2023-24 Season
November 30 - December 17, 2023

Ring of Fire – The Music of Johnny Cash

A roof-lifting, crowd-pleasing, foot-stomping musical tribute.

Created by Richard Maltby, Jr. Conceived by William Meade

Directed by Randy Redd

About the Play

The Broadway Hit Musical!  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.

Events & Talks

  • Opening Night
    December 2, 2023 at 8:00pm

    Immediately following the performance of Ring of Fire, opening night attendees are treated to a festive post-show wine and hors d’oeuvre reception with the artists.

  • Pre-Show Talk
    December 6, 2023 and December 13, 2023 at 6:45pm

    Join Dramaturg Ward LeHardy for a free, lively, and informative half-hour talk in The New Vic courtyard before each Wednesday performance of Ring of Fire.

  • Martini Night
    December 8, 2023 at 7:15pm

    Mingle with friends and enjoy a complimentary martini with your ticket purchase of Ring of Fire. Held in The New Vic courtyard 45-minutes prior to curtain on the second Friday of the run.

  • Wednesday Matinee Tea Talk
    December 13, 2023 at 1:15pm

    Join us for a special conversation over tea with invited guest scholars to share their insights on a topic particular to Ring of Fire, as related to Santa Barbara history and culture.

  • Thursday Talkback
    December 14, 2023

    Immediately following the final Thursday evening performance of Ring of Fire, meet members of the cast and participate in an informal 20-30 minute Q&A about the show.

Ring of Fire – The Music of Johnny Cash Showtimes

There are several showtimes for Ring of Fire. Opening night will be December 2, 2023 and the show will run until December 17, 2023. View all the showtime offerings and purchase tickets so you will not miss out on this performance.


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