The production, directed by Sidney J. Burgoyne, will run through July 10 and also features musical direction by Stephen Gross and choreography by CJay Philip.
Ragtime is based on E. L. Doctorow's 1975 novel and features a Tony-winning score by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty (Once on this Island, Seussical) and a book by Terrence McNally (Master Class, Love! Valour! Compassion!).
The musical, according to press notes, "intertwines the stories of three diverse American families, played out against the background of actual historical celebrities like Henry Ford, Harry Houdini, Emma Goldman and Evelyn Nesbit. With a score that celebrates an eclectic mix of American styles, Ragtime offers a truly panoramic view of American life."
The cast will feature Wells as Mother, Tower as Coalhouse, Joaquina Kalukango as Sarah, Danny Rothman as Tateh and Joanna Baum as Emma Goldman.
The Hangar Theatre is located at 801 Taughanock Blvd., Ithaca, NY. For more information and tickets, call (607) 273-8588 or visit www.hangartheatre.org.