RAGTIME

 February 27, 2014 - May 4, 2014

Presented by Standing Ovation Studios.  E.L. Doctorow’s novel comes vividly to life in this Tony Award-winning musical, set against the backdrop of the ragtime craze in New York City and New Rochelle. This award-winning musical intertwines the stories of three families, as they confront timeless contradictions of wealth and poverty, freedom and prejudice, hope and despair, and what it means to live in turn of the century America. Musical styles range 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."  Featured are such show stopping songs as "Getting Ready Rag," "Your Daddy’s Son," "Wheels of a Dream," "Till We Reach That Day," "Back To Before," and "Make Them Hear You."  It won 1998 Tony Awards for Best Score, Book, and Orchestrations, and won both the Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards for Best Musical and Best Score.

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Standing Ovation Studios'  Director, John Fanelli  Recently Directed Oliver!,  The Music Man and InThe Heights at WBT. He has fostered a “Bridge to Broadway” model through his drama coaching and direction for the past seven years through his Lighthouse Youth Theatre. He assembles a combination of talent and energy with Broadway performers and local rising stars which results in a rare and wonderful happening for Westchester. Fanelli has expanded the program with a new state-of-the-art studio in Armonk under the new name, Standing Ovation Studios. He sees this production of Oliver as both an example of the plans for Standing Ovation Studios and an extension of the concept, “Bridge to Broadway and Back.”  

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