Take your sweetheart or friend to an early Valentine’s Day date. Performances of “Ragtime: The Musical” are at The Whiting on Friday, February 12 at 8pm and Saturday, February 13 at 2pm and 8pm.
In turn-of-the-century New York, the story is of an upper-class wife, a determined Jewish immigrant, and a bold, young Harlem musician unfold. All three are united by their desire and belief in a brighter tomorrow.
“Ragtime” has won Tony Awards for Best Book and Best Musical Score and has received 13 Tony nominations. The musical features a book by Terrence McNally, music by Stephen Flaherty, lyrics by Lynn Ahrens and is based on E.L. Doctorow’s best-selling 1975 novel.
E.L. Doctorow’s novel won the National Book Critics Circle award and sold 4.5 million copies. It became a film in 1981 and a Broadway musical in 1998. The original 1998 production ran on Broadway for 834 performances. A 2009 Broadway revival received rapturous reviews and is now on tour throughout North America.
So, catch the performance when it dances its way into Flint! Click Here to order your ticket, or call The Whiting’s ticket center at 810-237-7333.