Enjoy Ragtime, The Musical!
The book is written by Terrence McNally, music by Stephen Flaherty, lyrics by Lynn Ahrens, directed by Bruce Saathoff, assistant director is Sheryl Cleveland, and vocal director is Brock Christian.
At the dawn of a new century, everything is changing, and anything is possible. Set in the volatile melting pot of turn-of-the-century New York, three distinctly American tales are woven together, that of a stifled upper-class wife, a determined Jewish immigrant, and a daring young Harlem musician, united by their courage, compassion and belief in the promise of the future. Together, they confront history's timeless contradictions of wealth and poverty, freedom and prejudice, hope and despair, and what it means to live in America.
The Tony-winning score is just as diverse as the melting pot of America itself, drawing upon many musical styles, from the ragtime rhythms of Harlem and Tin Pan Alley to the klezmer of the Lower East Side, from bold brass band marches to delicate waltzes, from up-tempo banjo tunes to period parlor songs and expansive anthems. A truly unique and powerful portrait of America, "Ragtime" is sure to inspire audiences!
Starring; Jennifer Prow as the mother, Tim Armijo as the father, Mac Medeiros as the little boy, Jake Wattenbarger as the younger brother, Norman Colwell as the grandfather, Tevin Joslen as Coalhouse Walker Jr., Caley Mayhall as Sarah, Guy Martin as Tateh, Giselle Alaniz as the little girl, Kelci Lowry as Evelyn Nesbit, Stephanie Cervantes as Emma Goldman, Zachary Gonzalez as Harry Houdini, Brent Rochon as Henry Ford, Mark Prow as JP Morgan, Nate Pugh as Willie Conklin, Kenneth Whitchard as Booker T. Washington, and Shaynah Thompson as Sarah's friend.
Ensemble includes; Riordan Banks, Eli Castillo, Fred Cremer, Morgan Crite, Madeline Engel, Lizzy Lake, Melinda Mejia, Janisa Morales, Amber Nunamaker, Markelle Taylor, Caitlin Wolfenstein
Shows will be held; April 21, 22, 23, 28, 29, 30, May 4, 5, 6, 11, 12, 13, 2017.
For evening performances the doors open at 6 p.m. Dinner is served at 6:30 p.m. and the show begins at 7:30 p.m.
For matinee performances on Sundays, the doors open at 12:30 p.m. Lunch is served at 1 p.m. and the show begins at 2 p.m.
To purchase tickets online, visit bmtstars.com. To order tickets by phone, call the BMT, Stars box office at 325-6100 between 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. To purchase tickets in person visit the BMT, Stars box office, located at Stars Theatre Restaurant, 1931 Chester Ave. Bakersfield, CA, 93301. The box office is open from 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.