Casting Set for Riverside’s Ring of Fire

News   Casting Set for Riverside’s Ring of Fire
 
Jason Edwards, seen in the Broadway production, will direct and star.
Jason Edwards
Jason Edwards

Florida's Riverside Theatre has announced casting for its production of Ring of Fire, which features the music of Johnny Cash. Directed by and starring Jason Edwards, the production will play October 25-November 13 on the Stark Stage.

The cast also includes Trenna Barnes, Allison Briner-Dardenne and Benjamin D. Hale. Musicians onstage include Jeff Lisenby (keyboards, accordion), Brent Moyer (electric and acoustic guitars, trumpet), Walter Hartman (drums), Brantley Kearns (fiddle), John Marshall (upright bass) and Sam Sherwood (electric and acoustic guitars, dobro, mandolin, harmonica).

“From the songbook of iconic artist Johnny Cash comes this crowd-pleasin’, foot-stompin’ musical celebration that tells a fascinating story of love and faith, struggle and success, rowdiness and redemption, and home and family,” according to press notes. The musical boasts more than three dozen classic Cash hits, including “I Walk The Line,” “A Boy Named Sue,” “Folsom Prison Blues” and “Ring of Fire.” Conceived by William Meade and created by Richard Maltby, Jr., Ring Of Fire “dramatizes the story of a man who grew up poor in America’s heartland and traveled the world on the strength of his music and talent. Throughout his journey, Johnny Cash finds love, success, faith, misadventure, heartache, redemption, and the love of a good woman.”

The production crew also includes music director Jeff Lisenby, choreographer Denise Patton, designer John Iacovelli, costume designer Gordon DeVinney, lighting designer Kenton Yeager, sound designer Craig Beyrooti and production stage manager Audrey M. Brown.

Tickets, which start at $35, can be purchased by calling the Box Office at (772) 231-6990 or online at riversidetheatre.com.

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