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Ragtime
the musical


  • Weekly on Friday and Saturday
  • Starting on: 05/03/2013
  • Ending on: 06/03/2013
  • 07:00PM
  • $12/10/8

Description:

Theatre 29 and Director Charles Harvey are proud to announce casting

selection for the spring musical production of Theatre 29's 2013

season, the epic Broadway musical, "Ragtime". This musical, based on

the classic novel by E.L. Doctorow, will take the stage for five

weeks beginning May 3rd through June 1st.

"Ragtime" finds in the experience of three families, circa 1906, all

the glories and contradictions that created the American Century. The

hopes of immigrants, the legacy of bigotry and the rise of a working

class are given voice in the syncopated music that reflected the

nation's changing face. With a lush score by the award-winning

composer/lyricist team of Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens and

stirring book by noted playwright Terrence McNally, the vibrant

Tony-winning play is as diverse as the melting pot of America itself.

In the role of Mother, the matriarch and focal center point of the

story is Jennifer Paulk. Stodgy Father is played by Ben

Bees. Mother's Younger Brother, a rebel in search of a cause, is

played by Graham Cooley. The Little Boy is played by Amanda Mohn,

making her stage debut. Grumpy Grandfather is Basin favorite Les Taylor.

As counterpoint to the "WASP" family just described, the

African-American residents of Harlem are represented in the roles of

ragtime pianist Coalhouse Walker, Jr, played by Horace Miller and his

lost lady-love Sarah, played by Gloria Garner. In a cameo, playing

Coalhouse Walker III, making his stage debut, is Adrian Crowell.

Representing the "teeming masses" of Eastern European immigrants

hoping for their piece of the "American Dream", are devoted father

Tateh, played by Leonard Weber and his Little Girl, played by Natalie

Coughlin in her first leading role.

Supporting these three "families" in telling their stories are

Industrialist J.P. Morgan played by Herman Platzke, Auto maker

Henry Ford played by Kurt Schauppner, noted beauty

Evelyn Nesbitt is Erin Keeran, political visionary Emma Goldman

played by Sadie Johannson, Illusionist extraordinaire Harry Houdini

is Aaron Fagan, civil rights pioneer Booker T. Washington is Alex Gomez.

In the pivotal ensemble, who take on multiple roles and flesh out the

humanity of "Ragtime" are Chanel Rodgers as Sarah's Friend, Cyrus

Short, Chalize Kuntz, Brynn McDonald, Katie VanSumeren, Julie Taylor,

Gwyneth Arnold-Starr, Micheal Wanless, Cathy Inscore, Amanda Winters,

Jasmine Shaffer, Tara Henkel, Nena Jimenez, Patrick Trizila, Cleve

Spaight, Lovelle Montgomery, Mark Jefferson, Alex Alexander, Kendra

Cruz & Ayodele Coker.

Director Harvey said " "Ragtime" promises to be a feast for the

senses as well as an emotional roller-coaster, boasting some of the

finest voices in the Morongo Basin in a theatrical event not to be missed."

The show does deal with some adult material, mild language, racial

themes and simulated violence, so parental guidance is suggested.

Tickets can be purchased now online at

www.theatre29.org, through the box office

at 760-361-4151, through Theatre 29's

Facebook page

www.facebook.com/Theatre29TwentyninePalms

"Buy Tickets" window, by downloading the WALLETINI app from I-Tunes

App store or Google Play or by scanning the QR code with your mobile

device on production posters soon to appear at business across the

Morongo Basin.

"Ragtime" will run Friday and Saturday evenings at 7PM beginning May

3rd through June 1st, 2013, with two Sunday Matinees May 12th and

16th at 2:30pm.

Tickets are anticipated to sell quickly, reserve your seats now! $12

General admission, $10 Seniors and Military w/ID, $8 Students.

Theatre 29 is located at 73637 Sullivan Rd, just a quarter block west

of Adobe Rd at Sullivan.



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