‘Ragtime’ held over in Winter Haven

Good news for lovers of Ragtime, the musical — a show so big that few theaters can afford to put it onstage.

The Theatre Winter Haven production, directed by Katrina Ploof with musical direction by Terry Thomas, has been held over for one more performance. You can see Ragtime in Winter Haven for one final performance at 7:30 p.m. Sunday March 21.

We saw it last weekend, and this lovely production is well worth the drive.

Here’s the deal:

Theatre Winter Haven announces a holdover performance for Ragtime

Due to the overwhelming response to this powerhouse of a show, Theatre Winter Haven has decided to add one HOLDOVER performance of Ragtime on Sunday, March 21 at 7:30 PM.

The theatre is located in the Chain of Lake Complex at 210 Cypress Gardens Blvd, Winter Haven, FL.  Tickets are now on sale at the Box Office.  You can make reservation by coming by the theatre, calling 863-294-7469 or by going on-line to http://www.theatrewinterhaven.com.  Ticket prices are $20 for adults and $19 for students 17 and under.

At the dawn of the century, everything is changing … and anything is possible.

Based on E.L. Doctorow’s celebrated epic novel and set in the volatile melting pot of turn-of-the-century New York, Ragtime weaves together three distinctly American tales…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.  Their personal journeys come alive as historic figures offer guidance and diversion – among them escape artist Harry Houdini, auto tycoon Henry Ford, educator Booker T. Washington and infamous entertainer Evelyn Nesbit.  Together, their stories celebrate the struggle between tradition and independence all in pursuit of the American dream.

The original Ragtime production was honored with a basketful of Tony awards, and the revival recently ran with local alum Quentin Earl Darrington in the lead role of Coalhouse Walker, Jr.

Get tickets early for the show all of your friends are talking about!

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