Photo credit Cliff Roles


Book by Terrence McNally
Music by Stephen Flaherty
Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens
Based on the novel “Ragtime” by E.L Doctorow
Directed by Peter Rothstein
5th Avenue Theatre, Seattle, 2018

Ragtime, set at the dawn of the 20th century, pulsates to the changing rhythms of a new era as it speaks directly to our hearts and minds about the same kind of divisive issues of racism and immigration that dominate our political discussions today. And this production, inventively staged by Peter Rothstein, does all that with a cast of roughly 17 actors, compared to the 60 who appeared in the original in 1998.” - Sarasota Herald Tribune 

“Without elbowing you in the ribs, Rothstein makes clear connections between 1908 and 2018. The musical seethes with racism, immigrant-bashing, class warfare, and hypocrisy. The director’s obvious conclusion? The more America changes, the more it stays the same.” - YourObserver.com

“Director Peter Rothstein called on this ensemble to deliver impeccable timing in their lines, dance routines and vocals.” - Broadway World