Ring of Fire: the Music of Johnny Cash
by Tex-Arts

Jul. 17 - Jul. 26, 2015

To kick off its 2015-16 Professional Series, TexARTS celebrates an American music icon with the regional premier of RING OF FIRE: THE JOHNNY CASH MUSICAL SHOW. Starring local music heavyweight and multi-instrumentalist Walt Roberts, RING OF FIRE runs July 17-26 at the Kam and James Morris Theatre.


Though Cash himself is not portrayed in the show, RING OF FIRE tells his story through a revue of his most memorable songs. In this intimate staging of what is considered the best musical revue of our time, the multi-talented cast not only sings but plays over 30 of Cash's hits including Folsom Prison Blues, I Walk the Line, Get Rhythm, and the title song Ring of Fire.

Meet the Cast


Actor and musician Walt Roberts has performed with Asleep at the Wheel, Reba McEntire, and June Carter Cash. Austin audiences will recognize him from A Ride with Boband Hank Williams: Lost Highway.


Brittany Allyson was nominated for Best Supporting Actor by the Austin Critics Table for her performance in Merrily We Roll Along at MMNT.
 actor and musician Rob Franco is an active screen actor with credits in the film Sin City 2 and TV's From Dusk Till Dawn.
Completing the cast are newcomer Matt Buzonas and vocalist Julie Foster. Local musicians Bradley Shelton and Corey Cunningham will round out the on-stage band.

TexARTS is proud to welcome back Sarah Gay as director. Gay's credits include work with Casa Mañana in Fort Worth and the Alley Theatre in Houston. Bringing Cash's world to the TexARTS stage will be scenic designer Teena Sauvola,lighting designer Stephen Pruitt, sound designer Doug Newell, costume designer Bobby Moffett, and stage manager Laura Walberg.


RING OF FIRE was created by Richard Maltby, Jr. and conceived by William Meade. The script was adapted from the Broadway Production by Richard Maltby Jr. and Jason Edwards. The music is by Johnny Cash, orchestrations by Steven Bishop and Jeff Lisenby, and additional arrangements by David Abbinanti.



from Theatrical Rights Worldwide:

From the iconic songbook of Johnny Cash comes this unique musical about love and faith, struggle and success, rowdiness and redemption, and home and family. More than two dozen classic hits—including “I Walk The Line,” “A Boy Named Sue,” “Folsom Prison Blues,” and the title tune—performed by a multi-talented cast, paint a musical portrait of The Man in Black that promises to be a foot-stompin’, crowd-pleasin’ salute to a uniquely American legend! Though he is never impersonated, Johnny Cash's remarkable life story is told through his music, climaxing in a concert that will both move and exhilarate!



Ring of Fire: the Music of Johnny Cash
by Richard Maltby, Jr., William Meade and Jason Edwards

July 17 - July 26, 2015
Kam and James Morris Studio, TexARTS
2300 Lohman's Spur
Suite 160
Lakeway, TX, 78734

 Individual tickets are now on sale and start at $40. Subscriptions are available for the 2015-16 season and start at $144. Purchase tickets at www.tex-arts.org or call the Box Office at 512-852-9079 x101

 July 17-18, 24-25 at 7:30 p.m.; July 19, 26 at 2:30 p.m.

 Venue  All performances will be held at the intimate Kam and James Morris Theatre at TexARTS' Erin Doherty Studios, 2300 Lohman's Spur, Suite #160, Lakeway, TX. The lounge opens one hour prior to curtain and offers a full bar and a pre-show happy hour. Parking is free.