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APOLLO THEATER 2540 N. Lincoln Ave. RELEVANT THEATRICALS, JOHN COSSETTE PRODUCTIONS, NORTHERN LIGHTS, INC.

Present

COLIN ESCOTT & FLOYD MUTRUX Original Concept and Direction by FLOYD MUTRUX

Book by

INSPIRED BY ELVIS PRESLEY, JOHNNY CASH, JERRY LEE LEWIS, AND CARL PERKINS BRANDON BENNETT TIM DECKER

LANCE LIPINSKY

SEAN SULLIVAN

JOHANNA HEATHER MARIE MCKENZIE MILLER MARSDEN

SHAUN WHITLEY BRAD S. BER

DAN LEALI

Scenic Design

Costume Design

ADAM KOCH

CARYN KLEIN

Lighting Design

Sound Design

KEITH PARHAM

KAI HARADA

Casting CLAIRE SIMON, CSA

Additional Casting TELSEY + COMPANY

Production Stage Manager

Production Management

MAGGIE O’DONNELL

MATT MARSDEN

Advertising & Marketing ALLIED LIVE, LLC

Public Relations General Management CATHY TAYLOR ALAN WASSER • ALLAN WILLIAMS PUBLIC RELATIONS, INC. LANE MARSH

Musical Arrangements and Supervision

CHUCK MEAD Directed by

FLOYD MUTRUX & ERIC SCHAEFFER Developed and produced at Village Theatre, Issaquah, Washington Robb Hunt, Producer - Steve Tomkins, Artistic Director Originally presented by Seaside Music Theater Tippin Davidson, Producer Lester Malizia, Artistic Director Million Dollar Quartet 1


CAST ( i n

order of appearance)

Carl Perkins.............................................................................................................Shaun Whitley* Johnny Cash............................................................................................................. Sean Sullivan* Jerry Lee Lewis..................................................................................................... Lance Lipinsky* Elvis Presley...................................................................................................... Brandon Bennett* Fluke (Drummer)............................................................................................................ Dan Leali* Jay Perkins (Bass player).............................................................................................Brad S. Ber* Sam Phillips..................................................................................................................Tim Decker* Dyanne.............................................................................Heather Marie Marsden*(until 2/12) Johanna McKenzie Miller* (begins 2/15) Understudies Jerry Lee Lewis........................................................................................................... Colte Julian* Dyanne......................................................................................................................... Darcy Wood* Johnny Cash/Sam Phillips.....................................................................Christopher Damiano Carl Perkins/Elvis Presley..............................................................................Michael Goodman *The actors and stage managers are members of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.

PRODUCTION NOTES On a cold Tuesday afternoon in December of 1956, four of the greatest musical innovators of the time, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and Elvis Presley, united at Sun Records in Memphis, Tennessee for a somewhat accidental gathering. These renowned revolutionaries spontaneously created a collection of music deemed so original; there was hardly a classification for what transpired. Word leaked of this impromptu jam session, in which the boys were dubbed the Million Dollar Quartet, and history was made. The foursome never reunited again. Leading up to that fateful night, Cash, Perkins, and Presley’s careers had already skyrocketed. Once touring partners and friends, their paths bisected by chance that night, while Jerry Lee Lewis was the new kid in town. There was one man in all their lives who perhaps was the unsung hero, the man who nurtured the genius in each of them: the “Father of rock’n’roll” and Sun Records owner, Sam Phillips. Unlike other producers of the time, Phillips took an active role in the recording process, encouraging and coaxing the artists to generate a sound from the depths of their capabilities. Even under scrutiny from the public, Phillips urged his artists to disregard the temptation to adopt the mainstream tactics of other contemporaries, despite the lure of success. In his rudimentary, one room studio, Phillips sparked innovation and launched careers, including those of B.B. King, Roy Orbison and Ike Turner, in addition to the four artists included in the Million Dollar Quartet. Phillips often found himself deserted by his aspiring young talents as they sought big paychecks and star reputations that Sun Records simply could not deliver. Lost in the spotlight of stardom, Cash, Perkins and Presley, among others, moved on in their ambition for fame. Only later on in their careers did they come to fully appreciate the contribution made by Phillips, in his constant respect and fostering of artistic imagination and individuality. Jerry Lee Lewis was the only member of the Million Dollar Quartet to remain loyal to Sun Records, until 1963. He moved to Mercury Records and experienced a career rebirth as a country artist starting in 1968. Yet, no matter what path to success his artists traveled along in pursuit of their careers, the spirit of Phillips and his vision live on in the music each of them created. Innovators of Rock’n’roll by Kyrstin Andrews • Reprinted with permission by Village Theatre 2 Million Dollar Quartet


MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET SONG LIST Blue Suede Shoes....................................................................................................................Ensemble Real Wild Child..................................................................................................... Jerry Lee Lewis, lead Matchbox......................................................................................................................Carl Perkins, lead Who Do You Love?....................................................................................................Carl Perkins, lead Folsom Prison Blues...............................................................................................Johnny Cash, lead Fever....................................................................................................................................... Dyanne, lead Memories Are Made Of This.................................................................................Elvis Presley, lead That’s All Right...........................................................................................................Elvis Presley, lead Brown Eyed Handsome Man..............................................................................................Ensemble Down By The Riverside.........................................................................................................Ensemble Sixteen Tons / My Babe....................................................Johnny Cash, lead / Carl Perkins, lead Long Tall Sally.............................................................................................................Elvis Presley, lead Peace In The Valley...................................................................................................Elvis Presley, lead I Walk the Line..........................................................................................................Johnny Cash, lead I Hear You Knockin’......................................................................................................... Dyanne, lead Party................................................................................................................................Elvis Presley, lead Great Balls of Fire................................................................................................ Jerry Lee Lewis, lead Hound Dog...................................................................................................................Elvis Presley, lead Riders in the Sky......................................................................................................Johnny Cash, lead See You Later, Alligator..........................................................................................Carl Perkins, lead Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On........................................................................ Jerry Lee Lewis, lead

BIOGRAPHIES (IN ORDER OF APPEARANCE) SHAUN WHITLEY (Carl Perkins) is thrilled to be a part of this production. He is a multiinstrumentalist, actor, composer, and Jeffnominated music director. Some Chicago credits include: A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Flute/Thisbe) with Chicago Shakespeare Theater, Pump Boys and Dinettes (Jim) with Drury Lane Theater - Oakbrook, Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story (Tommy, u/s Buddy Holly) with Drury Lane Theater - Water Tower, Uncle Vanya (Telegin) with TUTA, and Cotton Patch Gospel (Bass/Mandolin) with Provision Theater. He studied acting at RADA in London. Thanks to the producers and creative team for this amazing opportunity. Love to both of his families, and most especially to Meg.

SEAN SULLIVAN (Johnny Cash) hails from Ohio and has lived and worked in Chicago since 2002. He’s an ensemble member with BackStage Theatre Co. As an actor and designer he’s performed with Timeline Theatre Company in Fiorello! as Floyd and The Children’s Hour as Joe; with Lifeline Theatre as M’Ling in The Island of Dr. Moreau; and most recently, Sean was nominated for a Jeff Award for Best Actor in a Principle Role with Shattered Globe Theatre in Requiem for a Heavyweight. He wants to thank his family and friends, his parents Mike and Susan and his best friend and wife, Megan.

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BIOGRAPHIES LANCE LIPINSKY (Jerry Lee Lewis) While other kids were doing their homework, Lance was studying his dad’s record collection of people like Elvis, Roy Orbison, and his hero, Jerry Lee Lewis. These strong convictions for the past consumed his lifestyle and dedicated his career to the modern underground Rockabilly movement. Now at age 24, this Texas native combines these styles in his own original music similar to early rock ‘n’ roll, classic country and even a touch of 1960’s pop. His energetic live shows have led him all over the world, even to making his national television debut at the original Ryman Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, TN. Check out www.lancelipinsky.com for updates on his first album recording, which uses all analog equipment to emulate the timeless sound of the 1950’s and 60’s. BRANDON BENNETT (Elvis Presley), a native son of Ponchatoula, Louisiana, began his singing career as a small boy, influenced mainly by his greatgrandfather. His talent, along with his natural resemblance to The King of Rock ‘n’ Roll, has enabled him to perform with legendary stars like The Jordanaires, DJ Fontana, The Sweet Inspirations, and more. Brandon has been honored with several international awards, including prestigious honors from Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc. He joins the cast of MDQ after performing for the past two years with the stage production The Elvis Story in Quebec, Canada. Go to www.brandonbennettlive.com to find out more about Brandon. DAN LEALI (Fluke/Drummer) A native of the Chicago aea, Dan has performed live or on recordings with such artists as jazz 4 Million Dollar Quartet

trumpeter Randy Brecker, songwriters Jewel, Liz Phair, Peter Himmelman and Robbie Fulks, Poi Dog Pondering, Fareed Haque, bluesman John Primer, and Liquid Soul. He has performed on television and radio jingles, as well as arcade and video game soundtracks, and maintains a private teaching practice. Last, but most certainly not least, Dan is also a founding member of the band Tributosaurus, currently celebrating its 10th year as the “Civil War Re-Creationists of Rock and Roll.” He would like to thank his family and close friends for their love and support, especially Kim, and is proud to be a new member of the MDQ family! BRAD S. BER (Jay Perkins, Bass player) For the past decade Brad has been a professional upright bass player specializing in rockabilly, blues and American roots music. After a semester studying music business at Columbia College, Brad left to join the music business as a performer. He has been honored to play alongside a wide array of artists, from original Sun artists to exciting new national acts. He has worn many hats, from recording artist and performer to songwriter and recording engineer. He credits his spirituality as a primary influence to his performing and creativity, and is honored for the opportunity to play with this exciting company. TIM DECKER (Sam Phillips) has been with the Chicago of production of Million Dollar Quartet for over two years. While performing 8 shows a week, he has also found time to land a recurring role on Boss starring Kelsey Grammar, directed by Gus Van Sant, (STARZ), and appear in an episode of Detroit 187 (ABC). Other projects include TV: Turks (CBS), Cupid (ABC), The Untouchables (Paramount), Missing Persons (ABC), and Feature Film:


BIOGRAPHIES Dirty Work, Joshua, Charming Billy. Stage roles have included many Chicago and Regional theatres including: Goodman, American Theater Co., Chicago Shakespeare, Drury Lane, Milwaukee Rep, Playhouse On The Square, Famous Door, Bailiwick, American Blues Theatre, Next, Noble Fool, and Stage Left. The Jospeh Jefferson Committee has recognized Tim’s work in Toys in the Attic (American Blues), The Dresser (Shattered Globe) and Prin (Wildlife Theatre). Tim has also paid a lot of bills over the years shooting commercials and doing voice over work for major radio and television ad campaigns. However, the accomplishment Tim is most proud of is his family, whom he thanks for their support. HEATHER MARIE MARSDEN (Dyanne) (until 2/14) Originally from the Detroit area, HMM is thrilled to be making her Chicago debut in MDQ. Stage includes Mask (Zephyr; World Premiere, Dir.: Tony Award winner Richard Maltby, Jr.), The Beastly Bombing (Elyssa; W.Prem., winner “Musical of the Year” LAWeekly Awards,“Best Musical” Ovation nom.), It Came From Beyond (Becky; W.Prem.,“Best Musical” Ovation nom), A Chorus Line (Val; Dir. Baayork Lee), Sweet Charity (Rosie; Nat’l Tour). Over 55 Film/TV credits including: “Mrs. Lovett” on The Office, Terror Trap (Showtime), American Pie’s Pool Boys, Lucky, Spike TV’s Crash and Burn, Drake & Josh, Charmed, Spike’s VGA Awards, Austin Powers. HMM voices “Sarah Lyons” in the multi-award winning game, Fallout 3, and her songs and recordings have been featured on: Law & Order: CI, HBO’s Wild… Whites of W. Virginia, Melrose Place 2.0, Miss Teen USA and much more. Albums: So, This is Love, Billboard Top 25 dance hit “Venice Freak” (Water Music /Universal), The Harratt Sessions, Pieces of Skye. www.HeatherMarieMarsden.com

JOHANNA MCKENZIE MILLER (Dyanne) (begins 2/12) Chicago Credits include Rock and Roll at Goodman Theatre; The Wild Duck and Carousel, a joint production with Long Wharf Theatre in CT, at Court Theatre; Three Musketeers and A Winter’s Tale at Chicago Shakespeare Theatre; White Christmas, For The Boys, 42nd Street, The Music Man, Hairspray, Thoroughly Modern Millie, and Beauty and the Beast at Marriott Theatre. Johanna has also sung at The Lyric Opera of Chicago, at Utah Festival Opera, with The Ravinia Festival Orchestra and she is thrilled to be joining the cast of MDQ and to sing some good old Rock and Roll! CHRISTOPHER DAMIANO (U/S Johnny Cash/ Sam Phillips) Christopher Damiano (u/s Johnny Cash, Sam Phillips) is thrilled to be part of Million Dollar Quartet. Raised in Atlanta, Christopher moved to Chicago four years ago. Chicago credits include Sugar at Drury Lane Oakbrook, Theo Ubique’s productions of Evita (Che, Jeff Award Non-Equity) and Jacques Brel’s Lonesome Losers of the Night (Man 1, Jeff Award Non-Equity). He played guitar for Lil’ Buds Children’s Theatre productions of Those Silly Reindeer and Still Life with Iris. He plays with the bluegrass band Groundspeed www.groundspeedbg. com and with the Italian folk/jazz group I Monelli monelli.razorfilms.com. COLTE JULIAN (U/S Jerry Lee Lewis) is excited to be joining such an amazing production. This music has been coursing through his veins since he was a little guy growing up on the farm in Oklahoma. He started playing piano Million Dollar Quartet 5


BIOGRAPHIES at 9 after hearing his Pawpaw’s Jerry Lee Lewis records. He then continued with music to graduate with degrees from Oklahoma State University and Arizona State University. Following a move to NYC, Colte has traveled across the country and high seas as an actor, singer, and pianist. He would like to thank his incredible family for their undying love and support and Michael at The Roster Agency for helping him get here! www.coltejulian.com DARCY WOOD (U/S Dyanne) Darcy Wood is thrilled to be joining the talented cast and crew of Million Dollar Quartet. Originally an Orlando native, Darcy made her Chicago debut in 2008 upon graduating with her B.A in Acting at Seton Hill University. Some of her favorite Regional credits include: High School Musical (U.S./Perf. Gabriella) at Drury Lane Oakbrook, Taffetas (U.S./ Perf. Kaye & Donna) at Nobel Fools Theatricals, Tommy (Sally Simpson) at Circle Theatre and Girls vs. Boys (original workshop cast member) at The House Theatre. Big Thanks to her extremely supportive family, circle of friends and her stellar agents at Gray Talent Group. Check out some of her music at www.darcyjowood.com MICHAEL MONROE GOODMAN (U/S Carl Perkins/Elvis Presley), a proud native of Kentucky, was a full-time musician in Louisville before moving to Chicago a year ago to return to his love of theatre. His passion for American roots music stems from his childhood backstage at the Grand Ole Opry with mentor and family friend Bill Monroe. Michael continues to record music he classifies as “Kentucky Fried Tonk” while pursuing theatre and film. He credits all of his success to his 6 Million Dollar Quartet

musical influences, the acting instructors at Green Shirt Studios, and last, but not least, his faith in God. Learn more at michaelgoodmanonline.com COLIN ESCOTT (Co-Book Author) left university in England in 1970, and while most of his friends went to Katmandu or off to work with the poor and disenfranchised, Colin went to Memphis in search of the shaking music. Later, he wrote the book Good Rockin’ Tonight— Sun Records and the Birth of Rock ‘n’ Roll, upon which Million Dollar Quartet is loosely based. He also co-produced and co-wrote Hank Williams—Honky Tonk Blues for PBS and BBC and wrote the definitive biography of Williams. Currently living in rural Tennessee, he is a consultant to Time Life Music. FLOYD MUTRUX (Co-Book Author, Co-Director) has written, directed or produced 50 films including American Hot Wax (Village Voice Best Picture-Best Director), Urban Cowboy, Up in Smoke, Hollywood Knights, Aloha Bobby & Rose, The Untouchables, as well as the Emmywinning “Drug Wars,” “American Me” and “Dick Tracy” at Disney, where he co-wrote Ice Cube’s new football movie. He is currently working on four movies including Dancing with Myself for John Travolta, and a number of rock’n’roll musical stage bios with Colin Escott, including shows about Fats Domino and “The Alan Freed Show,” and is workshopping Baby’s It’s You, the Shirelles bio, in Los Angeles. ERIC SCHAEFFER (Co-Director) is the Artistic Director/co-founder of Signature Theatre in Arlington, VA. Directing credits include Kiss of the Spider Woman, Glory Days, The Witches of Eastwick, Saving Aimee, My Fair Lady, Nevermore, The Highest Yellow, One Red Flower, Allegro, 110 in the Shade, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, The Gospel According to Fishman, Grand Hotel, The Fix and Sondheim musicals Merrily We Roll Along, Sunday in the Park with George, Passion, Into the Woods, Company, Assassins, Sweeney Todd, Follies, and Pacific Overtures. BROADWAY: Glory Days, Putting It Together. NATIONAL


BIOGRAPHIES TOURS: big, the musical; Barbie™ Live in Fairytopia™. OFF-BROADWAY: Sweet Adeline (City Center Encores! Great American Musicals in Concert), Under the Bridge. LONDON: Royal Drury Lane & Prince of Wales Theatres: The Witches of Eastwick. He has worked regionally at Mark Taper Forum, Ford’s Theatre, Marriott Theatre and the Kennedy Center where he served as the Artistic Director for the Sondheim Celebration. He was named 2002 Washingtonian of the Year, and has received five Helen Hayes Awards along with an additional 23 nominations for Outstanding Direction and six Helen Hayes Awards for Outstanding Musical. CHUCK MEAD (Musical Arranger) For the past ten years, singer/ songwriter/ guitarist Chuck Mead has stood at the forefront of the alternative country explosion as co-founder and leader of Country Music Association Award winning and three-time Grammy Award™ nominee BR549. The band has appeared on “Good Morning America,” “Entertainment Tonight,” “The Late Show with David Letterman,” “Late Night with Conan O’Brien,” MTV, VH1 and the BBC. After releasing six critically acclaimed albums, two hit EPs and producing two successful tribute records (Dressed in Black: A Tribute to Johnny Cash and Lonesome On’ry and Mean: A Tribute to Waylon Jennings) Chuck is currently finishing his first solo recordings. Million Dollar Quartet is Chuck’s first foray into musical theater. ETHAN DEPPE (Musical Coordinator) Ethan Deppe is a composer, music director and instrumentalist based in Chicago. Composing credits include music written for Chicago Shakespeare Theater, Slant Theatre Project, and Theo Ubique as well as the short film The Meaning of Hemingway and 4 original musicals. Ethan also composes for 4 Elements Music, a New York City based composing house that produces music for television and film. A Jeff nominated music director and instrumentalist, Ethan’s work has been heard in theatres in and around Chicago including Chicago Shakespeare Theater, Drury Lane, Theatre at the Center, Next Theatre, Noble Fool,

American Theater Company, Stage 773, Bailiwick, Apple Tree and Theo Ubique. ADAM KOCH (Scenic Designer) Recent regional credits include the Washington D.C. world premiere of the new musical Rooms (Metrostage and Geva Theatre Center, directed by Scott Schwartz), Kiss of the Spiderwoman (Signature Theatre, directed by Eric Schaeffer), the 30th anniversary production of The Colored Museum (Crossroads Theatre Company), the New York Musical Theatre Festival’s world premiere of Bonnie & Clyde (directed by Mark Waldrop), A Tuna Christmas (Human Race Theatre Company), Tick, Tick, Boom! (Metrostage), Little Shop of Horrors (Paper Mill Playhouse), Frozen, Brooklyn Bo’, and The Sound of Music. Upcoming projects include: Godspell (Syracuse Stage), See What I Wanna See (Signature Theatre, directed by Matthew Gardiner). Additional credits include: Side Show, Hello Again, Trust, The Little Prince, The Mousetrap, Death of a Salesman, The Secret G’, The Odd Couple, The Music Man, Rumors and Woyzec (costumes). Awards include: United States Institute of Theater Technology 2007 Oren Parker Award for Excellence in Scene Design and the 2007 Kennedy Center Design Fellowship Member of United Scenic Artists U.S.A. 829. KEITH PARHAM (Lighting Designer) is a company member of TUTA Theatre, where recent credits include Uncle Vanya, It’s Only the End of the World, Tracks, Huddersfield, Still Life in Color and Rules for Good Manners in the Modern World (Chicago and NY). Other credits include Gas for Less at Goodman, 9 Parts of Desire and The Adding Machine at Next Theatre (Associate Artist) and Adding Machine: A Musical off-Broadway. He has also designed numerous shows for companies including Writers’ Theatre, Northlight Theater, Timeline Theatre (Associate Artist) Lookingglass Theatre Company, Chicago Opera Theater, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, European Repertory Theatre, Rivendell Theatre Ensemble and Theatre Wit. CARYN KLEIN (Costume Designer) has had the pleasure of being part of the costume community in Chicago for 25 Million Dollar Quartet 7


BIOGRAPHIES years. Caryn’s designs have been seen on the stages of Apple Tree Theater, Oak Park Shakespeare Festival, Drury Lane Oakbrook and Martinique Theaters, Victory Gardens and Candlelight Dinner Playhouse. She has designed costumes for commercial productions of Bleacher Bums and the premier of Transference. Caryn founded Costume Exchange Inc. in 1994, a center for the creation and construction of high quality costumes for theater, dance and opera. In 2001 Costume Exchange and Steppenwolf Theatre merged. Caryn is now the costume director for Steppenwolf and manages the Steppenwolf Theatre costume shop and is honored to build costumes for other Chicago companies including Chicago Shakespeare Theatre, Court Theatre, Chicago Children’s Theatre, Goodman Theatre, Hubbard Street Dance Co., Lookingglass Theatre, Chicago Opera Theater and The Lyric Opera. KAI HARADA (Sound Designer) attended Yale University for two years before leaving to pursue a career in theatrical sound design. As associate to sound designer Tony Meola, he has worked on such projects as A Christmas Carol; The Sound of Music; Disney’s Der Glöckner von Notre Dame; Kiss Me, Kate; Sweet Smell of Success and Wicked. He is also the Sound Supervisor for Wicked worldwide. Regional and off-Broadway designs include Norman’s Ark, A Tale of Two Cities, Heaven Help Us!, Under the Bridge and Barbie™ Live! in Fairytopia™. BRIGITTE MUTRUX (Original Movement Coordinator) grew up in Oslo, Norway, and studied dance and theater there and at Cambridge. She ended up in Los Angeles where she studied theater, married Floyd and had two girls, Stella and Chaia. She acted as movement coordinator for Million Dollar Quartet at the Seaside Music Theater in Florida and at the Village Theatre in Washington. She most recently choreographed Baby It’s You, the Shirelles bio in Los Angeles. She has designed a new MOBIL clothing concept, written a new film noir, Stella by Starlight, and is co-writing the book for a musical play entitled Someday My Prince Will Come. 8 Million Dollar Quartet

TELSEY + COMPANY (Casting) Broadway/Tours: SPIDER-MAN Turn Off The Dark, Enron, Million Dollar Quartet, The Addams Family, Race, Memphis, Superior Donuts, Next to Normal, Rock of Ages, South Pacific, In the Heights, Wicked, Rent, Legally Blonde, The Color Purple, Peep Show and Bette Midler in Vegas; OffBroadway: Atlantic, MCC, Signature; Film: Sex and the City 2, Jonah Hex, Main Street, Love and Other Impossible Pursuits, I Love You Phillip Morris, Rachel Getting Married, Sex and the City, Dan in Real Life, Then She Found Me, Across the Universe, Ira & Abby, Rent, Pieces of April, Camp, The Grey Zone, Finding Forrester, The Bone Collector; TV: Ugly Betty (pilot), Whoopi, HBO’s Undefeated, commercials. MAGGIE O’DONNELL (Production Stage Manager) is thrilled to be a part of the Chicago premiere of Million Dollar Quartet. She most recently stage managed the Chicago production of Altar Boyz. Other credits from Maggie’s 20 years in Chicago include James Lapine’s The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Bob Falls’ production of Frank’s Home at the Goodman Theatre starring Peter Weller, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at the Chicago Theatre with Donny Osmond, Sons of Don Juan with Robert Cuccioli at San Jose Repertory Theatre, A Streetcar Named Desire at Steppenwolf Theatre with Gary Sinise and Rehearsal for the Apocalypse at Remains Theatre with the late Del Close. Maggie also served as resident stage manager at Court Theatre and Northlight Theatre. PATIA BARTLETT (Stage Manager) is excited to be working on this project. Chicago credits include Lookingglass Theatre Company: Our Town, Hephaestus (‘05, ‘08), Lookingglass Alice (‘05, ‘07, ‘08), Black Diamond, The Wooden Breeks, Sita Ram, Hillbilly Antigone, The Secret in the Wings, Race, Hard Times (Philadelphia & Chicago), Summertime; Remy Bumppo Theatre Company: The Marriage of Figaro, The Voysey Inheritance, Brontë, The Philadelphia Story, The Real Thing, The Best Man, Power, Aren’t We All, A Delicate Balance, Some Americans Abroad, Top Girls. Also Creede Repertory Theatre: Ruthless! & Eleemosynary.


BIOGRAPHIES MATT MARSDEN (Production Manager) is production manager for Eighty-Eight Entertainment, the company that brings Beethoven, As I Knew Him, Monsieur Chopin, and George Gershwin Alone to stages around the globe. Matt is also the production manager at the Royal George Theatre in Chicago where he has been part of the teams for HATS! The Musical; Forbidden Broadway: SVU; and I Love You,You’re Perfect, Now Change. Matt has also worked for Olympic City at the 1996 Olympic Games; as a project manager for Becker Studios, Inc., and worked to open Chicago’s Drury Lane Theatre (at Water Tower Place) on their inaugural shows The Full Monty and Mornings at Seven. Thanks to all who make show biz fun, but especially, Nettie. ALAN WASSER & ALLAN WILLIAMS (General Management), along with Aaron Lustbader and Mark Shacket, oversee and supervise Tony Award Productions, The Phantom of the Opera, Spider-Man Turn Off The Dark, and How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying on Broadway, Million Dollar Quartet Off-Broadway, and Phantom in Las Vegas. Upcoming productions include Lysistrata Jones, Private Lives and The Nutty Professor. MARCIE ROMAN (Company Manager) is thrilled to be working with the amazingly talented group of theater artists on Million Dollar Quartet. A graduate of Northwestern University, she spent many years working in the trenches on film and television productions, including My Best Friend’s Wedding, Early Edition, Return to Me, and Green Street Hooligans. Love to her family and XO to her two little rock and rollers, Abby and Ben. RELEVANT THEATRICALS (Producer) is a commercial production company headed by Gigi Pritzker and Ted Rawlins, dedicated to developing new work for the stage. Current projects include: F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby, which premiered at the Guthrie Theatre and is on course to open in London next year; Snapshots, a new musical with book by David Stern and music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz; and a new musical version of Dennis The Menace. Relevant’s

sister company, Odd Lot Entertainment, develops and produces outstanding new film properties. Current productions include the feature “Rabbit Hole,” based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning play by David Lindsay-Abaire, starring Nicole Kidman and Dianne Wiest, and directed by John Cameron Mitchell. Relevant Theatricals is proud to be part of the producing team that developed Million Dollar Quartet. JOHN COSSETTE PRODUCTIONS (Producer) was founded by John Cossette whose 30 year career in the music industry as an innovative producer of large scale events was legendary. John produced the Grammy’s, the BET awards, the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta and a star studded concert in Central Park. He was deeply involved with MusiCares and the EJ Jackson Foundation which helps to feed the homeless in Los Angeles. Under the direction of Rita Cossette the company will continue to develop and produce music related entertainment. APOLLO THEATER is a lush venue with a prestigious reputation, located in the heart of Chicago’s fashionable Lincoln Park neighborhood. Built in 1978 and twice renovated, the Apollo boasts a three-quarter thrust stage with 440 plush seats configured in just eleven rows, allowing audiences a theatrical experience unparalleled in intimacy and accessibility. Acquired by Michael Leavitt and Fox Theatricals in 1991 and then by producer Rob Kolson and his company Rob Kolson Creative Productions in 1996, the Apollo has maintained its stellar record of presenting high quality theatrical entertainment. Recent successes have included Always...Patsy Cline, Buddy...The Buddy Holly Story, Robert Dubac’s longrunning one man show The Male Intellect: an oxymoron?, Neil Simon’s timeless classic The Odd Couple (Female Version) starring Barbara Eden and Rita McKenzie, Eve Ensler’s The Vagina Monologues, and a three and a half year run of Menopause the Musical. The Apollo is also home to the Emerald City Theatre Company, Chicago’s only theatre solely dedicated to family shows; as well as Baby Wants Candy, Chicago’s original improv musical. Million Dollar Quartet 9


P R O D U C T I O N S TA F F General Management..........................................................................................Alan Wasser • Allan Williams Associate General Managers................................................................................. Lane Marsh & Mark Barna Company Manager......................................................................................................................... Marcie Roman Production Manager....................................................................................................................... Matt Marsden Production Stage Manager.................................................................................................Maggie O’Donnell* Stage Manager.................................................................................................................................. Patia Bartlett* Music Coordinator.............................................................................................................................Ethan Deppe Assistant Lighting Designer.............................................................................................................Seth Reinick Assistant Sound Designer........................................................................................................... Anthony Jones Props Mistress.................................................................................................................................. Becky Marshall Deck Chief.............................................................................................................................................. Paul Kastner Wardrobe Supervisor.................................................................................................................Alarie Hammock Master Electrician................................................................................................................. Margaret Hartmann Light Board Operator................................................................................................................ Vivian Woodland Sound Board Operator............................................................................................................................Joe Court National Press Representative.........................................................................................Adrian Bryan-Brown Public Relations.......................................................................................... Cathy Taylor Public Relations, Inc. Cathy Taylor, Schoenly Hixson Advertising and Marketing Services.......................................................................................Allied Live, LLC Laura Matalon, Suzanne Santos, Cindy Raymond, Vanessa Jones, Doug Blemker Graphic Design.............................................................................................................. Allied Live, LLC /SpotCo Web Development........................................................................................................The Marketing Division Casting................................................................................................................................Claire Simon, CSA Additional Casting........................................................................................................Telsey + Company: Bernie Telsey CSA, Will Cantler CSA, David Vaccari CSA, Bethany Knox CSA, Craig Burns CSA, Tiffany Little Canfield CSA, Rachel Hoffman CSA, Carrie Rosson CSA, Justin Huff CSA, Bess Fifer CSA, Patrick Goodwin CSA, Abbie Brady-Dalton Legal Counsel........................................................................Levine, Plotkin, and Menin LLP/Loren Plotkin Loeb & Loeb LLP/Doug Mirell Accounting.....................................................................Rosenberg, Neuwirth, and Kuchner/Chris Cacace Insurance.............................................................................................. Dewitt Stern Group/Peter Shoemaker Scenic Construction.............................................................................................. Ravenswood Scenic Studio Costume Shop.......................................................................................................Steppenwolf Costume Shop Musical instruments provided by................................ Gibson Guitar Corporation, Engelhardt Basses Special thanks to: Goodman Theatre, Matt Walker, Lester Malizia, Robb Hunt, Ron Wray, and Jill Meyers Guitar and amp repairs courtesy of Dr. Fretgood - Intensive Care For Your Guitar, www.drfretgood.com The bass is provided Engelhardt Basses, Quality Crafted Basses & Cellos For Over 30 Years. http://www.engelhardtlink.com Joyetech Electronic Cigarettes are provided by Cignot.com Visit Million Dollar Quartet online at www.milliondollarquartetlive.com and sign up to receive the latest MDQ news and become our friend on Facebook! 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APOLLO THEATER & STUDIO

2540 North Lincoln Avenue Chicago, IL 60614 BOX OFFICE 773-935-6100 www.apollochicago.com The Apollo Theater is professionally managed by Rob Kolson Creative Productions, Inc. President, RKCP............................................................................................................. Rob Kolson General Manager.............................................................................................................Tara Attea Assistant General Manager..............................................................................Katie Schweiger Technical Director......................................................................................................Tom Mackey Box Office Supervisors............................................................... Kristen Wenke, Octavio Lara Financial Operations..........................................................................................James P. Kourlas Group Sales........................................................................................................ Group Theater Tix Ticketing.......................................................................................................................Ticketmaster Box Office Attendants Jennifer Baird, Eric Cormack, Caitlin Hansen, Mark Hanner, Jen Kizer, Octavio Lara, Brandon Lowe, Jake Lindquist, Mark Mason, Summer Sparacin, Kristen Wenke Front of House Staff Brian Barasch, Eric Cormack, Sherri Crumley, Molly Gray, Caitlin Hansen, Jake Lindquist, Brandon Lowe, Mark Mason, Summer Sparacin, Jeromy Spraker, Kristen Wenke, Dylan Weidlich Bar/Concessions Sherri Crumley, Sue Kwan, Brandon Lowe, John Obligato, Summer Sparacin For more information on the Apollo Theater and Apollo Studio, including rental inquiries for special events, please visit our website at www.apollochicago.com or email info@apollochicago.com MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET MUSIC COPYRIGHTS “Blue Suede Shoes” (Carl Perkins) © MPL Music Publishing Inc. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. USED BY PERMISSION of Wren Music Co. o/b/o Carl Perkins Music Inc.

“Matchbox” (Carl Perkins) © MPL Music Publishing Inc. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. USED BY PERMISSION of Wren Music Co. o/b/o Carl Perkins Music Inc.

“Real Wild Child” (John Greenan, John O’Keefe, David Owens) © MPL Music Publishing Inc. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. USED BY PERMISSION of Wren Music Co.

“Who Do You Love?” (Ellas McDaniel) © ARC MUSIC CORP. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. USED BY PERMISSION. Million Dollar Quartet 11


MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET MUSIC COPYRIGHTS “Folsom Prison Blues” Written by John R. Cash Published by HOUSE OF CASH, INC. Administered by Bug Music Inc. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. USED BY PERMISSION.

“I Walk the Line” Written by John R. Cash Published by HOUSE OF CASH, INC. Administered by Bug Music Inc. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. USED BY PERMISSION.

“Fever” (John Davenport, Eddie Cooley) © 1955 Bug Music-Trio Company (BMI)/Fort Knox Music, Inc. (BMI)/ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. USED BY PERMISSION

“I Hear You Knocking” (Dave Bartholomew, Pearl King) © EMI Unart Catalog Inc. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. USED BY PERMISSION

“Memories Are Made of This” (Richard Dehr, Terry Gilkyson, Frank Miller) © EMI Blackwood Music, INC. (BMI) ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. USED BY PERMISSION. “That’s All Right” (Arthur Crudup) © 1947 (RENEWED) UNICHAPPELL MUSIC INC. (BMI) AND CRUDUP MUSIC (BMI). All rights administered by UNICHAPPELL MUSIC INC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. USED BY PERMISSION. “Brown Eyed Handsome Man” (Chuck Berry) © Arc Music Corp. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. USED BY PERMISSION. “Down By The Riverside” (Traditional; arranged by Chuck Mead) © Zoilink Music. All rights administered by Coburn Music. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. USED BY PERMISSION. “Sixteen Tons” (Merle Travis) © MERLE’S GIRLS MUSIC ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. USED BY PERMISSION. “My Babe” (Willie Dixon) © Bug Music, Inc. o/b/o Hoochie Coochie Music (BMI). ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. USED BY PERMISSION. “Long Tall Sally” (Robert Blackwell, Enotris Johnson, Richard Penniman) © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. USED BY PERMISSION. “(There Will Be) Peace in the Valley For Me” (Thomas A. Dorsey) © (RENEWED) 1939 WARNER-TAMERLANE PUBLISHING CORP. (BMI) ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. USED BY PERMISSION.

12 Million Dollar Quartet

“Party” (Jessie Mae Robinson) © MPL Music Publishing Inc. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. USED BY PERMISSION. “Great Balls of Fire” (Otis Blackwell, Jack Hammer) © 1957 (RENEWED) UNICHAPPELL MUSIC INC (BMI), MIJAC MUSIC (BMI), CHAPPELL & CO, INC. (ASCAP) AND MYSTICAL LIGHT MUSIC (ASCAP). ALL RIGHTS RESERVED ON BEHALF OF ITSELF AND MIJAC MUSIC ADMINISTERED BY UNICHAPPELL MUSIC INC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED ON BEHALF OF ITSELF AND MYSTICAL LIGHT MUSIC ADMINISTERED BY CHAPPELL & CO., INC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. USED BY PERMISSION. “Hound Dog” Written by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller. Published by Sony/ATV Songs LLC. Copyright 1953 Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC. All rights administered by Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, 8 Music Square West, Nashville, TN 37203. All rights reserved. Used by permission. “Riders in The Sky” (Stan Jones) © MPL Music Publishing Inc. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. USED BY PERMISSION of Edwin H. Morris & Company. “See You Later Alligator” (Robert Guidry) © Arc Music Corp. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. USED BY PERMISSION. “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On” (Curly Williams) ©1997 N’Mani Entertainment Co. (ASCAP). ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. USED BY PERMISSION.


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