RAGTIME - Brooklyn Players Community Musical Theater
Brooklyn Players Community Musical Theater (BPCMT) is proud to present RAGTIME, one of our most stirring American musicals. The racial and cultural melting pot of the United States in 1906 identified by a new music called Ragtime reveals a timultuous time where immigration and racial differences became catalysts for drama. Beautiful music and fabulous writing bring both fictional and actual characters of the time together to tell the story of human conflicts as relevant today as they were then.
Based on the 1975 novel by E. L. Doctorow, with music by Stephen Flaherty, lyrics by Lynn Ahrens and book by Terence McNally, RAGTIME tells the story of three groups in the United States in the early 20th century: African Americans, represented by Coalhouse Walker Jr., a Harlem musician; upper-class suburbanites, represented by Mother, the matriarch of a white upper-class family in New Rochelle, New York; and Eastern European immigrants, represented by Tateh, a Jewish immigrant from Latvia.
Historical figures including Harry Houdini, Evelyn Nesbit, Booker T. Washington, J. P. Morgan, Henry Ford, Stanford White, Harry Kendall Thaw, Admiral Peary, Matthew Henson, and Emma Goldman are also part of these characters' stories.
PERFORMANCES are at 3 & 8PM on both 3/18 & 3/25/2017, and 8PM on 3/30 & 3/31 all at the Brooklyn Music School Theater, 126 St.Felix St. in Brooklyn. $22 online/ $15 for under 12 y/o and Seniors via Brown Paper Tickets. $27 for all, CASH ONLY, at the door. Come early if you want to be sure to get seats, especially for matinees.
ONLINE TICKET SALES END AT 10:00 AM that day's performance(s) but tickets will always be available at the door.
Directed By: Max Quinlan
Choreography: Kenna Morris Garcia
Musical Direction: Justin Ward Weber
Set Artist: Loretta Agro
Costume Design: James Martinelli & Mykel Frank
Stage Manager: Christina Renee Sutton
Lighting & Sound Design: Ed Morrill
Production Manager: Chris Carlson
Artistic Director: Corinne Goodman
Featuring: Daniel E. Pérez Alcántara, Desiree Artesse, Raimi Bagwell, Lucia Burns, Evan Buxbaum, Robert Caccomo, Chris Carlson, Jeannie Cascio, Emma Claye, Ido Davidesco, Caleb Fisher, Rowen Fisher, Brandon Fox, Johari Frasier, Lexis Green, Ezra Hernandez, Tanzania Hughie, Lauren Kidwell, Lianna Klinger, Gail Lemelbaum, Justin Lerner, Frederica Lewis, Vanessa Lynah, Standley McCray, James Martinelli, Jennifer McCarthy, Tereva Moore, Masha Paul, Chazmond Peacock, Gina Pemberton, Robert James, Kevin Riddagh, Mike Salerno, Colleen Stewart, Rantea Emir Thompson, Cinthya Vargas, Erich Walker
RAGTIME is BPCMT's 7th annual musical. The philosophy of Brooklyn Players Community Musical Theater is the same as it has been at Brooklyn Players for the past 15 years - a nurturing and non-competitive artistic community that collaborates to put on shows with heart and fun. There is a range of performance experience and abilities in shows cast members, and there is room for everyone in the cast to be supported in their abilities to grow as musical theater performers. brooklynplayers.com
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RAGTIME is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. www.MTIShows.com
Brooklyn Players Community Musical Theaters production of RAGTIME is sponsored, in part, by the Greater New York Arts Development Fund of the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, administered by Brooklyn Arts Council (BAC).
Brooklyn Music School Playhouse (View)
126 St. Felix St.
Brooklyn, NY 11217
|Minimum Age: 5|
|Kid Friendly: Yes!|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|