Palm Theatre: “Ring of Fire” National Tour

Palm Theatre: “Ring of Fire” National Tour

Johnny-Cash-Ring-of-Fire-at-Grand-Rivers-Variety-1Stories of faith, family, passion, redemption, and humor set the stage ablaze in this new national tour of “Ring of Fire—The Music of Johnny Cash.” The theatrical event takes place at the Michael D. Palm Theatre, Telluride,  Wednesday, October 9, starting at 7 p.m. The show is part of the 2013-14 “Live at the Palm” season.

Touching on the life and times of musical icon Johnny Cash, the musical revue, “Ring of Fire,” is considered one of the best “jukebox musicals” of our time. Although Cash himself is never impersonated, “Ring of Fire” features a company of  talented performers who guide us all on a journey through Cash’s storied life and celebrated sound, from the cotton fields of Arkansas to the Grand Ole Opry.  

“Ring of Fire” features more than 35 hit songs from Cash’s long career including “I Walk the Line,” “Jackson,” “If I Were A Carpenter,” “I’ve Been Everywhere,” “Folsom Prison Blues,” “A Boy Named Sue,” his final hit, “Daddy Sang Bass” and the title track “Ring of Fire.” With singalong medleys and lots of bounce in its guitar-driven energy, the show should have everyone stompin’ our feet and begging for more.

Cash is primarily remembered as a country music artist, however his style ranged from gospel to folk, rock to blues – and country. Critically and audience-acclaimed,”Ring of Fire” has been bringing audiences to  their feet in theaters large and small around the country.

“Effective, funny and imaginatively presented,” raved The New York Post.

“Ring of Fire is HOT!” declared Variety. 

It’s touching and exuberant,” said the Associated Press.

“Ring of Fire-The Music of Johnny Cash” was created by Richard Maltby, Jr. and conceived by William Meade. Orchestrations by Steven Bishop and Jeff Lisenby. “Ring of Fire” was originally produced on Broadway by William Meade, CTM Productions, and James B. Freydberg.

In developing the creative vision for the show, Maltby and Meade reportedly felt that although they do not dramatize Johnny Cash’s life, it was important by the end of the show for the audience to feel they had spent the evening in the presence of an extraordinary man.

Cash wrote and sang about the lives we lead, regardless of where we lead them. Maltby once stated:

“If watching this show you feel you are being drawn back to your roots, it’s not accidental. I hope, as we bring to life these wonderful songs, we will touch your heart, mind and soul as well, and take you back to part of your life you may want to return turn to.”

Reserved seating tickets are $32 for adults and $20 for students and children.  (Live at the Palm Season ticket holders receive a 20% discount.)

Visit here or call 970.369.5669 for more information.

To put you in the mood, watch this video of Cash himself performing “Ring of Fire.”



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