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Ragtime

From 4 critic and 38 member reviews
Members say: Great singing, Entertaining, Absorbing, Ambitious, Great acting

About the show

The Gallery Players presents a revival of this musical portrait of early-20th-century NYC featuring intersecting stories of three families pursuing the American Dream. Based on E. L. Doctorow's acclaimed novel. More…

At the dawn of a new century, everything is changing, and anything is possible. Set in the volatile melting pot of turn-of-the-century New York City, three distinctly American tales are woven together—that of a stifled upper-class wife, a determined Jewish immigrant, and a daring young Harlem musician—united by their courage, compassion, and belief in the promise of the future. Together, they confront history's timeless contradictions of wealth and poverty, freedom and prejudice, hope and despair, and what it means to live in America. Written by award-winning songwriters Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens, and noted playwright Terrence McNally.



84
Great singing, Intense, Dated

See it if You’re looking for a musical with a more historical timeline

Don't see it if You want to see one of the classics or something contemporary

83
Entertaining, Ambitious

See it if You love that era of music

Don't see it if You want current music

82
Clever, Great singing, Great staging, Great acting, Relevant

See it if you want to see a great cast full of amazing voices!

Don't see it if you don't want to trek to Brooklyn. Other than that, no real negatives!

80
Delightful, Great acting, Thought-provoking, Entertaining, Great writing

See it if you enjoy history and the personal stories within it.

Don't see it if you are not interested in history.

100
Great staging, Exquisite, Edgy

See it if you want to be blown away!

Don't see it if if you don't want to be overwhelmed

100
Absorbing, Great acting, Great staging, Great writing, Relevant

See it if All of my friends

Don't see it if You don't want to cry

96
Enchanting, Great singing, Masterful, Profound, Fantastic singing!!!!

See it if One of the best. Great intimate, comfortable theater.

Don't see it if b/c it's sold out?

95
Intelligent, Great writing, Great acting, Romantic, Resonant

See it if You truly love time piece musicals!

Don't see it if ...just go see it!

92
Entertaining, Funny, Delightful, Clever

See it if You want an action packed, music filled performance.

Don't see it if You are not a fan of musicals.

91
Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Ambitious, Exquisite

See it if you are ready to take an emotional journey in a time that seems far away but still means something today. Also amazing music

Don't see it if you plan to take small children to a show. This is not really a children's show

87
Absorbing, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if you like a great story with history, lovely songs with heart tugging lyrics. Makes you want to stand up for what is right.

Don't see it if you want raunchy, potty humor

86
Absorbing, Great acting, Must see, Refreshing, Relevant

See it if If you love a timely piece

Don't see it if If you hate racism

84
Absorbing, Intense, Profound, Thought-provoking, Riveting

See it if you want to see a show about the beginnings of the US set to an incredible score.

Don't see it if you don't like truth in entertainment.


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