Georgia Ensemble Theatre Presents Ring of Fire


Atlanta's Georgia Ensemble TheatreGeorgia Ensemble Theatre (GET), North Fulton’s only professional theatre company, continues its rich history of producing high energy, crowd-pleasing, foot-stomping musicals with the season finale of our historic 19th season with the barn-burner of a musical, Ring of Fire, the Johnny Cash Musical Show, created by Richard Maltby, Jr. and conceived by William Mead, running April 12 through 29. All performances are at the Theatre’s home in the Roswell Cultural Arts Center, 950 Forrest St., Roswell, GA 30075.

Tickets range from $26 to $36 and are on sale now at the box office (770-641-1260) or online at The play is exclusively sponsored by GET’s longtime corporate partner, Bank of North Georgia. Additional support is provided by Comfort Suites and Toyota South.


Due to the high rate of advance sales for this production, Georgia Ensemble Theatre has already added three performances to our regular schedule. With tickets selling so fast, GET encourages patrons to reserve their tickets early to this extraordinary theatrical event.


About the Play:
Ring of Fire pays tribute to the songs of an American legend, the Man in Black himself, Johnny Cash. America celebrated Johnny Cash’s 80th birthday this year, and Ring of Fire is a testament to his long, successful career, featuring such popular songs as “A Boy Named Sue,” “I’ve Been Everywhere,” “Folsom Prison Blues,” “Hurt,” “I Walk the Line,” “Man in Black,” and of course, “Ring of Fire.”


Artistic Director Robert J. Farley, who spear-heads the production, says, “It is fascinating to realize that Johnny Cash never had a single fan base throughout his entire life, for that fan base was ever-changing over half a century of music. Whether you like country, rock-a-billy, gospel, rock ‘n roll, the prison songs, or his career comeback late in life, it is all here in Ring of Fire; life’s joys, challenges, and pain all sung by an outstanding ensemble of artists through the formidable spirit and great American music of the Man In Black himself, Johnny Cash.” Farley will mount the production in collaboration with music director Chris Irwin and choreographer Claci Miller.



About the Cast:


Ring of Fire features Scott DePoy (Cotton Patch Gospel), Denise Hillis (Always…Patsy Cline), Chris Irwin (King Mackerel and the Blues are Running), Tracy Vaden Moore (The Foreigner), Mark Schroeder (Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story), and making their GET debut, J.R. Hawkins and Jeremy Wood. The design team includes Stephanie Polhemus as Scenic Designer, Mary Parker as Lighting Designer, Abby Parker as Costume Designer, and Jason Polhemus as Sound Designer.


Tickets for Ring of Fire:


Ring of Fire runs April 12-29, 2012, with performances on Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m., Thursdays through Saturdays at 8 p.m., Saturdays at 4 p.m., and Sundays at 2:30 p.m. There will also be on Sunday evening show on April 22 at 7 p.m., and one Tuesday evening show on April 24 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets range in price from $26-$36, with student, senior and group discounts also available. New this season: Recession Busting $10 tickets available for perimeter seating only in the theater (no other discounts apply, and this discount is not available with online ticketing). Tickets may be purchased online at or by calling GET at 770-641-1260. All performances are at the theater’s home at the Roswell Cultural Arts Center, 950 Forrest St., Roswell, GA 30075.


2012-2013 Season Announcement:


Georgia Ensemble Theatre Artistic Director Robert J. Farley will announce the 20 Anniversary season of plays and musicals at opening night of Ring of Fire, Thursday, April 12 at 8 p.m. The season is sure to be an exciting celebration of GET’s 20 years of professional productions and arts education as the only professional theatre company in GA 400 corridor. The season will feature 5 main stage productions, plus 3 theatre for youth productions, beginning in September of 2012 and running through April of 2013.