Million Dollar Quartet Auditions

The Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities will hold video auditions only for Million Dollar Quartet from November 30 to December 11, 2020. The Arvada Center production will be directed by Producing Artistic Director of Musical Theatre Rod A. Lansberry.  

Agent submissions will be accepted by Wojcik/Seay Casting at a later date.

Rehearsal and Performance Dates

Rehearsals for Million Dollar Quartet begin on Tuesday, March 9, 2021. The production opens Friday, April 2, 2021 and runs through May 2, 2021. Rehearsals are Tuesday through Sunday 1:00 pm to 9:30 pm.

Performances are Tuesday through Saturday evenings with matinees on Wednesdays, Saturdays, and Sundays for a total of eight shows per week.

Submissions

To be considered, please do the following:

SUBMISSIONS THAT DO NOT FOLLOW GUIDELINES WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.

Email your video link, headshot and résumé and indicate the role you are interested in to: ac_musicaltheatre_auditions@arvadacenter.org

You MUST type your name and INDICATE IN THE SUBJECT LINE WHERE YOU LIVE/POINT OF ORIGIN.

Video submissions will be reviewed, and you will be notified if there are further needs. 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 Lisa Hoffman at ac_auditions_email@arvadacenter.org.

Opening for video submissions will begin November 30, 2020

Deadline for video submissions will be December 11, 2020

General Requirements

Experienced performers with strong acting and singing abilities are needed. Actors should submit a song up to three minutes by video link (such as YouTube or Vimeo) 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.

 

Character Breakdown

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’.”

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