Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Birthday Surprise

Way back in March, I saw an ad for a play called, "The Million Dollar Quartet".   When I saw that it was a play about Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins and Jerry Lee Lewis, I knew it was the perfect play for Hubby.   And when I saw that the play was going to be on his birthday, I bought tickets!

The show was playing at the Ogunquit Playhouse, a venue Hubby had never been to before.

I was successful in keeping it a surprise for seven months!   (Mostly by avoiding the dreaded "Twenty Questions" - a game at which I am never successful in keeping a secret!)

My plan had been to go up early and walk the Marginal Way because, let's face it, you cannot go to Ogunquit and not walk the Marginal Way!   However, it was pouring out, and continued to rain all day, so that part of the adventure was nixed.

I kept Hubby in the dark right up until we pulled into the parking lot of the theater.   He was thrilled to see what the show was about!  And also so happy to be visiting the theater finally, after passing by it many times on our forays up to Maine.

The show was phenomenal!  It was set  in December 4, 1956, and tells the story of the four young musicians and their struggle to make it in the world of music at Sun Recording Studio in Memphis, TN.   

It was amazing, funny and heart-wrenching.  And the music was just out-of-this-world!

The four actors who played the parts of Johnny Cash, Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins not only had a good resemblance to the real singers, they sounded just like them!  

We could not have been happier with the show.   And then, because we were in Maine after all, we went to a wonderful little hole-in-the-wall seafood restaurant and ate a heaping plate of fried seafood.

Happy Birthday, Hubby!

1 comment:

tag vennard said...

THANK YOU darling for another wonderful excursion planned by my AAA lady! I love you baby! You didn't mention how you sacrificed not seeing Tom Brady play that afternoon!