RAGTIME In Concert

April 28-30, 2023 | Music Hall

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John Morris Russell, conductor

Alton Fitzgerald White, director
Alton Fitzgerald White, Coalhouse Walker, Jr.
Nikki Renée Daniels, Sarah
Ashley Brown, Mother
Ron Bohmer, Father
Nicholas Pattarini, Younger Brother
Jim Corti, Tateh
Klea Blackhurst, Emma Goldman
Maggie Zink, Little Girl
Paul Hahn, Little Boy
Brian Richardson, Grandfather
Haley Root, Evelyn Nesbit
Joshua Steele, Henry Ford
Erica Gabriel, Sarah’s Friend
Deondra Means, Booker T. Washington
Allen R. Middleton, J.P. Morgan
Jackson Reagin, Houdini
CCM Musical Theatre Department (Ensemble)
American Spiritual Ensemble (Ensemble)


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What's Interesting

JMR and the Pops wrap up the 22/23 season with a Broadway musical reimagined for the concert hall! The brainchild of renowned writing team Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens, Ragtime, which follows three pursuits of the American Dream, became an instant classic. Nominated for 13 Tony Awards and two GRAMMY Awards in 1998, the show beat out The Lion King for the Tony for Best Original Score. Now you can experience the celebrated smash hit in a whole new way—in concert with the Cincinnati Pops!

Set in the early 20th century, Ragtime explores themes of race, class and gender within a tumultuous period of social and political change in America. Strong, painful language is used within dramatic depictions of the ongoing struggle for civil rights and social justice. Due to this, the Cincinnati Pops’ performances of Ragtime are recommended for audiences age 13+.

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We believe that great music is for everyone, regardless of your budget. This concert is eligible for Pay What You Wish Pricing, as well as other discounts. To learn more visit Music for All.