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Pop music from 100 years ago gets another go.

Free Range Opera presents historic music and theater. Vocal Gems of the Ragtime Era contains enduring favorites from the era along with "lost gems". By experiencing the popular music of the day, the audience learns what life was like 100 years ago.

 
 
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PRLog - Dec. 17, 2012 - MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. -- VOCAL GEMS OF THE RAGTIME ERA

Opening January 19th, Vocal Gems of the Ragtime Era contains enduring favorites from the era along with "lost gems". By experiencing the popular music of the day, the audience learns what life was like 100 years ago. As with today’s music; love, technology, local pride, dance, popular culture, and social issues are all hot topics a hundred years ago.

Free Range Opera presents an historic sampler of songs from the ragtime era including enduring hits of the day, novelty songs, and works from stage luminaries including selections from Scott Joplin’s opera Treemonisha and songs from the 1919 Broadway hit Irene.

We take a musical view of relationships, entertainment icons, technology, and the influence of classic and popular culture. Composers include Scott Joplin, Irving Berlin, Harry Tierney, Sigmund Romberg, Percy Wenrich, Harry Von Tilzer and others.

Special Guests and well known members of the ragtime community, Sean Sharp and Larisa Migachyov join eight of our favorite performers to bring these gems to the stage for your

Performances & Tickets
Seats for all performances are $25

The Empire Fire House
History Park in San Jose
635 Phelan Avenue, San Jose 95112
Saturday and Sunday, January 19–20 at 2 p.m.
• Join the cast for refreshments after the show.
An intimate venue, seats may sell out early!

Unitarian Universalists of San Mateo
300 East Santa Inez Avenue, San Mateo 94401
Saturday, January 26 at 2 p.m.
• Join the cast for refreshments after the show.

Tickets for the above venues are available at www.brownpapertickets.org (Search for “ragtime”.) or for 24/7 Customer Service, dial: 1-800-838-3006

Lesher Center for the Arts in Walnut Creek
1601 Civic Drive, Walnut Creek
Sunday, January 27 at 2:15 p.m.
http://lesherartscenter.org
1-925-943-SHOW [7469]
You may also get additional show and venue details at www.freerangeopera.com

Titles include popular hits like:
Some of These Days
Alexander’s Ragtime Band
Alice Blue Gown
Bird In A Gilded Cage
Red Rose Rag
Come Josephine, In My Flying Machine
I Love You, California
Along with less often heard titles and rare gems like:
Anti-Ragtime Girl
Galli-Curci Rag
I’m After Madame Tetrazzini’s JobA
They Go Wild, Simply Wild Over Me
I Don’t See Your Name Stamped On Any Cigars
A Real Slow Drag (from Treemonisha)
and many more!

Starring: Adrien Gleason, Carol Ann Parker, Chris Fernandez, Diane Squires, Jessica Golden, Katie Chapin, Scott White, and Tom Caldecott. On piano: Bruce Herman, Neil Midkiff, and Paul Zawilski

The mission of Free Range Opera Theater, Inc. is to research, revive, and preserve our historic musical heritage including operetta, music hall, vaudeville, and musical theater...for a cause!

Inspired by the charity model of The Savoy Company in Philadelphia, and Blue Hill Troupe in New York, Free Range Opera pledges to donate the profits collected by way of ticket sales from our main-stage operettas and musicals to a worthwhile charity chosen by a panel at the start of each production cycle.

We are a non-profit corporation which partners with other local non-profits to use our staged musical revivals as fundraising opportunities for the community good. We are recognized by California and the IRS as a 501(c)(3) charity; donations are tax-deductible.

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