love of this piano man. Every time we go on a Friday night he’s there playing those ivories beautifully and lowering my heart rate.
And then we dine. Ah, we dine.
The trick, however, is to pace ourselves.
You’ve been to a buffet before so you know the feeling. Everything looks so good so you take it all. Then 1 hour later you’re so uncomfortable because you ate too much. Yeah, with food like rosemary pork roast, mahi mahi with mango salsa, and sweet chipotle ribs, it’s quite difficult to not overdo it.
And dessert? Don’t even get me started.
It’s all so good. After finishing off lemon meringue and chocolate mousse pie, Jay proudly announced “I did really well tonight. I didn’t eat too much. Yep, I’m gonna go get more ribs.”
Beware. The food at The Playbill is really good.
Make a romantic getaway out of it. We always recommend the reasonably priced Chemainus Theatre Luxury package.
Theatre Tickets, a pre-show Lunch or Dinner in the Playbill Dining Room, Breakfast and Accommodations in the Best Western Plus Chemainus Inn all for only $122 per person.
Is it time to surprise that special someone?