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RING OF FIRE: THE MUSIC OF JOHNNY CASH
Created by Richard Maltby, Jr. and Conceived by William Meade
April 12th to May 11th on Gilliam Stage
Join us as we celebrate the opening of our newly-renovated Gilliam Stage with a fiery musical about the Man in Black himself – Johnny Cash! Ring of Fire: The Music of Johnny Cash follows the full story of Cash’s life: his early days in the cotton fields of Arkansas, the launch of his musical career in Memphis, his marriage to his beloved June Carter, and all of the soul-stirring music he created along the way. Listen to unforgettable renditions of famous songs such as “I Walk the Line,” “Folsom Prison Blues,” “I’ve Been Everywhere” and more, delivered by actor-musicians in a toe-tapping, soul-stirring musical biography you don’t want to miss.
KEEPING IT IN THE FAMILY
Sunday, May 5th after the 3pm matinee on Gilliam Stage (Barter Connects Event)
In 1968, Johnny Cash married June Carter and became a member of what we consider the First Family of Country Music. Cash was already famous, so what effect did marrying country royalty have on his career? Barter Connects welcomes Rene Rodgers, Head Curator of the Birthplace of Country Music Museum, who will lead a discussion on Cash’s place in country music, and how this fabled love story transformed the Man in Black.