strongRAGTIME SCHOOL EDITION/strong has become not only a favorite of schools
across the country, but a valuable teaching tool with which educators can
discuss such issues as class and prejudice, social conditions, immigration and
the history of America itself. In this version, vocals are slightly rearranged
for student voices.pa href="http://www.mtishows.com/show_detail.asp?showid=000228"strongRAGTIME/strong/a is not only a powerful portrait of life in
turn-of-the-century st1:country-region w:st="on"st1:place w:st="on"America/st1:place/st1:country-region,
but a relevant tale for today. Written by the award-winning composer/lyricist
team of a href="http://mtishows.com/biography.asp?writerid=3479"Stephen Flaherty/a and a href="http://mtishows.com/biography.asp?writerid=3399"Lynn Ahrens/a (a href="http://mtishows.com/show_detail.asp?showid=000049"strong/strong/aa href="http://mtishows.com/show_detail.asp?showid=000150"strong/strong/aa href="http://mtishows.com/show_detail.asp?showid=000135"strongONCE ON THIS ISLAND/strong/a,span style="text-decoration: underline;"span style="font-weight: bold;" /span/spanstronga href="http://www.mtishows.com/show_detail.asp?showid=000229"SEUSSICAL/a /strongand a href="http://mtishows.com/show_detail.asp?showid=000049"strongLUCKY STIFF/strong/a), noted playwright a href="http://www.mtishows.com/biography.asp?writerid=3487"Terrence McNally/a, (span style="font-weight: bold;"KISS OF THE SPIDER WOMAN/span, span style="font-weight: bold;"MASTER CLASS/span), and based on E.L. Doctorow's distinguished novel, 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./ppCalled by Time Magazine "A triumph for the stage,"
and by the International Herald Tribune "the best musical in twenty years,"
this acclaimed musical won 1998 Tony Awards for Best S