ɪ’liʒən: the process of joining together or merging things, especially abstract ideas
The youth of every time period finds a style of music that defines their lives, typically in defiance of the older generation. In the early 1900s it was "ragtime" -- a complex, syncopated form that reflected a changing world -- free, bold and innovative.
Many young women were not only inspired by this music but also by the changing times. They tested limits. They wanted more. No longer satisfied to entertain family members on the piano in the parlor, they used their musical talent to compose and perform this new music. Despite their prolific work, these women disappeared from our view.
Ragtime Women is a story of determination, and the importance of passion and commitment when pursuing your dream. But it is also a story of the challenges women faced then, and still do today, when seeking to break free of societal norms and expectations. It reminds us that throughout history women have defied convention and made great sacrifices to pursue their dreams.
WORLD PREMIERE OF RAGTIME WOMEN HAD A VERY SUCCESSFUL RUN
MAY 4-14, 2017 AT DREAMLAND ARTS IN ST. PAUL, MN.
LICENSING FOR RAGTIME WOMEN WILL BE AVAILABLE SOON!
READ THE REVIEWS:
Take a sneak peak at Ragtime Women! See a bit of rehearsal and hear our actors talk about their characters and the show!
Enjoy a Brief Performance Video!
Original Cast & Creative
Director: Lindsay Redman
Music Director: Harrison Wade
Vocal Director: Christine Polich
Technical Manager: Samm Nordstrom