The Actorsingers

 

Ragtime (2003)

Edmund Keefe Auditorium
November 7-9, 2003

Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens

Music by Stephen Flaherty

Book by Terrence McNally

Based on the best-selling novel "Ragtime" by E. L. Doctorow

RAGTIME is presented through special arrangement with and all authorized performance materials are supplied by Music Theatre International, 421 West 54th St., New York NY

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Cast

The Little Boy John-Michael Breen

Father Dave Fordyce

Mother Barbara Lawler

Mother's Younger Brother Matty Gregg

Grandfather John Flynn

Coalhouse Walker, Jr. Michael McCarthy

Sarah Sheilah Bell

Booker T. Washington Bruce Smith

Tateh Joe Tomacchio

The Little Girl Arielle Rawding

Harry Houdini Tom Ritrovato

J. P. Morgan Bob Frasca

Henry Ford Greg Tarsa

Emma Goldman Kerry Schneider

Evelyn Nesbit Kathy Stockard

Stanford White David Cote

Harry K. Thaw Dan Merriman

Admiral Peary Mike Bradbury

Matthew Henson Thaddeus Bell

Judge Joe Vago

Kathleen Rachel Dudley

Policemen David Cote, Jim Maloney, Ben Tarsa

Doctor Joshua Friedman

Child Buyer Joshua Friedman

Sarah's Friend Janice Yancy

Willie Conklin Jonathan Fisher

Firemen Mike Bradbury, David Cote, Jim Maloney, Joe Vago

Brigit Cindy Fisher

Trolley Conductor Jim Maloney

Train Conductor Peter Lasonde

Bureaucrats Susan Ellett, Ellie Morrill

Black Lawyer Thaddeus Bell

White Lawyer Dan Merriman

Clerk Ben Tarsa

Reporters Joshua Friedman, Peter Lasonde, Greg Tarsa

Welfare Official Lynda Aramento

Baron's Assistant Donna McNamara-Hayden

D.A. Charles S. Whitman Joe Vago

Pas de Deux Theo Martinez, Shaina Schwartz

Little Coalhouse Karl Gauntlett

Jurors Cheri Birch, Mike Bradbury, David Cote, Leslie Gauntlett, Sheryl Gauntlett, Peter Lasonde, Jennifer Mallard, Jim Maloney, Dan Merriman, Ben Tarsa

Newsboys John Carey, Nick Purcell, John Victor

Umpire Jim Maloney

Fan David Cote

Coalhouse Followers Thaddeus Bell, Cheryl Gauntlett, Melvis Hamilton, Theo Martinez

Mrs. Whitstein Cindy Fisher

Vice President Jim Maloney

Chorines Lynda Aramento, Lauren Cassidy, Lorraine Cote, Donna McNamara-Hayden

Sob Sister Susan Ellett

Ford Silhouettes Lauren Cassidy, Peter Lasonde, Jennifer Mallard, Donna McNamara-Hayden

Ford Workers Lynda Aramento, Cheri Birch, David Cote, Lorraine Cote, Rachel Dudley, Cindy Fisher, Jim Maloney, Dan Merriman, Ben Tarsa

Houdini's Mother Susan Cassidy

New Rochelle Ensemble Cheri Birch, Mike Bradbury, David Cote, Lorraine Cote, Susan Ellett, Jennifer Mallard, Donna McNamara-Hayden, Dan Merriman, Ben Tarsa

Immigrant Ensemble Lynda Aramento, Lauren Cassidy, Rachel Dudley, Joshua Friedman, Cindy Fisher, Peter Lasonde, Jim Maloney, Ellie Morrill, Joe Vago

Harlem Ensemble Thaddeus Bell, Tajoura Davis, Leslie Gauntlett, Sheryl Gauntlett, Melvis Hamilton, Theo Martinez, Shaina Schwartz, Pamela Perkins Smith

Children's Ensemble John Carey, Heather Dudley, Sarah Ekbatani, Nick Purcell, John Victor

Young Coalhouse Walker Jr. Arionne Smith (Friday, Saturday), Karl Gauntlett (Sunday)

Evelyn Nesbit's Dog Tobias Shakespeare (Toby)

Understudies

Coalhouse Walker Bruce Smith

Emma Goldman Susan Ellett

Father Bob Frasca

Little Girl Sarah Ekbatani

Henry Ford Dan Merriman

Willie Conklin Joe Vago

Tateh Greg Tarsa

Evelyn Nesbit Lauren Cassidy

Little Boy John Carey

Harry Houdini Peter Lasonde

J.P. Morgan David Cote

Grandfather Mike Bradbury

The Ragtime Band

Conductor Michele Henderson

Violins Kenny ButlerTom Benson

Cello Kristin Leigh

Bass Craig Fowler

Banjo/Mandolin/Guitar Gerry Adams

Tuba Jeff Rapsis

Clarinet/E-flat Clarinet Suellen Davidson

Flute/Piccolo Diane Fallier

French horn Stephen Taylor

Trumpets Craig Neth, Deb Walz

Trombone Ed Stromski

Oboe/English horn Bryan Williams

Keyboard Jared Holland

Percussion John Taylor

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Rehearsal Trombonist Michael Steadman

Special Thanks to

Preston Productions

Phyllis Stuart and the Concord Community Players

George Piehl and Stage One Productions

Costumes of Nashua

Mary Selvoski of the Palace Theatre

Julia Oliver-Babb

Pauline Caron

Bob Cassidy

Richard Glynn

Boulder Morty's

New Thalian Players

Kristen Olsen

Jerry and Joanne Rozett

Chuck Emmons

Taggart Ice Company

Bruce Morrison and the Elm St. JHS Custodial Staff

American Legion Nashua

Production Staff

Director Brett Mallard

Music Director Michele Henderson

Choreographer Brandon J. Mallard

Producer Amy Winograd Friedman

Technical Director Dennis Schneider

Stage Manager Michael D. O'Keefe

Lighting Design & Programming Dennis Schneider

Costume Design Susan Cassidy

Set Design Jillian Mitchell, Dennis Schneider, Brett Mallard

Sound Design Michael D. O'Keefe

Cast Coordinator Lorraine Cote

Assistant Stage Manager Deb Ritrovato

Assistant Set Design John McAllister, Michael D. O'Keefe

Lobby Design/Display Michael Ryder

Orchestra Coordinator Deb Walz

Tickets Jackie Levine*, Howie Levine*, Ben Levine, Betty Badeau, John Liljeberg

Properties Evelynn Decker, Mayer Lipman, Kristen Abbott, John McAllister

Costume Committee

Construction Susan Cassidy*, Kim Spaziani, Lorraine Louie, Victoria Witt, Beth Schwartz, Alene Bonner

Assistants Alysa & Jennifer Dudley, Lauren Cassidy, Duvene Purcell, Joe Tomacchio, Ben Tarsa, Ellie Morrill, Scott Katrycz, Susan Lewis, Jen Mallard, Shaina Schwartz, Janice Yancy

Photography Michael Ryder

Sound Crew Jeff Bernard, Martha Daniels Holland, Kevin Lawler, Dan Murphy

Lighting Crew Joshua Friedman, John McAllister, Dan Merriman, Steve Purcell, Kevin Rhodes, Brian Schneider, Dennis Schneider

Spotlight Operators Steve Purcell, Kevin Rhodes

Master Carpenters John McAllister, Dennis Schneider

Set Construction Larry Doiron, Lou Duhamel, Steve Harper, Geoffrey McAllister, Michael D. O'Keefe

Model-T Design and Construction Tom Ritrovato

Scenic Artists Axel Mitchell, Jillian Mitchell

Set Painters Paul Breen, Molly Bruckman, John Carey, Amy Friedman, Jordan Friedman, John Flynn, Glen Grimard, Michele Henderson, Kari Levesque, Liz LaFlamme, Mayer Lipman, Jennifer Mallard, Geoffrey McAllister, Ellie Morrill, Terri O'Keefe, Duvene Purcell, Steve Purcell, Jennifer Ryder, Kerry Schneider, Pamela Perkins Smith, Ellie Zeira, Gabrielle Zeira

Stage Crew Ricky Brooks, Bill Cote, Lou Duhamel, Emily Ellett, Rich Glynn, John Hickey, Balaji Jayavelu, Subhash Nikade, Michael C. O'Keefe, Lanéa Ritrovato, Brian Schneider, P. Satish, Ellie Zeira

Projection Artwork Amy Friedman, Josh Friedman, Brandon J. Mallard, Michael D. O'Keefe

Projections Design Michael D. O'Keefe, Dennis Schneider

Sound Effects Dan Murphy, Michael D. O'Keefe

Sound System Operator Kevin Lawler

Hair & Make-Up Liz LaFlamme*, Ashley Love*, Rebekah Butler, Amy Gentile, Kathy Goreham

Program Jennifer Spaziani, Michael Ryder

Publicity Amy Friedman*, Pam Gilpatrick, Jared Holland, Barbara Lawler, Sally Nutt, Michael Ryder, Kerry Schneider

House Manager Pam Bruckman

Concessions Bernadette Boardman

Subscriptions Kerry Schneider

Web Master Jared Holland

Afterglow Val Levesque*, Catherine Andruskevich, Brian Mehlman, Kari Levesque, Lynette Rawding, Beth Schwartz

Rehearsal Security & Refreshment Dan Pelletier

Show T-shirts Lynette Rawding

Audition Staff Alysa Dudley, Rachel Dudley, Casey Elsass, Joshua Friedman, Mary Beth Lyon, Kathy Shur

Audition Board Amy Friedman*, Jeff Bernard, Michele Bossie, Michele Henderson, Brandon Mallard, Brett Mallard, Sue Sartorelli

Audition/Rehearsal Pianist Jared Holland

Scenes and Musical Numbers

ACT ONE

Prologue

"Ragtime" Company

Scene 1 Dock in NY Harbor/At Sea

"Goodbye, My Love" Mother

"Journey On" Father, Tateh, Mother

Scene 2 A Vaudeville Theatre, NYC

"The Crime of the Century" Evelyn Nesbit, Mother's Younger Brother, Ensemble

Scene 3 Mother's Garden, New Rochelle, NY

"What Kind of Woman" Mother

Scene 4 Ellis Island/Lower East Side

"A Shtetl Iz Amereke" Tateh, The Little Girl, Immigrants

"Success" Tateh, J.P. Morgan, Harry Houdini, Ensemble

Scene 5 The Tempo Club/Harlem/Ford's Assembly Line

"Getting' Ready Rag" Coalhouse, Harlem Ensemble

"Henry Ford" Henry Ford, Coalhouse, Ensemble

Scene 6 Railroad Station, New Rochelle

"Nothing like the Coty" Tateh, Mother, The Little Boy, The Little Girl

Scene 7 Emerald Isle Firehouse

Scene 8 Mother's House, New Rochelle

"Your Daddy's Son" Sarah

"New Music" Father, Mother, Younger Brother, Coalhouse, Sarah, Ensemble

Scene 9 A Hillside Above New Rochelle

"Wheels of a Dream" Coalhouse, Sarah

Scene 10 A Union Hall in NYC/Lawrence, Massachusetts/A train

"The Night that Goldman Spoke at Union Square" Younger Brother, Emma Goldman, Ensemble

"Lawrence, Massachusetts" Ensemble

"Gliding" Tateh

Scene 11 New Rochelle and NYC

"Justice" Coalhouse, Ensemble

"President" Sarah

"Til We Reach that Day" Sarah's Friend, Coalhouse, Emma Goldman, Younger Brother, Mother, Tateh, Ensemble

ACT TWO

Scene 1 The Streets of New Rochelle

"Coalhouse Soliloquy" Coalhouse

"Coalhouse's Demands" Company

Scene 2 The Polo Grounds

"What a Game" Father, The Little Boy, Ensemble

Scene 3 The Streets of New Rochelle

Scene 4 Mother's House

"Atlantic City" Evelyn Nesbit, Harry Houdini

"New Music" (Reprise) Father

Scene 5 Atlantic City/Million Dollar Pier/Boardwalk

"Atlantic City, Part II" Ensemble

"The Crime of the Century/Harry Houdini, Master Escapist" (Reprise) Evelyn Nesbit, Harry Houdini

"Buffalo Nickel Photoplay, Inc." Baron Ashkenazy

"Our Children" Mother, Baron Ashkenazy

Scene 6 Harlem/Coalhouse's Hideout

"Sarah's Brown Eyes" Coalhouse, Sarah

Scene 7 The Beach, Atlantic City

"Back to Before" Mother

Scene 8 The Morgan Library, NYC

"Look What You've Done" Booker T. Washington, Coalhouse, Coalhouse's Men

"Make Them Hear You" Coalhouse

Epilogue

"Ragtime/Wheels of a Dream" (Reprise) Company


The Actorsingers will be celebrating our 50th Anniversary season next year!

We are asking our audiences to choose 2 shows you would like to see us perform from the following list. Please circle your choices (2 only) and hand the insert to an user or put it in the specially marked boxes at the rear of the hall. Thank you.

1776 -- Evita -- Gypsy
Lucky Stiff -- Annie Get Your Gun -- Carnival
Man of La Mancha -- Bells are Ringing -- Pal Joey
HMS Pinafore -- Big River -- Shenandoah
Jekyll & Hyde -- Jesus Christ Superstar -- State Fair
Bye, Bye Birdie -- Les Miserables -- Cabaret
Hello Dolly -- Sugar (Some Like it Hot) -- Chicago
Le Cage Aux Folles -- The Mikado -- Working
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

Other: ____________________________________________

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