Coming soon from 2nd Star Productions: "Ragtime"

Book by Terrence McNally
Music by Stephen Flaherty
Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens

Based on the novel of the same name by E.L. Doctrow, 
Ahren’s and Flaherty’s Ragtime is a compelling epic 
capturing the American experience at the turn of the 20th
 century. Tracking three diverse families in pursuit of the 
American dream in the volatile “melting pot” of turn-of-the-
century New York, Ragtime confronts the dialectic
 contradictions inherent in American reality: experiences 
of wealth and poverty, freedom and prejudice, hope and 
despair. Over the course of the show, the worlds of a 
wealthy white couple, a Jewish immigrant father and his 
motherless daughter, and an African American ragtime 
musician intertwine. Together, they discover the surprising 
interconnections of the human heart, the limitations of
 justice and the unsettling consequences when dreams 
are permanently deferred. Featuring many of the historical 
figures that built and shaped turn-of-the-century America, 
including J.P. Morgan, Emma Goldman, Harry Houdini, 
Evelyn Nesbit and Henry Ford, this musical sweeps 
across the diversity of the American experience to create 
a stirring epic that captures the beats of the American
 experience: the marches, the cakewalks and - of course, the ragtime.

Directed by Nathan Bowen
Produced by Jane Wingard
Music Direction by Emily Taylor
Choreography by Anwar Thomas

2nd Star Productions will be presenting the musical at the Bowie Playhouse at Whitemarsh Park from June 1-30, 2018. Friday and Saturday performances are at 8 pm, and Sundays are 3 pm Our closing performance on Saturday June 30th is a 3 pm matinee. Tickets are available at this link.


2017 Annual Silent Auction Fundraiser a Success!

Thank you to everyone who helped make our annual silent auction such a success. With your generous support, we raised over $800 for 2nd Star Productions. A special thank you to all of the individuals and organizations that donated items, including:

Amy Jones
Annapolis Summer Garden Theater
Carole Long
Christopher Overly
Colonial Players of Annapolis
Creative Force Dance Center
Michael Mathes
Mission Escape Room
Nancy Freeman
Nate Jackson Photography

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