Southwest High School proudly presents its 2015 Spotlight Musical
Directed by Margaret Berg
Music directed by Nathan Knoll
Choreographed by Kenna-Camara Cottman
Reid Wixson, Conductor
Southwest High School Auditorium
Thursday, March 12, 7 p.m.
Friday, March 13, 7 p.m.
Saturday, March 14, 7 p.m.
Sunday, March 15, 2 p.m.
Thursday, March 19, 7 p.m.
Friday, March 20, 7 p.m.
Saturday, March 21, 7 p.m.
Sunday, March 22, 2 p.m.
ticket sales open 6:00 am, Feb. 20
Written by the award-winning composer/lyricist team of Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens (Once on this Island, Seussical and Lucky Stiff), noted playwright Terrence McNally, and based on E.L. Doctorow's distinguished novel, Ragtime is the winner of the 1998 Tony Awards for Best Score, Book and Orchestrations, and both the Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards for Best Musical and Best Score. Called by Time Magazine "A triumph for the stage," and by the International Herald Tribune "the best musical in twenty years," this acclaimed musical is filled with pageantry, emotion and hope.
At the dawn of a new century, everything is changing… and anything is possible. Set in the volatile melting pot of turn-of-the-century New York, three distinctly American tales are woven together -- that of a stifled upper-class wife, a determined Jewish immigrant and a daring young Harlem musician -- united by their courage, compassion and belief in the promise of the future. Together 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, drawing 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.
Ragtime will inspire Southwest audiences with a truly unique and powerful portrait of America. Join us!