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Billy McGuigan’s “Rock Twist” runs at the Omaha Community Playhouse through Aug. 18.

OPENING

Ring of Fire: The Music of Johnny Cash,” Performing Artists Repertory Theatre, Crossroads Mall near 72nd and Dodge Streets, Friday through Aug. 18. Showtimes: 7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays. Additional shows: 7 p.m. Aug. 15, 2 p.m. Saturday and Aug. 17. Tickets: $35 general admission, $30 seniors. There’s a $2 service charge per ticket, and seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. Information: performingartistsrepertorytheatre.org or 402-706-0778.

A jukebox musical about the life of the legendary country singer, this show doesn’t impersonate Cash but instead offers more than 30 of his biggest hits performed by a five-member cast and a band. Songs will include “I Walk the Line,” “Folsom Prison Blues” and “A Boy Named Sue.” The New York Post said the show is “effective and funny.” Gordon Cantiello is director.

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COMING

“Sweat,” Omaha Community Playhouse, opens Aug. 16. Information: omahaplayhouse.com or 402-553-0800.

“Go, Dog, Go,” Rose Theater, opens Aug. 30. Information: rosetheater.com or 402-345-4849.

CONTINUING

Rock Twist,” Omaha Community Playhouse, 6915 Cass St., through Aug 18. Showtimes: 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays. Tickets: start at $32 for subscribers, $42 for nonsubscribers. Prices vary by performance and seating zone. Information: omahaplayhouse.com or 402-553-0800.

Betsie covers a little bit of everything for The World-Herald's Living section, including theater, religion and anything else that might need attention. Phone: 402-444-1267.

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