Jeter leads cast of EPAC’s ‘Ragtime’

By on April 17, 2019

Ephrata Performing Arts Center will present Tony Award-winning musical “Ragtime” April 25 through May 11, at the Sharadin Bigler Theatre, 320 Cocalico St., Ephrata.

The production will star local professional actor Randy Jeter (Fulton Theatre’s “Guys and Dolls” and “The Hunchback of Notre Dame”) as Coalhouse Walker Jr.

With its glorious score, “Ragtime: encapsulates the dream and the reality of an America still striving to define itself, seen through three very different perspectives. Mother is living with her typical white upper-class family in New Rochelle. Coalhouse Walker Jr. is an avant-garde musician living with his girlfriend in Harlem. And Tateh is a Jewish immigrant traveling with his daughter from Latvia to Ellis Island to the Lower East Side tenements. Despite their diverse backgrounds, all three will find their lives inextricably tied together by fate and happenstance. Along the way, they’ll also cross paths with Harry Houdini, Evelyn Nesbit, Booker T. Washington, J. P. Morgan, Henry Ford, Admiral Peary, Emma Goldman, and other famous historical figures of the time.

The EPAC production will feature a cast of 40 actors lead by local Equity Actor Randy Jeter and featuring Sean Young, Stacia Smith, Tricia Corcoran, and Yolanda Dwyer London. The production is being directed by EPAC Artistic Director Edward R. Fernandez.

Tickets can be purchased at ephrataperformingartscenter.com or by calling 717-733-7966 x1.

Randy Jeter plays the role of Coalhouse Walker Jr. in EPAC’s production of “Ragtime.” He is shown here performing in American Music Theater’s Crooners series. (LNP file photo)

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