When entering Wheelock Family Theater’s large, elegant hall for Ragtime, one is immediately struck by the impressive grandeur of the set (for which Lindsay Genevieve Fuori deserves high praise). A massive, wheeled set of bookcases are framed by a complex set of stairs and landings. Portraits, statuettes, globes, and knick-knacks dot the stage, and the bookshelves are filled to the ceiling with books of every size and color. It would take some work for a director and cast to match the authoritative beauty of this set. Thankfully, director Nick Vargas and company are more than up to the task. Ragtime is a thrilling, vibrant, and deeply loving venture, filling the stage with energy and life at virtually every moment.
— Nicholas Whittaker, The Theatre Mirror

Wheelock Family Theatre
January 2019

Book by Terrence McNally
Music by Stephen Flaherty
Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens
Based on the novel Ragtime by E.L. Doctorow

Director: Nicholas Vargas

Musical Direction: Jon Goldberg
Choreography: Nailah Randall-Bellinger

Scenic: Lindsay Fuori
Lighting: Aja Jackson
Costume: Zoe Sundra
Sound: B.C. Williams

Photos by: Nile Scott Studios