Ragtime the Musical
July 12 @ 7:30 pm
An event every day that begins at 7:30 pm, repeating until July 20, 2019
You are invited to performances of RAGTIME at Corn Stock Theatre! Show dates are July 12-20 nightly at 7:30 pm at the Tent, located at 1700 N Park Road, Peoria, IL 61604.
Tickets are $22/Adult, $17/Student and are available at the box office, or by calling 309-676-2196, or order online at www.cornstocktheatre.com.
Directed by Pam Orear, this beautiful and compelling epic musical tells the story of three diverse families in pursuit of the American Dream in the volatile “melting pot” of New York during the early-twentieth-century America. Written by the award-winning composer/lyricist team of Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens, noted playwright Terrence McNally, and based on E.L. Doctorow’s distinguished novel, Ragtime confronts the dialectic contradictions inherent in American reality: experiences of wealth and poverty, freedom and prejudice, hope and despair. Over the course of the show, the worlds of a wealthy white family, a Jewish immigrant father and his motherless daughter, and an African American ragtime musician intertwine. Together, they discover the surprising interconnections of the human heart, the limitations of justice, and the unsettling consequences when dreams are permanently deferred.
Featuring many of the historical figures that built and shaped turn-of-the-century America, including J.P. Morgan, Emma Goldman, Harry Houdini, Evelyn Nesbit and Henry Ford, this musical sweeps across the diversity of the American experience to create a stirring story that captures the beats of the American experience: the marches, the cakewalks and, of course, the ragtime. 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 and powerful portrait of America, Ragtime is sure to inspire actors and audiences alike! Ragtime is the winner of the 1998 Tony Awards for Best Score, Book and Orchestrations, and both the Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards for Best Musical and Best Score. This acclaimed musical is filled with pageantry, emotion and hope, bursting onto the stage like no other musical.
Don’t forget to come early, eat & drink, and stay for the show!
For more information, call 309-676-2196 or visit www.cornstocktheatre.com