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Ragtime

September 17, 2013 - 19:30 to October 27, 2013 - 19:00
Quadracci Powerhouse, Milwaukee Rep Theater
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Adopted from E.L. Doctorow's novel (voted by Time Magazine as among the Top 100 Best Novels of the 20th centruy), this sweeping musical portrait of teh early 20th century America tells the powerful tale of a white, upper-middle class family, an African-American couple, and an Easter European immigrant escaping to America with his daughter, as tehy all confront the timeless contradictions of wealth, poverty, freedom, prejudice, hope and despair in pursuit of the American Dream. Unfolding through the fiery rhythms of Harlem and Tin Pan Alley, delicate waltzes and vibrant klezmer of the Lower East Side, this vivid and unforgettable Tony-winning score bursts onto the Quadracci Powerhouse stage "on the wheels of a dream" in what will be the largest and most epic proudction ever staged at The Rep.