Produced by Meghan Ramos
Directed by Peter J. Hill
Musically Directed by Jay Melberg
Choreographed by Savannah Grottenthaler
Million Dollar Quartet
Book by COLIN ESCOT and FLOYD MUTRUX
Sun. March 8 at 6pm AND
Tues. March 10 at 7pm
Callbacks (if required): Wed., March 11 at 7pm
Production dates: April 17 – May 3, 2020
(Possible extension through May 10)
Million Dollar Quartet is set on December 4, 1956, when an extraordinary twist of fate brought Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and Elvis Presley together at Sun Records in Memphis for what would be one of the greatest jam sessions ever. Million Dollar Quartet brings that legendary December night to life with an irresistible tale of broken promises, secrets, betrayal and celebrations 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,” “Fever,” “Walk the Line,” “Sixteen Tons,” “Who Do You Love?,” “Great Balls of Fire,” “Folsom Prison Blues,” “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On,” “Hound Dog,” and more.
Auditioners are asked sing 16-32 bars of a song of the style that also that best shows off their voice and range. An accompanist is provided. No recorded accompaniment, please. Please dress to dance. Please see character descriptions for specific audition requirements for each character.
Auditioners should bring:
– Completed audition form (download from sign-up genius page)
– Headshot and resume if available
– List of ALL possible rehearsal conflicts from March 8 – May 10, 2020.
Elvis (Lead): Male, 18-35
Actor/singer/guitar player to portray Elvis in his 20s at the beginning of his career; must be familiar with his music and be able to play basic guitar; should sound and look somewhat like Elvis without being an “impersonator”; songs include “Memories Are Made Of This”, “That’s All Right”, “Long Tall Sally”, “Peace In The Valley”, “Party”, “Hound Dog”; accompany yourself on guitar to That’s Alright Mama and Peace In The Valley or any other Elvis song of your choosing; bring your own acoustic guitar.
Jerry Lee Lewis (Lead): Male, 18-34
Actor/singer/pianist; he was rock & roll’s legendary piano prodigy and celebrated “Last Man Standing”; must be a superb piano player, able to play like Jerry Lee Lewis; fun, energetic; comic skills a plus. Songs include “Real Wild Child”, “Great Balls Of Fire”, “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On”; accompany yourself on piano to Great Balls Of Fire and Whole Lotta Shakin, or another song of your choosing; a piano will be provided.
Carl Perkins (Lead): Male, 18-33
Actor/singer/guitar player (lead guitar); he was the American pioneer of rockabilly music and best known for his song “Blue Suede Shoes”; must be an excellent lead guitarist. Songs include “Matchbox”, “Who Do You Love?”, “My Babe”, “See You Later, Alligator”; accompany yourself on guitar to Blue Suede Shoes and Matchbox, or a rockabilly tune of your choosing; bring your own electric guitar and amp.
Johnny Cash (Lead): Male, 18-35
Actor/singer/guitar player to portray Johnny Cash at the dawn of his epic career; must be familiar with his music and be able to play guitar; tall; should sound and look somewhat like Johnny without being an “impersonator”. Songs include “Folsom Prison Blues”, “Sixteen Tons”, “I Walk The Line”, “Riders In The Sky”. please accompany yourself on guitar to Folsom Prison Blues (the show’s version of 16 Tons) or any other Cash song of your choosing; bring your own acoustic guitar.
Sam Phillips (Lead): Male, 22-40
Father of Rock’n’Roll and founder of Sun Records who discovered Elvis, Johnny, Jerry, Carl, and many others including Roy Orbison and B.B. King; a charismatic figure in American music; must have a strong stage presence and ability to command an audience.
Dyanne (Lead): Female, 18-30
She was an aspiring singer and Elvis’s girlfriend; attractive, great singer with a wide range; sings solos and back-ups through the show; sings “Fever” in her alto range and covers the high soprano part (3 “Gs” above middle “C”) of “Riders In The Sky” (Johnny Cash song); also sings “I Hear You Knockin.”
Jay Perkins: (bass player/singer)
W.S. “Fluke” Holland: (drummer)
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“MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET” is presented through special arrangement with and all authorized performance materials are supplied by Theatrical Rights Worldwide, 1180 Avenue of the Americas, Suite 60, New York, NY 10036. www.theatricalrights.com
Original Concept and Direction by FLOYD MUTRUX
Inspired by ELVIS PRESLEY, JOHNNY CASH, JERRY LEE LEWIS and CARL PERKINS
Originally developed and produced by Relevant Theatricals, John Cossette Productions and Northern Lights, Inc. at the Goodman Theatre, Robert Falls, Artistic Director – Roche Shulfer, Executive Director and transferred to The Apollo Theatre, Chicago, IL, 2008 Produced by the Village Theatre, Issaquah, Washington, Robb Hunt, Producer – Steve Tompkins, Artistic Director, 2007 and Seaside Music Theater, Daytona Beach, FL, Tippin Davidson, Producer – Lester Malizia, Artistic Director, 2006
This project is supported in part by the Arizona Commission on the Arts which receives support from the State of Arizona and the National Endowment for the Arts.