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Ragtime Opens Thursday Apr. 5

Apr 3, 2012

Ragtime Opens Thursday Apr. 5

Duke University Departments of Theater, Music, and Dance in collaboration with Hoof 'n' Horn & Duke Chamber Players proudly present the Tony Award-winning musical Ragtime.

Based on the 1975 novel by E. L. Doctorow, Ragtime offers a unique combination of modern musical theater with classic American music. Ragtime follows three groups in collision at the dawn of 20th Century America. The lives of a family of upper-class WASPs in suburban New York, an African-American couple in Harlem, and a small immigrant family in the Lower East Side all intersect as they all search for success in America. Exhilarating and exciting, Ragtime offers a story for the whole family. Join us in celebrating this unprecedented partnership as Duke students and faculty pay homage to a fusion of marches, cakewalks, gospel and of course, ragtime. Live orchestral music presented by the Duke Chamber Players.

Book by Terrence McNally, Music by Stephen Flaherty, Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens

Reynolds Theater, Duke University Bryan Center
Thursday & Friday, April 5-6 & 12-13 @ 7:30pm
Saturday, April 7 & 14 @ 2pm & 7:30pm
Sunday, April 15 @ 2pm

$10 General Admission • $8 Groups of 10+ • $5 All students & seniors
Tickets and more information at

Ragtime received support from Theater Studies Department, Music Department, Dance Program, Duke Chamber Players, Hoof 'n' Horn, and the Office of the Vice Provost for the Arts.

Ragtime contains some language and themes that may be unsuitable for young children.



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