Tuesday, March 07, 2017
Ragtime at Carnegie Mellon School of Drama
Theater Reviews + Features | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper: Ragtime is a dawning: a new age, new life and new sounds. The anthemic 1996 musical portrays the conflicts at the turn of the 20th century between African Americans, Eastern European immigrants and upper-class white suburbanites. (Sound relevant?) With Stephen Flaherty’s soaring score, the lyrics by Lynn Ahrens and Terrence McNally’s book turn something full of nostalgic Americana into a harrowingly relevant, tangible story.