Million Dollar Quartet

Book by Colin Escott and Floyd Mutrux Original Concept and Direction by Floyd Mutrux Inspired by Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis And Carl Perkins
Persephone Theatre is holding auditions for the legendary rock musical, Million Dollar Quartet, directed by Ian Harmon, with musical direction by Christopher King

This Tony® Award-nominated musical 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 go down as one of the greatest jam sessions in the history of rock and roll. Million Dollar Quartet brings that legendary December night to life with an irresistible tale of broken promises, secrets, betrayal, and celebrations that is both poignant and funny.


Role Type Gender Number
SAM PHILLIPS Lead Male Identified
(30s- 40s): non-singing role – the founder of Sun Records, discovered Jerry Lee Lewis, Elvis, Cash, Perkins and many others. A charismatic giant of American music.
JERRY LEE LEWIS Lead Male Identified
(20s- 30s): Tenor, plays piano – Egocentric piano prodigy and Sam Philips newest discovery at Sun Records. Brimming with energy and showmanship, he knows that he is going to be rock ’n’ rolls next big star.
CARL PERKINS Lead Male Identified
(20s-30s): Tenor, plays solo and rhythm guitar – Struggling to remain relevant in an industry that is being taken over by younger up and coming musicians. A founding father of rock ’n ‘ roll.
JOHNNY CASH Lead Male Identified
(20s-30s): Baritone/Bass, plays rhythm guitar – A quiet, friendly, rock ’n’ roll star with a dark past. He is looking to sign a deal with a different record company to further his career playing more religious music.
ELVIS PRESLEY Lead Male Identified
(20s-30s, male): Baritone, plays rhythm guitar, good mover/dancer – The undisputed king of rock ’n’ roll, already a major international star, recently his Las Vegas show flopped.
DYANNE Lead Female Identified
(20s-30s): Mezzo-Soprano, with Belt – An aspiring singer, Elvis’ girlfriend, feisty with a magnetism and
charm to match Elvis’.
BROTHER JAY Lead Male Identified
(20s): Bass player – Brother of Carl Perkins
FLUKE Lead Male Identified
(20s): Drummer – Band member of Carl Perkins

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Please submit a headshot and resume (PDF format only) to Artistic Director Heather Cant at [email protected] with the subject line: Million Dollar Quartet Auditions by June 3.

Please indicate the role you would like to be considered for. If there is a potential barrier that might prevent you from being able to audition, we encourage you to let us know so we can work with you to dissolve it. Due to the volume of submissions, only those selected for an audition will be contacted.

Persephone Theatre creates in misâskwatôminihk (Saskatoon) in Treaty 6 territory, whose signatories include the Nêhiyawak, Nêhithawak, Anishinabek, Nakawe, and Nakota peoples. This place is also the traditional homeland of the Métis Nation. We also acknowledge the contributions of the Dakota and Round Prairie Métis peoples in establishing our city of Saskatoon, as well as the other Nations that call this land home, including the Nehinawak, Lakota and Dene peoples. Persephone Theatre extends our appreciation for the opportunity to live, work, and create on these beautiful lands.

Persephone Theatre is committed to a reflecting the rich diversity of our community in the stories we tell and the ways in which we undertake creating our work. We prioritize a workplace culture that centres equity, inclusion, and authentic representation. We strongly encourage submissions from artists who self-identify as members of historically excluded communities, which includes (but is not limited to) those who identify as IBPOC, 2SLGBTQIA+, d/Deaf, or who have a disability or chronic illness. We also strongly encourage artists to submit for the roles they feel align with their gender identity and/or gender expression.

Artists will be required to provide proof of vaccination to Persephone prior to commencing work. Other Covid-19 protocols, such as masking and mandatory testing, may also be in place. These protocols will evolve to reflect best recommended practices at the time of production and will be communicated clearly to artists at the time of offer and be included in the rider to their contract.

Submission Deadline

June 3, 2024

AUDITION DATES: June 28 & 29, 2024 – Saskatoon, SK
CONTRACT DATES: March 27 to May 11, 2025, with potential extension to May 18.

Artists will be engaged under the CTA, with anticipated rates set at “C” House category.

Rehearsal starts: March 27, 2025
Opening: April 25, 2025
Closing: May 11, 2025
Potential extension to May 18, 2025

All roles are available. Descriptions provided refer to character identity, and specific skills required for the role

Persephone Theatre encourages submissions from diverse artists of all backgrounds, regardless of race, colour, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.


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