Sunday, June 25, 2017

Ring of Fire: the music of Johnny Cash
Created by Richard Maltby Jr. Conceived by Bill Meade
Directed by Kelly Van Oosbree
Co-produced by Vintage Theatre Productions and Lowry’s Spotlight Theatre
Vintage Theatre
June 23- August 6

        Ben Cowhick and Isabella Duran (Photo credit: RDG Photography)

     This jukebox musical will touch your heart and have you stompin’ and clappin’ as if you were right there at the Grand Ole Opry.
      “Ring of Fire: the music of Johnny Cash” is outstanding!
     In the intimacy of Vintage Theatre’s Bond-Trimble Theatre, the show is a rousing dose of country western shit-kickin’ heaven.
      So if for some reason you have not thought of yourself as a Johnny Cash fan, you will be by the time the curtain falls on Ben Cowhick’s authentic and passionate performance. Who knew Cowhick was such an incredible musical talent? Never attempting to duplicate the iconic star’s inimitable voice, Cowhick communicates Cash’s persona indelibly.
     As June Cash, Isabella Duran rocks the room! As soon as she puts down a fiddle she picks up another instrument at which she is equally gifted. And wait til you hear the way she caresses a note.
     Eric Weinstein’s music direction keeps the harmonies alive and jumpin.’ Kelly Van Oosbree’s transparent direction allows the cast to shine.
     Ray Anderson on Bass with his rich vocals,S. Parker Goubert on Guitar and Kurt Ochsner on drums, round out this evening of real nostalgia.   This is truly an unforgettable bio-musical production about the iconic Man in Black.
     Some of the classic tunes you’ll be treated to are: “I Walk the Line,” “A Boy Named Sue,” “Ring of Fire” and “Folsom Prison Blues.”
     Susan Rahmsdorff-Terry's costume design is spot on, and the clean, simple lines of Kortney Hansen’s rustic set design allow the actors to really pop.  
                                Not to be missed!

June 23 – August 6, 2017
Fri/Sat at 7:30 p.m.; Sun. at 2:30 p.m.
Industry Night, Monday, July 3 at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets are $28 - $34
Online at or call 303-856-7830. 
Vintage Theatre, 1468 Dayton St., Aurora 80010.

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