2012 - 2013 Season: “We Are Called - Our Political Responsibility”
Music by Stephen Flaherty
Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens
June 14, 15, 21, 22, 27, 28 and 29 at 8pm
June 15, 23 and 30 at 2pm
Directed by Deb Royals
Music Direction by Carolyn Colquitt
TICKETS now on sale. All seating general admission. Please email us with special seating considerations, and reserved seats through the Power2Give Costume Donation.
Winner of 4 Tony Awards.
A brilliantly written musical that tells the story of three very different families.
New World - Tateh is an immigrant trying to find success.
New Hope - Mother is a Victorian housewife struggling to find her voice.
New Music - Coalhouse is a pianist eager to embrace equality.
Their challenges are underscored by a bold new music - Ragtime.
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
Featured are such show stopping songs as "Getting
Ready Rag," "Your Daddy’s Son," "Wheels of a Dream," "Till We Reach That
Day," "Back To Before," and "Make Them Hear You." This thrilling
musical is sure to inspire actors and audiences alike!
Friday, June 14 Opening night reception with the cast following the show
Saturday, June 15 6:30pm Book Discussion led by Duke Professor Jules Odendahl-James
Sunday, June 16 $10 admission- today only
Sunday, June 23 Free Babysitting provided by SeedRaleigh
Sunday, June 30 Audio Description available for the visually impaired
THE CHARACTERS CAST A CAST B
MOTHER Lora Fabio Mary Kathryn Walston
FATHER John Adams Jason Hassell
SARAH Carly Prentis Jones Connie McCoy Rogers
SARAH’S FRIEND Terra Hodge
COALHOUSE WALKER Byron Jennings Allen Brown
LITTLE BOY JJ Malach
TATEH Coty Cockrell
LITTLE GIRL Monica Powell Allison Baumgartner
MOTHER’S YOUNGER BROTHER Stephen Wall Ian Finley
Cast A - June 14, 16, 22 with A. Baumgartner, 27, 29
Cast B - June 15, 21, 23, 28, 30
EVELYN NESBIT – MORGAN PARPAN
EMMA GOLDMAN – ALISON LAWRENCE
WILLIE CONKLIN – DEL FLACK
BOOKER T. WASHINGTON – JADE ARNOLD
HARRY K. THAW – TIM CHERRY
STANFORD WHITE – DAVID SERXNER
HARRY HOUDINI – THOM HAYNES
J.P. MORGAN – PHIL LEWIS
HENRY FORD – MARK PHIALAS
ADMIRAL ROBERT PEARY – GUS ALLEN
CHARLES S. WHITMAN – JOHN ADAMS (CAST B), JASON HASSELL (CAST A)
GRANDFATHER – BING COX
GWEN VEALE HENDRIX
THE PRODUCTION TEAM:
DIRECTOR - DEB ROYALS
MUSIC DIRECTOR - CAROLYN COLQUITT
SCENIC & LIGHT DESIGN - LEX VON BLOMMESTEIN
SOUND DESIGN - BEVERLY MARRIOTT & BEN TRAN
PRODUCTION ASSOCIATE - MELISSA REILLY
STAGE MANAGER - KARYN ABERTS
ASSISTANT STAGE MANAGER - KINSEY WATSON
TECHNICAL DIRECTOR - CHRIS SANDERS
CHOREOGRAPHERS - AYA WALLACE & CARRIE SANTIAGO
COSTUMES - DAVID SERXNER, DEB COX
FRONT OF HOUSE MANAGEMENT - KELLY WATSON
MARKETING - NANCY WILLIAMS
Theater Project is funded in part by the City of Raleigh based on the
recommendations of the Raleigh Arts Commission.
This project was supported by the N.C. Arts Council, a division of the Department of Cultural Resources.
is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre
International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also
supplied by MTI, 421 West 54th Street, New York, NY 10019. Tel:
(212)541-4684, FAX (212)397-4684 www.MTIShows.com
By William Shakespeare
Directed by David Henderson
February 8 - 24, 2013
timeless creation encompasses the historical and tragic tale of
conspiracy, political ambition and betrayal, culminating in the dramatic
assassination of Julius Caesar.
Check out the Julius Caesar Blog from now until opening day! What Would Julius Do??
Educational Guides for Teachers Available HERE
Jeremy Fiebig and Brian Fisher
John Honeycutt and Brian Fisher Michelle Johnson and Brian Fisher
Photos by Coty Cockrell
Annual Holiday Production:
By Langston Hughes
Saint Mary's School
900 Hillsborough Street, Raleigh
December 20 - 23, 2012
Directed by Deb Royals
Music Direction by Carolyn Colquitt
Choreography by Chuck Davis
Thank you to all of our patrons! We hope you come back again next year to see what's new and different.
By Peter Morgan
September 7 - 23, 2012
Directed by Carnessa Ottelin
It's all about perspective....
In 1977, former president Richard Nixon granted interview privileges to David Frost, a British talk show host with a playboy reputation. Fees were negotiated. Topics were vetted. Both hoped for an outcome that would put them back on top of their respective games. This Tony nominated play shows the behind the scenes scramble as Frost tries to elicit an apology to the American public from Nixon that no other interviewer had been able to secure.
The Independent Weekly says "Frost/Nixon raises far too timely questions about the processes that held politicians accountable in the 1970s—and the ones that do so today. Recommended. " By Byron Woods.
John Honeycutt as Richard Nixon, David Henderson as David Frost, Ryan Brock as Jim Reston, Chris Coby as Jack Brennan, Jack Prather as Swifty Lazaar/Ollie, Tanner Lagasca as Manolo Sanchez, Mark Olexik as John Birt, Mary Floyd Page as Caroline Cushing/Evonne Goolagong, Mike Raab as Bob Zelnick and Renee Wimberley and Coty Cockrell as Camera Operators.
Clare Hall Fellowship Center on the campus of The Catholic Community of St. Francis of Assisi, 11401 Leesville Road, Raleigh. firstname.lastname@example.org
Sunday, September 23 - 2:00 pm show
After show discussion with James Reston, Jr., author and researcher hired by David Frost to uncover Nixon's role in the Watergate cover up.
"The Conviction of Richard Nixon" by Jim Reston chronicles his experience in 1977, and inspired the film Frost/Nixon. Books will be sold in the lobby during all performances, and are available on line in paperback.