Exclusive First Look at Serenbe Playhouse's Vaudeville-Inspired Ragtime

Photos   Exclusive First Look at Serenbe Playhouse's Vaudeville-Inspired Ragtime
The musical, staged under a tent reminiscent of those from early 20th-century Atlantic City, is set to begin performances May 8 in Georgia.
Ethan Hall and Niki Badua BreeAnne Clowdus

Serenbe Playhouse's immersive production of Ragtime is slated to begin performances in Georgia May 8, running through June 9.

Set under a vaudeville tent in Atlantic City, the production will star Marcus Terrell Smith (The Book of Mormon national tour) as Coalhouse Walker Jr. and Nicole Vanessa-Ortiz (Off-Broadway's Smokey Joe's Café) as Sarah, with Jacob S. Louchheim (The Mile-Long Opera) as Tateh.

Flip through promo photos of the musical below:

Additional cast members include Courtney Chappelle as Mother, Daniel Burns as Father, Niki Baddua as Evelyn Nesbit, Ethan Hall as Harry Houdini, Chase Davidson as Younger Brother, Lilliangina Quinones as Emma Goldman, Jeremy Skidmore as Grandfather, Pilot Bunch as The Little Boy, Elyse Corbett as The Little Girl, Tetrianna Beasley as Sarah’s Friend, Chris Saltalamacchio as Henry Ford, Aaron Schilling as J.P. Morgan, Adam Washington as Booker T. Washington, and Jeremy Gee as Willie Conklin.

Rounding out the ensemble are C.J. Babb, Ally Duncan, Destiny Freeman, Arielle Geller, Alexandria Joy, Karley Rene, Matthew Salvatore, and Terrence Smith.

Serenbe Artistic Director Brian Clowdus will helm this production, with Bubba Carr as choreographer and Chris Brent Davis serving as music director. Other creative team members include set designer Ryan Howell, lighting designer Miranda DeBusk, sound designer Rob Brooksher, and costume designer Clare Parker. Mark Warner will serve as technical director, with Jake Guinn as stunt coordinator and Joel Coady as director of production.

Serenbe is known for its immersive productions, which have included an actual sinking ship in Titanic and a fully staged outdoor battle in Shenandoah.

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