Red House Arts Center Closes the 2015-16 MAIN STAGE Season with the Sweeping Musical, Ragtime May 5-21

The Red House Arts Center in Syracuse, NY closes its Main Stage Season with Ragtime, May 5-21. Based on the novel by E.L. Doctorow, voted by Time Magazine to be among the Top 100 Best novels in the last century, Ragtime tells the powerful tale of a white, upper-middle class family, an African American couple, and an Eastern European immigrant escaping to America with his daughter. All families confront the timeless contradictions of wealth, poverty, freedom, prejudice, hope, and despair in pursuit of the American Dream in early 20th century America

Just as diverse as the melting pot of America itself, the Tony-winning score draws 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 musical portrait of America, Ragtime is sure to inspire and entertain.

The Red House Arts Center’s Ragtime boasts a cast of professional and local actors featuring Aubrey Panek, Jason Timothy, Justin Dunn, Jim Byrne, David Cotter, Briana Mia, Chaz Rose, Alexandria Parker, Patrick Burns, Alex Bronchetti, Carmen Viviano-Crafts, John Grimsley, Daryl Acevedo, Stephond Brunson, Julia Goretsky, Ben Sheedy, Chad Tallon and Kathy Egloff, as well as an ensemble of over thirty.

Ragtime is directed by Stephen Svoboda and features musical direction by Patrick Burns, choreography by Erin Lafferty, set design by Andrea Ball, costume design by Nikki Delhomme, lighting design by Marie Yokoyama, sound design by Anthony Vadala. Rounding out the production team include Shelley Cooper, assistant director; Ben Wells, associate musical director; Chris Coffey, conductor; LaRon Grant, assistant choreographer; Joe Pauli, technical director; Chad Tallon, production manager; Morgan Embry, props master; Katherine Tarkulich, costume shop supervisor; and Lauren Jackson, stage manager.

Redhouse’s Ragtime runs from May 5 through May 21st. Tickets are $30 or $25 for members. The Red House Arts Center is located at 201 S. West St. in Syracuse, NY. Parking is available adjacent to and across from the theater, as well as nearby in Armory Square. For tickets, please call the Box Office at (315) 362-2785 or visit www.theredhouse.org. Ragtime is proudly sponsored by David Rubin and Tina Press, Bousquet Holstein PLLC and Destiny USA. Media sponsor is NewsChannel 9.

The Red House LogoWHAT: Ragtime
WHERE: Red House Arts Center MainStage
WHEN: May 5-May 21

May 5 @ 7:30PM
May 6 @ 8:00PM
May 7 @ 2:00PM
May 7 @ 8:00PM
May 11 @ 7:30PM
May 12 @ 7:30PM
May 13 @ 8:00PM
May 14 @ 2:00PM
May 14 @ 8:00PM
May 18 @ 7:30PM
May 19 @ 7:30PM
May 20 @ 8:00PM
May 21 @ 2:00PM
May 21 @ 8:00PM

TICKETS: $30 / $25 for members

BOX OFFICE: Call 315-362-2785 or visit theredhouse.org