PRESTONSBURG – Opening night for Jenny Wiley Theatre’s Ring of Fire! was set for Thursday night. Visitors were urged to spend a night at the Pikeville main stage with Jenny Wiley Theatre, reminiscing about the life of Johnny Cash and the legendary music he created. A set of gifted singers and instrumentalist were poised to sing the remarkable story of one of country music’s greatest singer/songwriters using the music he wrote as a concert narrative that will move and exhilarate audience members.
Jenny Wiley Theatre continues its tradition of bringing quality theatre to the mountains of Eastern Kentucky. A local cast consisting of Jason Goble, Sean Whiting, Susan Scott, Jason Layne and Mike Amoroso, all from Eastern Kentucky, was being featured on opening round. The director of the show is Galloway Stevens. Ring of Fire is sponsored by UK Healthcare.
Creator Richard Maltby Jr. explains, “It’s about home and family and getting together and loving someone. Having a backyard and generations living together enjoying each other’s lives and company. It is about what hold you together in the face of a hard life. It is about real basic family values.”
The show will run through mid-April. Saturday, April 16 at 7:30 p.m. will be the last chance to see the remarkable musical adaption of the life of Johnny Cash.
Jenny Wiley Theatre will continue its tradition of amazing entertainment as School of Rock will blast onto the Pikeville Mainstage Theatre on April 28 and run through May 7.
Tickets can be purchased by calling 877-CALL-JWT Tuesday through Saturday between 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Ticket prices are Adults $22 plus $3 ticket fee per ticket, Seniors 60+ $19 plus the $3 ticket feel, Youth 17 and under $11 plus $3 per ticket fee. The prices noted are advance ticket prices, if you purchase a ticket at the door they will be $1 more per ticket. A listing of upcoming shows is available online at www.jwtheatre.com.
Andrea Saddler is a reporter for the Floyd Times. She can be reached at (606) 794-0290.