Two co-productions for MSMT and Portland Stage this summer

Wed, 06/02/2021 - 3:15pm

    Maine State Music Theatre’s (MSMT) collaboration with Portland Stage continues with two co-productions this season – “The Everly Brothers” on July 23-25 at the Pickard Theater on the Bowdoin College campus and “Ring of Fire: The Johnny Cash Musical Show,” Aug. 6-29 at Portland Stage in Portland.

    The Everly Brothers features Ben Hope and Eric Anthony (both who are also performing in “Ring of Fire”) performing the music of the immensely popular American rock-n-roll duo. The Everly Brothers style of harmonizing and steel-string acoustic guitar influenced a generation of country rockers and made famous dozens of hits including “Bye Bye Love,” “Wake Up Little Susie,” “All I Have to Do Is Dream,” and “Cathy’s Clown.”

    From the songbook of Johnny Cash comes Ring of Fire, a unique musical about love and faith, struggle and success, rowdiness and redemption, and the healing power of home and family. Maine native Scott Moreau (“Walkin’ the Line” and “Million Dollar Quartet” at MSMT) performs more than two dozen classic hits — including “I Walk The Line,” “A Boy Named Sue,” “Folsom Prison Blues,” and the title tune.  The multi-talented cast paints a musical portrait of The Man in Black that promises to be a foot-stompin’, crowd-pleasin’ salute to a unique musical legend!

    Tickets are on sale for both productions for subscribers now and to for the general public on June 8.

    Tickets range from $50 - $60 for “The Everly Brothers” and can be purchased at or 207-725-8769.

    Tickets range from $44 - $70 for “Ring of Fire” and can be purchased at or 207-774-0465.