Main Stage

Ring of Fire: The Music of Johnny Cash

Created by RICHARD MALTBY, JR. 

Conceived by WILLIAM MEADE

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

Mar 8, 2016 – Mar 12, 2016
2 hours (including intermission)

The ultimate tribute to the iconic Johnny CashRing of Fire tells the story of finding love, success, faith and redemption.  Performed by a multi-talented cast featuring some of Saskatchewan’s finest artists, this Globe Theatre production includes all of Cash’s classic hits: "I Walk the Line," “A Boy Named Sue,” and “Folsom Prison Blues.”   Ring of Fire is a powerful tribute to the Man in Black, an endlessly entertaining journey that will leave you cheering for more!

 

Ring of Fire enjoyed a tremendously successful tour of Saskatchewan in early 2016.  Click here to view all the communities we visited.

CAST  
Timothy E. Brummund  
Fraser Elsdon  
Christo Graham  
Ben Redant  
Devra Straker  
   
CREATIVE  
Valerie Ann Pearson Director, Musical Director
Wes D. Pearce Set and Costume Designer
Renee Brode Lighting Designer
Kenilee Kehler Stage Manager
Mel Watkins Assistant Stage Manager

 

CAST  

Timothy E. Brummund

Globe Theatre: Ring of Fire: The Music of Johnny
Cash
(Casino Regina, Persephone Theatre).

Other Theatre: Ring of Fire: Project Johnny
Cash, ELF: The Musical, The 39 Steps, Guys
and Dolls
(Chemainus Theatre Festival); Mamma
Mia
(Mirvish Productions); West Side Story
(Vancouver Opera); The Light in The Piazza, Bat
Boy
(Patrick Street Productions); Little Shop of
Horrors
(Arts Club Theatre/Citadel Theatre); I
Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change
(Gateway
Theatre); Assassins (Alberta Theatre Projects).

Film and Television: Smallville, Continuum, Four
Brothers
. Voice Overs: He-Man, Timewarp Trio
and Western Outlaw.

Other: This show is dedicated to a young
cowboy who left us too soon… Eric Lehmann.

Fraser Elsdon

Globe Theatre: Ring of Fire: The Music of
Johnny Cash
(Casino Regina, Persephone
Theatre), Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story.

Other Theatre: Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story
(Theatre North West); Mary’s Wedding (Public
Utility Company); Romeo and Juliet (Theatre
by the Bay); Desperately Seeking Something
(Toronto Fringe Festival); The Corpse Bride
(Theatre Panik); Hero & Leander (Common
Descent/Summerworks).

Film and Television: Reign, Murdoch Mysteries.

Other: Fraser is the author of two plays, Vacant
and Flight, and is a graduate of George Brown
Theatre School.

Christo Graham

Globe Theatre: Ring of Fire: The Music of Johnny
Cash
(Casino Regina, Persephone Theatre).

Other Theatre: The Postman Walks (Appledor
Productions, Directed by David Ferry); Bette
Davis Eyes
(Toronto Fringe Festival).

Other: Christo Graham was born a small country
boy in the town of Bishop’s Mills, Ontario and
went on to study Theatre & Film at Bishop’s
University in Lennoxville, Quebec. His most recent
appearances have been in Toronto at the Fringe
and SummerWorks festivals, as well as online
with his parody album Muppet Christ Superstar.

Ben Redant

Globe Theatre: Ring of Fire: The Music of
Johnny Cash (Casino Regina, Persephone
Theatre), Man of La Mancha.

Other Theatre: Actor: The Odd Couple (Souris
Valley Theatre); Little Shop of Horrors, Swept Off
Our Feet (Regina Summer Stage); [title of show]
(Blue Room Company); The Rocky Horror Show
(Do It With Class); Rent (Thoughts by Zach);
Musical Director/Pianist: Avenue Q (Sterling
Productions); The 25th Annual Putnam County
Spelling Bee, The Marvelous Wonderettes
(Souris
Valley Theatre); Smokey Joe’s Cafe (Regina
Summer Stage); Creative City Sondheim.

Other: Yorkton-born and Regina-based, Ben
Redant is ridiculously proud to be performing in
his second show with Globe Theatre.

Devra Straker

Globe Theatre: Ring of Fire: The Music of
Johnny Cash, A Closer Walk With Patsy Cline

(2014 Tour and 2012 Season).

Other Theatre: A Closer Walk With Patsy Cline
(Mayfield Theatre, Stage West Calgary, Souris
Valley Theatre); Hairspray, Dark Star: The Life and
Times of Roy Orbison, The Full Monty, Peace,
Love & Rock n’Roll Part 1&2, Evita, Gypsy, The
Golden Age of Rock, Pop & DooWop, Rockin’
Vegas, Singin’ In The Rain, Oklahoma, The Sound
of Music, Guys And Dolls
(Mayfield Theatre); Top
of the Pops, The Rocky Horror Show
(Theatre
Aquarius); Move Over Mrs. Markham, Jesus
Christ Superstar, Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story,
The Rocky Horror Show
(Stage West Calgary);
Oliver!, The Sound of Music (Citadel Theatre); A
Chorus Line, 42nd Street
(Rainbow Stage).

Other: Originally from Saltcoats, Devra is
always happy and proud to come back home to
Saskatchewan and Globe Theatre. Much love
and deepest thanks to her family and friends for
their never ending love and support—without you
none of this would be possible.

   
CREATIVE  

Valerie Ann Pearson | Director, Musical Director

Globe Theatre: Director: Becky’s New Car,
Glass Menagerie, Dogbarked, Buddy: The Buddy
Holly Story, Henry and Alice: Into the Wild
; Actor:
Elizabeth Rex, A Perfect Ganesh, The Tempest,
Twelfth Night, Doubt.

Other Theatre: Valerie has worked across the
country. Highlights include: Grace and Glorie
(Chemainus Theatre Festival); Who’s Afraid of
Virginia Woolf, The Stone Angel, Angels in America

(Alberta Theatre Projects); To Kill a Mockingbird,
Sister’s Rosensweig
(Theatre Calgary).

Upcoming: Valerie will be directing a new
musical by Joe Slabe based on The Paper Bag
Princess by Robert Munsch.

Other: Val won a Sterling Award for her
performance in The Invention of Romance by
Conni Massing.

Wes D. Pearce | Set and Costume Designer

Globe Theatre: Costume Designer (selected):
Twelfth Night, A Man for All Seasons, The
Coronation Voyage, Honk!, Elizabeth Rex, Grace,
Amadeus, A Perfect Ganesh, Two Weeks With
The Queen, Cosi
; Costume and Set Designer:
The Secret Garden, Strawberries in January.

Other Theatre: (selected): It’s A Wonderful Life,
Leading Ladies, The 39 Steps, A Christmas Story,
Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, MacGregor’s
Hard Ice Cream and Gas
(Persephone Theatre);
River (Alberta Theatre Projects); Grease, The
Rocky Horror Show, Fiddler on the Roof, Guys
and Dolls, Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story
(Stage
West Calgary); Love You Forever and More
(Prairie Theatre Exchange); Sylvia, Romeo and
Juliet
(Western Canada Theatre).

Other: Associate Dean (Undergraduate) for
the Faculty of Media, Art, and Performance
(University of Regina); Two Betty Mitchell & four
Saskatoon and Area Theatre Award Nominations
for Outstanding Costume Design.

Renee Brode | Lighting Designer
Globe Theatre: Having Hope at Home, Anne of
Green Gables, Over the River and Through the
Woods, Stones in His Pockets.

Other Theatre: Selected designs in Canada:
A Christmas Story, Shrek, Blue Suede Shoes
(The Grand Theatre); Evangeline, Anne of
Green Gables, Canada Rocks
(Charlottetown
Festival); Rexy, Mary Poppins (Neptune
Theatre); Intimate Apparel (Obsidian Theatre/
Canadian Stage); Stratford Festival, Canadian
Opera Company, Canadian Opera Company
Ensemble, Theatre Aquarius and many others.
Selected designs in USA: Barber of Seville (Rice
University); Mack and Mabel, Stupid F**ing
Bird, The Whipping Man
(Stages Repertory
Theatre); Prince of Players, Bound (Houston
Grand Opera).
Other: Houston Press Theatre Award for Best
Lighting Design for The Whipping Man.

Kenilee Kehler | Stage Manager

Globe Theatre: The Snow Queen, Salt Baby,
You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown, Much
Ado About Nothing, Sleeping Beauty, The Last
Resort, A Closer Walk With Patsy Cline, Robin
Hood, Shakespeare’s Will, Conrad-Roy: Daffily
Ever After.

Other Theatre: Othello, Mary Stuart (Stratford
Festival); The Lucky Ones, Operation Big Rock,
The 99% and the Dragon, In the Air, Reflections,
Encore
(Dancing Sky Theatre); The 25th Annual
Putnam County Spelling Bee, The Odd Couple,
The Marvelous Wonderettes
(Souris Valley
Theatre); Venus In Fur (The Golden Apple
Theatre); Navigating (Curtain Razors); Technical
Director for MAGDANCE series and In Fur Till
Spring
(New Dance Horizons).

Upcoming: Popcorn Elder (Dancing Sky Theatre/
Gordon Tootoosis Nīkānīwin Theatre).

Other: Bachelor of Fine Arts in Stage
Management/Technical Theatre and Bachelor of
Education, both from the University of Regina.
Love to Jamie, Elizabeth, mom, dad, and Adam.

Mel Watkins | Assistant Stage Manager

Globe Theatre: Debut

Other Theatre: Munsch-ercise (Kaleidoscope
Theatre); Twist and Shout: A British Invasion,
Ring of Fire: Project Johnny Cash, Grace and
Glorie
(Chemainus Festival Theatre); A Bedfull of
Foreigners, Lend Me A Tenor, Lights, Camera,
Christmas
(Upper Canada Playhouse); On a
First Name Basis, Henry and Alice
(Lighthouse
Festival Theatre); Laura’s Cow (Canadian
Children’s Opera Company); Queen Milli of Galt
(Theatre Aquarius); The Greatest Story Never
Told
(Smile Theatre); Half Life (Rose Theatre).

Other: A graduate of the University of Windsor’s
Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Drama program.

 

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