“Ragtime: The Musical” at Middlesex County Plays in the Park

“Ragtime: The Musical”
Music & Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens & Stephen Flaherty
Book by Terrence McNally
Based on a Novel by E. L. Doctorow

This epic new musical paints a nostalgic and powerful portrait of life in turn of the century America by intertwining three distinct stories that poignantly illustrate history?s timeless contradictions of wealth and poverty, freedom and prejudice, hope and despair, and love and hate. With a score that is as diverse as the melting pot of America that it seeks to recreate, "Ragtime" draws upon traditional Jewish folk sounds to color the haunting music of the European immigrants, Vaudevillian style to capture the spectacle of Anglo-American society, and Joplin and Jazz to invoke the enlivened spirit and rhythms of African-American, working-class Harlem. Winner of four of its thirteen 1998 Tony Award® nominations, including Best Score, Best Book, and Best Orchestrations, it features such show-stopping songs as: Getting Ready Rag; Your Daddy?s Son; Wheels of a Dream; Till We Reach That Day; Back To Before; and Make Them Hear You.

Performed by Middlesex County Plays in the Park
At Roosevelt Park - Stephen J. Capestro Theater
Performances ran
Wednesday, July 23, 2003 thru Saturday, August 2, 2003
Booker T. Washington.... Jamal Sawab
Coalhouse Walker, Jr..... Dante Sterling
Emma Goldman.... Carol Straffi Has Bio
Evelyn Nesbit.... Kathleen Campbell Has Bio Has photo
Father.... Patrick Andráe Has Bio Has photo
Grandfather.... Tom Straffi
Henry Ford.... Jim Folly
Houdini.... David Rappaport Has Bio
J. P. Morgan.... William Nicolosi
Mother.... Gabrielle Visser-Trumbull Has Bio
Sarah.... Ambe Williams
Tateh.... Frank Andrews
Willie Conkin.... Kevin Anthony Kaye
Young Boy.... Gene Biscontini
Young Girl.... Kathryn Raskin
Younger Brother.... Steve Bunin
Ensemble.... Jen Adamowsky
Ensemble.... Allan Castro
Ensemble.... F.J. DeRobertis
Ensemble.... David DeSio Has Bio
Ensemble.... Angela Dohl
Ensemble.... Shelese Franklin
Ensemble.... Joe Furio
Ensemble.... Doli Grace
Ensemble.... Rhonney Greene
Ensemble.... Susan Halmi Has Bio Has photo
Ensemble.... Christina Huhmann
Ensemble.... Ashley Little
Ensemble.... Wayne Mallette
Ensemble.... Paul Nicolosi
Ensemble.... Chris Patterson
Ensemble.... Rochelle Patterson
Ensemble.... Christina Rak
Ensemble.... Christina Ryan
Ensemble.... Tim Skarbek
Ensemble.... Mistica Stephens
Ensemble.... Noelle Tate
Ensemble.... Deborah Turner
Ensemble.... Isaiah Young
Directed by Jeff Jackson
Choreography by Jason Warley
Produced by Gary P. Cohen Has Bio Has photo
Scenic Design by Vern Smith
Costume Design by Frank Champa Has Bio
Lighting Design by Roman Klima
Sound Design by Chris Woolley
Stage Managed by Amanda Davis
Musical Direction by Mark Baron
Scenic Art by Mike D'arcy
Note: These recording are not of the productions list here, but of Broadway or Hollywood versions.