‘Ragtime’ @ Pasadena Playhouse

Twenty years after its premiere, the great American musical “Ragtime” returned to L.A. in a run at the Pasadena Playhouse January 28 through March 3, 2019.

Nominated for 13 Tony Awards including Best Musical, “Ragtime” tells the story of three families at the turn of the 20th Century in pursuit of the American dream. The award-winning score uses ragtime rhythms to paint a portrait of the people who built this country with the hopes for a brighter tomorrow.


Darryl Archibald, music director & conductor
Darryl Tanikawa, orchestra contractor
Julie Burkert – flute, piccolo
Victoria Sabonjohn – oboe, English horn
Darryl Tanikawa – clarinet 1, E-flat clarinet
Gary Rautenberg – clarinet 2, bass clarinet, flute, soprano sax
Melissa Hendrickson – horn
Chris Maurer- trumpet 1, piccolo trumpet, flugelhorn
Fernando Pullum – trumpet 2, flugelhorn
June Satton – trombone 1
Nathan Stearns – bass trombone, euphonium, tuba
Gentry Tennyson – acoustic piano, keyboard synthesizer 1
Ryan Whyman – keyboard synthesizer 2
Alby Potts III – string synthesizer
Brian LaFontaine – banjo, electric guitar, acoustic guitar, mandolin
Shane Harry – double acoustic string bass
Alan Peck – set drums, percussion
Tyler Smith – hand & mallet percussion, timpani

Orchestra produced by Darryl Tanikawa
& Tanikawa Artists Management LLC