Long Center for the Performing Arts in Austin, Texas will play host to open casting calls for MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET on June 27, 2012.
Candidates should prepare a song that was made famous by one of the four members of the MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET and they must be able to accompany themselves on acoustic guitar, electric guitar, or piano. Acting experience is not essential, but candidates must be able to convincingly portray the characters. Candidates for Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, or Carl Perkins should bring their own guitar (acoustic or electric). A piano will be on site for anyone auditioning for the role of Jerry Lee Lewis. Anyone who thinks they might be qualified is encouraged to audition.
Inspired by the true story, MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET features a treasure trove of the greatest rock and roll, gospel, R&B and country hits from these musicians, including such iconic songs as “Blue Suede Shoes,” “Fever,” “Sixteen Tons,” “Who Do You Love?,” “Great Balls of Fire,” “Riders in the Sky,” “I Walk the Line,” “Folsom Prison Blues,” and “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On.” MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET captures the infectious spirit, freewheeling excitement and thrilling sounds of a singular moment when four of the music industry’s most extraordinary talents, all in their creative prime, came together for one of the most memorable nights in music history.
The open casting call is being organized by Telsey + Company (Rent, Across The Universe, Sex & The City, Wicked).
For additional information on auditioning for MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET, please visit http://www.milliondollarquartetlive.com/audition.html
For specific questions, updated casting call information, or if you are not able to attend the open casting call, please e-mail: MDQcasting@gmail.com
For information on Long Center for the Performing Arts go to: http://www.thelongcenter.org/