Photo Flash: First Look at RING OF FIRE at The Palace Theater
From the iconic songbook of Johnny Cash comes a riveting Broadway musical about love and faith, struggle and success, redemption and family. The Palace Theater, Wisconsin Dells' newest professional theater, 564 Wisconsin Dells Pkwy South, ignites their 2015 season with RING OF FIRE, running now through May 3, and rekindling its run June 15 through August 29. Directed by Warren Scott Friedman, with musical direction by John Foley (Pump Boys and Dinettes on Broadway), RING OF FIRE stars Kendra Jo Brook, Justin Droegemueller, Nyssa Duchow, Robert Kitchens, Davey Rosenberg (International Tour of Hair) and Ovation Award-winner Jake Williamson.
RING OF FIRE guides audiences on a journey through singer Johnny Cash's storied life and celebrated music, from the cotton fields of Arkansas to the Grand Ole Opry. The show was created by Tony Award Recipient Richard Maltby, Jr. and conceived by William Meade with orchestrations by Steven Bishop and Jeff Lisenby. This version is a re-imagining of the original Broadway production, more intimate, but with a full musical soundscape. More than 35 of Cash's hit songs including "I Walk the Line", "Hey Porter," "Folsom Prison Blues" and the title tune, paint a musical portrait of "The Man in Black" that promises to be a crowd-pleasing salute to the uniquely American legend.
Cash is primarily remembered as a country music artist; however his style spanned from gospel to folk, rock to blues, and country in between. Both critically and audience acclaimed, this production has brought audiences to their feet at theaters around the country. TheNew York Post calls the production "Funny and imaginatively presented!" "Ring of Fire is HOT!" declares Variety and the Associated Pressraves that the musical is "Touching and exuberant!"
Lighting Design is by Dan Efros, Set Design is by Robert Andrew Kovach, and Costume Design is by Anne Manley.
The Palace Theater is a state-of-the-art, 800-seat, regional theater destination that produces classic American musicals in a style and quality consistent with that of Broadway. The Palace Theater produces a number of family-friendly, classic musical revivals annually, while serving a full meal included in the ticket price.
With an ideal location across the street from the Wilderness Hotel and Golf Resort, the country's largest waterpark resort, the Palace Theater is likely to become a major cultural and tourism attraction for the Dells' 5 million annual visitors. The community of Wisconsin Dells is predominantly comprised of the City of Wisconsin Dells and the Village of Lake Delton. Its roots as a tourism community date back more than 150 years when the first visitors came for scenic tours of the Wisconsin River with towering sandstone cliffs hugging its shores. Today, Wisconsin Dells is widely recognized as "The Waterpark Capital of the World!®"
Tickets for RING OF FIRE at the Palace Theater start at $29.95, including dinner. Group rates are available for groups of 15 or more. Please call 608-253-9000 for Groups Sales. To reserve tickets, please call the Palace Theater Box Office at 608-253-4000 or visitwww.dellspalace.com for more information.
Justin Droegemueller, Davey Rosenberg, Jake Williamson, & Kendra Jo Brook
Kendra Jo Brook, Jake Williamson, Justin Droegemueller, Robert Kitchens, Davey Rosenberg, & Nyssa Duchow
Kendra Jo Brook, Jake Williamson, Justin Droegemueller, Robert Kitchens, Nyssa Duchow, & Davey Rosenberg
Kendra Jo Brook & Jake Williamson
Davey Rosenberg, Robert Kitchens, Kendra Jo Brook, & Nyssa Duchow