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Epsom Girls Grammar School and Auckland Grammar School are proud to present Ragtime, a sweeping epic capturing the American experience at the turn of the twentieth century.
The musical tracks three diverse families in pursuit of the American Dream, exploring the worlds of a Jewish immigrant and his beloved daughter, a wealthy white couple, and an African American ragtime musician. Ragtime features many of the larger-than-life figures who shaped turn-of-the-century America, including Harry Houdini, Emma Goldman, J.P. Morgan, Evelyn Nesbit and Henry Ford.
The show presents a ‘dream of what this country could be,’ with the characters finding a way to live together as Americans, despite their differences. Though Ragtime takes place over one hundred years in the past, its exploration of immigration, race, tolerance and the power of the human spirit will resonate deeply with audience members in 2018.
Based on the novel Ragtime by E.L. Doctorow
Book by Terrence McNally
Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens
Music by Stephen Flaherty
By arrangement with Hal Leonard Australia Pty Ltd, Exclusive Agent for Music Theatre International