Ring of Fire: The Music of Johnny Cash

Friday, July 06, 2018 to Sunday, August 12, 2018


By popular demand, an additional performance has been added on Wednesday, August 8 at 2  pm. 

Created by Richard Maltby, Jr.  Conceived by William Meade

July 6 – August 12

Essentially an outstanding concert enriched with biographical material.
~Steve Barnes, Albany Times Union

Perfect blend and bend of harmonies. I tapped my feet… I smiled… I marveled.
~Paul Lamar, The Daily Gazette 

Take an exuberant ride on the rails, into the backwoods and onto the wide-open highway with the music of Johnny Cash! This remarkable life story is brought to life with 31 foot-stompin’, emotionally-packed songs such as “Country Boy,” “A Thing Called Love,” “Folsom Prison Blues,” “Daddy Sang Bass,” “Ring of Fire,” “I Walk the Line,” “I’ve Been Everywhere,” “A Boy Named Sue” and “Sunday Morning Coming Down.” Performed by a multi-talented cast of actor-musicians, this story of family, humor, tragedy, sin and redemption is filled with colorful characters and exhilarating music worthy of a legend!

Run time: 120 mins including an intermission.

Special Events:

July 6: Guitar Reinterpreted Exhibit Opening Reception
30 artists were invited to create a new work, the only stipulation is that a guitar be incorporated into the final piece. All pieces will be part of a silent auction in our gallery and online. Opening reception 5 pm to 7 pm. Gallery and bidding open to the public noon to 5 pm weekdays.

July 10: Opening Night
Stay after the show for desserts from Bella Napoli and a champagne (or ginger ale) toast with the show’s cast and crew!

July 17: Chef’s Table Night
Hello, delicious. Enjoy complimentary light fare from The Hollow Bar + Kitchen before the show – one of the best kept secrets in town!

July 18 & 25: Post-show Discussion Nights
Producing Artistic Director Maggie Mancinelli-Cahill will host a post-show discussion with members of the cast. Stay and join the conversation!

July 21: I Still Miss Someone: A Johnny Cash remembrance
Join us as roots scholar and multi-instrumentalist Michael Eck discusses Johnny Cash’s legacy. He’s written about music for a wide variety of outlets including Albany Times Union, Amazon.com, AOL/Time Warner, Austin Chronicle, Best Classic Bands, Billboard, Fretboard Journal and No Depression. He consulted with Capital Repertory Theatre for Woody Guthrie’s American Song and his folk art portraits of classic country musicians were featured in theREP’s gallery for Hank Williams: Lost Highway. Talk is included with show ticket and begins at 2pm.

July 29: Behind the Scenes
A pre-show discussion with our Producing Artistic Director Maggie Mancinelli-Cahill. Starts at 12:30 pm and includes a light continental breakfast.

Personal Responsibility Statement: Proctors prides itself on offering a diverse selection of arts entertainment. Not all productions may appeal to or be appropriate for every person or for all ages. Patrons are encouraged to familiarize themselves with the shows we offer in order to make informed decisions prior to purchasing tickets.