ELVIS

His singular name still evokes immediate recognition from people all over the world! This official Elvis Presley bio-musical takes a closer look at the rock star and cultural icon whose impact shaped the history of music and culture. This new musical explores the pivotal moments in Elvis’s life through the perspectives of those who knew him best. Using different lenses to dig deeper into fact vs. fiction, ELVIS: THE MUSICAL spans from his impoverished childhood in Tupelo, Mississippi to his triumphant 1968 “Comeback Special,” and his ascent to be “The King.” It features over 40 Elvis hits and iconic songs including, “That’s All Right,” “Blue Moon of Kentucky,” “All Shook Up,” “Heartbreak Hotel,” “Burning Love,” “Good Rockin’ Tonight,” “Earth Angel,” “Hound Dog,” “Don’t Be Cruel,” “Jailhouse Rock,” “Are You Lonesome,” and “Blue Suede Shoes”.

Roles
1F, 6M, 9 Ensemble
Musicians
10
Acts
2
Duration
120 Min

Creators

Sean Cercone

Sean Cercone

Writer Prior to launching Broadway Licensing, Cercone served as Chief Business Officer and Senior Vice President of Professional and International Licensing for Theatrical Rights Worldwide (TRW). Since 2011, Cercone helped build TRW...

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David Abbinanti

David Abbinanti

Writer David Abbinanti is a national award-winning composer, songwriter and orchestrator. Credits include ELVIS: THE MUSICAL (Book co-written with Sean Cercone, Orchestrations, Arrangements and Additional Music & Lyrics), SATURDAY...

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Instrumentation

10 Musicians

Keyboard 1
Keyboard 2
Reed 1
Reed 2
Trumpet
Trombone
Guitar 1
Guitar 2
Bass
Drums

Casting

Elvis Presley
Male - 19-33
The King of Rock and Roll. A good-looking leading man. Great singer.

Young Elvis
Male - 10
Strong actor and singer.

Gladys Presley
Female - 33-46
Elvis’ mother and closest person in his life. Strong, Southern Woman. Overly-doting on Elvis but doesn’t put up with any BS. Strong Actress.

Sam Phillips
Male - 21-35
Elvis’ first producer. Outspoken, tough but sensitive southern man. Had a true ear and passion for authentic music, especially “Rockabilly.” Strong actor.

Colonel Tom Parker
Male - 46-59
Elvis’ unscrupulous manager. Driven purely by profit. Cigar-smoking, a big presence, former carnival barker and con-artist.

Scotty Moore
Male - 22-35
Elvis’ first lead guitarist. Also should be good straight-comedic actor.

Bill Black
Male - 18-31
Elvis’ first bass player. A real goofball. The yin to Scotty’s yang.

Ensemble
Male & Female
5F, 4M - Consisting of many roles and voice ranges.

Promotional Resources

ELVIS Logo Pack

Official Logo Pack

Included with license

Includes color and black and white high-resolution logo files in JPG, PNG, and EPS formats.

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ELVIS Official Show Artwork

Official Show Artwork

$175 / $125 for educators

Creating artwork for your performance has never been easier – customize online in minutes, download a print-ready PDF, order printed posters, access layered files.

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ELVIS Promotion Kit & Social Media Guide

Digital Marketing Essentials

$250 / $150 for educators

Includes everything you need to plan and implement the promotion of your show – 50+ graphics for social media, original show specific content, social media guide, promotion calendar and press release template.

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ELVIS Cast & Crew T-Shirts

Cast & Crew T-Shirts

As low as $10 each

Broadway Licensing has partnered with Subplot Studio to offer premium-quality Cast & Crew T-Shirts! You can add your theatre name, show dates and even your cast & crew names on the back.

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Credits

Written by
Sean Cercone and David Abbinanti

ELVIS: The Musical

By Sean Cercone and David Abbinanti

Musical Arrangements and Orchestrations by David Abbinanti

Based on a concept by Floyd Mutrux