The Lutcher Theater is pleased to announce that WOS kindergartner, Christopher Peck Jr., has been cast as Young Coalhouse in the upcoming Orange engagement of the 2015/2016 National Tour of RAGTIME at the Lutcher Theater.

Young Coalhouse is the sweet and innocent boy of Sarah and Coalhouse Walker, Jr.  His walk-on role occurs in the final, uplifting moments of the show. Christopher is the son of Lavetreia Roberts and the grandson of Lutcher Facilities Supervisor, Earnest Mickey.

The Lutcher is thrilled to have the opportunity to include a local student in the cast of a National Broadway touring company and excited to feature a family member of one of their staff.

At the dawn of a new century, everything is changing…and anything is possible.  RAGTIME returns to the road in an all-new touring production that Bloomberg News hails as “explosive, thrilling and nothing short of a masterpiece.” Orange will be swept away by this ravishing and relevant production on Dec. 12, at 7:30 PM at the Lutcher Theater. Tickets can be purchased at www.lutcher.org or by calling the Lutcher Box Office at 886-5535.

Winning Tony Awards for Best Book and Best Musical Score, this 13-time Tony Award nominated musical is a timeless celebration of life – what it could and should be!  The Hollywood Reporter declares that RAGTIME is “one of the best musicals of recent decades.” Its celebrated score includes “Wheels of a Dream,” “Back to Before” and the title song, “Ragtime.”

The stories of an upper-class wife, a determined Jewish immigrant and a daring young Harlem musician unfold – set in turn-of-the-century New York – all three united by their desire and belief in a brighter tomorrow.  Their compelling stories are set to theatre’s richest and most glorious Tony Award®-winning score.

RAGTIME, E.L. Doctorow’s 1975 novel, won the National Book Critics Circle award and sold 4.5 million copies. It became a film in 1981 and a Broadway musical in 1998.  The original 1998 production ran on Broadway for 834 performances. A 2009 Broadway revival received rapturous reviews and is now on tour throughout North America.