Ring of Fire: the Music of Johnny Cash
by Georgetown Palace Theatre

Oct. 30 - Nov. 01

The music of Johnny Cash has had a remarkable journey from Broadway to theatres across the world. The show recently received a hot new re-conception by original RING OF FIRE creator Richard Maltby, Jr. featuring a cast of five actor/musicians.

From the opening chords of vintage country to rockabilly, rock n’ roll, searing ballads and gentle songs of love and deep faith, RING OF FIRE packs a score that provides a rich fabric in which to lay down the story of Johnny Cash. The great bio-pic “Walk the Line” told the story of the events of Cash’s life and the incredible struggles and triumphs of his life. RING OF FIRE gives the music the spotlight, as a core group of talented actor/musicians celebrate the songs that are such a part of our collective experience.

Director: Jeff Hinkle

Music Director: Heather Bishop

Choreographer: Jesee Smart


The Georgetown Palace announces auditions for our Springer Stage production of Ring of Fire. The production is scheduled to open Friday, January 21, 2022 and close on Sunday, February 20.  

We’re looking for talented and diverse performers who will have a lot of fun bringing this incredible jukebox musical to life. We are looking for five cast members who also play the instruments as it provides a more intimate performance experience. Not playing an instrument isn’t a deal breaker but musical talent is ideal. We are seeking performers of all ethnicities for all roles in this production, ages 16 and up.

Ring of Fire Character Breakdown       

The Auditions

Auditions will be held on the Springer Stage on Saturday, October 30 from 2:00 p - 5:30 p and Sunday, October 31 from 6:30 p -10:30 p. Monday, November 1 will be dance/movement auditions from 7:00p-10:00p. 

We would like for you to audition with a short (approx 1- 1:30) snippet of a popular country song of your choosing from the  60’s/70’s era.  If you can, play guitar (electric or acoustic), bass, banjo or fiddle. Please be willing to bring your instruments and show us! We will have an amp set up for any of the instruments that needs one. 

Callbacks will be in person, and are Wednesday, November 3 by invitation only from 6:30 to 10 pm at the Georgetown Palace.  Callbacks are posted on the Palace website, those invited will NOT be emailed.

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Rehearsals will begin on November 8th, 2021. And we will distribute scripts and music before that date.  

Rehearsals are typically held Monday through Thursday from 7:00-10:00 pm and Saturday 1:00-5:00 pm. Performances are Friday and Saturdays at 7:30 pm, and Sundays at 2 pm. Sometimes ticket demand causes us to add Saturday Matinee performances at 2 pm. 

The Georgetown Palace is committed to creating an inclusive and safe environment in which all community members feel a sense of belonging, and does not discriminate in casting practices on the basis of an individual’s ethnicity, age, gender, physical and cognitive ability, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, country of origin or other factors.  We strongly encourage candidates of all ages, abilities, gender, and ethnicities to audition.

Background checks: Everyone involved with the production must submit to a background check at the Palace’s expense. If you are cast, you will receive a secure link where you can fill it out. There is no cost to you.

The Georgetown Palace Theatre is 501c3 Non-profit organization. There is no compensation for any of the actors at this time.

If you have any questions, please email productions@georgetownpalace.com.