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Friday, April 26, 2013

Ragtime The Musical

Thursday evening I had the pleasure to see, Ragtime, performed by the West Bloomfield High School drama group.

There were almost 100 students involved in this production.

I was invited by my brother John and his beautiful wife, Sita.

Every major singer had their music down pat.

With such a large cast it was amazing that they flowed along so seamlessly. 

The costumes were very appropriate in pegging the races. 

We had the white class.

The black class.

The shanty class.

The singing was very good.

This is the princess I came to hear sing.

And act!!

With such a large cast it was interesting to notice that there were not a lot of props.

Feels like Ellis Island.

The directer used this stair prop several different ways to make a huge statement. 

Every time this group came out on stage, the colors were beautiful.


The play, "Ragtime" was written by E. L. Doctorow. 

I wish I had a photo of the orchestra pit.

Funny, I recognize some of these looks on her face!

Vocal direction was by Sheryl Hauk.

Orchestra direction by Karl Stein.

Choreography by Courtney Kamen.

Starting at the show's trailers to the completion  of the production, so much energy was poured into the musical.

Costumes, tech crew, set design, sound design, lighting and music were astounding, coming from these young players.

Thank you for a performance well done.

I love you Kim.


1 comment:

Timothy said...

I actually just taught the original novel to the high schooler I tutor. It's a good'un. This production looks pretty sharp. That stair-prop is not unlike what Emma Goldman would have spoken from, probably.

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