Johnny Cash Hit Songs on Stage

September 16, 2015

Ring of Fire opens Limelight Theatre’s 24th season

Limelight Theatre’s 24th Season opens Sept. 17 with Ring of Fire, a musical revue featuring local musicians performing Johnny Cash hits!
Limelight Theatre is the only year-round community theatre in St. Augustine. Co-founded by Anne Kraft and Jean Rahner, the Limelight Theatre staged its first production on August 28, 1992, in the Monson Bayfront Inn.
Limelight Theatre will feature eight productions in 2015-16 on two stages — the Matuza Main Stage with 125 seats, and the Koger-Gamache Studio Theatre, a more intimate black box space with 75 seats. Limelight is located at 11 Old Mission Ave., in uptown St. Augustine, with plenty of FREE parking.
Ring of Fire is directed by Beth Lambert, with musical direction by Shelli Long. Cast members are local musicians/singers, including Amy Farmer as Trenna; Britt Corry as Jason; Rob Langston as David; Michael Lagasse as Eddie; and Susan Roche as Sue.
The story: A set of gifted singers and instrumentalists sing through some of the greatest songs of one of America’s most brilliant singer/songwriters, Johnny Cash. Though he is never impersonated, his remarkable life story is told through his music, climaxing in a concert that will both move and exhilarate!
Ring of Fire is family-friendly. Show times are 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday on the Matuza Main Stage. Ring of Fire is sponsored by The Raintree Restaurant.
Reservations are encouraged. Call 904-825-1164 or purchase online at

Ring of Fire songs
•    Country Boy
•    Straight A’s in Love
•    While I’ve Got It On My Mind
•    5 Feet High and Rising
•    Sweet Bye and Bye
•    Daddy Sang Bass
•    Flesh and Blood
•    Old Rugged Cross
•    Cry, Cry, Cry
•    Big River
•    I Still Miss Someone
•    Get Rhythm
•    Egg Suckin Dog
•    Oh Come, Angel Band
•    Flushed from the Bathroom of Your Heart
•    If I Were A Carpenter
•    Ring of Fire
•    Jackson
•    I’ve Been Everywhere
•    Sunday Morning, Coming Down
•    All Over Again
•    Going To Memphis
•    Delia’s Gone
•    Folsom Prison Blues
•    Man In Black
•    I Walk The Line
•    Far Side Banks of Jordan
•    Why Me, Lord?
•    Ragged Old Flag
•    Boy Named Sue
•    Hey Porter

2015-16 — 24th Season
Ring of Fire (Musical)

September 18 – October 18, 2015
Matuza Main Stage
24th Season Party: Sept. 17 at Raintree (not included in
subscription) No preview — Terrific Tuesday: Sept. 22
Johnny Cash hits! In 38 musical numbers, a mosaic of American experience is pieced together in Ring of Fire! FAMILY

The Christians (Drama)
October 23 – November 15, 2015  
Koger-Gamache Studio Theatre
Preview: Oct. 22 — Annual Gala: Nov. 7 (no show)
Terrific Tuesday: Oct. 27 and Nov. 3
A thought-provoking play which asks, “What does it take to be a Christian in today’s world?” ADULT

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever (Holiday/Family)
December 11, 2015 – January 3, 2016
Matuza Main Stage, Holiday/Family
Preview: Dec. 10 — Terrific Tuesday; Dec. 15
No shows: Dec. 24-25
New Year’s Eve Event: Dec. 31                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          A couple struggles to produce a church Christmas pageant. They must cast the Herdman kids — the most inventively awful kids in history. You won’t believe the mayhem! FAMILY

The Grapes of Wrath (Drama)
January 22-February 14, 2016
Matuza Main Stage
Preview: Jan. 21 — Terrific Tuesday: Jan. 26
A classic by John Steinbeck. Desperately proud, but reduced to poverty by the loss of their farm, the Joads pile their few possessions on a battered old truck and head west for California, hoping to find work and a better life. FAMILY

A Facility for Living (Dark Comedy)
March 4-26, 2016
Matuza Main Stage, Dark Comedy
Preview: March 3 — Terrific Tuesday: March 8
Joe Taylor, a retired actor, moves into a prison-turned-elder care facility shortly after the demise of Medicare and the election of Dick Cheney as President. PG-13

The 39 Steps (Mystery/Whodunit)
April 15-May 8, 2016
Matuza Main Stage
Preview: April 14 — Terrific Tuesday: April 19
Mix a Hitchcock masterpiece with a juicy spy novel, and add a dash of Monty Python — this whodunit will keep you on your toes and roaring in your seat! PG-13

Laundry & Bourbon, Lone Star (Two One-Act Comedies)
June 3-26, 2016
Matuza Main Stage & Koger-Gamache Studio
Preview: June 2 — Terrific Tuesday: June 7
Laundry & Bourbon centers on the discontent and very funny gossip of three small-town wives, Elizabeth, Hattie and Amy Lee, whose marriages have turned out to be less than they hoped for. Lone Star is set in the cluttered back yard of a small Texas bar with Elizabeth’s macho husband, Roy, who just returned from Vietnam with tales of war and amorous exploits. ADULT

The Last Five Years (Musical)
July 29-August 21, 2016
Koger-Gamache Studio Theatre
Preview: July 28 — Terrific Tuesday: Aug. 2
An emotionally powerful and intimate musical about two New Yorkers in their twenties who fall in and out of love over the course of five years. The two characters only meet once, at their wedding in the middle of the show. ADULT