Costa Mesa Playhouse

The Costa Mesa Playhouse presents

A Concert Presentation

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

Directed by Jason Holland
Musical direction by Stephen Hulsey


Coalhouse Walker, Jr.

Otha Womack


Melissa Montanez


Corky Loupe


Rachel Green

Younger Brother

Matt Bartosch

Little Boy

Louis Tonkovich


Mike Brown


Marc Montminy

Emma Goldman

Jenny McGlinchey

Little Girl

Lily Aniceto

Evelyn Nesbit

Andrea Dennison-Laufer

Harry Houdini

Eric Anderson

Henry Ford

Robert Michael

Booker T. Washington

Scott Freeman

Sarah's Friend

Jessica Elisabeth

Willie Conklin

Eric Hindley

JP Morgan

Jeremiah Krauss


Elizabeth Adabale

Megan McCarthy

Cherie Aniceto

Michael McNeel

Erin Bartosch

Tiffany McQuay

Mark Bruce-Casares

Jeff Mempin

Linzey Christy

Tammy Meyers

Michelle Croce

Audrey Miller

Mel Domingo

Cynthia Price

Ray Gutierrez

Emily Price

Jason Holland

Jared Pugh

Nicholas Jackson

Nyquita Wilson

Angela Maringer

Rhyan Wilson

Amanda Marzo


The Play

From the team that brought you last year's "Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street," this concert version of "Ragtime" is presented as our annual fundraiser in support of our new season, and includes a reception and silent auction on Saturday, Aug. 9th.

Early 20th century generations collide in this emotionally charged journey bursting with passion, tragedy and love. A tapestry focused on social upheaval which speaks directly to the pulse of America today. The musical intertwines the stories of three extraordinary families, as they confront history's timeless contradictions of wealth and poverty, freedom and prejudice, hope and despair, and what it means to live in America. The Tony-winning score is just as diverse as the melting pot of America itself. It draws upon many musical styles from the ragtime rhythms of Harlem and Tin Pan Alley to the klezmer of the Lower East Side.


August 8th and 9th at 8pm and August 10th at 2pm


The Costa Mesa Playhouse
661 Hamilton Street, Costa Mesa, CA 92627

Silent Auction

Our Saturday evening performance includes a recption and silent auction. We will have many excellent items at the silent auction including but not limited to:

  • Family 4-Pack Walking with the Dinosaurs at Honda Center
  • 2 Dozen Cupcakes from Sprinkles
  • (5) Wine Tasting for 2 at Laguna Canyon Winery
  • (2) One Hour in "Funtopia" at Sender One Climbing
  • 4 General Admission Tickets at Natural History Museum of LA
  • 4 Hour Charter Bus/Tour in LA from RastaBus
  • Gift Basket (Tickets, Shirt, Hat) from Marconi Automotive Museum
  • Picnic Basket and Wine from Promoshop
  • Harry Potter Signed Movie Poster (Radcliffe, Grint, Watson) from Charity Grow
  • Seth McFarlane Hand-Drawn "Stewie" Sketch from Charity Grow
  • Lady Gaga Signed Sheet Music from Charity Grow
  • Elton John "The Lion King" Signed Sheet Music from Charity Grow
  • The Great Gatsby Cast Signed Movie Poster from Charity Grow
  • Tim Burton Hand-Drawn "Edward Scissorhands" Sketch from Charity Grow
  • Jodi Benson Signed "The Little Mermaid" Hand-Painted Animation Cell from Charity Grow
  • Eagles Signed Record Album from Charity Grow
  • Billy Joel Signed Record Album from Charity Grow
  • Batman TV Villians Signed from Charity Grow

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