(Vocals / Bass Guitar)
Before there was Rock and Roll, there was Country. And while there have been many country music stars over the years, Johnny Cash was and is King. Kevin is thrilled to be a part of this fantastic production which tells the story of Johnny Cash through his own words and music. Kevin is a veteran actor and director here at PTC, a member of the Plaza 20 Club, as well as the recipient of the Column Award for Best Director (Non-Equity) in 2019 for TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD. He was last seen on the Plaza stage as Matthew Cuthbert in ANNE OF GREEN GABLES, Mr. Dussel in the DIARY OF ANN FRANK and Hi-Pockets Duncan in THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY. His favorite role is whichever one made you smile. Thank you to our patrons for your continued support of Plaza. Special thanks also go to his family, Vanessa and Elijah, for their love and support.
(Vocals / Guitar)
When Susan was a Flight Attendant she actually had Johnny Cash in first class and asked for his autograph. He answered "I should sign to a girl named Sue". but alas he just signed his name!! Susan was once a regular on The Grapevine Opry where she performed with Box Car Willie and Shoji Tabuchi. One of Susan's favorite roles is Patsy - ALWAYS, PATSY CLINE which she performed twice, once right here at Plaza a few years ago! Other favorite roles are Dolly-, HELLO DOLLY; Tanya,- MAMMA MIA, Mother Superior - SISTER ACT, Marmee - LITTLE WOMEN and many others! Thanks to Madison and Parker for putting together a great show! Love to my Country dance partner for life Rob and my children Madeline and Susannah & Nick. Colossians 3:23
(Vocals / Guitar)
Stephen loves being in shows at Plaza! He was last seen as Feste at Plaza in TWELFTH NIGHT.Some of his favorite roles include: Cosmo Brown in SINGIN' IN THE RAIN, Riff in WEST SIDE STORY, and Lucentio in TAMING OF THE SHREW, where he got to play opposite his wife. After graduating from UTA with a Bachelors in Music Composition and Theory, Stephen is now an elementary music teacher with Fort Worth ISD. He is very grateful to have the time to be apart of the Plaza family. Stephen would also like to thank his family, Church family, friends, and loving savior Jesus Christ for giving him the strength and encouragement to do this show. Special Thank you to my wife, Kelly (thanks for letting me write the music), son Daniel, and baby girl, Bonnie, for letting me tell stories with them on and off the stage.
MEGAN A. LILES
(Vocals / Guitar / Autoharp)
Megan is a Filipino-American mezzo-soprano with a passion for music education, storytelling, and advocating for authentic cultural representation in media. She is so excited to be back at PTC in her 20th show--17 as an actor, 1 as Music Director, and 2 as Costume Designer (with several as some combination of the three). She last appeared on the Dudley stage as Kate Murphey in TITANIC. Her favorite Plaza roles include Florika in THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME, Anita in WEST SIDE STORY, Nikki Crandall/Helsa Wenzel in THE MUSICAL COMEDY MURDERS OF 1940, and The Tallest Box in WHITE CHRISTMAS. Other favorites: Morticia in THE ADDAMS FAMILY, Tanya in MAMMA MIA, Sarah Brown in GUYS AND DOLLS, and Dorcas in 7 BRIDES FOR 7 BROTHERS. Many thanks to Madison for the opportunity to step into the incredible June Carter Cash's boots and perform with such a wonderful cast and crew. "I'll try to carry off a little darkness on my back. 'Til things are brighter..."
(Vocals / Guitar)
Parker is enjoying being a part of RING OF FIRE at Plaza. He also loved playing in THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY last year and other roles like Willard in FOOTLOOSE, Davey in NEWSIES and Yurlte the Turtle in SEUSSICAL here at PlazaCo. And had a blast playing drums for SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE and JOSEPH also here at PlazaCo. In his spare time, he loves learning to play new musical instruments. He received his accreditation as a luthier which means he has been trained in custom guitar building and repair. His passion is working with musical instruments and he's so glad he's been able to put that expertise to use in RING OF FIRE.
Howard is looking forward to having fun again with RING OF FIRE after fiddling around previously at Plaza in multiple productions of SMOKE ON THE MOUNTAIN and in ALWAYS...PATSY CLINE, BIG RIVER and AIDA. He dedicates this performance to his beloved Taffy, who has brightened his heart each and every day for the last 37 years. John 5:24
You may have recently seen Brandon in RAGTIME THE MUSICAL as Booker T. Washington, BUDDY HOLLY performing at the Apollo and in LITTLE WOMEN as professor Bhaer. As a former Marine Bandsman who has had a career as a musician, RAGTIME is one of his favorite musicals! When he isn’t acting, Brandon is teaching drum lessons at Flam Tap Studio, teaching his four wonderful children Braedon, Ramsey, Kaemon, and Mariah, and serving Our Lord. While Brandon enjoys his new found talent, his all time favorite role is being a U.S. Marine. The honor, dedication, and discipline learned there is carried over in every aspect of his life!
Haden has a Bachelor’s of Fine Arts in Music from Tarleton State University. He has worked many shows such as FOOTLOOSE, MAMA MIA, THE WIZARD OF OZ and many more with Granbury Theatre Company and has also worked here at Plaza Theatre Company in SHREK. Haden is also a drummer and plays locally. Haden is incredibly thankful for the the cast, crew, and staff for their kindness!
Madison is so grateful for the opportunity to be directing RING OF FIRE! She has enjoyed stage managing, performing, and creating props for numerous productions here at Plaza. Thank you for coming and supporting live theatre again!
JACESON P. BARRUS
JaceSon is excited to help bring RING OF FIRE to PlazaCo audiences. JaceSon is the Artistic Director at Plaza Theatre Company and has appeared in and directed many of the productions on the Plaza stage since its opening in April of 2007. Among his favorites - BIG RIVER, AIDA, ENCHANTED APRIL, TUCK EVERLASTING, THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY and WHITE CHRISTMAS. JaceSon is the fortunate husband of the lovely Tina to whom he has been married for 30+ years, the proud Dad of seven wonderful children, father-in-law to an outstanding son-in-law, and "Pap-Paps" to two delightful granddaughters. "Good will ever come".