Ragtime actors Geoffrey Short (Coalhouse) and Nicole Sumlin (Sarah), Director Bob Navis Jr., and Near West Theatre Executive Director Stephanie Morrison-Hrbek will be featured on a live segment of “Around Noon” Wednesday, May 9, on WCPN (90.3 FM), Cleveland’s NPR affiliate. Host Dee Perry will interview the guests. Short and Sumlin will sing. “Around Noon” airs from 12 noon to 1 p.m. ET. The 20-minute Ragtime segment is scheduled to start at 12:35 p.m. (subject to change). Listen over the air, by live webstream, or via archived podcast afterwards.
Ragtime’s Tony Award-winning score includes compelling solos and duets by Coalhouse and Sarah. They are sung powerfully in the Near West Theatre production by Short, a local singer, actor, director, band member and video producer, and Sumlin, who teaches music in the South Euclid-Lyndhurst City Schools.
Tickets are available for this week’s 7:30 p.m. performances of Ragtime (Thursday, May 10, through Saturday, May 12); for the 3 p.m. show on Sunday, May 13; and for the three final performances the following weekend. Purchase online anytime or phone 216-961-6391 between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m weekdays.