Ragtime is a story about life in America at the beginning of the 20th century. The show illustrates poignant issues of the day – from immigration, racism and politics to industrialization and social upheaval. Historical figures intermingle with fictional characters. The show focuses on three families – one upper-middle class, white Anglo-Saxon Protestant, one socialist immigrant Jewish and one Harlem Black – whose intersecting lives are influenced by the Ragtime era’s social challenges.
Thursday, May 15, 2014 beginning at 7:00 PM
Friday, May 16, 2014 beginning at 7:00 PM
Callbacks will be on May 17, 2014. Time TBA.
( Performance: July 17-20, 2014)
What to Prepare
Please prepare one minute of a Broadway song. You may be asked to dance, so please plan accordingly. An accompanist will be provided.
FHS Performing Arts Center
8800 Holden Blvd.
Fairfield, Ohio 45014
All actors must be strong singers. Some must be strong dancers. African-American singers/actors are strongly encouraged to audition.
Mother – age 25-40, alto
Coalhouse Walker, Jr. – age 20-40, baritone
Younger Brother – age 19-30, baritone
Sarah – age 18-30, alto
Tateh – age 25-40, tenor
Father – age 25-45, baritone
Evelyn Nesbitt – age 16-30, soprano
Emma Goldman – age 30-60, alto
Little Boy – age 8-14, tenor
Harry Houdini – age 25-40, tenor
Little Girl – age 8-14, soprano
Grandfather – age 60-85, baritone
Willie Conklin – age 25-45, tenor
Booker T. Washington – age 30-55, baritone
Admiral Peary – age 35-65, baritone
Henry Ford – age 30-55, baritone
J.P. Morgan – age 40 – 65, baritone
Ensemble – singers & singer/dancers of all ages/types