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 by James Moye
Mission San Juan Capistrano
All performances at 7:30 p.m.
July 30, 2022 - August 21, 2022

On Dec. 4, 1956, Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins gathered for one night to play music and ended up making history. This Tony Award-nominated musical takes us inside one of the greatest rock ‘n’ roll jam sessions ever recorded with four legendary musicians doing what they loved most: expressing life’s joy and sadness through song. Described as “dazzling” by New York Magazine and “wildly entertaining” by Hollywood Reporter, Million Dollar Quartet will have you rocking down memory lane with more than 20 chart-topping hits like “Blue Suede Shoes,” “Great Balls of Fire,” “I Walk the Line” and “Who Do You Love.”

Previews: July 30-Aug. 4, 2022
First Night: ​Aug​.5, 2022
Regular Performances: Aug. 6-21, 2022
Recommendation: Age 8 and above.

About Outside SCR

South Coast Repertory is excited to partner with Mission San Juan Capistrano to provide you with the opportunity to gather safely outdoors and experience family-friendly, world-class theatre under the stars. Learn more before you go.

Because the performance is outdoors, at this time we do not anticipate the need for proof of vaccination/negative PCR test.  We also do not anticipate that masking will be required.

Colin Escott ​was born in England and lives near Nashville, Tennessee. He is the author of Good Rockin’ Tonight: Sun Records and the Birth of Rock ‘n’ Roll, the first in-depth account of the Sun Records story. His book Hank Williams – The Biography has been adapted into the movie I Saw the Light, starring Tom Hiddleston and Elizabeth Olsen. His multi-CD box set, The Complete Hank Williams, won a Grammy, and another of his productions, B.B. King – King of the Blues, was nominated for a Grammy. Million Dollar Quartet received three Tony nominations, including Best Book and Best Musical. Escott was part of the writing/producing team adapting the show for  CMT/Viacom. The first season aired in 2016.

Floyd Mutrux apprenticed at the Alley Theatre in Houston and worked at Second City in Chicago; he attended Columbia University. He has conceived, written, directed, or produced 50 films, including Dusty and Sweets McGeeFreebie and the BeanAloha, Bobby and RoseThe Hollywood KnightsAmerican Hot WaxDick TracyAmerican MeBlood In, Blood OutThere Goes My Baby; and Mulholland Falls. With his wife Birgitte, he is preparing a new film Moon Over Memphis (a rock-and-roll Field of Dreams.) He also cowrote the musical  Baby It’s You! With Colin Escott and helped adapt Sun Records, the new television series based on Million Dollar QuartetMillion Dollar Quartet received three Tony Award nominations in 2010, including best book and best musical.

Million Dollar Quartet
How Did Million Dollar Quartet Get Its Name?

It was a throw-away line in the end of a story and a line in a photo caption. From such seemingly innocent actions come the names of hit Broadway musicals.

James Moye
Director James Moye Brings ‘Million Dollar’ Experience

Learn why Artistic Director David Ivers ​chose Moye to helm Outside SCR’s production of Million Dollar Quartet.

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Outside SCR Returns With Million Dollar Quartet

Find out more about the Million Dollar Quartet production at Mission San Juan Capistrano.

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Michael Ray

Lisa & Richard de Lorimier
Bill & Carolyn Klein

Judy & Wes Whitmore


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