Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at SRT's RING OF FIRE: THE MUSIC OF JOHNNY CASH
Sierra Repertory Theatre will present RING OF FIRE: The Music of Johnny Cash, playing at the Fallon House in Columbia April 20 through May 27. You can get a preview of the cast and band in the pictures below!
A live band backs up a team of incredible instrumentalists and singers in this popular musical revue directed by SRT Artistic Director Scott Viets. Though Cash himself is never impersonated, Sierra Rep's talented performers use his music to tell his life story and showcase his musical legacy. Cash's music spans country, rockabilly, blues, gospel and rock-and-roll. An American icon, Cash climbed from a poor Arkansas cotton farm to worldwide musical fame, sold 90 million records, wrote more than 1,000 songs and won nearly every major music award in his five decade career.
As a hugely popular "juke box musical," Ring of Fire packs in more than 35 hits from Cash's long career, such as "Country Boy," "A Thing Called Love," "Five Feet High and Rising," "Daddy Sang Bass," "Ring of Fire," "I Walk the Line," "I've Been Everywhere," "The Man in Black," and his final hit, "Hurt."
SRT Director Scott Viets and Musical Director Mark Seiver have assembled a stellar cast of musicians for a concert-style show that will feature six vocalists and a dozen different live instruments, from guitar, bass, banjo, fiddle and ukulele to harmonica, drums, keyboards, autoharp and accordion.
RING OF FIRE - the Music of Johnny Cash opens Friday, April 20 and plays through Sunday, May 27 at SRT's Fallon House Theatre in Columbia State Historic Park. Thursday and Friday performances begin at 7, Saturday evening performances are at 8, and Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday matinees begin at 2. (Note: Due to detours and expected traffic for the international Amgen Tour of California cycling race, there will be no performance on Wednesday, May 16, but a 2 p.m. matinee will be added to the regular schedule on Thursday, May 17.)
Ticket prices range from $24 to $32 depending on the day of the performance. Special "Talk Back" discussions with the cast will be held after the performances on Thursday, May 3 and Wednesday, May 9.
For more information or reservations, call Sierra Rep's box office at (209) 532-3120 or visit Sierra Rep at www.sierrarep.org.
Photo Credit: Rich Miller Photography
Margaret-Ellen Jeffreys, Jen Eden, Kacey Coppola
Margaret-Ellen Jeffreys (top), Jen Eden (left), Kacey Coppola (right)