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. Read all about it


RAGTIME is based on the novel by E. L. Doctorow... a really great story about families and surviving. Some families had it easy. Some had it hard. It's the goodness of the human spirit that steps up and inspires us to reach out and help our neighbors when they are in need. We're VERY happy to partner with our friends at GIVING THE BASICS for the third year. Many people sufffer in silence... in need... of the most basic of life's necessities. Some people find themselves in challenging curcumstances... in need of personal care products. Imagine not being able to afford toilet paper... soap... tooth paste...! YOU CAN HELP! Bring an item (or 10!) with you to any performance of RAGTIME, and we'll give you a coupon for a free box of popcorn (again with the popcorn!). It's a very small thank you for doing what you can to help those members of our community in need.




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