Ragtime

October 17, 2012 - November 18, 2012

Show Info

Video Mashup: Songs from RAGTIME

ZACH welcomes in a new era with the grand opening of the Topfer Theatre, and no production is better suited to showcase the deep and inspired talents of our full company and new performance space than the uplifting Tony-winning musical RAGTIME. Over 40 of Austin's finest actors, sall people could call home. Bold anthems, Harlem ragtime, and delicate waltzes lift our aspirations for all that we can and will be. RAGTIME will set a new standard for musicals in ourupported by a glorious orchestra, tell the story of how we forged a nation that  city, so intimate and immediate, that our discerning patrons will rejoice at the power of the experience.

What our Patrons are saying:

"Bravo and congratulations! As a volunteer and contributor to Zach I had the distinct pleasure of seeing RAGTIME this week and was blown away by the production–acting, singing, sets, costumes and, of course, directing.  I've been in this city 17 years and have seen quite a few shows in various venues around town (I'm a Broadway Across America season ticket holder for l5 years) and RAGTIME was the best thing I've seen on an Austin stage.  What a delight!"    –Bud McMullen

"Dave: I cannot tell you how overwhelmed Susan and I (and Peter, our Australian guest) were with that indescribably terrific production of "Ragtime." The production evoked every human emotion: joy for the sheer enjoyment of the music; passion, empathy, and appreciation for the fine efforts of the cast. I laughed and cried many times. The Topfer was a delight: there is not a bad seat in the house, the acoustics were wonderful: we didn't miss a word or lyric.  And the slick technology employed for scene changes ( including the floor lift), made the show move flawlessly, without any diversion of attention. But my greatest ovation is saved for the cast: this was truly a remarkable ensemble. Tell me, how does one NOT fall in love with Jill Blackwood? Her soaring number in the second act is a show stopper. Jamie's "Father" had just the right amount of arrogant, yet benign racism, which ultimately defeats his character. Kyle and Kia were a joy onstage, and I loved Roderick as Booker T Washington. Meredith transformed herself into Emma, believably and sympathetically. It's hard to know when and where to stop the superlatives. I have told everyone I know that they MUST make time to see this production. It obviously must be an enormously difficult production to mount, but I hope it can be held over. This production is nothing less than a gift to Austin! Congratulations. (I'm still humming "New Music" unconsciously.) –Claude Ducloux

"With the promise of happiness and the freedom he'll live to know, he'll travel with head held high just as far as his heart can go, and he will ride on the wheels of a dream."
— Ragtime, "Wheels of a Dream"

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This project is supported in part by an award
from the National Endowment for the Arts.
National Endowment for the Arts

Production Sponsor

Applied Materials

Executive Producers

Karen and Gary Goldstein

Producers

Maria and Eric Groten

Please Note: Ticket price is not refundable. Late-comers are seated at the discretion of the House Manager. Unclaimed seats at curtain time are subject to release to patrons on standby.

Click on the images below to view
the RAGTIME photo gallery.

The cast of RAGTIME

Kia Dawn Fulton as Sarah & Kyle Scatliffe as Coalhouse Walker, Jr. (song: "Wheels of a Dream").

Jennifer Young Mahlstedt as the Girl on the Swing – Evelyn Nesbit.  

Production Photos Courtesy:
Kirk R. Tuck

Cast

Company

Geoffrey Barnes Henson/Black lawyer/Coalhouse follower
Bob Beare Admiral Peary/Ensemble
Lily Bedford Child
Jill Blackwood Mother
Kate Brimmer Child
Andrew Cannata Younger Brother
Felicia Dinwiddie Ensemble
Andrew Foote Tateh
Kia Dawn Fulton Sarah
Jamie Goodwin Father
Leslie Hethcox Immigrant Ensemble
Vincent Hooper Coalhouse Follower
Megan Hudson Child/People of New Rochelle
Nickclette Izuegbu Ensemble
David Jarrott Grandfather
Amara Johnson Child
Tyler Jones Younger Brother U/S
Dan Lendzian Willie Conklin
Susan Lubin Ensemble
Tiffany Mann Sarah’s Friend
Aline Mayagoitia Immigrant Ensemble
Meredith McCall Emma Goldman
Anna McGuire Child/People of New Rochelle
Mykal Monroe Ensemble
Amanda Morish Immigrant Ensemble
Christa Oliver Pas de Deux Woman/Ensemble
Ann Pittman Immigrant Ensemble
Megan Richards Chorine/Ensemble
Benjamin Roberts Little Boy
Hannah Roberts Child
Ella Rutman Child
Roderick Sanford Booker T. Washington/Coalhouse U/S
Kyle Scatliffe Coalhouse Walker, Jr.
Rebecca Schoolar People of New Rochelle
Alexis Scott Brigit
Will Sendera Child/People of New Rochelle
Amanda Jean Serra Ensemble
Scott Shipman J.P. Morgan/Policeman/Train Conductor
Brooke Silverstein Little Girl
Ben Skaggs Child/People of New Rochelle
John Smiley Harry K. Thaw
Logan Spielman Child/Immigrant Ensemble
Janis Stinson Sarah’s Friend
Alia Vinson Child/People of New Rochelle
Justin Waller People of Harlem/Coalhouse Follower
Corey Weaver Immigrant Ensemble
Steve Williams Harry Houdini
Johann Robert Wood People of Harlem/Coalhouse Follower
Binnie Yoon Child
Jennifer Young Evelyn Nesbit

Artistic Staff

Dave Steakley Director
Allen Robertson Musical Director/Conductor
Nick Demos Choreographer
Michael Raiford Scenic Designer
Susan Branch Towne Costume Designer
Jason Amato Lighting Designer
Craig Brock Sound Designer
Blake Reeves Properties Designer
Colin Lowry Video Designer
Lisa Goering Stage Manager
Cate Tucker Assistant Stage Manager
Sarah Chapman Assistant Stage Manager
Andrew Carlson Dramaturg
Isaac Gomez Associate Dramaturg
Felicia Fitzpatrick Associate Dramaturg

Credits

Book by TERRENCE MCNALLY, Lyrics by LYNN AHRENS and Music by STEPHEN FLAHERTY • Based on the novel by E. L. DOCTOROW
Directed by DAVE STEAKLEY
Musical Staging by NICK DEMOS
Musical Direction by ALLEN ROBERTSON
Starring JILL BLACKWOOD and JAMIE GOODWIN
Please arrive early for parking. Bar opens 1 hour before showtime.

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