Enjoy this preview of our production of Ragtime The Musical.

July 19, 20, 26 and 27, 2019  at 8 pm
July 21 and 28, 2019 at 2 pm

South Orange Performing Arts Center
1 SOPAC Way
South Orange, NJ 07079

To close the season in the summer, LONJ presents Ragtime the Musical directed by Jeffrey Fiorello with musical direction by Charles Santoro. This sweeping musical portrait of early-twentieth-century America tells the story of three families in the pursuit of the American Dream. 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 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. 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, freedom and prejudice, hope and despair . . . and what it means to live in America.  Tickets available in the summer at http://www.sopacnow.org/ or by calling (973) 313-2787.

July 19, 20, 26 and 27, 2019  at 8 pm
July 21 and 28, 2019 at 2 pm
South Orange Performing Arts Center
1 SOPAC Way
South Orange, NJ 07079

To close the season in the summer, LONJ presents Ragtime the Musical directed by Jeffrey Fiorello with musical direction by Charles Santoro. This sweeping musical portrait of early-twentieth-century America tells the story of three families in the pursuit of the American Dream. 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 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. 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, freedom and prejudice, hope and despair . . . and what it means to live in America.  Tickets available in the summer at http://www.sopacnow.org/ or by calling (973) 313-2787.

Dante Sterling
Coalhouse Walker

Christina Ryan
Mother

Daniel Peter Vissers
Tateh

Amber Brown
Sarah

Keith White
Father

Susie Speidel
Emma Goldman

Anthony Crouchelli
Younger Brother

Kevin Johnson
Booker T. Washington

Coleen Renee Lis
Evelyn Nesbit

Brandon Conti
Harry Houdini

David Christopher
Grandfather

Reid Powell
Henry Ford

Gus Ibranyi
J. P. Morgan

Will Carey
Willie Conklin

Tracey Haskell
Sarah’s Friend

Justin Roth
The Little Boy

Grace Lustig
The Little Girl

Branden Mangan
Harlem Ensemble

Ericka Davis
Harlem Ensemble

Dana Patrice
Harlem Ensemble

Kyle Javon
Hensen/Harlem Ensemble

Daraius Phillips
FT Dancer/Harlem Ensemble

Gerson Checo
Harlem Ensemble

Fallon Goskowski
Harlem Ensemble

Jack Lobley
New Rochelle Ensemble

Meaghan Breese
Brigit/New Rochelle Ensemble

Kevin Farrelly
New Rochelle Ensemble

Shannon Ludlum
Kathleen/New Rochelle Ensemble

Akash Bhide
Immigrant Ensemble

Dan Drew
Immigrant Ensemble

Anchal Dhir
Immigrant Ensemble

Molly Gash
Baron’s Assistant/Immigrant Ensemble

Maria Alessi
Immigrant Ensemble

Zach Morehouse
Immigrant Ensemble

Mia Pafumi
Houdini’s Mother/Immigrant Ensemble