"Ragtime": The Tony-Winning Turn-of-the-Century Musical at the Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center
Famous historical characters, a rich story and a dynamic score propel Ragtime through a spectacular re-creation of turn-of-the-century New York City. Based on E.L. Doctorow's novel, this highly acclaimed musical paints a nostalgic and powerful portrait of three ethnically diverse families -- upper class, immigrant and African-American -- whose fates become unexpectedly intertwined. With ragtime and gospel-influenced music and lyrics by the Tony Award-winning team of Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens, the show boasts a Tony Award-winning book by Terrence McNally and such memorable songs as "Getting Ready Rag," "Wheels of a Dream," "Till We Reach That Day" and "Make Them Hear You." See it at the Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center.