Million Dollar Quartet Opens Berkshire Theatre Group’s 2017 Summer Season

Pittsfield, MABerkshire Theatre Group presents Tony Award-winning jukebox musical and epic night of rock ‘n roll, Million Dollar Quartet, directed and music direction by James Barry (Broadway: Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson; BTG: A Thousand Clowns, Tommy, The Caretaker). Million Dollar Quartet runs from June 14 through July 15 at The Unicorn Theatre in Stockbridge, MA. Opening night is set for Saturday, June 17 at 8pm.

Director James Barry says, “I’m thrilled to be making my debut as a director at BTG, specifically in The Unicorn Theatre, where I made my professional acting debut 18 seasons ago in The Einstein Project. Coming back to the Unicorn to direct a show that I have been involved with for years is an honor. I performed the role of Carl Perkins in the first National Tour of Million Dollar Quartet for two years, and since then, I have reprised the role many times, and provided musical direction. I am honored to take a seat in the director’s chair for this production!”

Million Dollar Quartet brings you into the recording studio with icons, Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins. Based on a true story, set on December 4, 1956, Million Dollar Quartet follows the tale of these four legendary musicians, as they come together for one monumental night of music at Sun Records in Memphis. Directed and music direction by James Barry (Broadway: Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson; BTG: A Thousand Clowns, Tommy, The Caretaker), this smash-hit musical includes classic tunes such as: “Blue Suede Shoes,” “Fever,” “Walk the Line,” “Sixteen Tons,” “Who Do You Love?,” “Great Balls of Fire,” “Folsom Prison Blues,” “Hound Dog,” and more.

Screen Shot 2017-06-06 at 3.49.44 PM.pngTickets may be purchased in person at the Colonial Ticket Office at 111 South Street, Pittsfield; at the Fitzpatrick Main Stage Ticket Office at 83 East Main Street, Stockbridge; by calling (413) 997-4444 or online at www.BerkshireTheatreGroup.org. Ticket Offices are open MondaySaturday10am-5pm, Sundays 10am-2pm or on any performance day from 10am until curtain. All plays, schedules, casting and prices are subject to change.

The Million Dollar Quartet Southern Barbecue is scheduled for June 29th. The barbecue dinner will take place prior to performance, and will be available to anyone who purchases the dinner ticket with their performance ticket. Dinners will hold a $60 cost in addition to the performance ticket. All proceeds will benefit BTG Education Programs.

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
directed and music direction by James Barry

at The Unicorn Theatre
The Larry Vaber Stage
BTG’s Stockbridge Campus, 6 East Street

Previews: Wednesday, June 14 through Friday, June 16
Press Opening/Opening Night: Saturday, June 17 at 8pm
Talkback: Monday, June 19 after 7pm performance
Barbecue Fundraiser: Thursday, June 29th prior to 7pm performance
Closing: Saturday, July 15 at 8pm
Tickets: Preview: $55
Tickets: $65
Sponsored by: Lead Sponsor, Bobbie Hallig; The Shubert Foundation;Massachusetts Cultural Council and Furlano and Arace, PC
Million Dollar Quartet Cast:
Gabriel Aronson as Jerry Lee Lewis
Christy Coco as Dyanne
Nathan Yates Douglass as Brother Jay
Brycen Katolinsky as Elvis Presley
David W. Lincoln as Fluke Holland
Ben Nordstrom as Sam Phillips
Bill Sheets as Johnny Cash
Colin Summers as Carl Perkins

About Berkshire Theatre Group

The Colonial Theatre, founded in 1903, and Berkshire Theatre Festival, founded in 1928, are two of the oldest cultural organizations in the Berkshires. In 2010, under the leadership of Artistic Director and CEO Kate Maguire, the two organizations merged to form Berkshire Theatre Group (BTG). Berkshire Theatre Group’s mission is to support wide ranging artistic exploration and acclaimed performances in theatre, dance, music and entertainment. Every year, BTG produces and presents performances to over 68,000 attendees and, through our Educational Program, serves over 13,000 Berkshire County schoolchildren annually. BTG’s celebrated stages reflect the history of the American theatre; they represent a priceless cultural resource for the community.

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