ROSWELL, Ga. – The Georgia Ensemble Theatre (GET), North Fulton’s only professional theater company, is partnering once again with The Chattahoochee Nature Center (CNC) to bring great music to summer nights in Roswell. After two wildly popular summer productions of “Almost Heaven, John Denver’s America,” GET will now bring “Ring of Fire, The Music of Johnny Cash,” sponsored by Macy’s, to the outdoor stage at the CNC this July.
From vintage country to rockabilly, from rock-n-roll to searing ballads of love and deep faith, “Ring of Fire” tells the story of the Man in Black through his music. Over two dozen classic Cash hits including “I Walk the Line,” “A Boy Named Sue,” “Folsom Prison Blues,” and, of course, “Ring of Fire,” will all be performed by the cast. The production is directed by GET Artistic Director Robert J. Farley, with musical direction by Chris Damiano as GET continues its special partnership with The Chattahoochee Nature Center for a third consecutive summer.
“Due to unprecedented popularity of our shows the last two summers at The Chattahoochee Nature Center, Georgia Ensemble Theatre is proud to be back for the third time in as many years this July with a perfect show for the natural surroundings,” said GET Artistic Director Bob Farley. “There will be some friendly faces in the cast that patrons will know from ‘Million Dollar Quartet’ and ‘Almost Heaven, John Denver’s America.’ And I’m happy to say we’re already over 50 percent sold out, which shows the power of Cash’s music and a great place to see it.”
Chris Nelson, executive director of CNC, added, “Once again we are looking forward to partnering with the Georgia Ensemble Theatre to bring this fantastic music to Roswell. The past two summers have allowed both organizations to grow our patron bases through working together and we do it very well. We can’t think of a better combination than our great outdoor center and the music of American legend Johnny Cash.”
In addition to the show, audience members will have the opportunity to enjoy all of the amenities of CNC and bring a picnic to dine on site. There will also be a cash bar available before and during the show, selling beer and wine. Patrons may reserve seating either at a table under the covered pavilion, or enjoy general admission lawn seating under the stars. CNC will open at 6:30 p.m. on performance nights for ticketed patrons to enjoy the exhibits and grounds, with show time starting at 8 p.m.
Performances will run Thursdays through Saturdays from July 13-29, 2017 at the Chattahoochee Nature Center’s Ben Brady Pavilion, 9135 Willeo Rd., Roswell, Ga. 30075. For directions and more about CNC, visit www.chattnaturecenter.org.
Tickets are $15 per person for general admission lawn seating, and $30 for reserved table seating under the Pavilion. Tickets are on sale now at www.get.org or by calling the Theatre at 770-641-1260.