2hr. 45min. (1 intermission)
WHAT IS IT ABOUT?
Based on E.L. Doctorow's celebrated novel, this epic Tony Award-winning musical depicts three families striving for the American dream at the turn of the 20th century. As the country balances on the cusp of social change, the lives of a wealthy white family, a daring Harlem musician, and a determined Jewish immigrant intersect — and their fates are inextricably bound and profoundly changed. With an expansive musical score, striking relevancy, and a who's who of 20th-century historical characters, Ragtime confronts both the unbridled optimism and the stark reality of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. Peter Flynn (1776) directs an all-star Washington, D.C., cast including Kevin McAllister, Tracy Lynn Olivera, Nova Y. Payton, and Jonathan Atkinson.
Note: This show is recommended for ages 12 and older.