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“Ragtime” At The 5th Avenue Theatre
October 13, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
In October The 5th Avenue Theatre will reinvent the powerful and sweeping classic, Ragtime (October 13 – November 5, 2017), a story about the American Dream. With sublime melodies and a deeply compelling story of love at its core, Ragtime is a musical theater masterpiece that will inspire and touch the soul. It’s the turn of the century; everything is changing and anything is possible. Set in the volatile melting pot of New York City, three distinct American stories are woven together—a determined Jewish immigrant, a daring Harlem musician and an upper-class mother, united by their courage, compassion and belief in a better tomorrow. With a compelling book by Terrence McNally and a glorious score by Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens, Ragtime was nominated for 13 Tony Awards® and was honored with awards for Best Book and Best Score. Directed by Peter Rothstein, this 5th Avenue production will be modeled after the critically acclaimed engagement at Theatre Latté Da in Minneapolis with a streamlined set and cast, allowing the glory of the music and the stories to take center stage. The Twin Cities Arts Reader proclaimed in its review, “This production is not only very entertaining, its glaring relevance to today’s America reaches to the very heart.” This will be the first time Ragtime is produced on The 5th Avenue stage and will be performed in collaboration with Asolo Repertory Theatre in Florida.