Last week Early Stages students had an opportunity to see Manhattan School of Music’s fabulous production of Ragtime. Like the characters in this show, our students from Harry S. Truman High School and Brooklyn Job Corp represented multiple races, ethnicities and new immigrants to New York City.
One Harry S. Truman senior was amazed by the character Sarah, who dreams of going to America, “Her voice was amazing! I really felt all the emotions the character was going through.”
Many of the Bronx Job Corp student were awestruck by the production. One student commented, “These actors are my age! Its inspiring to see them following their dreams.”
Students left the theatre discussing the play’s historic characters-like Booker T. Washington and Emma Goldman – as well as the similarities and differences between Ragtime’s New York, in the early 20th Century, and the New York they call home.
It was truly a delightful and educational evening for Early Stages students!