Griffin Theatre presents


Re-imagined in a new immersive, chamber production with permission of the Authors.

May 28th - July 22th, 2017
Music by Stephen Flaherty
Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens
Book by Terrence McNally
Directed by Scott Weinstein
New Orchestrations by Matt Deitchman
Choreography by William Carlos Angulo

Named to Time Out Chicago's Top 10 productions of 2017

Named to the Chicago Sun-Times Top 10 production of 2017

Nominate for 10 Joseph Jefferson Awards including Director, Production, Choreographer and Ensemble.

Director Scott Weinstein (among the most gifted musical theater directors now at work here) has staged what may well be the finest version of the show ever mounted — the original 1998 Broadway production included. Hyperbole? Not at all
— Chicago Sun-Times
Griffin’s production gives this material new oomph even as it is approaches every note with the utmost determination and respect.
— Chris Jones, Chicago Tribune
Griffin reinvents Ragtime in a “chamber musical” revival that’s brimming with invention and heart. .. Scott Weinstein, inarguably at this point one of the most visionary young directors on the rise in the city, stages the musical in the round, with a multi-tiered set by William Boles that allows the large cast to move among the audience.
— Kris Vire, Time Out Chicago
Ragtime - Sara
I can’t recall a production as evocative as Griffin Theatre’s superb, chamber-style revival at The Den Theatre, where the modest size reveals telling moments that are easy to miss in a larger venue...deeply felt, inventively staged.
— Daily Herald
It’s hard to say which to praise first or most about Griffin Theatre’s splendidly intimate reduction of the musical “Ragtime” – the brisk, focused, wholly involved work of the 20 actors in the ensemble, the credible and affecting performances in the three central roles central or the imaginative achievement of director Scott Weinstein.
— Chicago on the Aisle