Best Bets: Johnny minus Johnny
Consider this Johnny, sans Johnny.
(Think “Mama Mia” for the Man in Black).
This show got the nod from Cash before he died in 2003. He isn’t a character in this piece, but his story is told through the music.
Don’t expect to see a staged version of “Walk the Line,” starring Joaquin Phoenix – which premiered in theaters around the time this landed on stages.
“Ring of Fire,” by Richard Maltby, is a sunnier take on the guy who famously sang “I killed a man in Reno just to watch him die.”
“Ring of Fire” features Abe Curran, Mary Fox, Robert Lee, Dylan Rugh and Blake Thomas.
GO SEE IT What: “Ring of Fire: The Music of Johnny Cash,” directed by Mary Fox and Blake Thomas
When: Opens 7:30 p.m. today; 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday through June 21
Where: The Underground, 506 W. Michigan St.
Tickets: $16 adults, $12 students at duluthunderground.org or (218) 733-7526