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Tony Award-winning 'Ragtime' opens Jan. 16

Dec. 4, 2000

KALAMAZOO -- "Ragtime," the four-time Tony award-winning musical, comes to Kalamazoo for eight performances at Miller Auditorium, Jan. 16-21, 2001.

Shows begin at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday through Thursday, Jan. 16-18, and on Sunday, Jan. 21. There are 8 p.m. performances on Friday and Saturday, Jan. 19-20, and two matinee performances on Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 20-21, beginning at 2 p.m.

Tickets for "Ragtime" range from $55 to $25. Tickets may be ordered by calling the Miller Auditorium ticket office at 616 387-2300, toll free at 800 228-9858, or online at www.millerauditorium.com.

Based on the best selling novel by E.L. Doctorow, "Ragtime" is a timeless tale of innocence lost and freedom won. It is an epic story of three American families at the turn of the 20th century, who discover an era when everything was new and anything was possible.

"Ragtime" is a panoramic portrait of three remarkable families: one upper-middle class, white Anglo-Saxon Protestant, one socialist immigrant Jewish, and one Harlem black. As they embark on personal voyages of self-discovery, their lives become dramatically intertwined with one another as well as with real-life historical figures including Henry Ford, Harry Houdini, J.P. Morgan and Booker T. Washington.

"Ragtime" is a cavalcade of American life at the turn of the 20th Century - an age of exciting transitions and great change.

Visit the show site at www.ragtimethemusical.com

Media contact: Thom Myers, 616 387-8400, thomas.myers@wmich.edu

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