• Created by Richard Maltby,Jr.
  • Conceived by William Meade
  • Orchestrations by Steven Bishop and Jeff Lisenby
  • Ring of Fire was originally produced on Broadway by William Meade, CTM Productions, Bob Cuillo, GFour Productions, and James B. Freydberg

A musical adventure woven together by the legendary songbook of Johnny Cash; not just a reflection of his life but also an examination of the universal human story.

The legendary songbook of Johnny Cash comes to life in this vivid journey through his life and times. An ensemble of 8 introduces a singing, dancing nod to the Man in black including, “I Walk The Line”, “A Boy Named Sue”, “Folsom Prison Blues” and of course, the tune that inspired the title of this musical portrait, “Ring of Fire.”  The familiar tunes serve as anchor for a deeper narrative on love, generational living, struggles, and redemption.

Recommended for adults

September 13-29


Leanne Challa
Heather Cregg
Joel Freeman*
Cole Hansen*
Bill Reynolds
GM (Bud) Thompson
Brett Schaafsma
Noddea Skidmore

* New to the Civic Stage     



WoodTV8: The Music of Johnny Cash at GRCT

 GR|MAG: So many shows, so little time 

Fox 17: Ring of Fire: The Music of Johnny Cash Performing at GRCT

Grand Valley Lanthorn: Ring of Fire at GR Civic Theatre

GR|MAG: Actors Step Into the Ring of Fire

GR|MAG: Step Into the Ring of Fire