Season: 57 (2002 - 2003)
Run Date(s): Mar. 21, 2003 - Apr. 13, 2003
Description: Book by Terrence McNally Music by Stephen Flaherty Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens Based on the novel by E.L. Doctorow Based on E.L. Doctorowís distinguished novel, Ragtime The Musical paints a powerful portrait of life in turn of the century America, intertwining three distinct stories that illustrate the timeless contradictions of wealth & poverty, freedom & prejudice, hope & despair, and love & hate. Stephen Flaherty's score is as diverse as the Melting Pot of America it seeks to recreate. It draws upon traditional Jewish folk sounds to color the haunting music of the immigrants, Vaudevilleís outrageous style to capture the spectacle of Evelyn Nesbit, and Joplin and Jazz to invoke the enlivened spirit of Harlem. With a book by Terrence McNally, this 1998 Tony award winning show for best score, book, and orchestrations, features such show stopping songs as ìGetting Ready Rag,î ìYour Daddyís Son,î ìWheels of a Dream,î ìTill We Reach That Day,î ìBack To Before,î and ìMake Them Hear You.î This momentous musical is sure to inspire actors and audiences alike! SHOW DATES AND TIMES: Friday, March 21, 7:30 PM Saturday, March 22, 7:30 PM Sunday, March 23, 2:00 PM* Thursday, March 27, 7:30 PM Friday, March 28, 7:30 PM Saturday, March 29, 7:30 PM Sunday, March 30, 2:00 PM Thursday, April 3, 7:30 PM Friday, April 4, 7:30 PM Saturday, April 5, 7:30 PM Sunday, April 6, 2:00 PM Thursday, April 10, 7:30 PM Friday, April 11, 7:30 PM Saturday, April 12, 7:30 PM Sunday, April 13, 2:00 PM *Performance at 2:00 on Sunday, March 23, will be interpreted for the hearing impaired. Please call DeAnna at 489-7529 (or the TDD line, 489-7581) by March 10 if you will require the services of a sign language interpreter.
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