The Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities is seeking agent submissions for Million Dollar Quartet. The Arvada Center production will be directed by Producing Artistic Director of Musical Theatre Rod A. Lansberry. The Arvada Center is located at 6901 Wadsworth Blvd. in Arvada, CO.
Wojcik/Seay Casting in NYC will coordinate the auditions. You do not need to resubmit if you did to the Arvada Center in 2020. All submissions collected in 2020 will still be considered
Breakdown will be released on Breakdown Services/ Actors Access on or about January 4, 2021. If you do not have an agent and are not registered on Actors Access, you can send submission to email@example.com. Submission deadline will be January 15, 2021.
Photos and resumes be reviewed, and you will be notified if there is further interest to video. At that time, you will be given further instructions. Do not call the Arvada Center to follow up, or Wojcik/Seay Casting. All correspondence will be done electronically. If you have any questions, contact WS Casting at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Submissions will begin on or about January 4, 2021
Deadline will be January 15, 2021
Experienced performers with strong acting and singing abilities are needed and a current headshot and résumé are required. See the character breakdown (below) for specifics on available roles. This is an Equity LORT B production, but non-equity actors will be considered.
The Arvada Center is committed to diversity and maintains a policy of equal employment opportunity designed to promote a positive model of inclusion. As such, we encourage performers of all ethnicities, gender identities, and ages, as well as performers with disabilities, to attend all auditions.
Rehearsals for Million Dollar Quartet begin tentatively on Thursday, May 6, 2021. The production opens Friday, May 28, 2021 and runs through July 2, 2021. Rehearsals are Tuesday through Sunday 1:00 pm to 9:30 pm. Performances are Tuesday through Sunday evenings for a total of six shows per week.
Performances will be in the outdoor amphitheater.
All roles require strong acting skills as well as exceptional musical abilities.
ELVIS PRESLEY: Baritone or Tenor. Early 20s; Elvis at the beginning of his career. Songs include “Memories Are Made of This”, “That’s All Right”, “Long Tall Sally”, “Peace In The Valley”, “Party”, “Hound Dog”. Should sound and look somewhat like Elvis without being an “impersonator.” Please accompany yourself on guitar to “That's Alright Mama”, “Peace In The Valley” or any other Elvis song of your choosing. Must be familiar with his music and able to play guitar.
JERRY LEE LEWIS: Tenor. Early 20s; He was rock ‘n’ roll’s legendary piano prodigy and celebrated “Last Man Standing"; superb piano player, fun, energetic. Songs include “Real Wild Child”, “Great Balls of Fire”, “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On”. Accompany yourself on piano to “Great Balls of Fire”, “Whole Lotta Shakin”, or another song of your choosing. Must be able to play piano like Jerry Lee Lewis. Comic skills a plus.
CARL PERKINS: Tenor. Mid 20s; he was the American pioneer of rockabilly music and best known for his song “Blue Suede Shoes.” Songs include “Who Do You Love”, “See You Later Alligator” or any other Carl Perkins song of your choosing. Please accompany yourself on guitar. Must be an excellent lead guitarist and play electric guitar.
JOHNNY CASH: Bass or Baritone. Tall; Mid 20s; Johnny Cash at the dawn of his epic career. 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. Must be familiar with his music and able to play guitar.
SAM PHILLIPS: Tenor or Baritone. Mid 30s; Father of Rock’n’Roll and founder of Sun Records who discovered Elvis, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, 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. This track may cover other male roles.
DYANNE: Mid 20’s; An aspiring singer and Elvis’s girlfriend. A great singer with a wide range; sings solos and back-ups through the show. She 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’.”
Seeking 3 men ideally in the following 3 categories.
Male Standby #1- Guitar player. Will cover the roles of Johnny Cash, Elvis and Carl Perkins.
Male Standby #2 - Piano Player. Will cover the role of Jerry Lee Lewis.
Male Standby #3 - Male standby to play Piano AND guitar to cover Jerry Lee Lewis and at least one of the guitar playing principals