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Director David GregoryOn The Wheels of a Dream: David Gregory on Directing ‘Ragtime’ at Arts Collective@HCC

Ragtime’s Preview Article, posted by DCMTA 04/21/14 

DCMTA’s Interview with Ragtime’s Shayla Lowe and Jamar Brown, posted 05/04/14 

RAGTIME – The Musical

Book by Terrence McNally, Music by Stephen Flaherty, Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens
Based on the novel Ragtime by E.L. Doctorow
Director: David Gregory

PR UPDATE: 05-13-15
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Review:  Ragtime's 5-Star Review via DC Metro Theatre Arts by Amanda Gunther
Review:  Ragtime's Review via The Bad Oracle
Review:  Ragtime's Review via Culture Seen 4 U

Early 20th century generations collide in this emotionally charged journey bursting with passion, tragedy and love.  A tapestry focused on social upheaval which speaks directly to the pulse of America today.  RAGTIME! (View the Cast & Creatives below!)

“Called by Time Magazine ‘A triumph for the stage,’ and by the International Herald Tribune ‘the best musical in twenty years,’ this acclaimed musical won 1998 Tony Awards for Best Score, Book and Orchestrations, and won both the Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards for Best Musical and Best Score.

RAGTIME is based on E.L. Doctorow's distinguished novel; the musical intertwines the stories of three extraordinary families, as they confront history's timeless contradictions of wealth and poverty, freedom and prejudice, hope and despair, and what it means to live in America.

The Tony-winning score is just as diverse as the melting pot of America itself. It draws upon many musical styles from the ragtime rhythms of Harlem and Tin Pan Alley to the klezmer of the Lower East Side, from bold brass band marches to delicate waltzes, from up-tempo banjo tunes to period parlor songs and expansive anthems.” [Musical Theatre International]

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The Cast:
Little Boy:  Theodore Yu
Father:  Cory Jones
Mother:  Santina Maiolatesi
Mother's Younger Brother:  Brian Nabors
Grandfather:  Dave Guy
Coalhouse Walker, Jr.:  Jamar Brown
Sarah:  Shayla Lowe
Booker T. Washington:  Raymond Chapman
Tateh:  Jacob Stuart
Little Girl:  Gwendolyn Lowell
Harry Houdini/Charles S. Whitman:  Todd Joseph Zachwieja
J.P. Morgan/Admiral Perry/Harry K. Thaw:  Gary Grabau
Emma Goldman:  Lauren Blake Williams
Evelyn Nesbit:  Katie Tyler
Kathleen:  Erin Branigan
Sarah’s Friend:  Caelyn Sommerville
Brigit:  Cheryl J. Campo
Coalhouse Walker III:  Marcus Lowe

Ensemble:  New Rochelle Citizens, Halem Men and Woman, Immigrants, Vaudevillians and Stagehands, Judge, Reporters, Child Buyer, Policeman, Ford Workers, Firemen, Trolley Conductor, Millworkers, Strikers, Militia, Train Conductor, Bureaucrats and Lawyers, Baron's Assistant, Coalhouse Gang, Spectators, Welfare Official, Vacationers, Ragtime Band, Camera Crew

Meghan Abdo, Gabrielle Amaro, Valerie Attoh-Arman, Rachel Bailey, Erin Branigan, Cheryl  J. Campo, Jonathan Cort, Diego Esmolo, Gary Grabau, Dave Guy, Brandon Love, Erin MacDonald, Emily Morgan, Dara Moss, Susan Porter, Alexandria Richards, Torin Ross, Ben S., Caelyn Sommerville, Katie Tyler, Lauren Blake Williams, Todd Joseph Zachwieja

The Creatives:
Director:  David Gregory
Music Director:  Mayumi B. Griffie
Choreographer:  Aysha Upchurch
Light Design:  Lynn Joslin
Set Design:  Jeff Harrison
Projection Design:  Riki Kim
Props Design:  Vicki Sussman
Costume Design:  Shannon Maddox
Sound Design:  Jeff Schabdach

Stage Management:
Stage Manager:  Molly Hopkins
Assistant Stage Manager:  Kelli Jones
Production Assistant:  Derek Anderson

Orchestra:
Conductor:  Mayumi B. Griffie
Piano:  William Lake Jr.
Keyboard 2:  Trent Goldsmith
Trumpet:  Cullen Waller
Reeds:  Kenneth Nunn
Bass:  Louis Pettinelli
Violin:  Kate Mankowski
Trombone:  Jeff Danchenko
Percussion:  Jim Hoffman

Production Staff:
Executive Producer:  Valerie Lash
Producing Artistic Director:  Susan G. Kramer
Associate Artistic/Managing Director, Production Manager:  Grace Anastasiadis
Special Projects Manager, Props and Wardrobe Manager:  Darius McKeiver
Marketing Team:  S.G. Kramer, Santina Maiolatesi, Emma K. McDonnell
Photography:  PhotoArt by Cheri, Nate Pesce
Props Artisan, Poster Illustration:  Emma K. McDonnell
Fight Choreograher:  Erin MacDonald
Dance Captains:  Rachel Bailey, Cheryl J. Campo
Light Board Operator:  Sam Andrews
Follow-Spot Operator:  Tony Steiner
Projection Operator:  Tommy Koenig

Horowitz Center Staff:
Manager:  Janelle Broderick
Technical Director:  Dave Blachowicz
Asssociate Technical Director:  Mark Smedley
Master Electrician:  Eric Moore
Carpentry Crew:  Eric Bowers, Ren Brault, Stan Chervin, Jamie Driskill, Sarah Stepanik
Electrics Crew:  Nichole Chaney, Ally Cribbs
Scenic Art:  Marc Raley
Audience Services Manager:  Julie Jones
Box Office Assistants:  Ashanti Cooper, Thomas Peter, Lisa Yerrid 

About the Director:
David Gregory makes his Arts Collective debut with Ragtime. Originally from Spain, David has performed and directed in the Baltimore area for almost 15 years. Directing credits include Brooklyn: The Musical, Andrew Lippa’s The Wild Party, Side Show, Café (Premiere at University of Maryland), For Whom The Southern Belle Tolls, A New Brain, Dreamgirls (Toby’s Dinner Theatre), and Songs For A New World.  While completing his MFA at Towson, he translated and co-directed the first English production and U.S. premier of Los Engranajes (The Gears) by Rául Hernández Garrido; he also directed the world-premiere of 7:32 The Musical, which was honored as a Kennedy Center Theatre Region II Finalist.  Choreography credits include Bernarda Alba, Bare, Falsettos, and A New Brain. As founder and Artistic Director of Teatro101, David has produced critically acclaimed productions of The Little Dog Laughed, Side Show (City Paper Top Ten), Violet (DC Theatre Scene Top Ten), The Wild Party (Broadwayworld’s Not To Miss), and Brooklyn (Maryland Theatre Guide Top List). Also a performer, David appeared in the regional premiere of In The Heights as Usnavi, for which he received a Helen Hayes Nomination for Outstanding Actor in A Musical and in The Olney Theatre Center’s King and I.  Some of his favorite performances include roles in Spring Awakening, The Color Purple, Legally Blonde, Aida, Rent, Into The Woods, Angels in America, Sweeney Todd, Romance/Romance, West Side Story, Falsettos, Arcadia, Spelling Bee, and Jesus Christ Superstar to name a few. While not performing or directing, David teaches various theatre courses at Towson University and the University of Maryland, where he is completing his PhD. He also holds a MFA in Theatre Arts from Towson University and a MA in Arts Administration from Goucher College.

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TIME:
Approximately 2.5 hours
(1 intermission)
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Age Restrictions: Parental Guidance Suggested.
Special Effects: water based haze
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