Downtown Springfield Association


March, 1 2018 | 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

302 E. Pershing St. Springfield, MO 65806


Music by Stephen Flaherty, Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens, Book by Terrence McNally
Based on the Novel “Ragtime” by E.L. Doctorow
Directed by Richard Dines
Music Directed by Alex Huff
​Choreographed by Haley Rolland
Featuring Adam Baker, Andy Bryan, Reneé ElKady, Mikil Hernandez, Christian Holt, Matt Huebner, Lavelle Johnston, Olivia Marie Jones, Johnnie Angelia King, Denna Langston, Kris Langston, Ellie Maji, Jaxson Marte, Vince Miller, Kaleb Norman, Andrew Phinney, Erin Scheibe, Ron Seney, Deon Shotwell, Ellen Spann, Jeffrey Stringer, Londyn Wheeler and Tony Wheeler

It is the turn of the 20th Century in New York. An era is exploding. A century is spinning. And the people are moving in rhythm and rhyme to the music of Ragtime. Based on the novel by E.L Doctorow, the Tony Award and Drama Desk Award-winning Ragtime weaves together the story of three groups in America, represented by Coalhouse Walker Jr, a Harlem musician; Mother and her white, middle class family in New Rochelle; and Tateh, a Jewish immigrant who has come to America with his daughter seeking a new life. Their fictional lives become dramatically intertwined with one another as well as with historical figures including Evelyn Nesbit, Harry Houdini, Booker T. Washington, Emma Goldman, JP Morgan, Admiral Peary and Henry Ford.