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Pictured: Christopher J. Essex
Marriott Theatre has announced the cast and design team for MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET, directed by James Moye, with musical direction Ryan T. Nelson.
The cast features Christopher J. Essex as “Johnny Cash,” Rustin Cole Sailors as “Elvis Presley,” Shaun Whitley as “Carl Perkins,” Nat Zegree as “Jerry Lee Lewis,” David Folsom as “Sam Philips,” Laura Savage as “Dyanne,” Zach Lentino as “Brother Jay,” and Kieran McCabe as “Fluke.” The cast is understudied by Lexis Danca, Brian Grey, Colte Julian, Doug Pawlik, Jake Saleh, Anthony Scandora and Steven Romero Schaeffer.
The production team includes set design by Jeffrey D. Kmiec, costume design by Theresa Ham, lighting design by Jesse Klug, sound design by Robert E. Gilmartin, properties design by Sally Zack, hair and makeup design by Miguel A. Armstrong, and musical supervision by Patti Garwood.
MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET is set on December 4, 1956, when an extraordinary twist of fate brought Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, and Elvis Presley together at Sun Records in Memphis for what would be one of the greatest jam sessions ever. Hit songs include: “Blue Suede Shoes,” “Fever,” “Walk the Line,” “Sixteen Tons,” “Who Do You Love?,” “Great Balls of Fire,” “Folsom Prison Blues,” “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On,” “Hound Dog,” and more.
“Marriott’s theatre in the round set up brings out a level of intimacy to this production unsurpassed in previous renditions,” says Moye. “Audiences will feel as though they are in the room at Sun Records jamming with these music legends, and we cannot wait for everyone to experience this truly unique night.”
MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET runs January 16 – March 10. Visit www.MarriottTheatre.com for more information.