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Surflight Theatre presents "Million Dollar Quartet"

originally published: 05/22/2024

Surflight Theatre presents "Million Dollar Quartet"

(BEACH HAVEN, NJ) -- Surflight Theatre will open their 75th Season of Broadway at the Beach with Million Dollar Quartet from May 30 through June 16, 2024. If you grew up listening to any of the hitmakers that were discovered by Sam Phillips, you won't want to miss out on seeing Million Dollar Quartet - a musical based on the auspicious meeting between four of the greatest rockers of all time in 1956 at Sun Records in Memphis. The men were Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and Elvis Presley, and for one night only they jammed together.

The show stars several very talented actor/musicians many of whom are veterans of several Million Dollar Quartet productions nationwide including Mike Brennan, Kasie Buono, Alex Burnette, Chris Coffey, Hunter Henrickson, Nathan Roberts, Sage Spiker, and Jack Supan.

Producing Artistic Director Steve Steiner directs the production. He has directed numerous productions and tours of Buddy, the Buddy Holly Story as well as performing in the original Broadway company of Buddy. This will be his third produscion of Million Dollar Quartet. Mr Steiner has directed numerous productions at Surflight Theatre, the recent ONCE at The Laguna Playhouse as well as numerous other shows at the Playhouse. He has directed several National Tours and 8 major Regional Productions in Reno and Atlantic City.

The show will also feature Musical Direction by Chris Coffey, Scenic Design by Chris Strangfeld, Sound Design by Justin Thompson,  Lighting Design by Anthony Marinaro, Costume Design by Carla Gant, Wig and hair Design by Christa Steiner, Production Management and Casting Gail Anderson, Production Stage Manager Kathryn Ronan.

Performances take place at 2:00pm on May 30, June 2, 4, 6, 9, 11, 13 & 16; and at 8:00pm on May 30, 31, June 1, 5, 6, 7, 8, 12, 13, 14 & 15. Tickets: Adults/Seniors- $43; Children 12 and Under- $33 and available for purchase online or by calling (609)492-9477. Group pricing is available. Surflight Theatre is located at 201 Engleside Avenue in Beach Haven, New Jersey.



 
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About the Cast

Mike Brennan (Sam Phillips) Surflight credits include The Addams Family (Uncle Fester), Escape to Margaritaville (Brick), and Something Rotten (Brother Jeremiah). Other credits include: The Full Monty (Dave), Kinky Boots (Don), and two national tours of Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story (Big Bopper). 

Kasie Buono (Dyanne) Walt Disney World Entertainment, Capital Repertory Theatre (Million Dollar Quartet Christmas), Broadway Palm (ELVIS: A Musical Revolution). Favorite Credits: Young Frankenstein (Inga) Marvelous Wonderettes (Cindy Lou) Gilligan’s Island (Mary-Ann) 

Alex Burnette (Jerry Lee Lewis) National Tour: Madagascar the Musical (1st Nat’l), A Charlie Brown Christmas. Select Regional: Tesla Vs. Edison (Center Puppetry Arts). Holland America Cruise Line, Cedar Fair Parks’ Haunt writer/director.

Chris Coffey (Fluke / Music Director) NJ-raised,Brooklyn-based. Select Credits: Angels in America (Redhouse), Bandstand (Summer Lyric AtTulane), MDQ (Riverside Theatre), Once (SpeakEasy), The Buddy Holly Story (North Shore, The Wick), and more.

Hunter Henrickson (Brother Jay) Third Million Dollar Quartet! tour of Buddy! The Buddy Holly Story and Hunter has since traveled the US playing instruments and rockin’ out!

Nathan Roberts (Johnny Cash) Recent credits: Million Dollar Quartet Christmas (Capital Repertory Theatre), Million Dollar Quartet (Alpine Theatre Project, 6th Street Playhouse, Kincaid Regional Theatre, Historic Palace Theatre), Elvis: A Musical Revolution (Prather Productions).



 
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Sage Spiker (Elvis Presley) Recent credits include Beautiful (Gerry), Kinky Boots (Charlie), and a plethora of Million Dollar Quartets (all as Elvis).

Jack Supan (Carl Perkins) A NYC based actor, singer and guitarist who can be found playing covers at various bars in The City every week. Recent credits include Beautiful The Carole King Musical, Brighter Than The Sun, (Off-Broadway) and Blippi The Musical on London’s West End. (Olivier Award-Nominated).

Surfight Theatre's 2024 Season is sponsored by Bay Magazine and The Cheese Shoppe, Surf City and Beach Haven.


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