Considered one of the best "jukebox musicals" of our time, "Ring of Fire - The Life and Music of Johnny Cash," will take the stage at the Lancaster Performing Arts Center on Saturday, Oct. 12 at 3 and 8 p.m. A company of performers will lead you through the life of legendary country artist Johnny Cash, from the cotton fields of Arkansas to the Grand Ole Opry, with more than 35 of his greatest hits including: "I Walk the Line," "Jackson," "If I Were a Carpenter," "I've Been Everywhere," "Folsom Prison Blues," "A Boy Named Sue," his final hit, "Daddy Sang Bass," and the title track "Ring of Fire."
Created by Richard Maltby, Jr., and conceived by William Meade, with orchestrations by Steven Bishop and Jeff Lisenby, "Ring of Fire - The Life and Music of Johnny Cash," was originally produced on Broadway and performed at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre. In developing the creative vision for the show, Maltby and Meade felt that the audience experience should culminate in the feeling that they have spent the evening in the presence of an extraordinary and real man.
Maltby states, "If, watching this show, you feel you are being drawn back to your roots, it's not accidental. I hope, as we bring to life these wonderful songs, we will touch your heart, mind and soul as well, and take you back to part of your life you may want to return to."
Although famous for his country music, Cash's style ranged from gospel to folk, rock to blues, with country in between. His story is one filled with faith, family, passion, redemption and humor. With smashing medleys and bounce in its guitar-driven energy, this show will have you stompin' your feet and asking for more.
Orchestra seats are available at $47 and $45. Tickets may be purchased online at LPAC.org, by phone at 661-723-5950 or in person at the LPAC Box Office, 750 W. Lancaster Blvd. Box office hours are noon to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, and noon to 4 p.m. Saturday.