Fulton Theatre Presents MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET
The Fulton Theatre in association with Maine State Music Theatre is excited to bring to the stage, Million Dollar Quartet! The electrifying story of how 4 stars made music history!
Elvis Presley ... Johnny Cash ... Jerry Lee Lewis ... Carl Perkins, a historic quartet, brought together by an extraordinary twist of fate on a December evening in 1956. This meeting at Sun Records would become one of the greatest jam sessions ever! Based on a true story, Million Dollar Quartet brings that momentous occasion to vibrant life with an irresistible tale of broken promises, secrets, betrayal and celebrations that is both poignant and funny. Relive the era through the Billboard genres of rock 'n' roll, gospel, R&B and country, with an unbelievable score and unforgettable numbers that every generation knows, including "Blue Suede Shoes," "Fever," "Walk the Line," "Great Balls of Fire," "Folsom Prison Blues," "Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On," "Hound Dog," and many more.
Based on the book by Colin Escott and Floyd Mutrux, Million Dollar Quartet first premiered on Broadway in 2010 and went on to be nominated for three Tony Awards, winning one of them. Hunter Foster, who is directing the Fulton's production of Million Dollar Quartet, starred as the original Sam Phillips in the Broadway run!
The Fulton Theatre's production of Million Dollar Quartet stars Eric Scott Anthony as Brother Jay. Eric is making his debut at the Fulton. On Broadway, Eric was in the Original Cast of Ring of Fire: The Music of Johnny Cash. He has also performed in the National Tours of Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story (MD/Norm Petty) and Pump Boys & Dinettes (Jackson). Regionally, Eric has played in Million Dollar Quartet (Brother Jay) at Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, the St. Louis Rep, KC New Theatre, Flat Rock & Arrow Rock Playhouse(s) (MD). Ring of Fire at Flat Rock Playhouse, Merry Go Round Playhouse, and the Arrow Rock Lyceum (MD). Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma, Westchester Broadway, (Joe Mauldin), Flat Rock Playhouse, (Joe Mauldin/MD), and Ogunquit Playhouse (MD). Hank Williams: Lost Highway (Jimmy) at the Riverside Theatre, and as the Music Director at the Flat Rock and Merry Go Round Playhouse(s). Without the guitar, Eric has performed in West Side Story (Tony) and 1776 (John Dickinson) at the Cumberland County Playhouse. As well as the Padre in Man of La Mancha at the Flat Rock Playhouse. A Native of St. Louis, Eric was a section leader and soloist with the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra Chorus.
James Barry as Carl Perkins and the shows' Musical Director. Broadway: Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson; 1st Nat'l Tour: Million Dollar Quartet. Regional: The Caretaker, A Thousand Clowns, The Who's Tommy (Berkshire Theatre Group), Sister Play, Wittenberg, Arms on Fire (Chester Theatre Company), Next To Normal (The Arden) and several Million Dollar Quartets (Gateway, Arrow Rock Lyceum, Ogunquit, Paper Mill, New Theatre, Riverside Theatre). TV: Difficult People. James's album Embrace Yourself Tonight is streamable, downloadable, and on vinyl lp through Etsy.
Zach Cossman as Fluke. Off-Broadway: Revolution in the Elbow... (Mr. Elbow) [World Premiere], Blue Man Group (Blue Man), Regional: Striking 12 (Drums and Everyone Else)[TUTS: Underground], Million Dollar Quartet (Fluke) [Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, Casa Mañana], BUDDY: The Buddy Holly Story (Jerry Allison) [Bucks County Playhouse, Kimmel Center, NCTheatre, Casa Mañana], Band Geeks (Jake) [Regional & West Coast Premieres], Guys and Dolls (Harry the Horse), Anything Goes (Evelyn Oakleigh), 9 to 5 (Dwayne).
Brittany Danielle as Dyanne, A San Francisco native and semi-retired actor working now in the private equity world, Brittany was last seen in Center REP's production of Million Dollar Quartet Credits include: the World Premiere of Monstress and the Bay Area Premiere of The Unfortunates at A.C.T, Nick & Nora (Nora), Singin' in the Rain (Lina Lamont), Shrek, The Musical (Fiona), The Producers (Ulla), Ragtime (Evelyn Nesbit) and Center REP's Noises Off, Don't Dress for Dinner, Anything Goes, Spelling Bee, Sweet Charity, She Loves Me, and Xanadu (Kira/Clio) for which she won a Shellie Award for Best Actress and later reprised at WaterTower theater in Texas.
Brandyn Day as Jerry Lee Lewis. NY premieres: The Pokémusical (Meowth), Madagascar-The TYA Musical (Alex the Lion). Regional: Mack the Knife: A Bobby Darin Story (Florida Studio Theatre), Million Dollar Quartet (ZACH theatre), Billy Elliot, The Musical (Gateway Playhouse), Saturday Night Fever (Ogunquit Playhouse), Alex in The Little Dog Laughed (The Cleveland Playhouse), Les Misérable (Great Lakes Theatre).
Jason Loughlin as Sam Phillips. A North Carolina native, Jason has performed on Broadway in Machinal and The Audience; in the national tour of War Horse; and regionally in North Carolina, Georgia, Maine, Florida, Connecticut, Vermont, and New York.
Scott Moreau as Johnny Cash. Reprising his role from the 1st National Tour, Papermill Playhouse, Ogunquit Playhouse, Riverside Theatre and Harrah's Casino in Las Vegas. Favorite roles include: Johnny Guitar (Johnny) at Cortland Rep, Ragtime (Willy Conklin) at Seaside Music Theater, Guys and Dolls (Sky Masterson), The Unsinkable Molly Brown (Johnny Brown) and 1776 (John Dickinson) at the Dutch Apple.
The creative team for the production includes Marc Robin (Fulton's Executive Artistic Producer), Hunter Foster (Director/Choreographer), James Barry (Musical Director), William James Mohney (Scenic Designer), Matthew Demascolo (Lighting Designer), Travis M. Grant (Costume Designer), Anthony Lascoskie, Jr. (Wig and Makeup Designer), Jacob Mishler (Sound Designer), Katelin Walsko (Props Designer), Bob Cline (Casting Director), Mark Johnson (Production Stage Manager), and Timothy Markus (Assistant Stage Manager).
With special thanks to our Season Sponsor, Fulton Bank, Season Co-Sponsors Hagelgans & Veronis, Rodgers & Associates, and Wendell Funk, Cosmetic Surgery and Laser Center, Production Co-Sponsor Penn Medicine / Lancaster General Health, Opening Night Sponsor Mercedes-Benz of Lancaster, and our Audience Services Sponsors Carr's Restaurant, ECORE, Kalas Foundation, Pleasant View Retirement Community, and Warfel Construction Company. Pay-What-You-Want Sponsor Abbie& Ely Gonick
New York Casting is done by Bob Cline Casting. Interviews are available with the cast and/or director based on availability. Production photos are available upon request. Performance Schedule follows at the end of the release.
Single ticket prices start at $28, with Student Rush available. Fulton Theatre performs in its home, the national historic landmark Fulton Opera House located at 12 North Prince Street in Lancaster, PA. For more information or to purchase tickets call 717.397.7425 or visit theFulton.org.