Three families’ lives collide at the dawn of the 20th century.
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This brand new, spectacularly engrossing production bellows with an emotional fervor and is one of my favorite iterations of this musical I have seen in recent years.
Director Paul David Bryant stages the work seamlessly, simply, harmonizing the story’s harsh realities with its supernatural elements.
It also leaves us with the feeling that the future of musical theater will be safe in the hands of the youngest generation.
Powerhouse vocalists Brittany Anderson (Sarah) and Jessica Bernard (Mother) shine brightest in “Your Daddy’s Son” and “Goodbye, My Love/Journey On,” respectively. Everyone around me had chills as Anderson flexed her range, especially.... Gary Patent’s Tateh emotes with such depth, you’d think the fate of the world was at stake.
The praises I have for Musical Theatre West's ''Ragtime,'' which opened Friday in at the Carpenter Center, are numerous and indisputable.... Terron Brooks (Coalhouse Walker, Jr.) a two-time NAACP Award nominee for supporting actor, brings a ferocity and heart that immediately endears you to his version of Coalhouse.