Million Dollar QuartetBy Colin Escott and Floyd Mutrux
Go inside the recording studio of the most famed jam session in recording history.
The new smash-hit musical, Million Dollar Quartet, tells the story of legendary music icons Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Carl Perkins coming together for one unforgettable night. Get ready to rock along with the TONY AWARD WINNING musical that captures the most seminal moment in rock and roll history.
Heart-pumping 50s rock
JOE BOOVER is an actor, singer and songwriter from NYC whose favorite things are bicycles, chess, and eating vegetables. He has performed in several productions Off-Broadway, regionally and aboard cruise lines. Favorite credits include: The Doormen, Minnesota Moon, and Two Gentlemen of Verona. Joe is thrilled to be reprising the role of Elvis Presley since doing so at both Theatre Raleigh and Cape Fear Regional Theatre. Joe can also be seen in various films and on television. Joe Loves You! See more @ Joe Boover.
JOE CASEY FST: American Pie and Poems, Prayers, and Promises. Regional: The Crucible (John Proctor), Betrayal (Jerry), Allen Wilder 2.0 (Michael), Nite Club Confidential (Buck Holden), The Great American Backstage Musical (Johnny Brash), ‘57 Chevy (Elvis Presley), Assassins (Czolgosz), Spike Heels (Edward), Wait Until Dark (Mike). National Tours: Joseph...Dreamcoast (Pharoah). TV: The Knick, A Crime To Remember, and The Hunt With John Walsh. Film: My Pain Is Worse Than Your Pain.
BRANDYN DAY is thrilled to be part of this incredible show! NYC Theatre: The Pokémusical (Meowth), Madagascar-The Musical (Alex the Lion) Recent Regional Credits: Billy Elliot (Tony), Saturday Night Fever (Frank Jr.) at Ogunquit Playhouse, The Little Dog Laughed (Alex), Les Miz (Feuily) at the Great Lakes Theatre Fest. Music Theatre grad from Baldwin Wallace University, member of The Water Coolers, wrapped a short film in June, and side-gigs as a dueling pianist. @bdayactor
JOE DITMYER Recent regional credits: Butler (Lieutenant Kelly), The Elephant Man (Frederick Treves), On Golden Pond (Bill Ray) starring Mike Farrell, and Harvey (Dr. Sanderson) starring Charles Shaugnessy. NYC credits: War Uncensored, Faustus, Moses My Love, Mim, and A Case is Never Closed. Metropolitan Opera: Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk, and Carmen. National Tours: Shear Madness (Eddie), Damn Yankees (Joe), and Shenandoah (James). Film and Television: The Family, Blackest Days, Dead Souls, The International, As the World Turns, Law and Order SVU, and Area 51 Declassified.
MICHELLE PRUIETT Broadway: Ariel u/s The Little Mermaid. Tours: Jersey Boys, Sweet Charity, Beauty and the Beast. NY Theater: York Theater: Lady Thelma Furness (Only A Kingdom), Midtown Int’l Thr Fest.: Louise (Miss Pell Is Missing), and others. Regional: Florida Studio Theatre : Wanda (Beehive), Playhouse on Park: Cassie (A Chorus Line), Tuacahn CPA: Ariel (US Premiere) The Little Mermaid, Alabama Shakespeare Festival: Ariel (The Little Mermaid), Sugar Loaf PAC: Day by Day (Godspell), Sacramento Music Theater: Rumpleteazer (CATS), and others. www.michellepruiett.net
BEN WILLIAMS Roles include Lee Harvey Oswald (Oswald: The Actual Interrogation), Nat Paradis (Last Gas by John Cariani), Mercutio (Romeo and Juliet), Hamlet (Hamlet), Steve (Ring of Fire: The Music of Johnny Cash), Jim (Pump Boys and Dinettes), Nat Dawson (Honky-Tonk Highway), and Mozart (Amadeus). Ben has been a singer/songwriter for over 15 years, received his actor training at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, and holds a degree in Philosophy and Performance from Cornell University. www.benwilliams.info
Fluke/Drums | Hunter Brown
Jay Perkins/Bass | Kroy Presley
Director | Jason Cannon
Music Director | Darren Server
Scenic Designer | Jeff Dean
Lighting Designer | Michael Jarett
Costume Designer | Linda Patterson
Sound Designer | Ryan Kilcourse
Production Stage Manager | Roy Johns*
* Denotes member of Actors’ Equity Association. The Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.
This production is dedicated in loving memory to Vicky Small
Violet Hope Small made her final curtain call, peacefully, on Saturday evening July 23 in the presence of family and loved ones. Throughout her life, as both a guidance counselor in Harlem, NY schools and as a costume designer in Off-Broadway theaters in New Jersey and Florida, Vicky was able to “Mother” literally thousands of young people.
“Vicky Small was a devoted costumer who came to FST as a volunteer and went on to work for Florida Studio Theatre for over twenty years,” says Richard Hopkins, Producing Artistic Director. “A school teacher in her first life, a devoted wife and mother at home, and a true ‘servant of the people’ through the art she loved. She was an example for us all. She was a dear friend, a mother to us all, a tireless lover of the theatre, and one of the many ‘great souls’ who keep this world on its axis. She will be sorely missed.”
Susan Angermann, former Costume Shop Manager, had a very close working relationship with Vicky Small. She says “Vicky’s dining table at home was really an auxiliary costume shop. Long hours and last minute changes never diminished her passion for costuming and FST. When I was new to Sarasota and learning the theatre world here, she was a great supporter. Her caring and commitment made working together on many productions always a pleasure.”
Many guest artists also had the pleasure of working with Vicky. Guest costume and set designer Marcella Beckwith says “During the 25 plus years I worked with Vicky Small as colleague and friend, I encountered a generous, accomplished, proficient, sometimes exasperating woman who was a consummate costumer, a trusted advisor, a good friend but above all else, she was loyal, to her friends, to her family, to the world she believed in; she inspired us all to be the best we could be.”
SPECIAL THANKS to the Cavanaugh Family and Black Diamond Strings of Sarasota, for their generous gift of guitar and bass strings for the musicians of Million Dollar Quartet.