Million Dollar Quartet

Dates: June 19 – July 6
Style: Musical
Run Time:
2.5 Hours- including one intermission
Ages: 12 and up

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Book by Colin Escott and Floyd Mutrux
Original Concept and Direction by Floyd Mutrux
Inspired by Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins                                                                                                                                              Directed by Hunter Foster

Show Summary

The Tony® Award-nominated musical captures the singular moment when four major talents came together to become a red-hot rock ‘n’ roll band.

Million Dollar Quartet is set on December 4, 1956, when an extraordinary twist of fate brought Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins, Elvis Presley, and newcomer Jerry Lee Lewis together at Sun Records in Memphis, Tennessee for what would be one of the greatest jam sessions ever. Word leaked out about this impromptu rendez-vous and a newspaper man captured the moment in an article printed in the Memphis Press-Scimitar by writing, “This quartet could sell a million.” Soon, they were dubbed the Million Dollar Quartet.

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, including “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.

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 Theatre, Daytona Beach, FL, Tippin Davidson, Producer – Lester Malizia, Artistic Director 2006

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 640, New York, NY 10036.
www.theatricalrights.com

Casting for this production will be announced at a later date.

Colin Escott
Book

Born in England, Colin Escott lives near Nashville, Tennessee. He is the author of Good Rockin’ Tonight: Sun Records and the Birth of Rock ‘n’ Roll, the first in-depth account of the Sun Records story. His book Hank Williams – The Biography has been adapted into the movie I Saw the Light, starring Tom Hiddleston and Elizabeth Olsen. His multi-CD box set, The Complete Hank Williams, won a Grammy, and another of his productions, B.B. King – King of the Blues, was nominated for a Grammy.

Million Dollar Quartet received three Tony nominations, including Best Book and Best Musical. Escott was part of the writing/producing team adapting the show forCMT/Viacom. The first season aired in 2016.

Floyd Mutrux
Book, Original Concept, and Original Direction

Floyd Mutrux apprenticed at the Alley Theatre in Houston and worked at Second City in Chicago; he attended Columbia University. He has conceived, written, directed, or produced 50 films, including Dusty and Sweets McGee; Freebie and the Bean; Aloha, Bobby and Rose; The Hollywood Knights; American Hot Wax; Dick Tracy; American Me; Blood In, Blood Out; There Goes My Baby; and Mulholland Falls. With his wife Birgitte, he is preparing a new film Moon Over Memphis (a rock-and-roll Field of Dreams.) He also cowrote the musicalBaby It’s You! With Colin Escott and helped adapt Sun Records, the new television series based on Million Dollar Quartet. Million Dollar Quartet received three Tony Award nominations in 2010, including best book and best musical.

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