Music Theatre of Denton

 

For Immediate Release
Dates: February 22-24 & March 1-3, 2019
Location:  Campus Theatre at 214 W. Hickory Street in Denton, Texas
Performance Times: Friday & Saturday 7:30pm | Sunday matinee 2pm

​Music Theatre of Denton is bringing RAGTIME the Musical to Campus Theatre as our first production of the 2019 Season, weekends of February 22 and March 1. We are extending an opportunity for you to review us for publication for either our Friday or Saturday evening, or Sunday matinee performances. To reserve your comp ticket please email mtd@musictheatreofdenton.com and include your selected date; we will respond back with ticket confirmation.

Written by the award-winning composer/lyricist 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 the 1998 Tony Awards for Best Score, Book and Orchestrations, and both the Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards for Best Musical and Best Score. Called by TIME Magazine "A triumph for the stage," and by the International Herald Tribune "the best musical in twenty years," this acclaimed musical is filled with pageantry, emotion and hope, bursting onto the stage like no other musical.

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 actors and audiences alike!

PRODUCTION TEAM
Producer ... Scott Deck
Director ... Eric B. Ryan
Music Director ... John Norine, Jr.
Stage Manager ... Cathy Bardin
Lighting Designer ... Les C. Deal
Sound Designer ... Pat Schaider
Rehearsal Accompanist ... Dami Jung​

CAST
Mother ... Amanda Hart Bassett
Father ... Scott Bardin
Sarah ... Tatiana John
Coalhouse ... Rodney Morris
Tateh ... Anthony Ortega
Evelyn Nesbit ... Caitlin Jones
Emma Goldman ... Kate Dressler
Grandfather ... Doug Fowler
Houdini / Understudy Tateh ... Abel Baldazo Jr.
Sarah's Friend ... Damara Williams
Booker T. Washington ... Carlos Brumfield
JP Morgan ... Alfred Weser
Henry Ford ... Ryan Scott
Willie Conklin ... Will Cheek
Baron's Assistant / Houdini's Mother / Understudy Mother ... Sienna Riehle​

Ensemble...
Melissa Feldman, Danielle Graves, Dillon Hansen, Joseph Kaminski, Sienna Riehle, Jenna Smith, Kristin Sutton, Hunter Vicars, Damara Williams, Micaela Workman (Sarah's Understudy), Kimberly Mitchell, Nick Lafleur, Will Cheek, La Toya McCartney, Damon Berry, Luke Murphy


 

You may purchase tickets by calling the Campus Box Office at 940-382-1915 or by visiting the Discover Denton Center on the Square! Online ticket sales provided by Tickets to the City.