Million Dollar Quartet

September 17- November 7, 2020

Million Dollar Quartet is the smash-hit musical inspired by the famed recording session that brought together rock ‘n’ roll icons Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins for the first and only time.

On December 4, 1956, history was made when these four young musicians gathered at Sun Records in Memphis for what would be one of the greatest impromptu jam sessions ever. It brings to light the extraordinary story of broken promises, secrets, and the once-in-a-lifetime celebration of four friends that is both poignant and heartwarming. MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET brings that legendary night to life, featuring a score of rock hits including “Blue Suede Shoes,” “Fever,” “That’s All Right,” “Sixteen Tons,” “Great Balls of Fire,” “Walk the Line,” “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On,” “Who Do You Love?,” “Matchbox,” “Folsom Prison Blues,” “Hound Dog” and more.

This thrilling musical brings you inside the recording studio with four major talents who came together as a red-hot rock ‘n’ roll band for one unforgettable night.

Don’t miss your chance to be a fly on the wall of fame… at MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET!

Recommended Ages: 10 and up. Running Time: 2 hours

 

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Million Dollar Quartet

September 17- November 7, 2020

Million Dollar Quartet is the smash-hit musical inspired by the famed recording session that brought together rock ‘n’ roll icons Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins for the first and only time.

On December 4, 1956, history was made when these four young musicians gathered at Sun Records in Memphis for what would be one of the greatest impromptu jam sessions ever. It brings to light the extraordinary story of broken promises, secrets, and the once-in-a-lifetime celebration of four friends that is both poignant and heartwarming. MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET brings that legendary night to life, featuring a score of rock hits including “Blue Suede Shoes,” “Fever,” “That’s All Right,” “Sixteen Tons,” “Great Balls of Fire,” “Walk the Line,” “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On,” “Who Do You Love?,” “Matchbox,” “Folsom Prison Blues,” “Hound Dog” and more.

This thrilling musical brings you inside the recording studio with four major talents who came together as a red-hot rock ‘n’ roll band for one unforgettable night.

Don’t miss your chance to be a fly on the wall of fame… at MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET!

Recommended Ages: 10 and up. Running Time: 2 hours

 

Jonathan Acorn

Jonathan Acorn (Jerry Lee Lewis Understudy) A Massachusetts native, Jonathan recently appeared in the world premiere production of Dolly Parton’s Smoky Mountain Christmas Carol. Other favorites include North Shore Music Theatre, the Palace Theatre, Seacoast Repertory Theatre, and the Jackson Hole Playhouse. BFA Musical Theatre, Emerson College. W: JonathanAcorn.com. IG: @Jonathan.Acorn. Be a light.

Jacob Barton

Jacob Barton (Elvis Presley) is all shook up to return to the role of Elvis. National Tour: Million Dollar Quartet (Elvis Presley) Regional: Million Dollar Quartet (Elvis Presley) at Capital City Production and Heritage Theatre Festival, 1776 (Edward Rutledge) at Temple Theatre, Jesus Christ Superstar (Simon Zealotes) at Cape Fear Regional Theatre. @jakeittillumakeit

Justin P. Bendel

Justin P. Bendel (Brother Jay) was most recently seen onstage as Brother Jay in the Hippodrome Theater (Gainesville, FL) summer production of Million Dollar Quartet just last year. He has also been seen playing Eddie in the high-octane musical Pump Boys and Dinettes with Pittsburgh CLO. Justin began his long association with the PCLO during it’s inaugural Cabaret Theater show, Forever Plaid, for which he played 400+ performances. As a professional bassist, he actively plays many genres including various engagements with orchestras, jazz groups, singing competitions and studio work. With over seventy musicals to his credit, he is certainly no stranger to musical theater. Career highlights include: Patrizio Buanne US tour, Elaine Stritch, Billy Porter, and the legendary Ray Charles.

Nathan Burke

Nathan Burke (Carl Perkins) is a New York based actor/musician from Texas. He currently plays Carl Perkins in the national tour of Million Dollar Quartet. Select credits include Bert in Mary Poppins (Charleston Stage Company), Fabian/Co-Composer in Twelfth Night (Dallas Theatre Center), and Aunt Spiker in James and the Giant Peach (CSC). Rock on and wash your hands, cats!

 

Trevor Dorner

Trevor Dorner (Jerry Lee Lewis) is so excited to be making his Dutch Apple debut! Favorite credits include: Jerry Lee Lewis (Nat’l Tour, MDQ), The Suspects (Murder for Two), Bobby (Company), Aldolpho (The Drowsy Chaperone), Guido Contini (Nine). So grateful for the chance to play some music and bring joy during these challenging times. BLM.

Nicole Esposito

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Taylor Kraft

Taylor Kraft (Dyanne) has played Dyanne in Million Dollar Quartet over 150 times across the nation! A few credits include: National Tour: Million Dollar Quartet (Dyanne); Regional: Million Dollar Quartet (Dyanne) Heritage Theatre Festival. MDQ (Dyanne), The Rocky Horror Show (Janet) Theatre Raleigh, Grease (Marty), Disney’s Beauty and the Beast (Babette) Temple Theatre @kraftytay

 

Steven Lasiter

Steven Lasiter (Johnny Cash) is excited to get back to his first Prather show in over a decade! Hailing from Beaumont Texas, Steven can be seen around the country playing music for whoever would like to hear it. Thanks to Lauren and Jon and Mr Cash!

Brandon T. Miller

Brandon T. Miller (Fluke Understudy) is thrilled to be a part of MDQ. He has worked for Prather Productions for the past 14 years logging over a hundred separate productions. Brandon is also the resident percussionist for the Dutch Apple and wig designer for the company. Enjoy the show!

Liam O'Daniel- Munger

Liam O’Daniel-Munger (Johnny Cash Understudy) is thrilled to be joining Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre! He is equally excited to be returning to Sun Records, having most recently been seen onstage as Johnny Cash in Million Dollar Quartet. Additional past regional credits have included The Music Man, Mamma Mia, The Rocky Horror Show, and Oklahoma.

Jon Rossi

Jon Rossi (W.S. “Fluke” Holland/Music Director) is excited to be returning to Prather, where he played the role of Fluke in the national tour of Million Dollar Quartet. Since then, Jon has toured with MDQ for an additional four years, as well as with A Night With Janis Joplin, Smokey Joe’s Café, A Charlie Brown Christmas, and Stand By Your Man. Jon also hosts The Rossifari Podcast. Say hi on Instagram @rossifari

 

Christopher Russell
Michael Santora

Michael Santora (Sam Phillips) is from New Orleans, LA, and graduated from Tulane University with a BFA in Theatre. National Tours: Annie (Rooster), Flashdance (Joe). Off Broadway: The Office! A Musical Parody (Dwight), The Imbible (Narrator). Favorite roles include Harold Hill (The Music Man), Francis (Forever Plaid) and Will Rogers (The Will Rogers Follies). Special thanks to Mom, Ronald and Kim for their endless love and support!

Matt Staley

Matt Staley (Carl Perkins, Elvis Understudy) is beyond excited to be rejoining the Prather family with Million Dollar Quartet. Previous credits include Once: The Musical (National Tour), Smoke on the Mountain (La Comedia), Man of La Mancha (Princeton Festival), Blitz/Soul of the City (Bahamas Paradise), and Time Step (Broward Stage Door). BFA, Rider University.

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