RING OF FIRE – BY RICHARD MALTBY, JR. AND WILLIAM MEADE JULY 28 - AUGUST 2 (ADDED PERFORMANCESATURDAY, AUG 1 @ 2PM)
Produced by Troupe America and Plymouth Playhouse
Directed by Curt Wollan, Producing Artistic Director of Troupe America
Through words and music, this jukebox musical honors and brings to life a remarkable musical legend – Johnny Cash. Full of love and emotion, humor and empathy, Ring of Fire: The Life and Music of Johnny Cash pays tribute to the legendary Man in Black with dance, comedy, stories, tragedy, and love. You won’t see an impersonator on stage. The entire cast of eight men and women play the legend that is Johnny Cash, covering 32 songs that include country, rock, folk, gospel, and blues.
Based on a 1960 low-budget film, this comedy horror pop musical tells the story of nerdy Seymour Krelborn who happens upon an unusual (and, as it turns out, lucrative) plant. The plant seems to have a craving for blood and soon begins to sing for his supper. As Seymour’s aspirations for fame and fortune grow, so does the flytrap, until mayhem and murder ensue. The music in this winner of four New York awards for Best Musical is in the style of early 1960’s doo-wop, rock and roll, and Motown.