ZACH Brings The Legends To Life In ‘Million Dollar Quartet’

by Zach Theatre on June 27, 2017 in Entertainment, Theatre, Living Texas, Austin,
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Austin’s ZACH Theatre recently announced the Tony® Award-winning musical Million Dollar Quartet, inspired by the true story of musical icons, Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Johnny Cash, and Carl Perkins coming to the stage, and the cast has finally been announced.

Million Dollar Quartet plays ZACH’s Topfer Theatre July 26 – September 3, 2017 and is directed by Dave Steakley, Producing Artistic Director of ZACH Theatre. Before Million Dollar Quartet plays Austin, it will open at the Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma in Oklahoma City June 27 – July 1, 2017, in a collaboration between ZACH Theatre (Austin, TX) and the Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma (Oklahoma City, OK) using the same cast and creatives for both engagements.

They came together to make music. And together they made history. Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Johnny Cash, and Carl Perkins joined forces for one night only on December 4, 1956 at Sun Records Studio in Memphis, TN for the greatest jam-session ever. Now, audiences can relive this legendary night and rock along to such classics as “Blue Suede Shoes,” “Folsom Prison Blues,” and “Great Balls of Fire.” There will surely be a “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On” in the Topfer Theatre for this epic night of music from rock n’ roll’s greatest icons.

The cast of the production, written by Floyd Mutrux and Colin Escott, includes Cole as Elvis Presley, Billy Cohen as Carl Perkins, Corbin Mayer as Johnny Cash, Gavin Rohrer as Jerry Lee Lewis, Jeff Jeffers as Sam Phillips (ZACH’s The Great Society), Emily Farr as Dyanne, Adam Egizi as Brother Jay, Zachary Yanez (ZACH’s One Man, Two Guvnors) as Fluke.

Age Recommendation: Six and up.

Special events in celebration of Million Dollar Quartet:

  • PRiDE NIGHT: Thursday, July 27, 2017
  • Wednesday Post-Show Talkback – Wednesday, August 2, 2017
  • ASL Interpreted and Open Captioned Performance – Wednesday, August 2, 2017
  • Champagne Opening Night – Thursday, August 3, 2017
  • Z-Lounge: Musical entertainment in the Topfer Theatre’s Main Lounge.

Tickets start at $25 and are available online at, by phone at 512-476-0541 x1, or in person at the ZACH Theatre Box Office, in the Topfer Theatre, 202 South Lamar Blvd. (corner of Riverside Drive and South Lamar Blvd.) Monday through Saturday, 12 – 5 p.m. Discounts are available for groups of eight or more. Student Rush Tickets are $18 one hour before show time (with valid ID).

Million Dollar Quartet Cast

Cole – Elvis Presley Billy Cohen – Carl Perkins
Corbin Mayer – Johnny Cash Gavin Rohrer – Jerry Lee Lewis
Jeff Jeffers – Sam Phillips Emily Farr – Dyanne
Adam Egizi – Brother Jay Zachary Yanez – Fluke
Million Dollar Quartet Creative Team
Dave Steakley – Director Allen Robertson – Music Director
Adam Koch – Scenic Designer Steven Royal – Associate Designer
Jeffrey Meek – Costume Designer Serret Jensen – Hair and Makeup Designer
Matt Webb – Lighting Designer Craig Brock – Sound Designer
Steve Baglio – Properties Designer Courtney Strong – Properties Designer
Catherine Anne Tucker – Stage Manager Dawn Drake – LTO Director of Production

About ZACH Theatre

A non-profit organization, ZACH creates intimate theatre experiences that ignite the imagination, inspire the spirit, and engage the community. As Austin’s leading professional producing theatre, ZACH employs more than 250 actors, musicians, and designers annually to create its own diverse array of nationally recognized plays and musicals under the leadership of Producing Artistic Director

Dave Steakley and Managing Director Elisbeth Challener. Each year, ZACH serves nearly 128,000 Central Texans – 55,000 of which are children and youth who participate in our education and outreach programs, as well as inspiring camps and classes. ZACH Theatre is honored to host private and community events across the beautiful rental-ready spaces on our three-stage campus located in the heart of Austin. Founded in 1932 and in its 84th season, ZACH is the longest continuously running theatre company in the state of Texas, and one of the ten oldest in the country. Visit for more information.