After resounding reviews and sold-out performances of the 2004 production, Civic Theatre is delighted to bring this powerful story to life for a second time. Based on the 1975 Doctorow novel, Ragtime is a story of the American Experience. Set at the birth of the 20th century, this is a story of how our country, and those who immigrated here, share the same hopes and dreams while struggling with class and racial divides. History comes to life in this beautifully sung story. Ragtime, is a ‘must see in my lifetime’ experience. Recommended for teens/adult audiences.
Individual tickets: $18- $37
Wednesday – Saturday evenings at 7:30pm
Sundays at 2:00pm
February 24-March 19, 2017
CAST & CREW
While Ragtime showcases immigration at the turn of the century, what is like to be an immigrant in West Michigan today? Hear first and second generation immigrants share their stories below.
- WGVU: “Inclusion and Equity with Grand Rapids Civic Theatre”
- Cultured.GR: “Civic Theatre brings immigration panel to community conversation”
- WZZM: “‘Ragtime the Musical’ and panel discussion on modern immigration
Creating a City of Inclusion: Modern Immigration, Local Impact
February 15, 2017 – 7-8:00pm at Grand Rapids Public Library downtown campus
How has immigration impacted our city historically, as well as today? How can our community better support our immigrants? Dive deeper into these questions, and more, with a panel discussion in partnership with Grand Rapids Public Library. Panelists from organizations working within immigrant & refugee services will share historical insights & impacts of immigration on Grand Rapids, as well as how we can better support immigrants to create an inclusive, diverse community. Local immigrants will also share their personal experiences in this critical community discussion. All attendees will receive a discount to Grand Rapids Civic Theatre’s upcoming production of Ragtime – an epic, historical musical of how our county, and those who immigrated here, share the same hopes and dreams while struggling with class and racial divides. RSVP is not necessary. For questions, contact Autumn Hubbard at firstname.lastname@example.org.