by John Stoehr
The Village Playhouse brings the music of Johnny Cash to the Charleston stage with Ring of Fire: The Johny Cash Musical Show. A hit on Broadway, this unique musical show is making its S.C. debut as the final production of the Village Playhouse and Repertory's 2008-2009 Season.
Ring of Fire features not one Johnny Cash, but a full stage of 14 performers and musicians bringing to life the heart of the Man in Black's songs: love and faith, rowdiness and redemption, struggle and success.
The musical features 30 songs, including "Ring of Fire" and "I Walk the Line." Opening is tonight at the Village Playhouse and the show runs on May 7-9, 15-16 at 8 p.m. and May 10 at 5 p.m.
If you can't catch it then, additional shows will be held during Piccolo Spoleto May 22-June 7.
We reviewed the show and if you can believe it, City Paper really liked Ring of Fire. Go figure.
Tickets can be purchased at www.villageplayhouse.com or by phone at (843) 856-1579 and cost $20-$27. —Candice Summers