If you’re a child of the eighties then there’s a strong chance you too loved Jason Donovan. I was a super fan and wore my Kylie & Jason bomber jacket around Belfast with pride! So my excitement level was through the roof when a new worldwide smash musical he’s starring in, Million Dollar Quartet hit the Grand Opera House stage this week.

Although Jason doesn’t sing (boo), he plays a blinder as legendary music producer and entrepreneur Sam Phillips who shot to fame in the fifties as the man who introduced Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins to the world. Charasmatic, fun, and witty, he holds his own and all with a flawless American accent!

A lesser actor might have struggled for attention, especially as he is competing from the amazing quartet of musicians who will really take your breathe away with how much they look and more importantly sound like the real singers. Performing classic hits such as Johnny Cash’s Walk The Line, That’s Alright Mama, an early hit by Elvis and Great Balls of Fire by Jerry Lee Lewis, I challenge you not to be bopping in your seat (or the aisles) by the end of the night.

The audience is made up of a mix of rockabillies, jivers who would have heard this music first time round and a little bit of everything in between. I really didn’t know what to expect, but was pleasantly surprised by how much I loved it. If you want a lighthearted evening with great music and a a few laughs along the way, this is the musical for you.

Million Dollar Quartet is running in the Grand Opera House until Saturday 29 April. Click here for booking details or contact 90 241919.

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