For one night in Atlantic City, you can relive the historic moment from Dec. 4, 1956, when future music icons Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins joined forces for a recording session at the legendary Sun Studios.

“One Night in Memphis,” which comes to Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa’s Music Box 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 4, draws its inspiration from this real-life event, presenting these icons in concert.

The cast of the show will perform some of the foursome’s biggest hits, including “Ring of Fire” and “I Walk the Line” (Cash); “Whole Lotta Shaking Goin’ On” and “Great Balls of Fire” (Lewis); “Blue Suede Shoes” and “Honey Don’t” (Perkins); and “All Shook Up” and “Hound Dog” (Elvis).

“That particular evening was a microcosm of what we now know as rock ’n’ roll,” says John Mueller, the show’s creator and director who also performs as Perkins. “It’s how we got to rock ’n’ roll through elements of blues, country, gospel and hillbilly music. You hear all those elements and realize that’s what made rock ’n’ roll so special.

“You can see its roots and how it evolved.”

“Memphis,” which is making its A.C. debut, walks a fine line between impersonation and interpretation. Although the production shares the same event for its source material as the 2010 Broadway musical, “Million Dollar Quartet,” it doesn’t have a storyline or the exact same music.

“We break the fourth wall, but didn’t want it to be cheesy,” Mueller says. “Everyone looks and sounds like Carl Perkins, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Elvis, but we wanted more of a high-energy type of rock ’n’ roll concert.

“I wanted it to be as authentic as possible to get the audience involved to what it must have been like to have been a fly on the wall,” Mueller adds.

To cast the show, Mueller enlisted a mix of veterans and newcomers — not only do they have to sing like their famous characters, but they also have to play an instrument. They’re backed by veteran L.A. session player Ed Maxwell on bass, Jerry Angel (The Blasters, Carole King) on drums and Mueller on lead guitar.

“It’s tricky because there are three elements — musicianship, singing ability and you have to be an entertainer,” Mueller says. “You have to not be afraid to take hold of an audience and talk to them directly.”

For Cash and Lewis, Muller tapped seasoned performers Shawn Barker and Blair Carmen, respectively.

But to cast a young Presley, he had to dig deeper — to page eight of the YouTube results of Elvis impersonators, to be specific — to find Alex Swindle, who was recently featured in an Apple commercial with other interpreters of The King.

“There are a tremendous amount of Elvis guys but very few that do Elvis in his prime — most are doing the ’70s Elvis,” Mueller says.

For Perkins — who had already released his biggest hit, “Blue Suede Shoes,” by the time of the recording session but is less well known to today’s audiences — Mueller didn’t have to look any further than the mirror.

Having grown up in the ’80s listening to his parents’ collection of early rock, he knew Perkins’ material by heart. Fast forward to the early 2000’s, when “Million Dollar Quartet” held auditions in Hollywood and Mueller says he was cast “on the spot” as Perkins. However, the production was delayed for several years, and by the time it actually started he had moved on to other projects.

For “Memphis,” Perkins acts as the MC of the show and introduces the cast.

“I open the show and tell some things about Carl that people might not know — he came from a sharecropping family and was influenced by hearing the blues sung in the cotton fields. I introduce everybody but I’m not the star. I just wanted to sit back and play guitar. I do maybe four songs of Carl’s and let everybody else do a lot more.”

No matter your knowledge of the performers, you will enjoy the show’s “fun, happy music,” Mueller promises.

“It’s before political messages became ingrained in rock ’n’ roll. Not that there’s anything wrong with that. But there’s something appealing in our day and age to just let loose and have fun.”