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`Million Dollar Quartet Christmas` (Image courtesy of RRR Creative)
"Million Dollar Quartet Christmas" (Image courtesy of RRR Creative)

'Million Dollar Quartet Christmas' album released


Fri, Oct 28th 2022 02:35 pm

The “Million Dollar Quartet Christmas” cast album is now available everywhere music is streaming. Physical copies of the album will be available in stores beginning Nov. 11.

A press release said, “Distributed throughout North America by BFD/The Orchard, the album release coincides with a national touring production of the heartwarming holiday rock ‘n’ roll musical. Inspired by the Tony Award-nominated hit Broadway musical, ‘Million Dollar Quartet,’ this holiday reimagining once again brings together soon-to-be legends Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and Elvis Presley for a musical holiday celebration featuring a nostalgic string of chart-topping favorites, including ‘Run Rudolph Run,’ ‘Santa Claus is Coming to Town,’ ‘Jingle Bell Rock,’ ‘Santa Baby,’ ‘I’ll Be Home For Christmas’ and more. The 15-track cast recording also features an additional four non-holiday bonus tracks, including ‘Chantilly Lace’ and a ‘Billboard Medley,’ along with ‘Don’t Be Cruel’ and ‘Ring of Fire.’ ” Click here to stream the album.

The “Million Dollar Quartet Christmas” album is produced by Chuck Mead with executive producers Madison Wells Live and Theatrical Rights Worldwide. It was recorded and mixed at Inglehood Studios in Nashville by Cowboy Keith Thompson, with mastering by Alex McCollough of True East Mastering.

The “Million Dollar Quartet Christmas” recording cast includes members of the original company, including Jared Freiburg as Jerry Lee Lewis, Kathleen Macari as Dyanne, Bill Scott Sheets as Johnny Cash, Alex Swindle as Elvis Presley, Michael Sinclair as Brother Jay, and Jamie Pittle as W.S. “Fluke Holland,” along with Mark Andrew Miller as Carl Perkins and additional musicians Jonny Baird, Martin Lynds and Chuck Mead.

Members of the original “Million Dollar Quartet” team, Tony-nominated book writer Colin Escott and original orchestrator Mead, reunited with director Scott Weinstein and the original producer, Madison Wells Live, to create this brand-new musical. It was inspired by the true story of the momentous homecoming in December 1956 of rock ‘n’ roll newcomers – and soon-to-be legends – as they reflect on Christmases past and contemplate Christmases present and yet to come, at a moment when no one knew if rock 'n' roll was a fad or a revolution.

The design team for “Million Dollar Quartet Christmas” includes scenic design by dots, lighting design by Ryan J. O’Gara, sound design by Diego Garzón, costume design by Izumi Inaba, and prop design by Douglas Clarke. The production is general managed by Evan Bernardin Productions.

“Million Dollar Quartet Christmas” received its world premiere in 2021 at The Phoenix Theatre Company, ahead of a national tour that same year.

The 2022 tour will play select cities Nov. 12 through Dec. 23. For more information on the tour, visit mdqchristmas.com.

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