Ring of Fire: A Johnny Cash Musical
March 23 - 26, 2017
RING OF FIRE is all music and shows that a little of Johnny Cash lives in each of us. The songs in this tribute tell the story of a singer who broke barriers and left an unmatched legacy with musical roots in folk, gospel, rock and country. It is a rousing portrait of home and family, love and loss, faith and redemption, and is guaranteed to lift your heart and stir your soul.
Meet the Actors
Taylor Kent Buchanan, 25, is a Greenwood native. He has been associated with several bands, as a singer and guitarist. He has been performing for 11 years. Ring of Fire is his first production at GLT.
Marlon Collins, 13, is a student at Amanda Elzy Jr High School. This is his first time in a production at GLT. He was a part of the Delta Dreamers Show Choir and is a two-time member of the Mississippi Allstate Honor Choir.
Rhonda Drummond, 62, is a native of Greenwood and has been involved with GLT since 2009. She has participated in several plays including: Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, The Music Man, Jesus Christ Superstar, and Joseph and the Technicolor Dreamcoat.
Jessica Fulgham, 13, a native of Itta Bena. This is her first production for GLT and her first major play with professionals. She has enjoyed Johnny Cash since a young age, she has been inspired by him throughout her childhood.
Marvin Haley, 24, was born and raised in Greenwood. He has appeared in two productions at the Greenwood Little Theatre. His first show was No Time For Sergeants and his most recent show was Six Degrees of Separation. Claiming “One Piece at a Time” as his favorite Johnny Cash song, he enjoys the comedy side of music.
Rayne Guerra, 15, is new to GLT. She has been in many plays at her church and school. She enjoys theatre very much and is pleased to be involved in Ring of Fire. She likes GLT, and it already feels like a second home to her. She plans to be involved in as many plays as she can.
Nichole Henry, 27, is so excited to be back on The Greenwood Little Theater stage after four years! You may remember her from past productions of Bus Stop, Dearly Beloved, Gypsy and The Buddy Holly Story.
Alan Jones has traveled all across America with different bands and has also toured Western Europe on three separate occasions. He writes and records in his home studio. His most challenging gig occurred when he played the role of Buddy Holly in the production of The Buddy Holly Story.
Brooke Kirby, 27, is in her first GLT production. She lives in Carrolton. She is in the band Smalltown. She has been singing since she was 12 years old. She won first place in the country division at the Mississippi State Fair talent competition. She has auditioned for The Voice three times.
Amelia Kundel is performing in her first GLT production. She was an elementary science and music teacher at East Elementary School from 2013-2015. Currently she is studying biochemistry at Mississippi State University.
Freda MacIntosh, wife of Ted MacIntosh and teacher at North New Summit School in Greenwood, is a long time member and actor of the GLT. Some of her previous productions include: The Producers, Plaza Suite, Mama Won’t Fly, and Jesus Christ Superstar.
Matthew Moore is a resident of Greenwood. He has been involved with the theatre since Eddie Amelung recruited him for the production of Godspell. Matthew has been in various productions over the years including Little Shop of Horrors, as the plant puppeteer.
Raghav Nallani, 15, is a native of Greenwood. He has participated in various plays at GLT, including Joseph and the Technicolor Dream Coat and Winnie the Pooh. He also participated in 2016's Shakespeare Summer Camp.
Margie Norwood, 84, writes Gospel music and travels to churches to perform. She is still active in her church The Lighthouse Ministry. She was a minister for 20 years.
Will Perkins has been involved in GLT since 1999 and has appeared in many productions including Six Degrees of Separation, Into the Woods, and The Producers. He has also directed and designed sets and set decoration for shows.
Gwendolyn Riley, mother of 5 and grandmother of 14, is a native of Chicago. She has spent all her adult life in Greenwood. Gwendolyn loves the theater and has been involved in several productions, Three by Tennessee, Beauty and the Beast, Jesus Christ Superstar, and Smoky Joe’s Cafe.
Jessica Roberts, 32, is a GLT veteran who has been devoted to the art of theatre since being inspired by the incomparable Celia Emmerich at the age of 8. She has played multiple roles at GLT from “Jessie” in Godspell to “Angel” in Best Little Whorehouse in Texas.
Courtney Tate, 14, has been involved with one other GLT production, Wait Until Dark, as backstage crew. Originally from Missouri, she now attends J.Z. George Jr High School.
Jacy Lee Tate, 15, is in her first GLT production. She is originally from Steele, Missouri. She plays the ukulele and the trumpet.
Justin Tate has spent most of his life in Mississippi, and currently resides in Carrollton. He is a singer and songwriter, and also performs comedy. The role of “Mike” in Wait Until Dark marked his first appearance at GLT.
About the Directors
Ted MacIntosh is a native of Greenwood. He is married to Freda MacIntosh and works in the Cannon Chevrolet parts department. He has been involved with Greenwood Little Theatre for nearly 15 years. Past productions include The Sound of Music, No Time for Sergeants, The Buddy Holly Story, as co-director, and The Breakfast Club, also as co-director.
Cathy Foster Roberts, 62, is the current Drama Director at Pillow Academy. She has been a member of GLT for 30 years. She is an award winning Costumer, Director of multiple productions, Children’s Summer Workshop Director for 17 years, and Actress. Her roles as Raynelle in Dearly Departed and Cathy Vernon in The Breakfast Club are personal favorites.
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