AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE

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All performance materials supplied by Hal Leonard Australia.

11 PERFORMANCES • 2 TO 10 NOV• STATE THEATRE

Director
ROGER HODGMAN
 
Musical Director
GUY NOBLE
Choreographer
DANA JOLLY
 
Costumes
ISAAC LUMMIS
Set
CHRISTINA SMITH
Lighting
NIGEL LEVINGS
Sound
SYSTEM SOUND

THE PRODUCTION COMPANY ORCHESTRA

EVERYONE EVERYWHERE,

MOVING TO
THE RAGTIME!

‘A TRIUMPH FOR THE STAGE’

TIME Magazine

‘THE BEST MUSICAL IN TWENTY YEARS’

Herald Tribune

“TIMELY, STUNNING, UPLIFTING AND EXHILARATING.”

VARIETY

Melbourne, it’s time for RAGTIME!

RAGTIME makes its much anticipated Australian Premiere this November at Arts Centre Melbourne for 11 performances only.

We’re thrilled to announce internationally renowned tenor Alexander Lewis joins the cast in the role of Tateh. Georgina Hopson, the 2017 winner of the Rob Guest Endowment will play the role of Mother. They join a stellar cast including Kurt KansleyChloe ZuelAdam Murphy, 

John O’May, John McTernan and Anton Berezin.  Our all Australian company is joined onstage by our 20 piece Production Company Orchestra.

A powerful portrait of the birth of the American nation, RAGTIME is filled with pageantry, emotion and optimism. A musical not to be missed.

At the dawn of a new century everything is changing…and anything is possible. Set in the melting pot of New York, three distinctly American tales are woven together – that of a stifled upper-class wife Georgina Hopson (Evita), a determined Jewish immigrant, Tateh (internationally renowned tenor Alexander Lewis (West Side Story) and the daring young Harlem musician  Coalhouse Walker Jr (Kurt Kansley, whom Melbourne critics have  hailed for his recent performance as Che Guevara in Evita). Chloe Zuel (Dusty) is his fiancée, Sarah. Together they confront history’s timeless contradictions of wealth and poverty, freedom and prejudice and  what it means to live in America. Also starring Adam Murphy(Aladdin) in the role of Father, Sage Douglas (Thoroughly Modern Millie) as Emma Goldman, Mackenzie Dunn (Thoroughly Modern Millie) as Evelyn Nesbit, Finn Alexander (Assassins) as Younger Brother, John McTernan (The Crucible) as Grandfather, John O’May (Cabaret)as Henry Ford and Anton Berezin (Sweeney Todd) as J P Morgan.

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, Ragtime is filled with pageantry, emotion and hope, bursting onto the stage like no  other musical.

Ragtime draws upon many musical styles: the ragtime rhythms of Harlem and Tin Pan Alley, the klezmer of the Lower East Side, brass band marches and delicate waltzes, from up-tempo banjo tunes and expansive anthems. A truly unique and powerful portrait of America, Ragtime is sure to inspire. 

CAST

KURT KANSLEY
KURT KANSLEYis Coalhouse Walker Jr
GEORGINA HOPSON
GEORGINA HOPSONis Mother
ALEXANDER LEWIS
ALEXANDER LEWISis Tateh
CHLOE ZUEL
CHLOE ZUELis Sarah
ADAM MURPHY
ADAM MURPHYis Father
SAGE DOUGLAS
SAGE DOUGLASis Emma Goldman
MACKENZIE DUNN
MACKENZIE DUNNis Evelyn Nesbit
FINN ALEXANDER
FINN ALEXANDERis Younger Brother
JOHN McTERNAN
JOHN McTERNANis Grandfather
JOHN O'MAY
JOHN O'MAYis Henry Ford
ANTON BEREZIN
ANTON BEREZINis JP Morgan
JOTI GORE
JOTI GOREis Booker T Washington
MATT HAMILTON
MATT HAMILTONis Willie Conklin
LOUIS LUCENTE
LOUIS LUCENTEis Harry Houdini
RUVA NGWENYA
RUVA NGWENYAis Sarah's Friend
SHAUNTAI BATZKE
SHAUNTAI BATZKE
KAYA BYRNE
KAYA BYRNE
MIA DABKOWSKI-CHANDLER
MIA DABKOWSKI-CHANDLER
MARK DOGGETT
MARK DOGGETT
COURTNEY GLASS
COURTNEY GLASS
GARETH JACOBS
GARETH JACOBS
NANA MATAPULE
NANA MATAPULE
BARRY MITCHELL
BARRY MITCHELL
VICTORY NDUKWE
VICTORY NDUKWE
GRETA SHERRIFF
GRETA SHERRIFF
JAS SMITH
JAS SMITH
ANGELINA THOMSON
ANGELINA THOMSON
KEMPTON MALONEY
KEMPTON MALONEY
HUDSON SHARP
HUDSON SHARP
SUMMER HAMILTON
SUMMER HAMILTON
ANNIE SAINSBERY
ANNIE SAINSBERY

STATE THEATRE

Sat 2 November at 2pm (Preview)

Sat 2 November at 7.30pm

Sun 3 November at 3pm

Wed 6 November at 1pm and 7.30pm

Thu 7 November at 1pm and 7.30pm

Fri 8 November at 7.30pm

Sat 9 November at 2pm and 7.30pm

Sun 10 November at 3pm

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