Music by Stephen Flaherty
Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens
Directed by Deb Royals
Music Direction by Carolyn Colquitt
Clare Hall, Saint Francis of Assisi. 11401 Leesville Road, Raleigh 27613
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.
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 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!
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 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
GUS ALLEN - CONDUCTOR, FIREMAN
BARBARA DICIERO- REPORTER
LOUISE FARMER - REPORTER
DANNIBETH FARNUM - IMMIGRANT
JAMAL FARRAR - JUROR, COALHOUSE MAN
SHAWNA FETTERMAN - EVELYN NESBIT GIRL, WELFARE WORKER
CARLY GRISSOM - EVELYN NESBIT GIRL
GWEN VEALE HENDRIX
CHRISTINA MIAL - ENSEMBLE
DEXTER MORGAN - ENSEMBLE
E.J. PARKER - HENSON
KARYN RAHN - ENSEMBLE
SAMANTHA RAHN - BRIGETT, EVELYN NESBIT GIRL
CHARLES SANDERS - JUROR, COALHOUSE MAN
CARLOS SANTIAGO - IMMIGRANT, LITTLE BOY UNDERSTUDY
LAURA SHERIDAN - EVELYN NESBIT GIRL
THE PRODUCTION TEAM:
DIRECTOR - DEB ROYALS
MUSIC DIRECTOR - CAROLYN COLQUITT
SCENIC & LIGHT DESIGN - LEX VON BLOMMESTEIN
SOUND DESIGN - BEVERLY MARRIOTT & BENJAMIN TRAN
STAGE MANAGER - KARYN ABERTS
ASSISTANT STAGE MANAGER - KINSEY WATSON
TECHNICAL DIRECTOR - BRIAN SHANKS
CHOREOGRAPHERS - AYA WALLACE & CARRIE SANTIAGO
COSTUMES - DAVID SERXNER, DEB COX
PROPS - RACHEL GALLMAN
PRODUCTION ASSOCIATE - MELISSA REILLY
FRONT OF HOUSE MANAGEMENT - KELLY WATSON
MARKETING - NANCY WILLIAMS
The Justice 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.
"Ragtime" was 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
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February 8 - 24, 2013
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