2016 - 2017

Ragtime

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 Time Magazine "A triumph for the stage," and 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.

 

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.

 

The Tony-winning score is just as diverse as the melting pot of America itself, drawing upon many musical styles from the ragtime rhythms of Harlem and Tin Pan Alley to the klezmer of the Lower East Side, from bold brass band marches to delicate waltzes, from up-tempo banjo tunes to period parlor songs and expansive anthems. A truly unique and powerful portrait of America, Ragtime is sure to inspire actors and audiences alike!

Cast

Adam Moscoe

Harry Houdini

Antoine L. Collins

Booker T. Washington

Axandre Lemours

Coalhouse Walker Jr.

Carmella Gehrels

Sarah's Friend

Colin Samojlenko

The Little Boy

Darren Bird

Mother's Younger Brother

Dennis Van Staalduinen

Father

Erika Séguin

Evelyn Nesbit

John Litster

Grandfather

Michelle Sangalli

The Little Girl

Paul Melsness

Tateh

Rick Burk

J. P. Morgan

Susanna Doherty

Emma Goldman

Tzeitel Abrego

Sarah

appearing by permission of Canadian Actor's Equity Association

Vivian Melsness

Mother

Adam Linton

Ensemble

Brian Muma

Ensemble (understudy for Coalhouse Walker Jr)

Damien Broomes

Ensemble (understudy for Booker T. Washington)

Doug Thicke

Ensemble

Faduma Warsame

Ensemble

Jerusha Lewis

Ensemble

Kelly Fuocco

Ensemble

Marcus Jones

Ensemble

Nina Vuleta

Ensemble

Rachel Duchesneau

Ensemble

Rebecca Russell

Ensemble (understudy for Mother)

Rob Pretty

Ensemble

Sharon Dickson

Ensemble

Sheril Shaw

Ensemble

Shervon Amin

Ensemble

Sydney Maloney

Ensemble

Tanya Chang

Ensemble

Tate Holm

Ensemble (understudy for Evelyn Nesbit)

Trish Cleyn

Ensemble

Production

Bryan Jesmer

Social Convenor

Cheryl Jarvis Woods

Rehearsal Accompanist

Cheryl Jarvis Woods

Audition Accompanist

Jean Meldrum

Meridian Food Coordinator

Jenn Donnelly

Wardrobe Supervisor

John Cybanski

Sound Designer

Joy Lackey

Production Assistant

Kim Shields

Hair Designer

Kim Shields

Makeup Designer

Linda Sabourin

Costume Production Manager

Michael Kavcic

Producer

Mike Thompson

Props Designer

Murray Doggett

Technical Director

Murray Doggett

Master Carpenter

Paul Matthew

Stage Manager

Pauline Doggett

Cutter

Rob Puchyr

Lighting Designer

Susan Cole/Pauline Doggett

Costume Designer

Tony Walker

Set Designer

Tony Walker

Scenic Artist

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