Wednesday, July 21, 2010

“Ragtime the Musical” concludes Summer Stock Stage’s 2010 summer season

Broadway musical helps sixty high school students
teach community about relevant social issues

Summer Stock Stage is excited to conclude its 2010 summer season with “Ragtime the Musical.” Taking place at the turn of the century, “Ragtime” tells the story of three families discovering what it means to live in America at this point in history. They are faced with questions relevant to today about wealth, poverty, freedom, prejudice, hope, and despair.
The cast for this show is comprised of students from 22 different high schools and middle schools in the Indianapolis area.

Called by Time Magazine "A triumph for the stage," and by the International Herald Tribune "the best musical in twenty years," this acclaimed musical won 1998 Tony Awards for Best Score, Book and Orchestrations, and won both the Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards for Best Musical and Best Score. The revival was recently produced on Broadway.

“Ragtime the Musical” will be performed four times in the Frederic M. Ayres, Jr. Auditorium on the campus of Park Tudor School. The show opens July 22 and runs through July 25. Performances begin at 7:30 p.m. July 22-24, and 2 p.m. July 25. The box office will open one hour before the show.

Tickets for the show cost $15. Reserved seating is available and seats will be assigned on a first come first serve basis. For information, call Summer Stock Stage at (317) 415-2910. To purchase tickets, visit and search for Summer Stock Stage or come the night of the performance to the box office. We do not accept ticket reservations over the phone, through voicemail, or without payment. Pre-sale ticket forms can be found online at

“Ragtime the Musical” is directed by Emily Ristine Holloway of Indianapolis, IN, musically directed by Jeanne Bowling, and choreographed by Kelly Smith.

WHAT: “Ragtime the Musical”

WHEN: July 22-24, 7:30 p.m. and July 25, 2 p.m.

WHERE: Park Tudor School
Frederic M. Ayres Jr. Auditorium
7200 N. College Avenue
Indianapolis, IN 46240

COST: $15 reserved seating. Tickets can be purchased an hour before the show begins at the box office or online at

About Summer Stock Stage
Summer Stock Stage Inc. exists to provide theater experiences for teenage students in central Indiana. Since the inception in 2003, the season has consisted of two shows, a cabaret show and a main production. Annually, the cabaret show and main production are performed 6 times over 1800 audience members.
Summer Stock Stage is an annual summer event held in June and July and is on the campus of Park Tudor School in Indianapolis, IN. Summer Stock Stage was established to provide educational opportunities to central Indiana students, free of charge. Students from over 39 different schools have been involved in this program. Summer Stock Stage strives to bring the highest production value possible. Students receive musical, theatrical and dance instruction as well as the opportunity to participate in a variety of productions. The students rehearse in the evenings and on weekends for 7-8 weeks.

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