Main Stage

Million Dollar Quartet - The legendary studio session between Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and Elvis Presley.

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
Directed by Danny Balkwill

Choreographed by Katie Murphy

Originally developed and produced by Relevant Theatricals, John Cossette Productions and Northern Lights, Inc. at the Goodman Theatre, Robert Falls, Artistic Director – Roche Shulfer, Executive Director and transferred to The Apollo Theatre, Chicago, IL, 2008 Produced by the Village Theatre, Issaquah, Washington, Robb Hunt, Producer – Steve Tompkins, Artistic Director, 2007 and Seaside Music Theater, Daytona Beach, FL, Tippin Davidson, Producer – Lester Malizia, Artistic Director, 2006

"Million Dollar Quartet" is presented through special arrangement with and all authorized performance materials are supplied by Theatrical Rights Worldwide (TRW), 1180 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10036. (866) 378-9758. www.theatricalrights.com

Sep 21, 2016 – Oct 23, 2016

Proudly Sponsored By:

Million Dollar Quartet is proudly sponsored by PotashCorp, Helping Nature Provide.

Million Dollar Quartet is the hit musical inspired by the legendary recording session in 1956 that brought together then rising star Johnny Cash, unknown Jerry Lee Lewis, veteran musician Carl Perkins and chart-topper Elvis Presley for the first and only time. This musical is a powerhouse performance with its extraordinary roster of musical talent and all the hip shaking, guitar twanging hits these rock ‘n' roll giants made famous.

CAST  
Kevin Aichele Johnny Cash
Christopher A.D. Berti Brother Jay Perkins
Lindsay Croxall Dyanne, Dance Captain
George Krissa Elvis Presley
Elliott Loran Jerry Lee Lewis
Scott Perrie Carl Perkins
Michael Thompson Fluke
Clinton Walker Sam Phillips
   
CREATIVE  
Danny Balkwill Director and Musical Director
Katie Murphy Choreographer
Wes D. Pearce Set and Costume Designer
Louise Guinand Lighting Designer
Devon Bonneau Assistant Lighting Designer
Craig Salkeld Piano Performance Coach
Beth Grieve Stage Manager
Kenilee Kehler Assistant Stage Manager

 

CAST  

Kevin Aichele | Johnny Cash

Globe Theatre: The Last Resort, Gunmetal Blues.

Other Theatre: From Here To Eternity: North American Premiere (Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival); Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story (The Grand Theatre); Closer Than Ever (Gateway Theatre); Evangeline (Charlottetown Festival); Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, Les Misérables (RainbowStage); Mary Poppins (Theatre Calgary); I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change (Souris Valley Theatre); Monty Python's Spamalot (Citadel Theatre); Sweeney Todd (Vertigo Theatre - Betty Mitchell and Calgary Critics Award for Outstanding Performance in a Musical); Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Stage West Calgary); Urinetown (Persephone Theatre); Annie Get Your Gun (Massey Hall); A Dixie Gospel (Brookstone Theatre – Dora Award nomination).

Film & Television: Something Beneath, Faces in The Crowd, True Crime, The Pinkertons.

Other: Born and raised in Saskatchewan, Kevin is always proud to be back home. Enjoy the show!

Christopher A.D. Berti | Brother Jay Perkins

Globe Theatre: Debut

Other Theatre: Orchestra member for The Pirates of Penzance, The Mikado (Manitoba Gilbert and Sullivan Society); Smokey Joe’s Café (Piper Pride Productions); Footloose, The Wiz, Godspell and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.

Other: From Winnipeg, Manitoba, Christopher is a busy on call bassist and has played with many local artists across a wide spectrum of genres including: The Kevin Aichele Band, The Crooked Brothers, Jenny Berkel, Jodie Borle, Ron Paley and Johnny Pancreas and the Diabetics.

Lindsay Croxall | Dyanne, Dance Captain

Globe Theatre: Janet Van de Graaf in The Drowsy Chaperone.

Other Theatre: We Will Rock You (Mirvish Productions) where she had the thrill of a lifetime performing live on stage with Brian May and Roger Taylor of QUEEN; Cabaret, West Side Story, A Funny Thing Happened...Forum, Kiss Me Kate, Evita (Stratford Festival); Rumours and Dreams (Stage West Calgary); Miss Stacey in Anne of Green Gables (Charlottetown Festival); Bomballurina/ Griddlebone in Cats (Theatre Calgary).

Other: Lindsay co-created the Toronto based band SONIC EVE, performing as headliners for major cruise lines and corporate events across the country. www.soniceve.com. Lindsay would like to thank all her loved ones for their support of her pursuit of happiness both on and off stage.

George Krissa | Elvis Presley

Globe Theatre: Debut

Other Theatre: Tony in West Side Story (Citadel Theatre); The Songs of Sinatra (Drayton Entertainment, Victoria Playhouse Petrolia); Summer in the City (Stage West).

Film & Television: The Social, Bed of the Dead, Civil War Chronicles, Forbidden, Close Encounters.

Other: George is absolutely thrilled to be making his Globe Theatre debut! Originally from Lashburn, Saskatchewan, he is a graduate of the Grant MacEwan University Music Program and was a proud participant of this year’s Citadel/Banff Centre Professional Training Program. He would like to give a HUGE thank you to Mom, Dad, Hez, Dunbar, and BRB for all their support!

Elliott Loran | Jerry Lee Lewis

Globe Theatre: Debut

Other Theatre: Winner of the Toronto Theatre Critics Award and Broadway World Award for his role as Ricky Potts in Ride the Cyclone (Atomic Vaudeville – Dora Award for Best Touring Production); Gnat in Alice Through The Looking Glass, Christina the Girl King, Hay Fever (Stratford Festival); Brilliant! The Blinding Enlightenment of Nikola Tesla (Electric Company Theatre); Sylvius in As You Like It, Edmund in Long Day’s Journey Into Night (Blue Bridge Repertory Theatre); We are the Bomb (Theatre Brouhaha); John Keats in Influence (Intrepid Theatre); Eurydice (The Theatre).

Film & Television: YTV’s The Zone, Mulligan, Say What, Mile Zero, Dragon’s Heart.

Upcoming: Million Dollar Quartet (Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre).

Other: Elliott has been playing piano for over twenty-three years and has recently delved into the world of scoring for theatre and film. Composer credits include Space Hippo (Mochinosha), Snack Music, Table Top Tales (SNAFU Dance Theatre) and Dragon’s Heart (Forever Epic Films). Elliott would like to thank his friends, family and community for believing in him. Tweet him at @ElliottLoran.

Scott Perrie | Carl Perkins, Music Captain

Globe Theatre: Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story, The Drowsy Chaperone.

Other Theatre: Red Rock Diner, Godspell, One Man Two Guvnors, Monty Python’s Spamalot (Arts Club Theatre Company); La Cage Aux Folles, A Little Night Music (Vancouver Playhouse); Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story (Chemainus Theatre Festival); Bat Boy: The Musical (Patrick Street Productions).

Film & Television: Endgame, Psych.

Other: Scott is a graduate of the Capilano Theatre Program. An accomplished singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, he has released many albums and toured across Canada, most recently with his talented wife Leora Joy and their band, Winsome Kind. His proudest moment to date is becoming a Dad to his beautiful son, Avery Jude.  www.scottperrie.com

Michael Thompson | Fluke

Globe Theatre: Fire, A Closer Walk with Patsy Cline, All Shook Up.

Film & Television: Something More (man in bar); The Velvet Devil (drummer in bar).

Other: As a full time national and international touring musician with artists like Jason Plumb, Brad Johner and Serena Ryder, Mike is a veteran of the Canadian music scene and is proud to call Regina his home. Mike is excited to be returning to Globe Theatre playing the role of Fluke in this production of Million Dollar Quartet. Go Cat Go!!

Clinton Walker | Sam Phillips

Globe Theatre: Debut

Other Theatre: Romeo & Juliet (Canadian Stage); The Turn of the Screw (DVxT Theatre Company); The Danish Play (Nightwood Theatre/National Arts Centre/Aveny-T, Denmark); Ditch (Sometimes Y Theatre); Static (Expect Theatre/World Stage).

Film & Television: 11/22/63, Degrassi, Reign, Murdoch Mysteries, Suits.

Upcoming: Directing The Harrowing of Brimstone McReedy (Eldritch Theatre).

Other: Clinton has been nominated for three Dora Mavor Moore Awards and won once for his performance in Henry James’ The Turn of the Screw (DVxT Theatre Company). For the last six years, Clinton’s central focus has been directing and dramaturging new Canadian work. His most recent project, Out, was named best of the Toronto Fringe 2016. Other directing work includes Gash! (SummerWorks), Mine (Next Stage Festival) and Dog Sees God, The Book of Esther (Guild Hall, Whitehorse, Yukon).

   
CREATIVE  

Danny Balkwill | Director, Musical Director

Globe Theatre: Honk!, All Shook Up, Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story, A Closer Walk With Patsy Cline, You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown.

Other Theatre: National (Canada/U.S.): We Will Rock You (Mirvish Productions, U.S National Tour); Mamma Mia! (Mirvish Productions, U.S National Tour); Regional: Billy Elliot, Godspell, A Christmas Story (Arts Club Theatre Company); Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story, Fiddler on the Roof (Chemainus Theatre Festival); Legally Blonde, Thoroughly Modern Millie (Theatre Under The Stars); Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Western Canada Theatre); Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (Vancouver Playhouse); The Last Five Years (Lionfish Entertainment); Songs For A New World (Feisty Fairy Productions).

Upcoming: Peter and the Starcatcher (Globe Theatre).

Other: Danny thanks this incredible team for bringing out their inner Rock Stars and taking this show to the next level. He also thanks his amazing wife Katie who has cast him in his new upcoming role as Father, due this September. Danny dedicates these performances to his mom and dad, who loved this music and sang it all around the house. Enjoy!

Katie Murphy | Choreographer

Globe Theatre: You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown.

Other Theatre: Evita (Vancouver Opera); We Will Rock You (Mirvish Productions, U.S. National Tour); My Fair Lady, The Admirable Crichton (Shaw Festival); A Christmas Story, White Christmas (Arts Club Theatre Company); Brooke in Legally Blonde and Ariel in Footloose (Theatre Under the Stars); Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (Vancouver Playhouse); Tiger Lily in Peter Pan and Peggy Sawyer in 42nd Street (Royal City Musical Theatre); Diana in Anne of Green Gables and Charlotte in Charlotte’s Web (Kaleidoscope Theatre); CATS (Theatre Calgary); Apache Dancer in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Western Canada Theatre, Chemainus Theatre Festival); Monty Python’s Spamalot (Citadel Theatre). Choreography: Anne of Green Gables, Adventures in the Rouge Trade, The Boy Who Learned to Fly (Kaleidoscope Theatre); Footloose (Theatre Ancaster); The Wizard of Oz (Deas Island Dance); graduate performance choreography (University of British Columbia), award winning competitive pieces across BC and Ontario.

Upcoming: The electrifying role of new mother, coming fall 2016!

Wes D. Pearce | Set and Costume Designer

Globe Theatre: Costume Designer (selected): Twelfth Night, A Man for All Seasons, The Coronation Voyage, Honk! (2002), Elizabeth Rex, Amadeus, Two Weeks With The Queen, Cosi; Costume and Set Designer: The Secret Mask, Ring of Fire: The Music of Johnny Cash, Strawberries in January, The Secret Garden.

Other Theatre: (selected): It’s A Wonderful Life, Leading Ladies, The 39 Steps, A Christmas Story, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, MacGregor’s Hard Ice Cream and Gas, (Persephone Theatre); River (Alberta Theatre Projects); Grease, The Rocky Horror Show, Fiddler on the Roof, Guys and Dolls (Stage West Calgary); Love You Forever and More (Prairie Theatre Exchange); Sylvia, Romeo and Juliet (Western Canada Theatre).

Upcoming: Key Change (Globe Theatre).

Other: Associate Dean (Undergraduate) for the Faculty of Media, Art, and Performance (University of Regina); Two Betty Mitchell & four Saskatoon and Area Theatre Award Nominations for Outstanding Costume Design.

Louise Guinand | Lighting Designer

Globe Theatre: The Secret Mask, The Drowning Girls, Much Ado About Nothing, Sleeping Beauty, Pride and Prejudice, The 39 Steps, Honk! (2010, 2002), Marion Bridge, Peter Pan, Sexy Laundry, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks, A Christmas Carol, Just So, Cinderella, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, Proof.

Other Theatre: Louise has created lighting designs for over five hundred shows. Some recent credits include All My Sons (Stratford Festival); The Adventures of a Black Girl in Her Search For God, The Dance of Death (Shaw Festival); Mary Poppins (Western Canada Theatre); The Wizard of Oz (Young People's Theatre); Fly Me to the Moon (The Grand Theatre).

Upcoming: Peter and the Starcatcher, The Last Wife (Globe Theatre); The Lion in Winter (The Grand Theatre); The Comedy of Errors (Western Canada Theatre).

Other: Louise is a graduate of Queen’s University and National Theatre School and a recipient of the Dora Award for Aspects of Love.

Beth Grieve | Stage Manager

Globe Theatre: Apprentice Stage Manager: Last Call: A Post-Nuclear Cabaret, Assistant Stage Manager, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast.

Other Theatre: Working it Out (Alberta Workers' Health Centre); The Last Voyage of Donald Crowhurst (Ghost River Theatre); nine seasons with Vancouver Opera.

Upcoming: Hansel and Gretel and The Marriage of Figaro (Vancouver Opera).

Other: Beth is ecstatic to be back in her hometown working on this fantastic piece with such talented artists after so many years away! While growing up, she saw many memorable productions at the Globe. She hopes that this show will live on in your memory for years to come as she is sure it will live on in hers.

Kenilee Kehler | Assistant Stage Manager

Globe Theatre: A Closer Walk With Patsy Cline, Ring of Fire: The Music of Johnny Cash, The Snow Queen, Salt Baby, You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown, Much Ado About Nothing, Sleeping Beauty, The Last Resort, A Closer Walk With Patsy Cline, Robin Hood, Shakespeare's Will, Conrad-Roy: Daffily Ever After.

Other Theatre: Othello, Mary Stuart (Stratford Festival); Popcorn Elder (Dancing Sky Theatre/ Gordon Tootoosis Nīkānīwin Theatre); The Lucky Ones, Operation Big Rock, The 99% and the Dragon, In the Air, Reflections, Encore (Dancing Sky Theatre); The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, The Odd Couple, The Marvelous Wonderettes (Souris Valley Theatre); Venus In Fur (The Golden Apple Theatre); Navigating (Curtain Razors); Technical Director for MAGDANCE series and In Fur Till Spring (New Dance Horizons).

Upcoming: Peter and the Starcatcher, Salt Baby, Disney’s The Little Mermaid (Globe Theatre).

Other: Bachelor of Fine Arts in Stage Management/Technical Theatre and Bachelor of Education, both from the University of Regina. Love to Jamie, Elizabeth, mom, dad, and Adam.

 

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