Million Dollar Quartet - Auditions
Time & Location
About the Event
Osceola Arts is excited to bring Million Dollar Quartet to the main stage for the first time!
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.
Million Dollar Quartet is Directed & Music Directed by Kari Ringer
Actors should come prepared with no more than 16 bars of a song in the style of the show. For those auditioning for Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, Johnny Cash, or Elvis Presley, please plan to accompany yourself on your instrument. A piano/keyboard will be provided.
Ages 18 and up. All ethnicities and genders are welcome!
Auditions will be held at Osceola Arts on January 10th & 11th from 6-9pm.
Actors may be asked to attend callbacks after their audition. Callbacks will be held at Osceola Arts on Wednesday, January 13th beginning at 6pm.
Audition appointments are available per half an hour.
You will receive an email confirmation with your approved audition time and additional audition details by Friday, January 8th!
Character Breakdown listed below:
JERRY LEE LEWIS
Rock ‘n’ Roll’s legendary piano prodigy and celebrated Last Standing Man. Fun, energetic, comic skills a plus. Must be an excellent keys player and a showman. Male-identifying, can play mid 20’s. Vocal Range: D4 – C6
Lead guitar player, the American pioneer of rockabilly music. From humble beginnings, you can tell he knows the value of hard work. Must be an excellent lead guitarist. Male-identifying, can play age 24. Vocal Range: D3 – C6
A giant of American music at the dawn of his epic career. Tall and rough around the edges. Must be familiar with his music and able to play guitar. Male-identifying, can play age 24. Vocal Range: D3 – G#
The King of Rock ‘n’ Roll. Charming, charismatic, impulsive. Must be familiar with his music and able to play guitar. Male-identifying, can play age 21. Vocal Range: A3 – C6
The Father of Rock ‘n’ Roll and founder of Sun Records; discovered Jerry Lee Lewis, Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins, and many others, including Roy Orbison, and B.B. King. A towering figure in American music. Ability to command an audience. Does not sing. Male-identifying, can play age 33
An aspiring singer, Elvis’s girlfriend. Cheeky and sarcastic, but sweet and sympathetic. Not afraid to stand out in a male-dominated setting. Female-identifying, can play mid-20s.Vocal Range: A3 – D5
Bass Player, older brother of Carl Perkins
Must be able to play upright rockabilly-style slap bass, electric bass, and sing back-up. Male-identifying, can play mid-20s.
W.S. “FLUKE” HOLLAND
Excellent drummer, comfortable in many styles including country, rockabilly, jazz, and rock. Sings back-up. Male-identifying, can play mid-20s
Tech Week: Sunday, February 28th – Thursday, March 4th
Performances: Friday, March 5th – Sunday, March 21st
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