On February 11th, the Oregon Cabaret Theatre will celebrate the opening of its 31st season with Ring of Fire – The Music of Johnny Cash. From the Man in Black’s iconic songbook comes this unique musical about love and faith, struggle and success, rowdiness and redemption, home and family.
Though Johnny Cash is never impersonated, his remarkable life story is told through his music, climaxing in a concert that will both move and exhilarate! More than two dozen classic hits—including “I Walk The Line,” “A Boy Named Sue,” “Folsom Prison Blues,” and the title tune “Ring of Fire” — paint a musical portrait of The Man in Black that promises to be a foot-stompin’, crowd-pleasin’ salute to an American legend.
The Ring of Fire cast brings back two familiar faces – Philip David Black was an audience favorite for his work as Jitter in Musical of Musicals (The Musical!) and John Leistner just finished playing Ebenezer Scrooge in OCT’s steampunk adaptation of A Christmas Carol. The three other actors in Ring of Fire make their Cabaret debut: New York-based actors Cat Greenfield and Brian Russell Carey and Los Angeles-based actor Sean Wolf Galuszka.
Casting Ring of Fire is a unique challenge. It is integral to the musical that Johnny Cash’s classic songs are played live by the actors. This show requires actors who can sing, act, and play an instrument. For example, Brian Russell Carey plays the fiddle, piano, and guitar while Cat Greenfield is called to sing as well as play the autoharp, mandolin, banjo, and acoustic guitar!
Ring of Fire opens on February 11th and runs through April 17th.
Reservations are required for pre-show dinner and brunch. Appetizers, beverages and desserts are available without reservations. Preview tickets are $21 for all seats. Tickets for other performances are $35 with $21 bistro seating available. The Cabaret offers a 20% discount for groups of ten or more. For additional information, or to purchase tickets, call the Oregon Cabaret Theatre box office at 541-488-2902 or visit our website.
Oregon Cabaret Theatre
241 Hargadine St.
Ashland, OR 97520
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