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Ragtime the Musical

January 27th, 2024 (2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.)
The Bama Theatre

Book by Terrence McNally

Music by Stephen Flaherty

 Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens

Based on the novel, Ragtime, by E.L. Doctorow

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Enjoy this concert-style, reunion performance featuring many of the cast members from our 2017 production! Set in the volatile melting pot of turn-of-the-century New York, three distinctly American tales are woven together – 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.

Performance & Tickets


Performances are at the Bama Theatre (600 Greensboro Ave).

  • Saturday, January 27, 2024 at 2:00 p.m.

  • Saturday, January 27, 2024 at 7:30 p.m.

Characters/Roles Available
Production Credits


🎵 = Original 2017 Cast

⭐ = T. Earle Johnson "All Star" Cast

Production Credits

Coalhouse Walker, Jr. – Willie Williams 🎵 

Tateh Vincent Shakir

Mother – Lisa Waldrop ⭐ 🎵

Father – Brent Jones 🎵

Sarah – Carmen Murray

Little Boy (Edgar) – Averie May

Mother’s Younger Brother – John Walker ⭐ 🎵

Booker T. Washington – Kazarious (Biscuit) Brown

Emma Goldman – Kathy Wilson ⭐ 🎵

Evelyn Nesbit – Margaret Carr  🎵

Grandfather – Charles Prosser ⭐

Little Girl – Meredith Vaughn 🎵

Matthew Henson – DeAnthony Mays

Henry Ford – Josh Kauffman 🎵

Harry Houdini – Royce Garrison 🎵

J.P. Morgan/Judge - Andrew Smith 🎵

Sarah's Friend – Norquina Rieves 🎵

Willie Conklin – Nicholas Pappas

Stanford White – Bradley Logan 🎵

Harry K. Thaw – Landon Turner 🎵

Kathleen – Pamela Welbourne 🎵

Bridgit – Danielle Molina 

Admiral Peary – Cooper Shattuck 

Ensemble – Cassidy May, Sara Dudley Thompson, Amanda Smedberg, Josh Kaufman 🎵 , Landon Turner 🎵, Olivia Molina, Bradley Logan 🎵 DeAnthony Mays, Norquina Rieves 🎵, DC Britford 🎵, Ivan Taylor 🎵,

Jordan Hall, Amber Abrams, Rachael James,  Devontay Brown 🎵, Pamela Welbourne 🎵, Danielle Molina, Cooper Shattuck, Dianna Brown Shaw ⭐, Kim Palm ⭐, Helen Smith, Royce Garrison 🎵, Cassidy May, Sara Dudley Thompson, Amanda Smedberg, Taylor Britton

"Gliding" Soloist - Sarah Kathryn Ethridge

Director - Tina Turley 🎵

Musical Director - Leslie Poss 🎵

Stage Manager - Ashlyn Lambert 🎵

Scenic Design - Original Design by Wheeler Kincaid ⭐🎵

Costume Design - Jeanette Waterman 🎵

Lighting Design - Therrin Eber

Sound Design - David Jones

Hair & Makeup Design - Ava Buchanan ⭐ 🎵

Rehearsal Pianist - Judy Ransom

Crew - Ellie DeFreese,  Grant Landreth, Alex Smith


Violin:  Katie Lay

Reed 1: Bradley Twitty

Trumpet 1: Elijah Pugh

Trumpet 2: Max Hughes

Tuba: Andrew Gambrell

Double Bass: Gabe Vargas

Banjo/Guitar: Ernie Turley

Percussion: Paul Oliver

Keyboard 1:  Judy Ransom

Keyboard 2: Betty Lin

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is the running time of the production?

    • TBD - Approximately 2 hours

  • Will there be an intermission?

    • Yes

  • Should I bring the kids?

    • This production is recommended for those 13 and older.

  • What themes are explored in the play? 

    • Racism, sexism, classism, immigration, family dynamics, capitalism, and what it means to be American.

  • Does the play’s text contain offensive language?

    • There is mild adult language and racially charged language.

  • Does the play contain violence?

    • Yes. There are physical alterations and gun violence depicted.

  • Does the play contain the use of alcohol, tobacco, or drugs?

    • Yes, alcohol and tobacco use are depicted.

  • Does the play contain nudity or other adult situations?

    • No.

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