Ragtime

directed by Tom Wojtunik

D. William Hughes* (Coalhouse) & Janine Ayn Romano (Sarah) 

This epic musical by the award-winning composer/lyricist team Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens (Lucky Stiff, My Favorite Year, Once On This Island, Seussical) paints a nostalgic and powerful portrait of life in turn of the century America. Based on E.L. Doctorow's distinguished novel, Ragtime intertwines three distinct stories that poignantly illustrate history's timeless contradictions of wealth and poverty, freedom and prejudice, hope and despair, and love and hate. Flaherty's score is just as diverse as the Melting Pot of America that it seeks to recreate. It draws upon traditional Jewish folk sounds to color the haunting music of the immigrants, Vaudeville's outrageous style to capture the spectacle of Evelyn Nesbit, and Joplin and Jazz to invoke the enlivened spirit of Harlem. With a book by Terrance McNally (Kiss of the Spider Woman, Master Class), this 1998 Tony award winning show for best score, book, and orchestrations, features such show stopping songs as "Getting Ready Rag," "Your Daddy's Son," "Wheels of a Dream," "Till We Reach That Day," "Back To Before," and "Make Them Hear You." This momentous musical is sure to inspire actors and audiences alike!

Performances: 

 2/5/2009 at 8:00pm
 2/6/2009 at 8:00pm
 2/7/2009 at 8:00pm
 2/8/2009 at 6:00pm
 2/12/2009 at 8:00pm
 2/13/2009 at 8:00pm
 2/14/2009 at 8:00pm
 2/15/2009 at 6:00pm
 2/19/2009 at 8:00pm
 2/20/2009 at 8:00pm
 2/21/2009 at 8:00pm
 2/22/2009 at 6:00pm

Theatre/Venue Good Shepherd United Methodist Church 

30-44 Crescent St  Queens

Phone Number for Reservations 718-303-7505 
Website for reservations www.apacny.org  
Running time 2hr. 20min. 

 

Producing Organization: Astoria Performing Arts Center  
Website www.apacny.org  
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