Ragtime - Knoxville, TN - 2016

Written by Randy Patterson

Ragtime

Tennessee Theatre - Knoxville, TN

May 14, 2016

 

ragtime001bRagtime is a musical based on the E.L. Doctorow novel by the same name. The current tour of Ragtime hit Knoxville's historic Tennessee Theatre last night - the second of three performances over its two day run here.

In case you haven't heard of this renowned production, Ragtime is about three fictitious characters: Latvian immigrant, Tateh; pianist, Coalhouse Walker, Jr., from Harlem; and Mother, the head of a wealthy family. 

Chock full of music and well-choreographed dance numbers, the production shares a well woven narrative of the stories of these three people's lives. Well delivered, it's no surprise why this show has been nominated thirteen times for a Tony Award, taking trophies for Best Musical Score.

If Ragtime is coming to a stage near you, this would be a great show to attend for an evening out with family or friends.