Auditions will be held on April 30 & May 1 for “Ring of Fire” which will be performed June 20– July 1.
Plot & History
The musical is made up of some of the most famous songs from the Johnny Cash songbook. The plot roughly follows Johnny’s biography from his origins as a “Country Boy” to becoming the “Man in Black”. The show uses the music of Cash to explore some of the pivotal moments in his life. While there is some dialogue, the show is mostly songs. The show includes memorable Cash songs including “My Name is Sue”, “Folsom Prison Blues”, “Daddy Sang Bass”, and of course, “Ring of Fire”. The Original Broadway Cast was larger, but this smaller 5-person version is more intimate. You can find more details about the show at the Wikipedia page.
We are looking to cast 5 individuals. Every role will be heavily featured in both song and dance. Additionally, we are looking for actors who can also play instruments. In particular, we are looking for guitar, fiddle, and bass. Ideally we are looking for 1-2 Women and 3-4 Men ranging in age and range.
Auditions are April 30 and May 1 at 6:30 p.m. at Alumni Hall at Mount Aloysius College in Cresson. (Please note: This is a change from the location previously listed). Ring of Fire auditions will consist of singing, dancing and cold reading from the script. We would like 16-32 bars of a prepared song in a country style. We are also looking for actors who can play guitar, fiddle, or bass. If you can play, please come prepared to play a selection. Finally, there will be a cold read from the script. We are looking for honesty, warmth, and soul in everything you do. Please bring your schedules with any conflicts through July 2nd.
Rehearsals will most likely run Sunday-Thursday nights but will be dependent on the conflicts of our particular cast.
We will have a read/sing through shortly after we cast, and rehearsals will begin the week of May 15th. Tech rehearsals will be June 16-19th. Performances run June 20-July 1 with Strike on July 2nd.