Ring of Fire: Project Johnny Cash opens tomorrow night. This dramatized tribute to the late, great Johnny Cash features a cast that really lights up the stage. Chemainus audiences are in for special treat with the debut of Jonas Shandel as young Cash and Tim Brummund as the “Man in Black” (as he called himself in later years). Both performers capture the spirit of Johnny with grace, reverence and powerful musicality. Samantha Currie‘s June is spot on. As Johnny would say, “she is beautiful and she is funny!” To top it all off I got to assemble my dream band to join me on guitar: Kraig Waye on Bass and Scott Carmichael on drums, with Mark MacRae and Andrea Cross rounding out the ensemble playing every instrument that we could throw at them. I’m so very proud to make my debut as Musical Director with such a talented cast, crew, and creative team. I’m really looking forward keeping the fire burning at the Chemainus Festival Theatre from now through April 11!