Dates: February 22-24 & March 1-3, 2019
Location: Campus Theatre at 214 W. Hickory Street in Denton, Texas
Performance Times: Friday & Saturday 7:30pm | Sunday matinee 2pm
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, and based on E.L. Doctorow's distinguished novel, Ragtime is the winner of the 1998 Tony Awards for Best Score, Book and Orchestrations, and both the Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards for Best Musical and Best Score. Called by TIME Magazine "A triumph for the stage," and by the International Herald Tribune "the best musical in twenty years," this acclaimed musical is filled with pageantry, emotion and hope, bursting onto the stage like no other musical.
At the dawn of a new century, everything is changing... and anything is possible. Set in the volatile melting pot of turn-of-the-century New York, three distinctly American tales are woven together – that of a stifled upper-class wife, a determined Jewish immigrant and a daring young Harlem musician – united by their courage, compassion and belief in the promise of the future. Together, 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 is just as diverse as the melting pot of America itself, drawing 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. A truly unique and powerful portrait of America, Ragtime is sure to inspire actors and audiences alike!
Producer ... Scott Deck
Director ... Eric B. Ryan
Music Director ... John Norine, Jr.
Stage Manager ... Cathy Bardin
Assistant Stage Manager ... Tiffany Bergh
Costume Designer ... Jennifer Baldwin
Assistant Costume Designer ... Elsie Barrow
Wigs & Hair Design ... Lona Wolfe
Lighting Designer ... Les C. Deal
Sound Designer ... Pat Schaider
Properties Designer ... Sarah Key
Set Construction ... Paul Key
Rehearsal Accompanist ... Dami Jung
Mother ... Amanda Hart Bassett
Father ... Scott Bardin
Sarah ... Tatiana John
Younger Brother ... Jonathan Martin
Little Boy ... Trey Balentine
Coalhouse Walker, Jr. ... Rodney Morris
Tateh ... Anthony Ortega
Little Girl ... Sofia Guerra
Evelyn Nesbit ... Caitlin Jones
Emma Goldman ... Kate Dressler
Grandfather ... Doug Fowler
Harry Houdini / Understudy Tateh ... Abel Baldazo, Jr.
Sarah's Friend ... Damara Williams
Booker T. Washington ... Carlos Brumfield
JP Morgan ... Alfred Weser
Henry Ford ... Ryan Scott
Willie Conklin ... Will Cheek
Admiral Peary ... Johnny Williams
Bonnie Benning, Damon Berry, Melissa Feldman, Kristin Ford, T'onna Gilmore,
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Nicholas Lafleur, Isaiah McDaniels, Kimberly Mitchell, Sienna Riehle, Jenna Smith,
Mike Stretcher, Tommy Toliver, Hunter Vicars, Micaela Workman