Ring of Fire
The Music of Johnny Cash
Over two dozen of Johnny Cash's songs are featured in this performance-packed musical.
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Created by RICHARD MALTBY, JR.
Conceived by WILLIAM MEADE
Adapted from the Broadway Production by RICHARD MALTBY, JR. & JASON EDWARDS
Director TRACEY FLYE
Music Director STEVEN GREENFIELD
Set & Costume Designer CORY SINCENNES
Lighting Desiger JARETH LI
Sound Designer BOBBY SMALE
Stage Manager MICHELLE CHAN
Assistant Stage Manager WAYNE PAQUETTE
…a memorable portrait of one of country music’s most fascinating performers.
This is a crowd-pleaser that quickly got the audience clapping and cheering.
Ring of Fire is a rip rollin' good time.
Cast & Creative Team
- Julien ArnoldJulien×Julien ArnoldJulien
Julien is an Edmonton based actor who has performed across Canada, most recently in Meet My Sister at Western Canada Theatre (Kamloops). In Edmonton, he has appeared at Theatre Network, Workshop West Theatre, The Mayfield Dinner Theatre, Teatro La Quindicina, Theatre Yes, Punctuate! Theatre, The Freewill Shakespeare Festival, and at the Citadel. Some of his favourite roles here have included Bottom in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Cowardly Lion in The Wizard of Oz, and Ebenezer Scrooge in A Christmas Carol.
- Matt BlackieMatt×Matt BlackieMatt
A veteran of the Canadian music scene, Matt Blackie has toured extensively as a drummer in Canada, the U.S., Europe, and India, amassing over 1,700 shows with an assortment of acclaimed acts. Matt is also an alumnus of Fanshawe College’s Music Industry Arts Program, and has worked as a studio musician and producer on more than 25 albums with several Juno- and Grammy-winning producers. Matt currently plays with The Edmonton Oilers Drum & Brass Band, and many other local acts.
- Quinn DooleyQuinn×Quinn DooleyQuinn
Quinn is excited to be back performing in her hometown. She was last seen at the Citadel in Evangeline and A Christmas Carol. Selected credits include Once (Grand Theatre/RMTC); Parade In Concert (Toronto Musical Concerts); Mamma Mia!, Shout! (Capitol Theatre); Brantwood, Hello Dolly, Parade, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (Theatre Sheridan); Pippin, 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Citadel Theatre Young Company); and numerous cabarets/concerts in Toronto. Thanks to the Ring of Fire team, T.H. and the Dooley fam.
- Lawrence LiborLawrence×Lawrence LiborLawrence
Originally from the U.K., Lawrence is extremely excited to be returning to the Citadel this summer! After training at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Lawrence went on to appear on the West End and around the U.K. Since arriving in Canada, he has appeared in shows such as Grease (Winter Garden Theatre, Toronto); Brighton Beach Memoirs (Harold Green Jewish Theatre); Jukebox Hero (Annerin Theatricals); Once (Citadel); and most recently, an immersive production of Cabaret (Grand Theatre, London, ON.)
- Jonas ShandelJonas×Jonas ShandelJonas
Jonas is a songwriter and musician from Vancouver, best-known for touring North America and Europe as the former leader of the band Headwater. Recently, Jonas has been working in Berlin as a published songwriter for Sony ATV. Jonas will be in the lobby following the show with CDs for purchase, including one he and his band made specifically for this production of Ring of Fire! Credits: Ring of Fire (Western Canada Theatre and Chemainus Theatre Festival); and Million Dollar Quartet (Arts Club Theatre).
- Daniel WillistonDaniel/Music Captain×Daniel WillistonDaniel/Music Captain
Daniel Williston has played theatres across Canada, appearing in such shows as the Wizard of Oz Panto (Ross Petty Productions); Jukebox Hero (Annerin Productions); Shrek The Musical (Globe Theatre); Once (Grand/MTC); Spoon River (Off Broadway, Soulpepper, Charlottetown Festival); and Kinky Boots (Mirvish/Australian Tour). He has also been seen on television in such shows as Heroes Reborn (NBC); Dark Matter (SYFY); Gangland Undercover (History Channel); and Lost Girl (Showcase/SYFY).
- Tracey FlyeDirector×Tracey FlyeDirector
Tracey is one of Canada’s busiest and most respected directors and choreographers with credits that span over 200 productions. Credits include a twelve-year association with the legendary rock band QUEEN and its production of We Will Rock You; Next To Normal (Musical Stage Co.); Once (Grand Theatre/RMTC); Million Dollar Quartet (Charlottetown Festival); Cabaret, Jane Eyre, The Penelopiad, The 39 Steps, Billy Elliot (RMTC); West Side Story, Evita (Vancouver Opera); Buyer & Cellar, Venus in Fur (ATP); as well as Kiss Me Kate, and Evita (Stratford Festival).
- Steven GreenfieldMusic Director×Steven GreenfieldMusic Director
Steven's selected credits include Max in Lend Me a Tenor, and Forever Plaid (Mayfield); A Christmas Carol, and Once (Citadel); The Comedy Company (Shadow); Children of God (Citadel/WCT); Good Day and Good Night (Carousel); Jerry Lee Lewis in Million Dollar Quartet (Arts Club); Elbow Room Café: The Musical (Zee Zee Theatre); and Cogsworth in Beauty and the Beast (TUTS). Upcoming: A Christmas Carol (Citadel Theatre). Special thanks to family, friends, Jessie, Edgar, and Gotham for their love and support.
- Cory SincennesSet & Costume Designer×Cory SincennesSet & Costume Designer
Cory is an award-winning designer whose set, costume, lighting, and video designs have received both national and international recognition. Cory earned a degree in Architectural Studies from Carleton University before studying design at Ryerson Theatre School. He also holds a MFA in Theatre Design from the University of Alberta. Recent designs include Matilda, Once, Shakespeare in Love, Crazy for You, Million Dollar Quartet, Venus in Fur, Romeo and Juliet, Spamalot, The Rocky Horror Show, Evangeline, Peter and the Starcatcher, Mary Poppins, and Next to Normal.
- Jareth LiLighting Designer×Jareth LiLighting Designer
Jareth is a stage designer based in Toronto, and is thrilled to be at the Citadel. Select lighting designs include The Wolves (Crows Theatre/The Howland Company); Punk Rock (Howland); Iphigenia and The Furies (Saga Collectif); Yellow Rabbit (Silk Bath/Soulpepper); Chautauqua (Pearle Harbour); Black Boys (Saga/Buddies In Bad Times); Prairie Nurse (Factory/TIP); and Risky Phil (YPT). Jareth is a member of the Associated Designers of Canada, and an instructor at York University.
- Bobby SmaleSound Designer×Bobby SmaleSound Designer
Sound design credits include Songs My Mother Never Sung Me (Concrete Theatre); The Dream Catchers (Confederation Centre for the Arts); Peter and the Starcatcher, Bittergirl (Citadel Theatre); HMS Pinafore, The Magic Flute, The Mikado, Pirates of Penzance (Edmonton Opera); Angels in America (Keyano Theatre); as well as sound and video design for The Blue Light (Keyano Theatre). He also builds custom guitars and stringed instruments from exotic hardwoods and found objects. To see and hear more check out bobbysmale.com.
- Michelle ChanStage Manager×Michelle ChanStage Manager
This is Michelle’s 20th season at the Citadel and her 12th year as Resident Stage Manager. Selected credits include Sister Act (Mayfield); The Tempest, Once, A Christmas Carol, The Silver Arrow, Shakespeare in Love, West Side Story, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Avenue Q, One Man, Two Guvnors, Spamalot, Private Lives, A Few Good Men, The Sound of Music, The Rocky Horror Show, August: Osage County, The Forbidden Phoenix, and Sweeney Todd. Big thanks to Wayne!
- Wayne PaquetteAssistant Stage Manager×Wayne PaquetteAssistant Stage Manager
For the Citadel, Wayne has directed A Christmas Carol, Blackbird, and Polaroid Stories. He has also co-directed The Blonde, the Brunette and the Vengeful Redhead; assistant directed West Side Story, The Wizard of Oz, The Glass Menagerie, Shining City, and Doubt: a parable. Wayne is the artistic director of Blarney Productions, an Edmonton-based independent theatre company (www.blarneyyeg.com). Much love to Denise.