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PlayMakers’ Ragtime Is Immersive and Impacting

Ragtime, based on the E.L. Doctorow novel and written by Terrence McNally, is a popular show. However, even viewers familiar with this classic have never seen it quite the way it’s brought to life on the PlayMakers‘ stage as reimagined by inventive director Zi Alikhan. Featuring a unique 360° viewing experience courtesy of scenic designer… Read More ›

PRC’s Rendition of Ragtime, As Reimagined by Director Zi Alikhan, Is Gutsy and Fresh

Your sword can be a sermon, or the power of the pen. Teach every child to raise his voice, and then, my brothers, then Will justice be demanded by ten million righteous men. Make them hear you. Lyricist Lynn Ayrens from the song, “Make Them Hear You” from Ragtime The more things change, the more… Read More ›

The Justice Theater Project’s Ragtime Keeps Tempo … Mostly

The Justice Theater Project of Raleigh is producing a daring production of a modern American play about immigration, police brutality, the nature of celebrity, political protests, and capitalism. These topics are fitting with the company’s focus on social justice. What is atypical, however, is that these topics are tackled in a musical. That musical is… Read More ›

America Is the Real Star of Broadway Series South and the North Carolina Theatre’s Ragtime

Ragtime, written by Terrence McNally and based on the novel by E.L. Doctorow, is a lively and moving little story set in New York in the early twentieth century. In the Broadway Series South and North Carolina Theatre production, directed and choreographed by Marcia Milgrom Dodge, things get off to a very lively start. During… Read More ›

Ragtime: The Musical focuses on three families (from left): two Jewish immigrant from Eastern Europe, a WASP family from New Rochelle, NY, and an African-American couple from Harlem (photo by Scott Suchman)

Ragtime: The Musical’s Acting, Singing, and Staging Are Strong and Well Executed

Simply put, Broadway Series South and the North Carolina Theatre‘s presentation of Ragtime: The Musical is well worth seeing. The acting, the staging, the singing, the choreography — they are all strong and well executed. The performances, the story, and the “message” of the play are overwhelming. Based on the novel Ragtime by E.L. Doctorow,… Read More ›