The Cobb County Center for Excellence in the Performing Arts at Pebblebrook High School returns to The Strand for the dazzling musical, Ragtime this March! Set at the dawn of the 20th century, Ragtime features rollicking ragtime music and soaring ballads by Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens. By weaving historical figures like Emma Goldman and Booker T. Washington into a fictional tale of people from very different backgrounds meeting under very difficult circumstances, the hit musical tells the story of America as it went through sometimes glorious, sometimes violent social upheaval. Ragtime paints a nostalgic and powerful portrait of life in turn of the century America by intertwining three distinct stories illustrating history’s timeless contradictions of wealth and poverty, freedom and prejudice, hope and despair, love and hate.

The Cobb County Center for Excellence in the Performing Arts at Pebblebrook High School seeks to develop and nurture talented, accomplished, and intellectually engaged young artists for successful careers or avocations in the performing arts. Students are engaged in an accelerated curriculum in dance, drama, vocal music, and technical theatre while maintaining high academic achievement in all areas. The school has sent nearly 30 students to perform on Broadway and in national and world tours.

The historic Earl Smith Strand Theatre is a multi-use performing arts and events facility. The theatre is governed by the Friends of The Strand, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, and depends on the financial support of private and corporate donors. It is The Strand’s mission to serve the community with cultural entertainment for a diverse audience and to promote economic health in the City of Marietta and Cobb County. For more information or tickets, visit the Box Office at 770-293-0080 or 117 North Park Square, Marietta, 30060. The Box Office is open Monday through Friday from 9 AM to 12 PM; 1 PM to 4 PM; and two hours before the show.

Show times are:
Friday, March 25 at 8 p.m.
Saturday, March 26 at 8 p.m.
Sunday, March 27 at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m.

Tickets are $15 and are available through The Strand’s box office.

Earl Smith Strand Theatre
117 North Park Square
Marietta, GA 30060

Free around Marietta Square and in Cobb County Parking Garage off of Cherokee Street.

For more information, please call (770) 293-0080.



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