August 23 - September 22
Ragtime The Musical
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Book by TERRENCE MCNALLY | Music by STEPHEN FLAHERTY | Lyrics by LYNN AHRENS
Based on the novel “Ragtime” by E. L. Doctorow
At the dawn of a new century, everything is changing… and anything is possible. In the melting-pot of New York City, a stifled upper-class wife, a determined Jewish immigrant, and a daring young Harlem musician are brought together by the promise of the future. Filled with compassion, courage, and America’s great historical figures, Ragtime is an inspirational musical that displays the true portrait of America.
This show contains mature themes, mild violence, and strong language including racial slurs. We encourage you to use your judgment based on your child’s age and maturity level.
This project is funded in part by Orange County Government through the Arts & Cultural Affairs Program. This project is sponsored in part by the Department of State, division of Cultural Affairs, the Florida Council of Arts and Culture and the State of Florida. This project is funded in part by United Arts of Central Florida, home of OrlandoAtPlay.com and UAArtsEd.com.
cast & crew
Coalhouse Walker Jr.: Brandon Martin*
Sarah: Dayja Le’Chelle Legg
Mother: Amy Sue Hardy
Father: David Lowe
The Little Boy: Aidan Bangsund
Younger Brother: Russell Stephens
Grandfather / Henry Ford: John Pelkey
Booker T. Washington: Joe Adams
Tateh: Michael Ursua*
The Little Girl: Scarlett Rose Russo
Harry Houdini / Willie Conklin: Adam DelMedico
Emma Goldman: Janine Papin
Evelyn Nesbit: Tricia Jane Wiles
Harlem Man: Zachary S. Williams
Harlem Woman: Jade Jones
J.P. Morgan: CJ Roche
Sarah’s Friend: Jasmine Travick
Coalhouse Walker III: Roman Patrick, Evan Thomas
*Member, Actors’ Equity Association
Director: Mark Edward Smith
Music Director: Robby Stamper
Choreographer: Carrie Crawford
Special Arrangements: Steven Gross
Stage Manager: Sherri Cox
Scenic Design: Joe Klug**
Lighting Design: George Jackson
Costume Design: Dan Jones
Sound Design: Anthony Narciso
Wig Design: Louis Rego
Artistic Director: Joseph C. Walsh
Production Manager: Jason Golinksy
Technical Director: Jim Zervas
Front of House and Company Manager: Debbie Sansing
Scenic Design Assistant: Alesha Hollatz
Props Master: Sarah Allen
Assistant Stage Manager / Child Wrangler: Linda Romanello
Assistant Stage Manager: Blue Estrella
Master Electrician / Lightboard & Audio Operator: David Clenney
Master Carpenter: Mark Sansing
Assistant Carpenter: Justin Harmon
Scenic Artist: Ruth Wilson
*Member, United Scenic Artists
“The talent level was spectacular. The production value, costumes, lighting, set, and direction all first class. ” – Garden Theatre Guest
“The show was exceptional. We have been to the theatre many times and I believe this is the best show we have seen.” – Garden Theatre Guest
“Excellent cast. Impactful and timely story. Best show I have seen at the Garden.” – Garden Theatre Guest
“It was a powerfully performed show that brought me to tears twice.” – Garden Theatre Guest
“The performance was excellent! I cannot say enough about the beautiful voices and the great cast! I thoroughly enjoyed it!” – Garden Theatre Guest
“All the principal actors delight, though special mention must be made of Amy Sue Hardy, who beautifully shows how Mother’s generous heart overrules her sense of convention. As her husband, David Lowe remarkable captures his character’s growing confusion, awkwardness and sadness.
Brandon Martin, as Coalhouse, could let more righteous anger come to the surface. But he has a beautiful voice and captures the spirit of dogged determination. Janine Papin grabs the attention as a fiery advocate for the underprivileged. Michael Ursua makes a strong local debut as an immigrant whose pride and optimism shines through his disillusionment.” – Matt Palm, Orlando Sentinel
“For Ragtime, director Mark Edward Smith and his crew have crafted one of the most appealing and stately sets I’ve seen at the Garden Theatre. The blocking is clever and thoughtful – important when you have a big ensemble cast on a small stage – and the lighting and costumes are on point.” – Aaron Wallace, BroadwayWorld
Thursday, September 5 | 7:30 pm
In partnership with Signing Shadows, Garden Theatre will present an ASL-interpreted performance.
When looking at the stage, the interpreters will be located in front of the stage on the far right.
For more information about the best seating to view the interpreters, please email BoxOffice@gardentheatre.org.
Building Solidarity Between Differences: The Contemporary Relevance of Ragtime: The Musical
September 8, 2019 | Following the 2:00 pm performance of Ragtime
A partnership between Garden Theatre and the Holocaust Memorial Resource and Education Center of Florida
Ragtime is a musical to inspire social change–and it teaches us that change starts when we bridge racial divides. Come together after the play for a dialogue that delves into the relevance of Ragtime in our contemporary world. Debrief on the use of racist language in the musical and our society, and discuss what steps we can begin to counteract bigotry.