“As the indefatigable Latvian Jewish immigrant Tateh, Patrick Burns brings a dominating stage presence. Our eyes go immediately toward him when he and the others crawl out of steerage. Burns, who somehow doubles as the show’s musical director, also brings a well-trained and expressive musical voice, especially in the key number “Success.” Unexpectedly, he turns into a romantic swain in the second act and also light-foots some dance steps.”

— James MacKillop, Syracuse New Times


Produced by the Red House Arts Center

Music by Stephen Flaherty
Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens
Book by Terrence McNally

Direction by Stephen Svoboda
Musical Direction by Patrick Burns
Choreography by Erin Lafferty
Scenic Design by Andrea Ball
Lighting Design by Marie Yokoyama
Costume Design by Nikki Delhomme
Sound Design by Anthony Vadala

Photos by Genevieve Fridley



Alex Bronchetti and Patrick Burns as the Little Girl and Tateh in Ragtime

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