Theater: Musicals

'Ragtime'

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Company

Clocktower Players
Cagle McDonald, dir.; George Croom, musical dir.; Josue Jasmin, choreographer.

Production Description

Casting "Ragtime." The dawn of the 20th century... everything is changing, anything is possible. Based on E.L. Doctorow’s acclaimed epic novel and set in turn-of-the-century New York, "Ragime" weaves together three distinctly American tales: a poor Jewish immigrant sells his “moving picture” books on the street, a wealthy Victorian couple welcomes a runaway into their home, and a Harlem jazz pianist turns an issue of justice into a revolution. Their personal journeys come alive as historic figures offer guidance and diversion - among them escape artist Harry Houdini, auto tycoon Henry Ford, educator Booker T. Washington, activist Emma Goldman and infamous entertainer Evelyn Nesbit. Together, their stories celebrate the struggle between tradition and independence all in pursuit of the American dream.

Rehearsal and Production Dates & Locations

Rehearsals begin Sept 9. Performances run Nov 2-10 at the Irvington Town Hall Theater in Irvington, NY.

Auditions

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Ragtime on Broadway: The Prologue

An Introduction to Ragtime

Featured Ensemble Roles

BOOKER T. WASHINGTON: the dominant figure in the Black community of the United States at the turn of the century,45-55 yrs old, C4 - E5.

COALHOUSE: a proud, sophisticated man who fights to live within his social boundaries and then rebels against them when even that is not good enough, 25-35 yrs old, G3 - B5.

EMMA GOLDMAN: the Russian born radical anarchist in early 1900's New York City, 30-40 yrs old, E3 - D5.

EVELYN NESBIT: the beautiful vaudeville performer, famous for the murder of her high profile lover by her rich husband, 18-25 yrs old, B3 - D5.

FATHER: rich, conservative, staunch in his ways but not intentionally unkind, 30-45 yrs old, A3 - F5.