Sunday, July 14, 2019

“Ragtime” at SOPAC opens this Friday, July 19th, at 8pm

WHEN: July 19, 20, 26 and 27, 2019 at 8 pm; and July 21 and 28, 2019 at 2 pm
The South Orange Performing Arts Center, 1 SOPAC Way, South Orange
Tickets at or by calling 973-313-2787.


Light Opera of New Jersey continues its 24th Season of operetta and musical theatre with a production of Ragtime the Musical directed by Jeffrey Fiorello with musical direction by Charles Santoro and choreography by Aimee Mitacchione.

Winner of the 1998 Tony Award for Best Book of a Musical, Best Original Score and Best Orchestration (in addition to 10 other nominations/individual awards), this sweeping musical portrait of early twentieth-century America tells the story of three families in the pursuit of the American Dream.

Set in the volatile melting pot of turn-of-the-century New York, three distinctly American tales are woven together—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. 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