Ragtime @ Lakewood Playhouse (Lakewood)
Book by Terrance McNally
Music by Stephen Flaherty
Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens
At the dawn of a new century, everything is changing … and anything is possible. 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 ($31) here.