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presented by Pepperdine Music and Theatre Departments

Friday, November 15–Saturday, November 23, 2019

The Luciana and Daniel Forge Fall Musical


Friday, November 15–Saturday, November 23, 2019




Smothers Theatre

Book by Terrence McNally
Music by Stephen Flaherty
Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens
Based on the novel Ragtime by E. L. Doctorow
Ragtime is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI)
Kelly Todd, Director
With the Pepperdine University Orchestra
Pierre Tang, Conductor

Set in the volatile melting pot of turn-of-the-century New York, three individuals—a stifled upper-class wife, a determined Jewish immigrant, and a daring young Harlem musician—are united by their courage, compassion, and belief in the promise of the future. Together, they confront history's timeless contradictions of wealth and poverty, freedom and prejudice, hope and despair, and what it means to live in America.

This production deals with racial tension in the early 20th century and contains racial epithets and profanity.

Gold, Platinum, and Diamond members of the Center for the Arts Guild are invited to a special backstage tour before the November 21 performance.

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Lisa Smith Wengler Center for the Arts
24255 Pacific Coast Highway
Malibu, CA 90263


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