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MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET - Hotel Casion Theatre Auditions

Posted: August 11, 2014

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Million Dollar Quartet-Las Vegas - EPA
MDQ Vegas LLC | Las Vegas, NV

Date of Audition:
8/26/2014


Call Type
Equity Principal

Time(s)
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Lunch break1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Contract
Casino
Casino Tier 2 $884/wk

Location
The Rock Center for Dance
8210 S Maryland Pkwy,
Las Vegas, NV 89123
Studio.


Seeking
Seeking Men & Women for Principle Roles and covers. Please see breakdown.

Preparation
See breakdown for details.

Personnel
Eric Schaeffer, Director
Chuck Mead, Musical Director
Colin Escott, Co-author
Erica Rotstein, Lane Marsh-Foresight Theatrical

· EPA Rules are in effect.

· A monitor willnotbe provided. The producer will run all aspects of this audition.

Appointments
Equity Members are welcome by appointment or on a walk in basis. Email:MDQlasvegas@gmail.comfor appointment time.

Performers of all ethnic and racial background are encouraged to attend.

Always bring your Equity Membership Card to auditions.


Breakdown

The Broadway Production of Million Dollar Quartet has found a home at a Hotel Casion Theatre in Las Vegas. Auditions will take place on Nov.11&12, 2012 in Las Vegas.

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. The four legends-to-be united for the only time in their careers for an impromptu recording session that has come to be known as one of the greatest rock jam sessions of all time.

[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”. PRINCIPAL
Please prepare an Elvis Presley song (or a song in that style or from the era) and accompany yourself on the guitar. In the production, Elvis sings:
“Memories Are Made Of This”, “That’s All Right”, “Long Tall Sally” ,“Peace In The Valley”, “Party” and “Hound Dog”

[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. PRINCIPAL
Please prepare a Jerry Lee Lewis song (or song in that style or from the era) and accompany yourself on the piano. In the production, Jerry LeeLewis sings: “Real Wild Child”, “Great Balls Of Fire” and “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. PRINCIPAL
Please prepare a Carl Perkins or Elvis Presley song (or song in that style from that era) and accompany yourself on the guitar. An amp will be provided. In the production, Carl Perkins sings:
“Matchbox” “Who Do You Love?” “My Babe” “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”. PRINCIPAL
Please prepare a Johnny Cash song (or song in that style from that era) and accompany yourself on the guitar. In the production, Johnny Cash sings:
“Folsom Prison Blues” “Sixteen Tons” “I Walk The Line” “Riders In The Sky”

[SAM PHILLIPS] – mid 30s; male; excellent actor; “Father of Rock’n’Roll” and founder of Sun Records who discovered Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, and many others including Roy Orbison and B.B. King. A towering and charismatic figure in American music. PRINCIPAL
For the auditions, actors will be asked to prepare sides from the show

[DYANNE] – mid 20s; female; excellent actor and singer; she was an aspiring singer and Elvis’s girlfriend; attractive; great singer with a wide range; sings solos and back-up throughout the show – sings “Fever” in her alto range and covers the high soprano part of “Riders In The Sky” (Johnny Cash song). PRINCIPAL
For the auditions, actors will be asked to prepare the following songs:
“Fever” “I Hear You Knockin’”


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