The much-loved Ragtime The Musical presents the early-20th century tale of three very different groups in the United States of the day: African-Americans, the white Anglo-Saxon Protestant upper class and Jewish immigrants from Eastern Europe. Though it’s filled with historical figures like Harry Houdini and Henry Ford, the production’s themes of social struggle and the pursuit of the American Dream are as relevant today – and found throughout the pages of every newspaper in the country – as ever. It runs October 27 to November 1 in Reynolds Hall.
Based on the best-selling novel, Ragtime, by the acclaimed E.L. Doctorow, this production features rousing music byLynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty. The book, by famed playwright Terrence McNally, is filled with pathos and great humanity. The bold collaboration won four Tony Awards, including Best Original Score and Best Book of a Musical. And for those lucky enough to have joined us opening night, it was a treat when Broadway star Brian Stokes Mitchell sang the Ragtime classic “Wheels of a Dream.”
Ragtime The Musical is the second production in The Smith Center’s 2015 – 2016 Broadway Las Vegas® Series sponsored by Southern Nevada Ford Stores. Subscriptions are still available, but they are going fast and end June 5!
The series will also bring to town Dirty Dancing – The Classic Story on Stage; Elf the Musical; Riverdance – The 20th Anniversary Tour; The Bridges of Madison County; A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder; Cabaret and IDAHO! The Comedy Musical, a new work that will be produced by The Smith Center.
Season tickets include a host of additional benefits, including locking in the lowest season ticket prices, receiving 20 percent off select non-Broadway shows and the ability to purchase single tickets before they go on sale to the public.
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