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Kellye returns to Boca with Johnny Cash clan for patriotic concerts

Expect the Wick Theatre to be dressed in red, white and blue July 3 and 4 when Johnny Cash’s great-niece Kellye returns. She’ll perform with the Cash clan and a live band.

The former Miss America made a splash when she filled in at “Always…Patsy Cline” at the theater in May. So Marilynn Wick invited her back, this time with her parents, Roy and Billie, for their usual show.

“Her father sounds just like Johnny. Kellye is country music royalty, and she and her family have prepared an uplifting concert of patriotic songs and country classics,” said Wick, managing executive producer.

Kellye was Miss America in 1987. During her reign, she performed with her uncle Johnny Cash and Lee Greenwood before launching her own career. She played Patsy Cline in nine productions and tours, among other musicals.

“She’s a talent and her family are really patriotic people,” she said. Roy Cash is a retired U.S. Navy captain and flyer with a Silver Star. And Kellye’s brother still serves, Wick added.

Billie is the author of six books and an advocate for military families.

Wick is calling their show “An American Celebration” and plans projected images to salute 9-11 and the Blue Angels, the Navy’s famous flying squad.   

Also performing both days will be Emily Bainbridge, a British-born aerial silks artist.

A picnic is planned both days in The Wick’s tavern and lobby with a barbecue outside.

July Fourth’s show and picnic will give people time to attend the fireworks, Wicks said.

The July 3 event will feature a 5:30 p.m. picnic followed by an 8 p.m. show. The July Fourth event will feature a 4 p.m. show, followed by the picnic. The Wick Theatre is at 7901 N. Federal Highway in northeast Boca.

Show and picnic tickets are $98, show only $68, picnic only $30. Call 561-995-2333 or visit www.thewick.org for reservations.

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