Presented on the Albany Medical Center Stage At the Lakehouse in Washington Park

June 29-July 29, 2017
Tuesday-Saturday at 8pm

Music by Stephen Flaherty
Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens
Book by Terrence McNally based on the novel Ragtime by E.L. Doctorow

Direction by Michael LoPorto
Choreography by AshleySimone Kirchner
Music Direction by Brian Axford

THis was the music of something beginning...

Ragtime is a soaring, epic and culturally-important musical based on E.L. Doctorow's award-winning novel, which chronicles the lives of three different families from three different worlds at the start of the 20th Century in pursuit of the American Dream.

Written by the award-winning composer/lyricist team of Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens (Once On This Island, Seussical and Lucky Stiff), noted playwright Terrence McNally, and based on E.L. Doctorow's distinguished novel, Ragtime is 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. Called by Time Magazine "A triumph for the stage," and by the International Herald Tribune "the best musical in twenty years," this acclaimed musical is filled with pageantry, emotion and hope, bursting onto the stage like no other musical.

The Tony-winning score is just as diverse as the melting pot of America itself, drawing upon many musical styles 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. Ragtime - a truly unique and powerful portrait of America.

Please note: Ragtime is a historically accurate musical and contains racial language that some parents may find unsuitable for children under the age of 13. 

Tickets on sale May 1, 2017.

$24 Table Seats, $18 Center Section, $16 Side Sections

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