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Lyric Theatre - Light Opera Festival - Ragtime the Musical

Gripping story of immigrant life and racial injustice in 1900s New York. Nominated for 13 Tony awards.

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Lyric Theatre - Light Opera Festival - Ragtime the Musical
Lyric Theatre - Light Opera Festival - Ragtime the Musical

Time & Location

Aug 05, 2023, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Hammer Theatre, 101 Paseo De San Antonio between 2nd and, N 3rd St, San Jose, CA 95113, USA

About The Event

Ragtime is a musical with music by Stephen Flaherty, lyrics by Lynn Ahrens, and book by Terrence McNally. It is based on the 1975 novel of the same name by E.L. Doctorow.

Set in the early 20th century, Ragtime tells the story of three groups in the United States: African Americans, represented by Coalhouse Walker Jr., a Harlem musician; upper-class suburbanites, represented by Mother, the matriarch of a white upper-class family in New Rochelle, New York; and Eastern European immigrants, represented by Tateh, a Jewish immigrant from Latvia. The show also incorporates historical figures such as Harry Houdini, Evelyn Nesbit, Booker T. Washington, J. P. Morgan, Henry Ford, Stanford White, Harry Kendall Thaw, Admiral Peary, Matthew Henson, and Emma Goldman.

Music Direction: Daniel Thomas and Juanita Harris

Stage Direction: Gary Stanford, Jr.

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