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METROPOLIS CELEBRATES THE MAN IN BLACK WITH RING OF FIRE: THE MUSIC OF JOHNNY CASH

Ring of Fire - The Music of Johnny Cash - Metropolis Performing Arts CentreArlington Heights, Ill., June 22, 2016 – Metropolis concludes its 15th Anniversary Season with the tribute musical Ring of Fire: The Music of Johnny Cash July 21 – August 28, 2016.

Gritty and authentic, few voices have personified America like the great Johnny Cash. Ring of Fire celebrates the music of The Man in Black throughout his legendary career, featuring over 30 songs including I’ve Been Everywhere, A Boy Named Sue, Folsom Prison Blues, I Walk the Line and many more. Decades of incredible songs performed by a multi-talented ensemble sweep us through the musical journey of Johnny’s life, including Gospel, Folk, Country and Rock along with incredible duets with his soul mate, June Carter. See Johnny Cash’s musical legacy come to life in this rollicking, foot-stomping production of Ring of Fire.

Director Joe Keefe of Glencoe is working with an extraordinarily talented cast, including local cast members Jenna Payne of Des Plaines and Sari Greenburg and Abby Vombrack, both of Buffalo Grove.

Preview performances of Ring of Fire: The Music of Johnny Cash at Metropolis are July 21 – July 24, 2016. Regular run performances are July 28 – August 28, 2016. Specific dates and times are listed below. Tickets are $30 for previews and $38 for regular run shows and can be purchased online at MetropolisArts.com or by calling the Box Office at 847.577.2121.

Metropolis’ cast for Ring of Fire: The Music of Johnny Cash includes Jacob Fjare, Sari Greenberg, Jacob Huddilston, Tommy Malouf, Brandy Miller, Jenna Payne and Abby Vombrack. Understudies include Sari Greenberg and Stuart Mott.

Ring of Fire: The Music of Johnny Cash was created by Richard Maltby, Jr. and conceived by William Meade. Directed by Metropolis Executive/Artistic Director Joe Keefe, Associate Directed by Robin M. Hughes, Associate Music Directed by Nathan W. Brown and David Welker, Choreographed by Jen Cupani. Designers are Adam Liston (Technical Director), Holly McCauley(Properties Designer), Mitchell Ost (Scenic Designer), Rachel Parent (Costume Designer), Tom Scanlon (Sound Designer) and Joanna Szewczuk (Lighting Designer). Metropolis Production Manager is William Franz and Assistant Production Manager is Alexandra Kunath.

Ring of Fire: The Music of Johnny Cash is part of the 15th Anniversary Season at Metropolis, bringing first class entertainment to the northwest suburbs. Next up, Metropolis begins its 2016-2017 Season with The New Mel Brooks Musical Young Frankenstein (September 22 – November 6, 2016).

Ring of Fire: The Music of Johnny Cash is sponsored by FastSigns Arlington Heights. Metropolis thanks its media partner Tribune Media Group. Metropolis is partially supported by a grant from Illinois Arts Council, a state agency.

Metropolis is located in the heart of Chicago’s northwest suburbs in downtown Arlington Heights at the intersection of Campbell and Vail Avenue (111 West Campbell Street). Street parking is available. Free parking is available in the public garage behind the theatre. For more information about Metropolis and a complete performance schedule, visit MetropolisArts.com or call the Box Office at 847.577.2121.

Thursday, July 21, 2016                      7:30 P.M.
Friday, July 22, 2016                          8:00 P.M.
Saturday, July 23, 2016                      7:00 P.M.
Sunday, July 24, 2016                         3:00 P.M.
Thursday, July 28, 2016                      7:30 P.M.
Friday, July 29, 2016                          8:00 P.M.
Saturday, July 30, 2016                      3:00 & 7:00 P.M.
Sunday, July 31, 2016                         3:00 P.M.
Thursday, August 4, 2016                  7:30 P.M.
Friday, August 5, 2016                       8:00 P.M.
Saturday, August 6, 2016                   7:00 P.M.
Sunday, August 7, 2016                     3:00 P.M.
Thursday, August 11, 2016                7:30 P.M.
Friday, August 12, 2016                     8:00 P.M.
Sunday, August 14, 2016                   3:00 P.M.
Friday, July 19, 2016                         8:00 P.M.
Saturday, July 20, 2016                      7:00 P.M.
Sunday, July 21, 2016                         3:00 P.M.
Thursday, July 25, 2016                      1:00 & 7:30 P.M.
Friday, July 26, 2016                          8:00 P.M.
Saturday, July 27, 2016                      7:00 P.M.
Sunday, July 28, 2016                         3:00 P.M.

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