Ragtime Auditions are Ongoing
There is still time to be part of this entertaining and moving musical at the GLT!
Seeking singers of any age, race, and gender for our choral ensemble. Also seeking a white male, age 9-12 for a major role, a white male late teens-early 20s for a major role, and an African American male age 4-8 for a cameo walk-on role.
Get in touch with the Greenwood Little Theatre if you or any of your friends want to be a part of the first performance of “Ragtime” in our Delta community, hosted by Mississippi’s second-oldest continuously operating community theatre.
Those auditioning should prepare a song to sing A Capella demonstrating vocal range. All walks of life needed! Cast members will sing both on-stage and behind the curtain, when necessary. We will also hold auditions for crew, so even those who don’t wish to be on stage and perform should come and fill out a crew form.
Based on the novel of the same name by E.L. Doctrow, Ahren’s and Flaherty’s Ragtime is a compelling epic capturing the American experience at the turn of the 20th century. Tracking three diverse families in pursuit of the American dream in the volatile “melting pot” of turn-of-the-century New York, Ragtime confronts the dialectic contradictions inherent in American reality: experiences of wealth and poverty, freedom and prejudice, hope and despair. Over the course of the show, the worlds of a wealthy white couple, a Jewish immigrant father and his motherless daughter, and an African American ragtime musician intertwine. Together, they discover the surprising interconnections of the human heart, the limitations of justice and the unsettling consequences when dreams are permanently deferred. Featuring many of the historical figures that built and shaped turn-of-the-century America, including J.P. Morgan, Emma Goldman, Harry Houdini, Evelyn Nesbit and Henry Ford, this musical sweeps across the diversity of the American experience to create a stirring epic that captures the beats of the American experience: the marches, the cakewalks and - of course, the ragtime.
Cast Size: 11 males, 6 females, plus ensemble