Paragon Ragtime Orchestra
Ragtime and opera join hands as conductor Rick Benjamin and his 11-piece orchestra blend strings, woodwinds and brass to fill the evening with sounds of a lively past creating "America's Original Music." Benjamin's scores recreate the syncopated sounds of early musical theatre, silent cinema and vintage dance.
Celebrate the legend! For generations, the name George M. Cohan has conjured the rollicking magic that is Broadway. And this legend is real: as America's beloved tunesmith and original "Song and Dance Man," Cohan actually was the father of modern musical theatre. This exciting PRO program, starring Colin Pritchard, offers a stirring look at George M's amazing life and music - Give My Regards to Broadway, H-a-rr-i-gan, The Yankee Doodle Boy, Over There! and all the rest. You're a Grand Old Rag is a tap-dancing bravura performance that brings audiences to their feet!
Preshow talk with Rick Benjamin at 7:00 p.m.