Cain Park
Professional Equity House Theatre

Book by Terrence McNally
Music by Stephen Flaherty
Lyrics by Lynn Aherns
Based on the novel by E. L. Doctorow

Show Description:
This sweeping musical portrait of early-twentieth-century America tells the story of three families in the pursuit of the American Dream. 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. The Tony-winning score is just as diverse as the melting pot of America itself, drawing 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.

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. Called by TIME Magazine "A triumph for the stage," and by the International Herald Tribune "the best musical in twenty years," this acclaimed musical is filled with pageantry, emotion and hope, bursting onto the stage like no other musical.

Staff and Cast:

Director: Joanna May Cullinan
Musical Director: Jordan Cooper

Mariah Burks (Sarah)
Bridie Carroll (Mother)
Scott Esposito (Tateh),
Eugene Sumlin (Coalhouse Walker, Jr.)
Will Price (Younger Brother)
Danny Simpson (Father)
Nyla Watson (Sarah’s Friend)
Anna Barrett (Evelyn Nesbit)
Sam Nasar (Houdini)
Anthony Savage-Williams (Booker T. Washington)
Kate Leigh Michalski (Emma Goldman)
Jake Spencer (Edgar)
Elise Pakiela (Little Girl)
Michael Rogan (Grandfather/JP Morgan)
Sara Chapman (Coalhouse Follower)
Jack Hale (Baron’s Assistant)
Anthony Harris Jr. (Henson)
Tony Heffner (Henry Ford)
Kirstin Henry (Kathleen)
Frank Ivancic (Policeman)
Makay Johnson (Swing)
Adam Kirk (Black Lawyer)
John Kost (Swing)
Reyna Moran (Swing)
Cameron Olin (Swing)
Will Sanborn (Willie Conklin)
Nate Summers (Harlem Man)
Amanda Tidwell (Brigit)
Darian Wilson (Harlem Woman/dance captain)
Ticket Information
and Promotional Materials

June 14 - July 1


7pm Thursdays
7pm Fridays
7pm Saturdays
2pm Sundays

$32-$34 Reserved Seating

(216) 371-3000
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Alma Theatre at Cain Park
14591 Superior Road
Cleveland Heights, Ohio 44118

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