MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET Welcomes ABSINTHE’s Green Fairy Melody Sweets to the Stage at Harrah’s Las Vegas for One-Night-Only Guest Performance on Tuesday, April 22
On Tuesday, April 22 ABSINTHE’s “Green Fairy,” Melody Sweets, will join the Las Vegas company of MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET onstage for a captivating encore performance. Sweets will perform a rendition of Janis Martin’s “My Boy Elvis” alongside the cast at Harrah’s Las Vegas at the conclusion of the evening’s 7 p.m. show. Tickets are available at the Showroom box office, by visiting HarrahsLasVegas.com or by calling (702) 777-2782.
An accomplished vocalist and burlesque performer, Sweets debuted her first album “Burlesque in the Black” in 2012, showcasing her soulful sound and songs that may be heard nightly in ABSINTHE. Aside from her one-night-only appearance with MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET, Sweets can be seen performing in ABSINTHE at Caesars Palace Wednesday-Sunday at 8 p.m. and 10 p.m.
The Las Vegas company of MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET continues to welcome fellow performers to the stage to celebrate the music of the production’s era through live jam sessions. Sweets will join the lineup of past guest stars including Bally’s Las Vegas headliner and one-woman vocal phenomenon, Véronic DiCaire, “American Idol” winner Taylor Hicks, Stratosphere performer Frankie Moreno, E! reality star and Strip headliner Holly Madison, and Broadway star Pia Zadora.
The Vegas cast of MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET features Benjamin D. Hale (Johnny Cash), Justin Shandor (Elvis Presley), Martin Kaye (Jerry Lee Lewis), Robert Britton Lyons (Carl Perkins), Marc D. Donovan (Sam Phillips) and Felice Garcia (Dyanne).
About MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET:
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,” “Ring of Fire,” “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On,” “Hound Dog,” and more. For more information on MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET, please visit www.MDQVegas.com
MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET performs Monday and Thursday at 5:30 p.m. & 8 p.m., Tuesday-Wednesday, Friday and Sunday at 7 p.m.; dark Saturday. Ticket prices range from $62.70 – 86.90 plus all applicable fees and are available at the Harrah’s Showroom box office, by visiting Ticketmaster.com or by calling (702) 777-2782. For groups of 10 or more, please call (866) 633-0195 or (702) 853-5950.
About Melody Sweets:
Melody has had music featured on MTV, VH1, A&E, National Geographic and more, on shows such as Celebrity Fit Club and PUNK’D. She is also the first performer in the history of burlesque to have produced, written & star in her own music video for her hit song, Slice of Heaven, now a featured song in the hit show ABSINTHE at Caesars Palace where she performs as the Green Fairy.
A lover of the arts, Melody has had the honor of performing for and collaborating with such acclaimed artists as STING, Biork, Moby, Alice Cooper, The Bravery, Marc Jacobs, Fergie of the Black Eyed Peas, Adriana Lima & Harvey Keitel, and is featured in numerous books including renowned photographer & author Henry Horenstein’s new book titled SHOW.
This “Shimmering Chanteuse” has graced the pages of countless magazines and publications including the cover of the Sunday Styles in the New York Times, New York Magazine, Village Voice, Blackbook Magazine, Paper Magazine, Daily News, and a two-page spread in Penthouse Forum. You can see her on the hit television show Gossip Girl or hear her sing as she’s immortalized in the top-selling video game of all time Grand Theft Auto 4.
You may now see Melody up close, anywhere across America, at any time, by visiting her portrait in museums nationwide, including the Harvard Art Museum, MA and the Smithsonian Museum of American History, Washington, DC.