Ragtime weaves together the lives of three diverse families in the early 20th century. Set against the backdrop of historical events, the story follows the upper-class suburban family of Mother, the talented Black pianist Coalhouse Walker Jr., and Tateh, a Jewish immigrant. Their lives become entwined as they navigate issues of race, class, and immigration, all while the world around them is undergoing profound changes. Ragtime captures the essence of a transformative period in American history.
Musical Type: Pre-Contemporary (1996)
Cast Size: 20+
Music: Stephen Flaherty
Lyrics: Lynn Ahrens
Book: Terrence McNally
Audition Songs: Theatre Trip
Licensing: Music Theatre International➝
Sheet Music: Amazon➝
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