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Review: ‘Ragtime’ at Ford’s Theatre

Glorious! Dazzling! Verve! Bursting at the seams with voices and stories of America’s humanity and originating dreams. These are the words I felt as Ragtime, now at Ford’s Theatre, unfolded before me. And it all began with the show’s opening; a full-company production number in which 24 voices, 48 feet, nine musicians, and an upright […]

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Review: ‘Ragtime’ at Memorial Players

Both E.L. Doctorow’s 1975 novel, Ragtime, and the musical adaptation of the same name, with Book by Terrence McNally, Music by Stephen Flaherty, and Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens, currently playing at Memorial Episcopal Church in Bolton Hill, begin with the same evocative lines: “In 1902, Father built a house at the crest of the Broadview […]

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Review: ‘Picasso at the Lapin Agile’ at The Keegan Theatre

Like the popular E.L. Doctorow novel, Ragtime, the Keegan Theatre’s whimsical and bouncy new production of Steve Martin’s play Picasso at the Lapin Agile is an intricate, quasi-historical journey as seen through the prism of historical figures (Einstein and Picasso in this instance — with a surprise contemporary guest from the future and numerous references […]

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‘Ragtime: The Musical’ at Toby’s Dinner Theatre

The emotionally stirring historical patchwork known as Ragtime: The Musical is back at Toby’s Dinner Theatre in a wonderful new professional mounting. It was twelve years ago that Toby Orenstein first introduced her buffet-line audiences to this 1998 Broadway powerhouse. But blessed with another first-rate cast and production, the work’s themes and lessons resonate just […]

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Arts Collective @ Howard Community College presents ‘Ragtime’ May 8 – 18th

Arts Collective @ Howard Community College presents the Monumental Tony Award-Winning Musical RAGTIME May 8 – 18th This spring, Howard Community College’s (HCC) Arts Collective (AC) proudly presents the Tony Award-winning musical Ragtime, based on the distinguished novel by E.L. Doctorow, directed by David Gregory with musical direction by Mayumi B. Griffie and choreography by […]

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Meet the Playwrights of Arena Stage’s ‘Playwrights’ Arena’: Part 5: Heather McDonald

The Playwrights’ Arena a new play initiative developed by the American Voices New Play Institute. Centering on a small collaborative group of local playwrights dedicated to the support and development of each other’s work, the Playwrights’ Arena, facilitated by Director of Artistic Programming David Snider at Arena Stage, will meet throughout the year to investigate each other’s work […]

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‘Ragtime’ at Kensington Arts Theatre by Jessica Vaughan

The people called it Ragtime,” and the cast of the Kensington Arts Theatre’s production of the musical Ragtime makes some truly breathtaking Ragtime. Most of the cast has several decades of experience and every single voice onstage blew me away, which is important in this musical with a very challenging score. This is the best of theater in our […]

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Additional Auditions AvaiIable for ‘Ragtime’ at Kensington Arts Theatre

Addtional Auditions for Ragtime at Kensington Arts Theatre Music by Stephen Flaherty Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens Book by Terrence McNally Directed by Darnell Morris Music Direction by Mayumi Baker Performances May 3, 4, 10, 11, 12, 17, 18, 19, 24, 25 Fri/Sat  Please email the director, Darnell Morris, with resume and headshot to set up an audition (darnell.morris@gmail.com). You will need to prepare […]

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