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Ring of Fire: The Music of Johnny Cash

August 3 – September 12, 2021

Directed by Mark Cuddy
Created by Richard Maltby, Jr.
Conceived by William Meade

Adapted from the Broadway Production by 
Richard Maltby, Jr. and Jason Edward

Take a crowd-pleasing ride through Johnny Cash’s gritty life story with this rowdy jukebox musical. A multi-talented cast pays homage to the legendary Man in Black with more than two-dozen Cash classics, including “I Walk the Line,” “Folsom Prison Blues,” “I’ve Been Everywhere,” and of course, “Ring of Fire.”

Welcome to the Six-String Bandstand!

Geva’s first-ever outdoor production will be staged behind the theatre, offering a familiar seating arrangement for a special summertime experience.

Location Map

This summer only, our custom-built outdoor stage is conveniently located behind our building. Guests may enter and check in at the southwest corner, as noted on the map above. 

Please note that this rendering is not to scale. See the Seating Chart for details.

Geva’s Six-String Bandstand is generously sponsored by

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Seating Chart

All seats are general admission, by section. High tops seat up to 4 guests each and are sold per table. Refreshments will be available for purchase. 

NOTE: Ring of Fire is a ticketless event. Arrive early to check in and receive your wristband by providing the name of the ticket holder.

Important Information for Patrons

  • Ring of Fire is a ticketless event. We recommend arriving at least 30 minutes before the show so you have plenty of time to park, check-in for ticketless entry, and relax in your seat for a few minutes before the lights go up. Late seating is at the discretion of the House Manager.
  • COVID Protocols: Based on current public health guidelines, masking will not be required while outdoors. However, masking is required inside the theatre for guests using the restrooms or visiting the box office. We strongly urge unvaccinated guests to wear masks at all times. 
  • Refreshments will be sold outdoors, cash only. An ATM is available.

 

SEASON TICKET HOLDERS:

  • Section A general admission is included with your current 20/21 Season subscription. 
  • Your scheduled performance time has been emailed to you. Please contact the box office if you have not received it or wish to request a change. 
CAST

MARGARET DUDASIK

MARGARET DUDASIK (Ensemble) is so grateful for the return of live theatre and to be making her Geva debut. National tour: Cabaret (Roundabout Theatre Company). Off Broadway: A Child’s Christmas in Wales (Irish Repertory Theatre). Regional: Once (Weston/St. Michael’s/Ivoryton Playhouses),

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DAMON J. GILLESPIE

DAMON J. GILLESPIE (Ensemble) can be seen on TV in NBC’s RISE (NBC), Empire (Fox), Tiny Pretty Things (Netflix), The Society (Netflix), Inside Amy Schumer: Girl You Don’t Need Makeup (Comedy Central). Select Theatre: Newsies (Broadway), Aladdin (Broadway), Cyrano: A

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DÉA JULIEN

DÉA JULIEN (Ensemble) is an actor and musician from NYC. Credits include: West Side Story First National Tour (Rosalia, dir. Arthur Laurents/David Saint). New York: Conduct of Life (Boundless Theatre Co), STET (Abingdon Theatre), Intimacy (The New Group), Blueprint Specials

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ADRIAN LOPEZ

ADRIAN LOPEZ (Ensemble) made his Geva Theatre Center debut in 2020 in the role of Andrej in Once, the run of which was cut short by the pandemic. He is excited to get another chance to collaborate with other actor/musicians

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SKY SEALS

SKY SEALS (Ensemble) is excited to return to the Geva stage (parking lot) after barely surviving our collective, unprecedented and traumatic “hiatus” from live theatre! Sky made his Geva debut in Million Dollar Quartet as Johnny Cash, directed by Hunter

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SAM SHERWOOD

SAM SHERWOOD (Music Director and Performer) is thrilled to be back at Geva after appearing in Million Dollar Quartet in 2018. Although he’s lived in New York City for over a decade, Sam grew up down the road in Naples,

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PRODUCTION
STAFF

Orchestrations by
STEVEN BISHOP and JEFF LISENBY

Additional arrangements by
DAVID ABBINANTI

Directed by
MARK CUDDY

Music Director
SAM SHERWOOD

Scenic Designer
SHOKO KAMBARA 

Costume Designer
CHRISTINA SELIAN

Lighting Designer
DEREK MADONIA

Projection Designer
RASEAN DAVONTE JOHNSON

Sound Designer
ANDREW MARK WILHELM

Co-Dramaturg
JENNI WERNER

Co-Dramaturg
FRANCISCA DA SILVEIRA

Stage Manager
KATHERINE THESING*

Assistant Stage Manager
NOLAN TODD*

*Members of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.