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Founder's Center
In the Church Sanctuary 3281 West Sixth Street Los Angeles, CA 90020
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4.8 / 5 Rated by 13 members
Review from B. W. Grant Barnes
74 events 38 reviews

This was a concert version of the music from "Ragtime," with the story told by a narrator. Each of the singers had memorized their lines; DeReau Farrar conducted movingly and well, always on top of things. This is the first in the Founder's...continued

reviewed Sep 04 2010 report as inappropriate
Review from Room Thirtytwo
21 events 4 reviews

Having seen Ragtime on stage a decade ago I can understand the advantages of doing the show in a "concert" setting. The music is wonderful and should be heard more often. I liked the idea of using a narrator, soloists and a chorus of voices....continued

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Review from von
14 events 4 reviews

Ragtime is one of the most thorough musicals you will ever see. In terms of story, history, and musical numbers, at the end of the show you will be satisfied emotionally, visually and mentally. This concert version, under the direction of DeReau...continued

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This performance is a concert of the musical’s songs, and not the full production.

Produced by

VanNessa Hulme, Edrina Calderon & Rachel Myles

Musical Director

DeReau K. Farrar

With pianist

Jessica Hall and Sean Paxton

Cast (in order of appearance):

Mother: Jennifer Miller 

Father- Vincent Robles 

Tateh – Jonas Sills

Evelyn Nesbit – Rosalinda Vasquez

Sarah – Jantre Haskin Christian

Younger Brother – Blake Sterling 

Coalhouse – Phillip Brandon

Emma Goldman – Cynthia Glass

Soloist – Tia Simone

Narrator – Sanseria Murray

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