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Gripping story of immigrant life and racial

injustice in 1900s New York. Nominated for 13 Tony awards.

Ragtime is a musical with music by Stephen Flaherty, lyrics by Lynn Ahrens, and book by Terrence McNally. It is based on the 1975 novel of the same name by E.L. Doctorow.

Set in the early 20th century, Ragtime tells the story of three groups in the United States: African Americans, represented by Coalhouse Walker Jr., a Harlem musician; upper-class suburbanites, represented by Mother, the matriarch of a white upper-class family in New Rochelle, New York; and Eastern European immigrants, represented by Tateh, a Jewish immigrant from Latvia. The show also incorporates historical figures such as Harry Houdini, Evelyn Nesbit, Booker T. Washington, J. P. Morgan, Henry Ford, Stanford White, Harry Kendall Thaw, Admiral Peary, Matthew Henson, and Emma Goldman.


Music Direction: Daniel Thomas and Juanita Harris

Stage Direction: Gary Stanford, Jr.

Ragtime FULL orchestration is presented through special arrangement with Music Theater International (MTI).

All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.



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Saturday, July 22 at 2:00 PM
Sunday, July 23 at 2:00 PM
Saturday, July 29 at 8:00 PM
Thursday, August 3, at 8:00 PM
Saturday, August 5 at 8:00 PM

Presented on the main stage of the

Hammer Theatre Center

101 Paseo De San Antonio

In downtown San José

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