“Bone-shaking, soul-stirring, good-time classics with a surprising amount of grit and soul!”


– Chicago Tribune

“Keeps the joint jumping with great balls of fire!” 


– Variety


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

August 11 – September 10 on The MainStage at SHADOWLAND STAGES

On December 4, 1956, a twist of fate brought together Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, and Elvis Presley at Sun Records in Memphis. What followed would be the one of the greatest jam sessions ever. Million Dollar Quartet captures the contagious spirit, freewheeling excitement, and thrilling sounds of the once-in-a-life-time event where four of music’s best talents came together, featuring hits like ‘Blue Suede Shoes’, ‘Fever’, ‘Great Balls of Fire’, ‘Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On’, and more!

Director Chris Blisset

Chris Blisset (Director, Music Director, Actor) is pleased to return to this
wonderful company. Previously at Shadowlands, “Red” appeared as Director, Musical
Director and Actor in Ring of Fire, and Almost Heaven – and as Director and MD of
Woody Guthrie’s American Song.
TV: Bull, CBS (Guest Star), Snapped: Killer Couples, Oxygen (Killer). Off-
Broadway: Bloodsong of Love and RockShow. Tour: Stand by Your Man: The Tammy
Wynette Story (MD/Actor, 2 tours). Regional favorites: Ring of Fire, Pump Boys and
Dinettes, Million Dollar Quartet, Great American Trailer Park, Once, Natasha Pierre
and The Great Comet of 1812, Unnecessary Farce, Civil War, and Twelfth Night (Actor,
Musician, Director, MD in various.)
Chris lives in celebration of Actor-Musicianship, celebrating, promoting, teaching,
and devising such work whenever possible.
Red directs music for The Grand Tour, a George Jones tribute. The International
Creative Arts Festival awarded him ‘Best Score’ for his work in the short film Life is
Funny. Catch his one-man show Red-Headed Step Child II: The Reddening at Chenango
River Theatre on September 5. He is the writer/composer of the new musical The
Caldera. www.chrisblisset.com


Trevor Lindley Craft
Sean Cullen
Jeffrey T Kelly
Jackson Mattek
Jefferson McDonald
Travis Poelle

Claire-Francis Sullivan


Chris Blisset, Director/Music Director

Nicole Caroselli*, Stage Manager

Aidan Countryman*, Assistant Stage Manager

Peter Johnson, Technical Director

Jeff Knapp, Sound Design 

Jeremy Johnson, Lighting Design

Christina English, Costume Design

Holly Budd, Costume Assistant

Brendan Cicardo, Overhire

Tyler Damms, Sound Assistant


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