Dr. Phillips Center Presents

Ragtime

Youth Theater Production
December 9, 2020 | Frontyard Festival™ presented by AdventHealth

Ragtime

December 9, 2020 | Frontyard Festival™ presented by AdventHealth

Part of our one-of-a-kind Frontyard Festival™—six months of live, outdoor entertainment and unique experiences in a socially distant environment.


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.


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