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Ragtime the Musical

Ragtime the Musical
Book by Terrence McNally
Music and Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty
Director Dr. Joy Powell
Musical Director Christine Jarquio Nichols

Set in the ever-changing landscape of turn-of-the-century New York, three distinctly American tales are woven together – that of a stifled upper-class wife, a determined Jewish immigrant and a daring young Harlem musician – united by their courage, compassion and belief in the promise of the future. Together, they confront history’s timeless contradictions of wealth and poverty, freedom and prejudice, hope and despair, and what it means to live in America.

6:00pm: July 13 50th Anniversary Celebration & 1970s MU Theatre Reunion following show.
7:00pm: July 11 – 12 and July 18-20
2:00 pm: July 14, 17, 21
Rhynsburger Theatre, 505 Hitt St.
Columbia MO 65211
MU Theatre information:

Tickets are $16, Youth under 17, $10. Purchase online or at the box office.

MU Theatre box office in the Rhynsburger Theatre lobby
from 2-5 pm, Mon. – Fri and one hour before show times.
Or call 573-882-PLAY (7529). Online at

EARLY BIRD DISCOUNTS: $2 discount on tickets purchased one week or more ahead of show at box office. Early Bird discount is not available online or by phone. Group discounts available only at the Rhynsburger box office, please call (573) 882-PLAY (7529) for more information.