April 15, 2010
Lees-McRae Summer Theatre presents Ragtime: The Musical

Lees-McRae Summer Theatre is gearing up for another exciting season with Ragtime: The Musical opening July 28 in Hayes Auditorium.

Under the direction of Dr. Janet Speer, the show will run from July 28 to August 6, with evening performances at 7:30 p.m. and a select number of matinees at 2:00 p.m.

Ragtime: The Musical intertwines the stories of three extraordinary families as they confront history's timeless contradictions of wealth and poverty, freedom and prejudice, hope and despair and what it means to live in America.

Ragtime: The Musical was written by the award-winning composer/lyricist team of Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens, noted playwright Terrence McNally and based on E.L. Doctorow's distinguished novel.

Tickets are $24 for adults and $13 for children and students. Tickets may be purchased from the box office, located in the lobby of Hayes Auditorium, beginning July 6. There is no reserved seating, and all tickets are general admission. House will open one hour prior to show time.

Box office hours are Tues.-Thurs. 12-5 p.m. from July 6-22 and 12-5 p.m. daily July 27-Aug. 6.

For more information on Lees-McRae Summer Theatre, please call 828.898.8709 or visit

In addition to exciting performances, Lees-McRae will host the annual Creative and Performing Arts Camp for children with two sessions, June 21-25 and June 28 - July 2. This summer's theme is "Appalachia and the Arts".

Camp hours are 9 a.m. - 3p.m. daily. This fun and educational camp will allow students entering 1st through 12th grades explore the surrounding Appalachian mountain culture through drama, dance, music, film, costuming, technical theatre, creative writing, design and visual art.

The cost is $220 per camper per week and includes a t-shirt, lunch and field trips. As an added bonus campers who attend both weeks and families with more than one child will receive a $50 discount!

For more information please contact Stacey Trivett, Camp Director, at or 828.898.3372.

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