2015 - Ragtime - Waterdale
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March 6 – 14, 2015
Rivergum Theatre, Parade College Bundoora


RAGTIME is a powerful portrait of life for America at the turn of the 20th century. Written by the award-winning composer/lyricist team of Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens, noted playwright Terrence McNally. Based on E.L. Doctorow’s distinguished novel. 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.

Production Team

Director: Amy Bryans
Musical Director: Sally McKenzie
Choreographer: Catherine Spanti
Assistant Director: DJ Pearce
Assistant Choreographer: Louisa D’Ortenzio

Producer: Sean Walpole
Costume Designers: Wendy and Simone Braid
Publicity Manager: Maddi Ostapiw
Stage Manager: Ryan Turner
Rehearsal Pianist: Lester Cheung
Lighting: Benjamin Stokes
Sound: Stagepass


Mother: Cassandra Beckitt
Tateh: Dennis Clements
Coalhouse Walker Jr: Marty Alix
Sarah: Manu Lavemai
Younger Brother: Curtis Mason
Father: Tim Haughton
Grandfather: Steven McKenzie
Little Boy: William Fisher
Little Girl: Ella Leavey
Sarah’s Friend: Asinate Vaihu
Emma Goldman: Bernadette Sheedy
Evelyn Nesbit: Danielle Faour
Booker T. Washington: Stan Peters
Harry Houdini: Lachlan Hamill
Henry Ford: Jesse O’Donnell


Ellen Akers
Katelyn Anetima 
Alex Beckitt
Sophie Bengough
Pheobe Bengough
Michael Bengough
Stephanie Black
Jessica Cannuli
Emily-Rose Carr
Annalisa Cercone
Narada Edgar
Guillaume Gentil
Kadin Gervalla
Amon Prete
Tessa Hulsbosch
Sherryn Kew
Lee-Anne Laazos
Yirgjhilya-Mary Lawrie
Brandon Lennie
Maeghan McKenzie
Megan Metcalfe
Kofi Nortey
Daniel Ortega
Kiarra Pavlovich
Saskia Penn
Katie Possingham
Ashlee Schultz
Olivia Sharpe
Matthew Sheahan
Jessica Sheedy
Kim Siemensma
Joseph Simms
Chrystal Smith
Aisake Tuinauvai
Robin Vaihu
Declan Veale
Kristopher Wardhana
Simone Warnock