The All-New Tour of RAGTIME Makes Its Dallas Premiere!

Wednesday 11th, May 2016 / 16:45 Written by
The All-New Tour of RAGTIME Makes Its Dallas Premiere!

NATIONAL TOUR TO MAKE ITS DALLAS PREMIERE AT THE MUSIC HALL AT FAIR PARK MAY 24 – JUNE 5

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Dallas Summer Musicals is delighted to present the all-new touring production of RAGTIME at the Music Hall at Fair Park May 24 – June 5, 2016. A timeless celebration of life, RAGTIME tells the stories of an upper-class wife, a determined Jewish immigrant and a daring young Harlem musician – set in turn-of-the-century New York – all three united by their desire and belief in a brighter tomorrow. Their compelling stories are told to theatre’s richest and most glorious Tony Award®-winning score of heavily syncopated or “ragged” rhythms, a defining characteristic of the Progressive Era.

Dallas Summer Musicals in conjunction with Phoenix Entertainment, Broadway World DFW and WFAA Chanel 8 are in search for (a) young male actor(s) to portray the role of “Young Coalhouse” in the National Tour of RAGTIME for its run in Dallas (see attached audition notice below). This will be the first walk-on-role of a summer series initiative to elevate the arts.

 

At the dawn of a new century, everything is changing…and anything is possible.  RAGTIME returns to the road in an all-new touring production that Bloomberg News hails as “explosive, thrilling and nothing short of a masterpiece.” The Music Hall at Fair Park will be swept away by this ravishing and relevant production on May 24 – June 5 presented by Dallas Summer Musicals (DSM).

 

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Winning Tony Awards for Best Book and Best Musical Score, this 13-time Tony Award nominated musical is a timeless celebration of life – what it could and should be!  The Hollywood Reporter declares that RAGTIME is “one of the best musicals of recent decades.” Its celebrated score includes “Wheels of a Dream,” “Back to Before” and the title song, “Ragtime.”

 

RAGTIME 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 novelTony-nominated Director & Choreographer Marcia Milgrom Dodge will helm the production.   Scenic Design by Kevin Depinet, Lighting Design by Mike Baldassari and Sound Design by Craig Cassidy.

 

The stories of an upper-class wife, a determined Jewish immigrant and a daring young Harlem musician unfold – set in turn-of-the-century New York – all three united by their desire and belief in a brighter tomorrow. Their compelling stories are set to theatre’s richest and most glorious Tony Award®-winning score.

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RAGTIME, E.L. Doctorow’s 1975 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.

 

The RAGTIME tour for North America is produced by Phoenix Entertainment www.phoenix-ent.com.

 

For more information, visit www.ragtimeontour.com.

 

Single tickets for RAGTIME, from $20-$99 (pricing subject to change), are now on sale at DallasSummerMusicals.org, by phone at 1.800.514.ETIX (3849) and at The Box Office, 5959 Royal Lane, Suite 542 in Dallas, TX.

 

Groups of 10 or more receive a 15% discount, priority seating, and many more benefits. Please call 214.426.GROUP (4768) or emailGroups@DallasSummerMusicals.org.

 

Dallas Summer Musicals’ 2016 Season will continue with BULLETS OVER BROADWAY, June 14-26, 2016; and closing the season will be 42ND STREET, June 28 – July 10, 2016. DSM’s highly awaited 2016 – 17 Season Announcement ‘Broadways Most Wanted’ is set to be revealed soon. A season teaser campaign is now online and throughout DSM’s social media platforms!

 

Choose Your Own packages for the last three DSM 2016 season shows, are now on sale online at DallasSummerMusicals.org and by phone at 1.800.514.ETIX (3849). They can also be purchased at The Box Office, 5959 Royal Lane Suite 542 Preston Royal Shopping Center.

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AUDITION NOTICE

 

Dallas Summer Musicals, in conjunction with Phoenix Entertainment, Broadway World DFW and WFAA Chanel 8, is searching for (a) young male actor(s) to portray the role of “Young Coalhouse” in the National Tour of Ragtime at the Music Hall at Fair Park for its Dallas run May 24 – June 5.

 

SEEKING: “Young Coalhouse”

 

REQUIREMENTS: Young Coalhouse is a young African American boy, ideally around 5 or 6 years old, between 3’-6” – 4’-0” tall, and 40 to 50 pounds.  Young Coalhouse should have an “innocent” and “pure” quality about him.  In role, Young Coalhouse will be picked up by an adult cast member, sit on a cast member’s lap and pretend to play piano.  Young Coalhouse will also skip in a circle holding hands with other young actors.  Young actor must be able to attend rehearsal, wardrobe fittings and sound check on Tuesday, May 24. Young actor will need a chaperone over 18 years of age to accompany him at all times. Must be non-union actor. This is a volunteer position only, young actor will not be compensated.

 

Finalist(s) will not only have the opportunity to be a part of the cast of a touring Broadway production as they step on the Music Hall stage known to many stars, but they will also receive complimentary tickets for family members to attend opening night and the performances in which the finalist is scheduled to appear.

 

WHAT TO SUBMIT: Young actor must submit a full length front and full length side photo, in addition to a headshot, as well as an audition card details.

 

WHAT TO PREPARE: Please submit your photo, headshot, and audition card details through the link below. Deadline for submissions will be Friday, May 13. Finalist will be notified on Monday, May 16.

 

Audition Submission Link: http://www.emailmeform.com/builder/form/8EenZ7DPc7CcqXV

 

 

 

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