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Performance dates & times

2 - 10 November

2 Nov 2:00 PM (Preview Series)
2 Nov 7:30 PM
3 Nov 3:00 PM
6 Nov 1:00 PM, 7:30 PM
7 Nov 1:00 PM, 7:30 PM
8 Nov 7:30 PM
9 Nov 2:00 PM*, 7:30 PM
10 Nov 3:00 PM

*Audio described performance

Running Time 2h 30m including interval

Price Range

Subscriptions now on sale. All tickets on sale 8 April. 

$55.00 - $150.00
$95.00 - $135.00
Groups 10+
$95.00 - $135.00
$28.00 - $75.00

All online orders are subject to a Service Charge of up to $8.50 per order, plus any optional additional postage charges

Arts Centre Melbourne Members do not pay the $8.50 Service Charge when booking tickets online. Join today to enjoy this saving and other benefits of membership!

Don’t miss RAGTIME, a musical about a new century, the golden age, an effervescent era of optimism when anything seemed possible and prospects seemed boundless.

At the dawn of a new century everything is changing...and anything is possible. Set in the melting pot of New York, three distinctly American tales are woven together – that of stifled upper-class wife, a determined Jewish immigrant, Tateh (Josh Piterman, Beautiful) and the daring young Harlem musician Coalhouse Walker Jr (Kurt Kansley, whom Melbourne critics have hailed for his recent performance as Che Guevara in Evita). Chloe Zuel (Dusty) also stars as his fiancée, Sarah. Together they confront history’s timeless contradictions of wealth and poverty, freedom and prejudice and what it means to live in America.

The winner of the 1998 Tony Awards for Best Score, Book and Orchestrations, and both the Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards for Best Musical and Best Score, RAGTIME is filled with pageantry, emotion and hope, bursting onto the stage like no other musical.

RAGTIME draws upon many musical styles: the ragtime rhythms of Harlem and Tin Pan Alley, the klezmer of the Lower East Side, brass band marches and delicate waltzes, from up-tempo banjo tunes and expansive anthems. A truly unique and powerful portrait of America, RAGTIME is sure to inspire.

Subscription prices

RAGTIME is part of The Production Company's exciting 2019 season. Subscribe to see all three performances of RAGTIMELAZARUS and Thoroughly Modern Millie from the best seats and save.

Evenings, Saturday matinee and Sunday matinee series

A Reserve $405
B Reserve $285
C Reserve $150

Saturday preview matinee, Wednesday matinee and Thursday matinee series

A Reserve $285
B Reserve $225
C Reserve $135

(All prices include GST)
An Arts Centre Melbourne Service Charge of $8.50 applies on each order.

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Kurt Kansley
Coalhouse Walker Jr
Chloe Zuel
Josh Piterman


Book by
Terrence McNally
Lyrics by
Lynn Ahrens
Roger Hodgman
Isaac Lummis
Nigel Levings
Music by
Stephen Flaherty
Based on RAGTIME by
E. L. Doctorow
Dana Jolly
Christina Smith
The Production Company Orchestra

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