Ragtime Shines on Westchester Broadway Theatre Stage

Published: Thursday, March 20, 2014 By: Colette Connolly Source: The Examiner
no stranger to WBT, having performded in "Big River," "Hairspray," "In The Heights,"  and other Fanelli-directed shows. 

Other strong performances include Brittany Johnson (Sarah). Johnson has an outstanding voice, and coupled with Fayte, their rendition of "The Wheels of a Dream" and "Sarah Brown Eyes" overflow with emotion. 

Sanzaro, a Pleasantivlle native, deliveers a fine performance as the immigrant Tateh, with a tenor voice that easily fills the stage. Sarah's friend, played by Raena White, also makes a formidable appearance, belting out "Till We Reach That Day" with force, before being accompanied by the show's other main characters. 

A number of historical, bigger-than-life personalities are incorporated into the story making this a truly fascinating show. The anarchist Emma Goldman (Nadine Sahr); Henry Ford (Todd Allan); Harry Houdini (Joey Barrerio); J.P Morgan (Steven Stein-Grainger); architect Standford White (Evan Mayer); and African-American educator, author, and orator Boooker T. Washington (Antoine Smith) are all woven into the story. 

Performances of "Ragtime the Musical" are Thursday and Sunday matinees through May 4. A special ticket price of 67$ plus tax is offered for all performances, with additional discounts for seniors, children, and groups. The price includes the show, a three-course meal, and parking.