Duluth Playhouse proudly presents RAGTIME at the NorShor Theatre

[February 16, 2022] Duluth, MN – Duluth Playhouse returns to live performances with the epic,
Tony Award-winning Broadway musical Ragtime March 18th through April 3rd at the NorShor

At the dawn of a new century, everything is changing and anything is possible. Ragtime is a
compelling and powerful musical based on E.L. Doctorow’s award-winning novel. Set in the volatile
melting pot of turn-of-the-century New York, three distinctly American tales are woven together –
that of a stifled upper-class mother, a determined Jewish immigrant and a daring Harlem musician –
united by their courage, compassion and belief in the promise of the future. Together, they confront
history’s timeless contradictions, embrace their common humanity and discover their shared dreams
of a more perfect union. This truly exciting production will inspire audiences to contemplate what it
means to be an American.

“Ragtime has been a favorite musical of mine ever since I saw the original Broadway production
almost 25 years ago,” said Duluth Playhouse Producing Artistic Director Phillip Fazio. “Ragtime
archives what all great theatre strives to accomplish. It holds a mirror up to society while
simultaneous offering hope for a brighter tomorrow. Now more than ever, this story needs to be told.”

The production is led by Jarius Cliett as Coalhouse Walker Jr, Christina Stroup as Mother, and Jace
LeGarde as Tateh. Joining them are Jessica Money as Sarah, Ole Dack as Father, Quinn Lorez as
Sarah's Friend, and Stuart Gordon as Younger Brother. Actors portraying historical figures include
Gabrial Mayfield as Booker T. Washington, Haley Methner as Evelyn Nesbit, Alyson Enderle as
Emma Goldman, Thomas-Matthew Elijah Shands as Matthew Henson, Michael Dufault as J.P.
Morgan, Sam Hildestad as Henry Ford, and Antony Ferguson as Harry Houdini. Rounding out the
company are Baker Anderson, Jesse Davis, Rudy Foster, Kaiyla Gross, Kyle McMillan, Sofia
Salmela, Lacy Sauter, and Henriette Soderlind. The production will also feature a lavish 16 piece
orchestra playing this Tony Award-winning score.

Tickets are now on sale. To book seats, please visit the box office at the NorShor Theatre Monday
through Friday 10am-5pm or call 218-733-7555. Socially distanced seating is available in the
balcony. The rest of Duluth Playhouse’s 2021-2022 season will feature The Diary of Anne Frank,
Footloose, and Clue. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit the Duluth Playhouse
website at www.duluthplayhouse.org

Book by Terrence McNally, Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens, Music by Stephen Flaherty
Presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI)
March 18th – April 3 rd , 2022 at the NorShor Theatre
Thursday-Saturday at 7:30pm with Sundays and select Saturdays at 2pm