Music Theater Works to present RAGTIME at the North Shore Center for the Performing Arts


Music Theater Works will present Ragtime at the North Shore Center For The Performing Arts in Skokie (9501 Skokie Blvd, Skokie, IL 60076) from October 29, 2021 until November 7, 2021 being the third production of the 2021 season.

Music Theater Works presents this 13-time Tony Award-nominated musical with its rich, award-winning sheet music by Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens – the lyricist and songwriter duo behind Once on This Island and Seussical on its stage. Ragtime, based on EL Doctorow, tells the unforgettable story of an upper-class woman, a determined Jewish immigrant, and a daring young Harlem musician living in the early part of the 20th century. Showcasing the great struggle that accompanies the American Dream and featuring some of the most famous figures of the era, Ragtime tells the story of three different people who want a better future but must come together to achieve their goals.

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Lynn Ahrens lyrics

Terrence McNally Book

Music by Stephen Flaherty

Directed by Stacey Flaster

Choreography by Ariel Etana Triunfo

Music directed and conducted by Roger Bingaman

Cast Members:

Dan Gold (as Tateh)

Kelly Britt (as mother)

Lydia Burke (as Sarah)

Brian Hupp (as father)

Bob Sanders (as grandfather and judge)

Korey White (as Booker T. Washington)

Curtis Bannister (as Coalhouse Walker Jr.)

Ryan Dooley (as mother’s younger brother)

Creative team:

Playwright (Nathan Lamp)

Technical Director (Will Hughes)

Dialect Coach (Kathy Logelin)

Accessories Designer (Ellen Markus)

Scenographer (Sotirios Livaditis)

Production manager (Bob Silton)

Lighting designer (Andrew Myers)

Fight choreographer (Nick Sandys)

Stage manager (Sean Michael Mohler)

Costume designer (Rachel Sypniewski)

Assistant Stage Manager (Parker Bailey)

Artistic Director of Production (Kyle A. Dougan)

Hair and makeup co-creator (Alice Salazar)

Hair and makeup co-creator (Charlene Sellers)


Group performance: Thursday, October 28, 2021 at 1:00 p.m.

Press performance: Friday October 29, 2021 at 8 p.m.

Saturday October 30, 2021 at 8 p.m.

Sunday October 31, 2021 at 2:00 p.m.

Wednesday November 3, 2021 at 1:00 p.m.

Friday November 5, 2021 at 8 p.m.

Saturday November 6, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.

Sunday November 7, 2021 at 2:00 p.m.


North Shore Performing Arts Center in Skokie

9501 boul. Skokie

Skokie, IL 60077


Ticket prices range from $ 41 to $ 108 and tickets for guests 25 and under are half price.

Ticket office: (847) 673-6300



The approximate duration of the tour is 2 hours and 45 minutes, including a 15-minute intermission.

Health and security:

ALL GUESTS will be required to wear a face mask regardless of their immunization status and present their photo ID with proof of full COVID-19 vaccination with an approved vaccine. Please visit

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