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May 22 Broadway Palm benefit to aid Tennessee flood victims

May 22, 2010
Lehigh Acres Citizen

Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre is showing the Broadway hit Ring of Fire now through June 5. On Saturday evening, May 22, Broadway Palm will host a benefit performance for the Tennessee flood victims. Damages are being estimated at $1.4 billion and so far 17,000 residents have asked for assistance because they've lost some or everything they own, said Melissa Vogt, the Broadway Palm's sales and marketing coordinator.

A portion of the evening's proceeds will go directly to the American Red Cross of Lee County to assist in the relief efforts in Tennessee. Along with this benefit performance, the cast of Ring of Fire is currently collecting donations after each performance which will also be donated, she said.

Seeing as the late Johnny Cash performed at the now water-logged Grand Ole Opry, this benefit will be in his honor. Even after his passing, Johnny Cash is still one of the most popular entertainers of all-time and Ring of Fire tells his story of passion, redemption, humor and salvation, Vogt said.

The stage is set on fire with this musical celebration of the world's most favorite rebel. Featuring over 30 Johnny Cash hits including I Walk the Line, I've Been Everywhere, A Boy Named Sue and the title track Ring of Fire.

The production runs through June 5, and performances are Wednesday through Sunday evenings with selected matinees. Ticket prices range from $27 to $53 with group discounts available for parties of 20 or more.

Tickets are now on sale and can be reserved by calling (239) 278-4422, by visiting, or by stopping by the box office at 1380 Colonial Blvd. in Fort Myers.



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