RAGTIME - May 18, 2013

Credits

Music by STEPHEN FLAHERTY

Lyrics by LYNN AHRENS

Book by TERRENCE MCNALLY

Based on the Novel Ragtime by E.L. DOCTOROW

 

Directed by MIKE MOSALLAM

Music Direction by ERIC LOFSTROM

Voscal Direction by GRETCHEN SUHRE

Sound Design by PATRICK SCHROCK

Stage Management by DEBI HALLER

 

Executive Producer JEN GEER

Assistant Director ELIZABETH HALLER

Associate Producer EVA ROSENWALD

 

Called by Time Magazine “A triumph for the stage,” and by the International Herald Tribune “the best musical in twenty years,” this acclaimed musical won 1998 Tony Awards for Best Score, Book and Orchestrations, and won both the Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards for Best Musical and Best Score.

 

RAGTIME is not only a powerful portrait of life in turn-of-the-century America, but a relevant tale for today. Written by the award-winning composer/lyricist team of Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens (ONCE ON THIS ISLAND, SEUSSICAL and LUCKY STIFF), noted playwright Terrence McNally, (KISS OF THE SPIDER WOMAN, MASTER CLASS), and based on E.L. Doctorow’s distinguished novel, the musical intertwines the stories of three extraordinary families, as they confront history’s timeless contradictions of wealth and poverty, freedom and prejudice, hope and despair, and what it means to live in America.

 

The Tony-winning score by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty is just as diverse as the melting pot of America itself. It draws upon many musical styles from the ragtime rhythms of Harlem and Tin Pan Alley to the klezmer of the Lower East Side, from bold brass band marches to delicate waltzes, from up-tempo banjo tunes to period parlor songs and expansive anthems.

 

Featured are such show stopping songs as Getting Ready RagYour Daddy’s SonWheels of a DreamTil We Reach That DayBack To Before, and Make Them Hear You. This thrilling musical is sure to inspire actors and audiences alike!

Starring

Clark Baxtresser  |  Bob Galardi  |  Taurean Hogan  |  Ashley Harlock |  Imani Mchunu  |  Hank Miller  |  Adrienne Pisoni  |  Stephanie Rose  |  Christopher Taylor  |  Rowan Tucker-Meyer

and featuring

Ronald Woods as Booker T. Washington