‘Ragtime’ on Stage Now at Playhouse
May 30th, 2019
Omaha, NEâ€”Omaha Community Playhouseâ€™s season finale, open now, brings the sights and sounds of early century New York to the stage. Ragtime, the musical based on the novel by E.L. Doctorow, weaves narratives of Americaâ€™s upper and lower classes and the cityâ€™s burgeoning immigrant community. Some of the eraâ€™s historical figures appear on stage as well, like Harry Houdini, Booker T. Washington, and J.P. Morgan, and while these competing groups come into conflict, they also find some harmony.
The Playhouse works hard to give audiences the best possible performanceâ€”long days of rehearsal, custom moving set pieces, finely detailed costumesâ€”and actors make sure that story is not lost in the mix.
Given the title, this production is also about music. Highlighting the iconic rhythms and dance steps of the era, the band will play on stage, not in the pit, making them part of the show.
Ragtime will run at Omaha Community Playhouse with shows running Wednesdays through Sundays until June 30. For more information or tickets, visit OmahaPlayhouse.com.
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