RagtimeReturn

Playwright Terrence McNally Composer Stephen Flaherty Lyricist Lynn Ahrens Source Author E.L Doctorow Source Title Ragtime Producer Berkeley Playhouse  [Website] Description One of the most acclaimed American musicals of the last twenty years, Ragtime is a sweeping epic of hopes and dreams in a changing America at the turn of the 20th century.

Just beyond the gaze of lady liberty, the stories of three evolving and distinct communities in New York are woven together to create a fabric that blankets a new era in the land of opportunity.

A Jewish immigrant seeking a new life in America is awakened to the possibilities of success; a mother from an upper-class suburban family sees that privilege and comfort may not be as desirable as she once thought; and a gifted African-American musician, prolific in the dissonant and romantic melodies of ragtime, learns that love and passion can spark the wheels of change.

Peppered with great historical characters from Houdini to Henry Ford to Booker T. Washington, Ragtime’s Tony Award-winning score draws upon the unique sounds of the American landscape—heard from Harlem to the Lower-East-Side—to create a truly remarkable theatrical event.
Running Time 3:00 Performers Dave Abrams   [Coalhouse Walker Jr]
Mindy Lym   [Mother]
Marissa Rudd   [Sarah]
Mischa Stephens   [Tateh]
Brian Watson   [Father]
Jessica Coker   [Emma Goldman]
Elijah Cooper   [Little Boy]
Emma Curtin   [Little Girl]
Jacqueline Dennis   [Sarah's Friend]
Molly Graham   [Little Girl]
Joe Krenn   [Little Boy]
Anthony Rollins-Mullens   [Booker T. Washington]
Jaron Vesely   [Houdini]
Creative Staff William Hodgson   [Director]
Daniel Feyer   [Music Director]
Alex Rodriguez   [Choreographer]
Kirsten Royston   [Scenic Designer]
Lisa Danz   [Costume Designer]
Bo Tindell   [Lighting Designer]
Lyle Barrere   [Sound Designer]
Lexie Lazear   [Makeup Designer]
Lexie Lazear   [Hair Designer]
Lexie Lazear   [Wig Designer]
Lyle Barrere   [Properties Designer]

Julia Morgan Theatre

2640 College Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94704   Box Office:  (510) 845-$d X: 8542
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