Musical - June 15 through July 9, 2023
Music by Stephen Flaherty
Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens
Book by Terrence McNally
Based on the Novel by E.L. Doctorow
This sweeping musical portrait of early 20th century America tells the story of three families in the pursuit of the American Dream. 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. Called by Time magazine "a triumph for the stage," this winner of multiple Tony Awards confronts history's timeless contradictions of wealth and poverty, freedom and prejudice, hope and despair, and what it means to truly live in America.
CONTENT WARNING: Ragtime the Musical contains the presentation and discussion of systemic racism and historical inequities for Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC), immigrants, and women in early 1900s America. It contains the use of racist and offensive language, including hate speech, as well as simulated physical violence and murder as constructed by the playwright and consistent with the intent of the artist. Viewer discretion is advised.
Ragtime The Musical is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI (www.mtishows.com).