Thursday, June 23, 2016
Office of College Advancement
Fremont, CA-Watching live musical theater on an outdoor stage is a great way to spend your summer nights. Ohlone College Summerfest 2016 has moved the arts out of doors so audiences can enjoy a fully staged musical with live orchestra and enjoy the warm summer air in comfortable stadium seats overlooking the San Francisco Bay.
Stage 1 Theatre and Ohlone College have teamed up to present the award-winning Broadway musical Ragtime, directed by Dawn Troupe. Set in turn-of-the-century New York, and modernized with a Steampunk vibe, Ragtime intertwines the stories of a stifled married woman from the upper classes, a determined Jewish immigrant, and a daring young musician from Harlem. Their compelling stories are set to the Tony Award-winning score by Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens.
Dawn Troupe brings many years of performing, directing, and teaching to her role as director. Ragtime "takes us through the complexities of a vibrant time in America when so many people were establishing their identity in a new land," says Troupe of Ragtime, which deals with of-the-moment issues like immigration and racial bias, all the while pulsating with humanity.
Summerfest 2016 upholds a 40+ year tradition of excellent outdoor entertainment featuring performers from the community and students in musical productions on the magnificent hillside setting of the Smith Center Amphitheatre at Ohlone College in Fremont.
Tickets are available at www.smithcenter.com or call the Box Office at 510-659-6031. Ragtime is produced by special arrangement with Musical Theatre International.
- July 8-9, 14-16, 21-23, at 8:00 pm.
- ASL-interpreted performance: July 14
- Reserved seating
- Parking lot shuttle provided
- Adults $25
- Students & Seniors $22
- Youth (under 17) $15