“You’re a Grand Old Rag: George M. Cohan’s Broadway”

Placer County, CA (MPG)  |  By Janis Wikoff, Auburn Placer Performing Arts Center
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Image of Paragon Ragtime Orchestra. Courtesy APPAC

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George M. Cohan, America’s beloved tunesmith and original “Song & Dance Man". Courtesy of APPAC

On Stage at the State Presenting Theatrical

AUBURN, CA (MPG) - For over a century, the name George M. Cohan has conjured the rollicking magic that is Broadway. As America’s beloved tunesmith and original “Song & Dance Man,” he was the father of modern musical theater.

You’re a Grand Old Rag, played from the showman’s original 1900s Broadway orchestrations, offers a stirring look at George M. Cohan’s amazing life and music – Give My Regards to Broadway, The Yankee Doodle Boy, Over There!, and all the rest. A tap-dancing bravura performance that brings audiences to their feet!

Based on the Orchestra’s BILLBOARD-charted “Top Classical Album” of the same name, this celebration of early American musical theater stars modern-day Broadway song & dance man, Colin Pritchard.

Now enjoying its 33nd season, The Paragon Ragtime Orchestra is the world’s only year-round, professional ensemble specializing in the authentic recreation of “America’s Original Music” – the sounds of early theater, “silent” cinema, and vintage dance.

PRO has acquired a considerable following both here and abroad through its radio programs on National Public Radio, New York Times' WQXR, and the BBC. Since 1989 more than 600,000,000 people have enjoyed the Orchestra’s recorded area music on Main Street, U.S.A. at Disneyland, Disney World, and Disneyland Paris.

Date and time: Saturday, June 29, 2019~ 7:30 PM

Run Time: 2 hours with intermission

Reserved Seating: $30, $25 Groups of 6 or more

Location: State Theatre, 985 Lincoln Way, Auburn CA

Box Office: www.livefromauburn.com or 530-885-0156