POSTPONED – UKRAINE Benefit Rags, the Musical, May 14th, Ojai – POSTPONED

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Date & Time

Sat, May 14 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Sun, Jul 31 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Address (map)

703 El Paseo, Ojai, CA

Venue (website)

Matilija Auditorium

RAGS Rescheduled for Sunday, July 31, 2PM

American Songbook Today, a 501(c)(3), presents the Broadway musical Rags in Concert on Saturday, May 14, 7PM, at Matilijah Auditorium, 703 El Paseo, Ojai, CA.  It is a benefit for the American Red Cross’s Relief Efforts in Ukraine.  Rags is the story of brave Russian Jews escaping from the Cossacks and the challenges of starting their new lives as immigrants in NYC’s lower east side in the early 1900s.  

Rags is tragically similar to the horrifying plight of millions of Ukrainian refugees escaping from their devastated homeland.  The score is beautiful, funny at times, and certainly uplifting. The original script is by Joseph Stein (Fiddler on the Roof), music by Charles Strouse (Bye Bye Birdie, Annie), lyrics by Stephen Schwartz (Godspell, Pippin, Wicked).  The revised script is by David Thompson, author of the new version of Chicago 25 years ago.  This version of Rags was performed recently to rave reviews at the famous Goodspeed Opera House and in London. 

Rags will be performed by many of Ventura County’s most talented actors and musicians who are donating their talent and time in order to raise as much money as possible for this vital cause. “In Concert” means there will be no sets or costumes.   This inspiring story and beautiful score will stand on its own. 

Music direction is by Jimmy Calire, vocal direction by Connie Woodson, and direction by Michael Estwanik.  Tax-deductible tickets for all seats (reserved) are $50 

Tax-deductible donations can be made at 


RAGS Rescheduled for Sunday, July 31, 2PM


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