You are cordially invited to Ragtime: A Concert Performance.
Please join Arts Commons, Theatre Calgary, and the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra for a one-of-a-kind concert performance, Ragtime: A Concert Performance, a timeless story about the struggles and triumphs of immigrant communities. This show is appropriate for ages 14+
What is Ragtime? Ragtime is a musical theatre show that follows three vastly different families in search of the American Dream in New York at the turn of the century: African Americans in Harlem, Eastern European immigrants in the Lower East Side, and upper-class Whites in New Rochelle come across historical figures like stage magician Harry Houdini, car tycoon Henry Ford, activist Booker T. Washington, and anarchist Emma Goldman as they navigate racism, class struggle, privilege, and police brutality. This performance is a one-of-a-kind concert directed by Theatre Calgary Artistic Director Stafford Arima and featuring the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra.
Based on the 1975 novel by E.L. Doctorow and adapted for the stage by three of the most celebrated musical theatre writers of our time, Tony Award winners Stephen Flaherty, Lynn Ahrens, and the late Terrence McNally, Ragtime was nominated for 13 and won four Tony Awards in 1998 and continues to grow in appreciation as a modern Broadway masterpiece.
What is a concert performance?
A concert performance is where the actors and musicians perform only the music of the show.
This will be an exciting experience because the music in Ragtime was created by some of the most celebrated musical theatre writers of our time. The music is played by the world-class Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra and the singers selected for the performance are among the best you can find in Canada and the U.S.A. This performance is also taking place in the beautiful Jack Singer Concert Hall, which is one of the best sounding concert halls in North America, with a recently upgraded sound system operated by some of the best audio engineers in the business. This particular concert is also exciting because it is the world premiere of a new concert version of the stage musical – Calgary is the first city ever to hear this arrangement!
Here are a few things to keep in mind when attending a live performance like Ragtime:
Name: Ragtime: A Concert Performance
Date & Times:
Friday June 10, 1:00pm – behind the scenes dress rehearsal performance. Friday June 10, 7:30pm
Saturday June 11, 2:30pm
Saturday June 11, 7:30pm
Duration: Approx. 2-hours and 30-minutes (150-minutes) including one intermission.
Location: Jack Singer Concert Hall, 225 8th Ave SE, Calgary, AB
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We look forward to welcoming you to the Jack Singer Concert Hall
Read more about this performance on the Arts Commons Website.
Read all about the history of this play on its Wikipedia page.