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Ring of Fire: the Music of Johnny Cash


We should amend the adage "as American as apple pie" to "as American as Johnny Cash." Born in 1932 to poor sharecroppers, the young John R. Cash soaked up the music surrounding him via his mother and the field workers around his hometown of Dyess, Arkansas. At age twelve he picked up the guitar; the rest is history as familiar as the click-clack rhythm of Cash's "Hey Porter." Re-live the saga in Ring of Fire: the Music of Johnny Cash, presented by the Repertory Theatre of St. Louis. This musical boasts a company of performers portraying the major figures in the cultural icon's life as well as more 30 hits from the peerless Cash songbook. Tue.-Sun., (December 3-23 and 26-28). Browning Mainstage at the Loretto-Hilton Center (130 Edgar Road, Webster Groves; 314-968-4925 or $17.50-$84.50.
Wednesdays-Fridays, 8 p.m.; Saturdays, 5 p.m.; Sun., Dec. 7, 2 & 7 p.m.; Tuesdays, 7 p.m.; Sun., Dec. 14, 2 p.m.; Sun., Dec. 21, 2 & 7 p.m.; Mon., Dec. 22, 7 p.m.; Fri., Dec. 26, 8 p.m.; Sat., Dec. 27, 5 p.m.; Sun., Dec. 28, 2 & 7 p.m. Starts: Dec. 3. Continues through Dec. 23, 2014

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