Event tags: 29 Palms, Theater, Theatre 29, Ragtime, Musical, Show Tunes, Doctorow, Houdini, Booker T. Washington, Evelyn Nesbitt, Emma Goldman, Morgan, Ford, Aaron Fagin, Gwyneth Arnold Starr
- Theater 29
- Weekly on Friday and Saturday
- Starting on: 05/03/2013
- Ending on: 06/03/2013
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
"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
"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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