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School of Theatre Presents “Ragtime”

Published February 3, 2015

Article courtesy of Broadway World Jacksonville

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The School of Theatre proudly presents Ragtime, written by Terrence McNally with music by Stephen Flaherty and lyrics by Lynn Ahrens, and based on the novel “Ragtime” by E.L. Doctorow. Directed by Fred Chappell, head of the MFA Directing program at Florida State University, the show features a diverse musical selection. From the ragtime rhythms of Harlem to the bold brass band and up-tempo banjo tunes, the show opens a window to the music that characterized America at the turn of the century.

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As a new century dawns, the world is changing….and anything is possible.  Set in the volatile melting pot of New York City, follow the struggle of three American families whose intersecting lives are influenced by the social upheaval of the era. The musical tapestry intertwines an African-American family, a Jewish immigrant family and a wealthy, suburban family who are united through love, loss and courage.  Celebrate these families and their unrelenting hope for the future in this emotional and lavish musical journey.

The production features New York-based Equity Actor, Garfield Hammonds (Coalhouse Walker Jr.), and School of Theatre students Tanisha Moore (Sarah), Danny Burgos (Tateh) and Katie Bottomley (Mother). Ragtime features scenic design by School of Theatre alum Caite Hevner Kemp, costume design by MFA Costume Design candidate Sarah Jahnke, and lighting design by guest artist, Nick Solyom.

Don’t miss The School of Theatre’s production of Ragtime playing at the Fallon Theatre at Florida State University February 13 – March 1!

For additional media, information, or interview opportunities, contact: Ashley Wright – 850.644.6488 or

Recommended age:

13+; Contains material that may be inappropriate for audiences under the age of 13.


Tickets for Ragtime are $10-20, plus applicable fees, and are subject to availability.

Performance Times:

February 13 – 14, 2015 at 8:00 PM

February 15, 2015 at 2:00 PM

February 18 – 21, 2015 at 8:00 PM

February 22, 2015 at 2:00 PM

February 25 – February 28, 2015 at 8:00 PM

March 1, 2015 at 2:00 PM


The Fallon Theatre is located in the Fine Arts Building (540 West Call Street, Tallahassee, FL 32306) on the Florida State University Campus.

Ragtime is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).
All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.
421 West 54th Street, New York, NY  10019
Phone: 212-541-4684  Fax: 212-397-4684