JOSHUA ERICHSEN Producing Artistic Director
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
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 1180 Avenue of the Americas, Suite 640, New York, NY 10036. www.theatricalrights.com
From the Producing Artistic Director
Welcome to the our 2022-23 season and our new home!
I have never been someone who welcomes big change. If you know me, or ask anyone who does, you’ll know that to be true. And having spent the better part of my career with the Players Guild Theatre, the idea of moving out of our former home was daunting to say the least. That said, I was one of the biggest proponents of the idea of forming a partnership with Kent State University at Stark. Ultimately, we (Beth our Managing Director and I) worked diligently towards the goal of moving our organization to this beautiful campus. And it was a massive undertaking! I want to assure those who may not be as enthusiastic about this change, that the continued goal of the Players Guild Theatre, is to provide not only world-class entertainment, but to continue to build a future for live theatre in Stark County. The University and the Guild, share in the belief that an appreciation and love of the fine arts is not just given, but is fostered and strengthened through engaging with the community. And with this new partnership, I see new and exciting opportunities to come. The ability to extend our reach within the community with the resolve of an organization that has existed in Stark County for 90 years. One of my favorite quotes reads, “I like the dreams of the future, better than the history of the past.”
Our profound thanks to Dean Seachrist, the administration, faculty, staff and student body, for the warm welcome! To the PGT staff and production team, thank you for the countless hours of hard work and for doing it with a smile, even on the toughest day. And finally, our continued thanks to you, our audience, for your humbling support, enthusiasm, and love of live theatre!
Enjoy the show!
Production Team & Front of House
FRONT OF HOUSE
Barbara & Steve Hostetter
Mary Jane Phillips
Jennifer & Tim Rowles
Mary Ann White
Meet the Company
Beth is in her tenth season at the Players Guild Theatre. She earned her degree in Business Management and Marketing from the Ohio State University. Beth spent the majority of her career in management in the cosmetic and fashion industry in the Cleveland, Pittsburgh, and NYC markets for brands including Ralph Lauren, Oscar de la Renta, Yves St. Laurent, Paloma Picasso, and Giorgio Armani. Her background also includes grant writing, event planning, and fundraising. Beth is a co-founder, Executive Producer, and playwright for Red Fig Productions.
Tyra is absolutely thrilled to be a part of this exciting season! This is Tyra's seventh season with the Players Guild Theatre. With a career in the Cosmetics Industry as a special event manager, make-up artist, and account coordinator, Tyra couldn't be prouder to be a part of the Players Guild Theatre staff as Guest Services Manager. The arts and dance have always been a passion of hers, and it is her sincere pleasure getting to know the numerous talented performers in our community, and the incredible Volunteers that give a hand towards the theatre's success.
The cast of MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET
Blue Suede Shoes
(music by Carl L. Perkins; lyrics by Carl L. Perkins) © MPL Music Publishing Inc. All rights reserved. Used by permission of Wren Music Co., o/b/o Carl Perkins Music Inc.
Real Wild Child
(music by John O'Keefe, John Greenan and Dave Owens; lyrics by John O'Keefe, John Greenan and Dave Owens) (MPL Music Publishing Inc. All rights reserved. Used by permission of Wren Music Co.
(music by Carl L. Perkins; lyrics by Carl L. Perkins) © MPL Music Publishing Inc. All rights reserved. Used by permission of Wren Music Co. o/b/o Carl Perkins Music Inc.
Who Do You Love?
(music by Ellas McDaniel; lyrics by Ellas McDaniel) © ARC Music Corp. All rights reserved. Used by permission.
Folsom Prison Blues
(music by John R. Cash; lyrics by John R. Cash) Published by House of Cash, Inc. Administered by Bug Music Inc All rights reserved. Used by permission.
(music by Eddie Cooley and Johnny Davenport; lyrics by Eddie Cooley and Johnny Davenport) © Carlin America Music/Windswept Pacific Music Publishing. Published by Fort Knox Music, Inc. All rights reserved. Used by permission.
Memories Are Made of This
(music by Terry Gilkyson, Richard Dehr and Frank Miller; lyrics by Terry Gilkyson, Richard Dehr and Frank Miller) © EMI Blackwood Music, Inc. (BMI) All rights reserved. Used by permission.
That's All Right
(music by Arthur Crudup; lyrics by Arthur Crudup) © 1947 (renewed). Unichappell Music Inc. (BMI) and Crudup Music (BMI). All rights administered by Unichappell Music Inc. All rights reserved. Used by permission.
Brown Eyed Handsome Man
(music by Chuck Berry; lyrics by Chuck Berry) © Arc Music Corp. All rights reserved. Used by permission.
Down by the Riverside
(Traditional; arranged by Chuck Mead), © Zoilink Music. All rights administered by Coburn Music. All rights reserved. Used by permission.
(music by Merle Travis; lyrics by Merle Travis) © Merle’s Girls Music. All rights reserved. Used by permission.
(music by Willie Dixon; lyrics by Willie Dixon) © Bug Music, Inc. o/b/o Hoochie Coochie Music (BMI). All right reserved. Used by permission.
Long Tall Sally
(music by Robert Blackwell, Enotris Johnson and Richard Penniman; lyrics by Robert Blackwell, Enotris Johnson and Richard Penniman) © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC. All rights reserved. Used by permission.
Peace in the Valley
(music by Thomas A. Dorsey; lyrics by Thomas A. Dorsey) © (renewed) 1939 Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp (BMI). All rights reserved. Used by permission.
I Walk the Line
(music by John R. Cash; lyrics by John R. Cash) Published by House of Cash, Inc. Administered by Bug Music Inc. All rights reserved. Used by permission.
I Hear You Knocking
(music by Dave Bartholomew and Pearl King; lyrics by Dave Bartholomew and Pearl King) © EMI Unart Catalog Inc. All rights reserved. Used by permission.
(music by Jessie Mae Robinson; lyrics by Jessie Mae Robinson) © MPL Music Publishing Inc. All rights reserved. Used by permission.
Great Balls of Fire
(music by Otis Blackwell and Jack Hammer; lyrics by Otis Blackwell and Jack Hammer) © 1957 (renewed), Unichappell Music Inc. (BMI), Mijac Music (BMI), Chappell & Co., Inc. (ASCAP) and Mystical Light Music (ASCAP). All rights reserved on behalf of itself and Mijac Music, administered by Unichappell Music Inc. All rights reserved on behalf of itself and Mystical Light Music, administered by Chappell & Co., Inc. All rights reserved.
Used by permission.
Down by the Riverside (Reprise)
(music by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller; lyrics by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller) Published by Sony/ATV Songs LLC. Copyright 1953 Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC. All rights administered by Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, 8 Music Square West, Nashville TN 37203. All rights reserved. Used by permission.
(music by Stan Jones; lyrics by Stan Jones) © MPL Music Publishing Inc. All rights reserved. Used by permission Edwin H. Morris & Company.
See You Later Alligator
(music by Robert Guidry; lyrics by Robert Guidry) © Arc Music Corp. All rights reserved. Used by permission.
Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On
(music by Curly Williams; lyrics by Curly Williams) © 1997 N’Mani Entertainment Co. (ASCAP). All rights reserved. Used by permission.