Open Auditions in Nashville & Memphis for “Million Dollar Quartet” Principal Roles

07/05/2016

Million Dollar Quartet

Location: Nashville, TN

Type: Musicians

Actors will be asked to prepare specific songs made famous by one of the four members of the MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET and, if applicable, be able to accompany themselves on acoustic guitar, electric guitar, or piano. Actors must be able to convincingly portray the characters. Candidates for Carl Perkins, Elvis Presley, and Johnny Cash should bring their own guitar (acoustic or electric). A piano will be on site for anyone auditioning for the role of Jerry Lee Lewis.

SEEKING:

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 be able to play basic guitar; should sound and look somewhat like Elvis without being an “impersonator”. Songs include “Memories Are Made Of This”, “That’s All Right”, “Long Tall Sally”, “Peace In The Valley”, “Party”, “Hound Dog”. PRINCIPAL

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. Songs include “Real Wild Child”, “Great Balls Of Fire”, “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On”. PRINCIPAL

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. Songs include “Matchbox”, “Who Do You Love?”, “My Babe”, “See You Later, Alligator”. PRINCIPAL.

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 be able to play guitar; tall; should sound and look somewhat like Johnny without being an “impersonator”. Songs include “Folsom Prison Blues”, “Sixteen Tons”, “I Walk The Line”, “Riders In The Sky”. PRINCIPAL

AUDITION MATERIAL:
Actors will be asked to prepare specific songs made famous by one of the four members of the MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET and, if applicable, be able to accompany themselves on acoustic guitar, electric guitar, or piano. Actors must be able to convincingly portray the characters. Candidates for Carl Perkins, Elvis Presley, and Johnny Cash should bring their own guitar (acoustic or electric). A piano will be on site for anyone auditioning for the role of Jerry Lee Lewis.

CARL PERKINS – please accompany yourself on guitar to BLUE SUEDE SHOES and MATCHBOX, as well as a rockabilly tune of your choosing. Please bring your own guitar!

ELVIS – please accompany yourself on guitar to THAT’S ALRIGHT MAMA and PEACE IN THE VALLEY, as well as any other Elvis song of your choosing. Please bring your own guitar!

JOHNNY CASH – please accompany yourself on guitar to FOLSOM PRISON BLUES (the show’s version of 16 TONS) and any other Cash song of your choosing. Please bring your own guitar!

JERRY LEE LEWIS – please accompany yourself on piano to GREAT BALLS OF FIRE and WHOLE LOTTA SHAKIN, as well as another song of your choosing. A piano will be provided

Please see the attached PDF for more details: Auditions-Nashville-and-Memphis

Million Dollar Quartet Nashville and Memphis auditions

NASHVILLE July 6th.12 noon – 4 pm.

NASHVILLE MUSICIANS ASSOCIATION

American Federation of Musicians Local 257

11 Music Circle North

Nashville, TN 37203

MEMPHIS July 7th noon – 4 pm

Ardent Studios

2000 Madison Ave
Memphis, TN 38104

Payment: Paid

City or Location of call: Nashville, TN
Please submit to: mdqlasvegas@gmail.com

This casting notice was posted by: Kellee Jo Wynn, Madorma Casting



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