Musical Theater Club: Reading RAGTIME!

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October 7
through November 4

Inspired by Oprah’s Book Club, this interactive musical reading club is for Theater Lovers. Over the course of five sessions, participants will read through and dissect the script of the Broadway musical Ragtime together with Marcia Milgrom Dodge. Mrs. Dodge was nominated for the Tony Award for her direction of the Broadway revival of Ragtime. Participants will get a behind the scenes look at how a director first approaches a script and what secrets can be found in the text. All participants will have the option of playing a part in the reading of the script as well as asking Mrs. Dodge questions about the industry. This class offering will also feature a choreography segment taught by Associate Director/Choreographer Josh Walden and a Surprise Guest from the Broadway revival.


Marcia Milgrom Dodge (MMD) is a Tony Award and Drama Desk Award-nominated director/choreographer for her Kennedy Center-Broadway revival of RAGTIME. She appears as herself in 2 episodes of Disney+ Encore! as the Theater Director in Episode 1-ANNIE and Episode12-RAGTIME, streaming now.

MMD has built her busy career on bringing bold new approaches to classic musicals, directing and choreographing at major regional theaters across the USA and abroad. National Tours include TWUSA’s Curious George & Seussical, the South Korean musical Cookin’ and, Ragtime.

MMD is also a wife, mother, teacher, Edgar Award Nominated Playwright and proud member of SDC.

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