Based on E.L. Doctorow’s celebrate novel, this epic Tony-award winning musical confronts history’s timeless contradictions of wealth and poverty, freedom and prejudice, hope and despair… and what it means to live in America.
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.
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 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.
Directed by Peter Sampieri
Musical direction by Joseph Stroup
Choreography by Jenna Pollack
Prelude Conversation with director and production team – Thursday, April 18 at 6:30 pm in the Sophia Gordon Center, Room 208.
For mature audiences, not suitable for children.
$15 seniors and non-Salem State students
Under 18 free
April 12 is Salem night with free admission for Salem residents. Advance reservations required.