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  • 719 Rockhill Street, Fort Wayne, IN 46802
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  • Presented By: Arena Dinner Theatre
  • Dates:
    March 12, 2021
    March 13, 2021
    March 19, 2021
    March 20, 2021
    March 21, 2021
    March 26, 2021
    March 27, 2021
  • Location: Arena Dinner Theatre
  • Time: 6:15 PM
  • Price: $40 for dinner and show
  • Wheelchair Accessibility: Yes


Ragtime (Musical)
Book by Terrence McNally
Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens
Music by Stephen Flahrty
Based on the novel "Ragtime" by E.L. Doctorow

Directed by Joel Grillo
Music Direction by Gary Amstutz

March 12, 13, 19, 20, 21*, 26, 27
(*2:00PM Sunday matinee)

Written by the award-winning composer/lyricist team of Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens (Once on This Island, Seussical and Lucky Stiff), noted playwright Terrence McNally, and based on E.L. Doctorow's distinguished novel, Ragtime in the windder of the 1998 Tony Awards for Best Score, Book and Orchestrations, and both the Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards for Bet Musical and Best Score.  Called by Time Magazine "A triumph for the stage" and ny the International Herald Tribune "the best musical in twenty years", this acclaimed musical is filled with pageantry, emotion and hope, bursting on the stage like no other musical.

At the daen 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, freedon 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 muscial 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 parlar 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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