PHOTO CALL: Ragtime, With Thom Allison, at Canada's Shaw Festival

News   PHOTO CALL: Ragtime, With Thom Allison, at Canada's Shaw Festival
The 51st season of the Shaw Festival in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, officially began May 23 at the Festival Theatre with Present Laughter, and continues on with the Terrence McNally, Lynn Ahrens, Stephen Flaherty musical Ragtime.

The cast of Ragtime is lead by director Jackie Maxwell, musical director Paul Sportelli, choreographer Valerie Moore and includes Thom Allison, Guy Bannerman, Neil Barclay, Benedict Campbell, Jeremy Carver-James, Aadin Church, Saccha Dennis, Ijeoma Emesowum, Elodie Gillett, Kate Hennig, Alana Hibbert, Jatty Jamieson, Billy Lake, Nichola Lawrence, Anthony Malarky, Julie Martell, Stewart Adam McKensy, Brandyn McKinson, Maria McLean, Peter Millard, Louie Rossetti, Kiera Sangster, Evan Alexander Smith, Jivaro Smith, Jacqueline Thair, Jay Turvey, Kelly Wong, Jenny L. Wright and Eden Kennedy.

Ragtime according to press notes, " In this powerful musical portrait, an era of innovation and unrest is set to the rhythms of ragtime. A sweeping saga of turn-of-the-century America, seen through the eyes of three very different families, based on novelist E.L. Doctorow’s kaleidoscopic fusion of suburban New Rochelle, Harlem and New York City’s Lower East Side, with surprise appearances from the likes of Houdini, Emma Goldman and J.P. Morgan. A heady tale of love lost and won, lives lost and saved and a country struggling to define itself."

Here's a look at the production:

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