for the Chicago and North American touring companies of the Tony® Award nominated musical MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET.
We are looking for musicians to play the roles of Jerry Lee Lewis, Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, and Carl Perkins.
The musical captures the memorable day when four Rock n' Roll greats made music history. On December 4, 1956, an auspicious twist of fate brought together Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, and Elvis Presley at Sun Records' storefront studio in Memphis, TN. The man who made it happen was the "Father of Rock'n'Roll," Sam Phillips, who discovered them all. This was the only occasion the four legends-to-be played together, and it has come to be known as one of the greatest rock jam sessions of all time.
Must be able to accompany yourself on acoustic guitar, electric guitar or piano performing a song by one of the artists listed above. Acting experience isn't essential, but you must be able to convincingly portray one of our MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET when they were young! If you are auditioning for Jerry Lee Lewis, we'll supply the piano, otherwise bring a guitar. This is NOT a legends show! Please bring updated photo/resume, a snap shot is fine!
FUTURE REPLACEMENTS FOR NORTH AMERICAN TOUR
FIRST US TOUR / EQUITY SETA CONTRACT ($906/week minimum)
FUTURE REPLACEMENTS FOR CHICAGO
V/T: CHICAGO PRODUCTION
APOLLO THEATRE (CHICAGO, IL)
AEA - CAT TIER 6 CONTRACT ($771 MINIMUM)
Producers: Relevant Theatricals, John Cossette Productions, Northern Lights Inc.
Director: Eric Schaeffer
Book: Colin Escott & Floyd Mutrux
Music: Various Artists (songs listed below)
Musical Arrangements and Supervision: Chuck Mead
General Manager: Alan Wasser/Allan Williams
Casting: Telsey + Company
ELVIS – 20s; male; actor/singer/guitar player to portray Elvis in his 20s at the
beginning of his career. Must be familiar with his music and able to play guitar; should
sound and look somewhat like Elvis without being an “impersonator”.
For the auditions, actors will be asked to prepare an Elvis Presley song (or a song in
that style or from the era) and accompany themselves on the guitar. In the production,
“Memories Are Made Of This”
“That’s All Right”
“Long Tall Sally”
“Peace In The Valley”
JERRY LEE LEWIS – 20s; male; 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.
For the auditions, actors will be asked to prepare a Jerry Lee Lewis song (or song in
that style or from the era) and accompany themselves on the piano. In the production,
Jerry Lee Lewis sings:
“Real Wild Child”
“Great Balls Of Fire”
“Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On”
CARL PERKINS – mid 20s; male; 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.
For the auditions, actors will be asked to prepare a Carl Perkins or Elvis Presley song
(or song in that style from that era) and accompany themselves on the guitar. An amp
will be provided. In the production, Carl Perkins sings:
“Who Do You Love?”
“See You Later, Alligator"
JOHNNY CASH– mid 20s; male; actor/singer/guitar player to portray Johnny cash at
the dawn of his epic career. Must be familiar with his music and able to play guitar; tall;
should sound and look somewhat like Johnny without being an “impersonator”.
For the auditions, actors will be asked to prepare a Johnny Cash song (or song in that
style from that era) and accompany themselves on the guitar. In the production, Johnny
“Folsom Prison Blues”
“I Walk The Line”
“Riders In The Sky”
If you have questions, please email us.