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Ultimate tribute to Johnny Cash coming to Key City Theatre

Johnny Cash, Ring of Fire will be at the Key City Theatre on March 8. - Photo submitted
Johnny Cash, Ring of Fire will be at the Key City Theatre on March 8.
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Western Canada Theatre and Chemainus Theatre Festival is proud to co-produce the ultimate tribute to the iconic Johnny Cash, Ring of Fire at the Key City Theatre on March 8.

This adaption from the Broadway show, tells the story of finding love, success, faith and redemption. Performed by a multi-talented cast, this production includes all of Cash’s classic hits, including “I Walk the Line,” “A Boy Named Sue,” “Folsom Prison Blues,” and the title tune. A powerful tribute to the Man in Black, an endlessly entertaining journey that will leave you cheering for more! The starring role is played by the superbly talented Jonas Shandel and Cranbrook audiences will recognize Zachary Stevenson from The Buddy Holly Story and Class of ‘59.

“I refer to this as a story, but you won’t find a plot, or dramatized scenes, on stage in this entertainment. The details are there for those who chose to find them, but along with them are glimpses of the world Cash lived in—of home, and family, and the land; of hard work and adversity; of faith and love and compassion for people who lead hard lives or are down on their luck. Humor is what gets you through this life, as these songs often show—and the simple hungers that draw one person to another are addressed with complete directness. These songs are full love and feeling, wit and understanding, and like all country songs, they tell it like it is,” said Ring of Fire Author Richard Maltby, Jr.

“I have complete faith that although we do not dramatize Johnny Cash’s life, by the end of the show the audience will feel that they have spent the evening in the presence of an extraordinary and real man. In many ways, Johnny Cash wrote and sang about the lives we lead, regardless of where we lead them. If, watching this show, you feel yourself being drawn back to your roots, it isn’t accidental—even if you’ve forgotten what those roots are. 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.”

Tickets are $45 | $39 for Key City Theatre members.

Showtime is at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available at the Key City Theatre Box Office 250-426-7006 and Online at www.keycitytheatre.com

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