SPONSORED —  View America as it once was when Ragtime The Musical takes the stage at Winter Garden’s historic Garden Theatre from August 23 – September 15, 2019. Set in New York City in the early 1900s, you'll experience the story of how a stifled upper-class wife, a determined Jewish immigrant, and a daring young Harlem musician come together by what the future could hold. 

Update 8/30/19: Four additional showtimes have been added to the lineup. Added performances will take place on Thursday, September 19 at 7:30pm, Friday, September 20 at 7:30pm, Saturday, September 21 at 2pm and 7:30pm, and Sunday, September 22 at 2pm. 

In addition to the show, enjoy special opening night activities on August 23 with Odd-O-Ts' Entertainment beginning at 6:50pm, and a special post-performance panel discussion with cast members following the September 8 performance at 2pm. There will also be an ASL-interpreted performance on September 5 at 7:30pm. There will also be a post-show panel discussion on Saturday, September 8 following the 2pm performance. 

The musical is based on the 1975 novel by E. L. Doctorow, and features a book by Terrence McNally, music by Stephen Flaherty, and lyrics by Lynn Ahrens.

The production is directed by Mark Edward Smith and features Brandon Martin as Coalhouse Walker Jr. Additionally, music direction is by Robby Stamper and choreography by Carrie Crawford.

Ragtime Musical Garden Theatre
Amy Sue Hardy as Mother and Dayja Le'Chelle Legg as Sarah

Garden Theatre Ragtime the Musical
Brandon Martin* as Coalhouse Walker Jr.


Tickets are $35 – $37 (discounts for youth/seniors/military).

Tickets may be purchased by calling 407-877-4736 ext. 0, in person at the Garden Theatre Box Office at 160 West Plant Street in Winter Garden, or online.

Performance dates are August 23 – September 15, 2019, and showtimes are as follows:

  • Thursdays – Fridays at 7:30 pm
  • Saturdays at 2:00 pm and 7:30 pm
  • Sundays at 2:00 pm
  • Thursday, September 5 and 12 at 2:00 pm

For full show details and to purchase tickets, visit https://www.gardentheatre.org/play/ragtime/.


Garden Theatre of Winter Garden celebrates its 12th anniversary during the 2019-2020 performance season. Originally built in 1935 as a single-screen cinema, the theatre was the first in Central Florida built for “talkies” and was a gathering place for locals to watch the latest newsreels and films of the day. The building was restored to its former glory in 2008, and the 295-seat Garden Theatre, with a current annual budget of $1.5 million, has grown to a performing arts center with extensive programming that includes professional live theatre, concerts, dance, special events, movies, and a thriving year-round arts education program. Visit gardentheatre.org or contact 407-877-4736 for details about the 2019-2020 season.

Feature image: Left to right, Tricia Jane Wiles, Amy Sue Hardy, Brandon Martin*, Dayja Le'Chelle Legg, Scarlett Rose Russo, Michael Ursua*.

*Brandon Martin and Michael Ursua are members of Actors Equity Association.

All images courtesy of Garden Theatre, photos by Bagwell Photography.

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