Coalhouse Walker Jr. is a fiery black piano man who demands retribution when his Model T is destroyed by a mob of white troublemakers. Walker's love interest is a young girl named Sarah--played in the Broadway production by Tony Award-winning actress Audra McDonald--who has been taken in by a WASP family ruled by "Father," a patriarchal figure who dominates his household (and his submissive wife) with his overbearing presence. Tateh is a Jewish immigrant who unwittingly finds himself involved in the birth of the motion picture industry after inventing a flip book for his daughter. An adaptation of E.L. Doctorow's novel, Ragtime takes us into the lives of these characters in a tale of turn-of-the-century America that also features such historical figures as Harry Houdini, Booker T. Washington, J.P. Morgan and Henry Ford.


CAST


NEW ROCHELLE

                                         Father                                J.J. Martin
                                         Mother                   Sue Dziura
                                         Little Boy                     Matthew “Sparky” Falkowski
                                         Grandmother                           Moonyean Field
                                         Young Brother                   Jonathan Simmons
                                         Conklin                        Jon Trekker

HARLEM

                                     Coalhouse                            Jerrell Young
                                     Sarah                             Chae-vonne Munroe
                                     Sarah’s friend                       Stephanie Foster
                                     Sarah’s friend                       Erica Romeo
                                     Coalhouse’s friend/Conductor    Anthony Coleman
                                     Coalhouse’s friend/Hensen        Josh Thompson
                                     Booker T. Washington                Joshua Thompson
                                     Young Coalhouse                 Kason Sheffield


IMMIGRANTS/FAMOUS/ET AL!

                                     Houdini                                 Andrew Small
                                     Brigit                               Reva Kleppel
                                     Kathleen                               Khara Hoyer
                                     Emma Goldman                          Jayne Newirth
                                     Evelyn Nesbitt                      Sara Steiner
                                     Tateh                              Luis Manzi
                                     Little Girl                                Maeve Jordan
                                     Henry Ford                            Matthew Falkowski Sr.
                                     JP Morgan/Adm Perry                      David Climo
                                     showgirl/sob sister                     Jessica Serra
                                     Policeman                       Michael May




 





May 6 - 22, 2011
Fridays & Saturdays    8:00PM
Sundays    2:00PM
Book by Terrence McNally

Music by Stephen Flaherty

Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens



Based on the novel, Ragtime, by E . L . Doctorow
Stage Direction & Choreography
Sharon FitzHenry

Music Direction
Bill Martin