Recommended Theater: RING OF FIRE: THE MUSIC OF JOHNNY CASH (with Lance Guest, Drury Lane, Chicago)

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by Connor McCormick on July 23, 2023

in Theater-Chicago

Drury Lane Theatre continues its 2023 season with a celebration of one of America’s great music icons in Ring of Fire: The Music of Johnny Cash. American film and television actor Lance Guest, best known for his starring role in 1984’s The Last Starfighter., will play the lead.

Drury Lane’s production of Ring of Fire: The Music of Johnny Cash runs August 30 – October 22, 2023, at Drury Lane Theatre, 100 Drury Lane in Oakbrook Terrace. The press opening is scheduled for Thursday, September 7 at 7:00pm. Tickets are available by phone at (630) 530-0111 or online at Drury Lane.

Ring of Fire showcases the story of Johnny Cash through his music. From country rock n’ roll to searing ballads of love and faith, Cash’s iconic songs highlight the incredible struggles and triumphs of his life. Performed by an incredible group of actor/musicians, Ring of Fire celebrates the music that has become a part of our collective experience.

Music by: Johnny Cash
Created by: Richard Maltby, Jr
Orchestrations by: Steven Bishop & Jeff Lisenby
Conceived by: William Meade
Adapted from the Broadway production by: Richard Maltby, Jr & Jason Edwards
Additional arrangements by: David Abbinanti

Lance Guest (Johnny)

Ring of Fire: The Music of Johnny Cash features Roy James Brown (Marshall), Elleon Dobias (Viv), Lance Guest (Johnny), Erik Hellman (LutherU/S Johnny), Michael Potter (J.R.), Aja Wiltshire (June), and includes Jenna Fawcett (U/S June and Viv), Bill Scott Sheets (U/S Johnny and J.R.), Kelan M. Smith (U/S Luther and Marshall), and Darcy Jo Wood (U/S June).

Helmed by director Scott Weinstein, the creative team includes Chuck Mead (music director) Angela Weber Miller (scenic design), Izumi Inaba (costume design), Lee Fiskness (lighting design), Ray Nardelli (sound design), Anthony Churchill (projection design), and Cassy Schillo (properties). Johanna McKenzie Miller is the associate director and Johnny Baird is the associate music director.

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