Hickory – Pamela Livingstone, the Hickory Community Theatre’s Artistic Director, has just announced the casting for Ragtime the Musical. Based on the acclaimed novel by E.L. Doctorow, this powerful show will be on stage in the Jeffers Theatre from May 11th through the 27th.

In the principal roles are Allison Andrews as Mother, Kayla Ferguson as Sarah, Donovan Harper as Colehouse Walker, Jr., and J. David Ingle as Tateh.

The supporting and ensemble roles are played by Steve Austin, John Bates, Thomas Belk, Mason Burr, Cristin Cartwright, Tiffany Christian, Sierra Doyle-Rios, James Grose, Kaylyn Hall, Kayla Harper, Juan Holguin, Tylan James, Dennis Kevitt, Emma Lee Kurts, Ella May, Lucas Packard, Jairo Pereira, Shawn Philips, Angelina Prendergast, Jordan Randall, Shania Robbs, Jordan Smith, Loren Statema, Auguste Theilemann, Justin Thomas, Jack Verner and Kathryn Whalen.

Like the novel on which it is based, Ragtime the Musical follows the lives of a family of upper-class WASPs, an African-American couple and some Eastern-European Jewish immigrants intersect as they try to make a success in America.

HCT is a Funded Affiliate of the United Arts Council of Catawba County. The 2017-2018 Season is sponsored by Paramount Automotive and A Cleaner World. Ragtime is produced by The United Arts Council of Catawba County, The City of Hickory Community Relations Council and David and Susan Walker.

PHOTO: The cast of Ragtime, opening May 11th at the Hickory Community Theatre (Top to bottom, left to right) James Grose, Ella May, Juan Holguin, Auguste Theilemann, Angelina Prendergast, Kaylyn Hall, Jordan Smith, Tiffany Christian, Dennis Kevitt, Cristin Cartwright, Lucas Packard, Sierra Doyle-Rios, Mason Burr, John Bates, Jairo Pereira, Donovan Harper, Shawn Philips, Loren Statema, Kayla Ferguson, J. David Ingle, Steve Austin, Jordan Randall, Justin Thomas, Kathryn Whalen, Shania Robbs, Emma Lee Kurts and Tylan James. Not pictured are Allison Andrews, Thomas Belk, Kayla Harper, Jack Verner. Photo by John Koval.

Performances begin May 11th on the Mainstage in the Jeffers Theatre. Click www.hickorytheatre.org or call (828) 328-2283 for tickets and information.