Change is inevitable, music is forever. Seacoast Rep is pleased to present Ragtime: The Musical.
A sweeping musical portrait – Ragtime tells three intertwined American stories from the turn of the century, from the end of a country in an all-new imagining by Seacoast Rep.
A white, well-off Anglo-Saxon family struggles to come to terms with a changing world. A Jewish father and daughter immigrate to a land of opportunity to find that the American Dream is a little more complicated than they imagined. A black musician finds hope in the future while dogged by the brutal reality of the present. Their ghosts play across the stage in an all new presentation by artistic directors Brandon James and Ben Hart. Everything is changing. Anything is possible.
Written by the award-winning team of Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens (Once on This Island, Seussical and Lucky Stiff), noted playwright Terrence McNally, and based on E.L. Doctorow’s distinguished novel, Ragtime is the winner of Tony Awards for Best Score, Book and Orchestrations, and both the Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards for Best Musical and Best Score.
Seacoast Rep has put together a cast of 35 from all over America to tell this beautiful and controversial classic told in an all-new way.
Ragtime contains depictions of violence, racism, and other adult themes. Viewer discretion is advised.
Ragtime is proudly sponsored by Raleigh Wine Bar
Our 2020 Season is sponsored by
Book by TERRENCE MCNALLY
Music by STEPHEN FLAHERTY
Lyrics by LYNN AHRENS
Based on the novel “RAGTIME” by E. L. Doctorow
Ragtime is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).
All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.