BELFAST — Belfast Flying Shoes presents “The King of Ragtime” – a multimedia extravaganza celebrating Scott Joplin, ragtime music, art, picture book illustration, and community connections – on Sunday, June 5, at 3 p.m., at the Colonial Theater.
Local author, illustrator, and self-described “rusty piano player,” Stephen Costanza hosts a celebration of his recent book, King of Ragtime: The Story of Scott Joplin. He will be joined on stage by Rita Brown on flute; Maria Keeler on violin; Edith Gawler on vocals, fiddle and calabash banjo; and Zeb Campbell on vocals, guitar and banjo. Pianist Alden Mills will play popular hits from the 1890s to the 1920s before the show (doors open at 2:30 p.m.).
Left Bank Books will host a book signing in the lower lobby after the show.
Admission is $5 kids, $15 adults. Advance ticket sales at colonialtheater.com or available at the door (163 High Street in Belfast.) Masks are encouraged in the theater. For info, visit belfastflyingshoes.org or colonialtheater.com.
This Belfast Flying Shoes program, along with shows for three local schools, is made possible by the support and funding from The Belfast Free Library, The Colonial Theater, Left Bank Books, First National Bank, First National Wealth Management, No Axe to Grind, and Belfast Flying Shoes contributors.
Belfast Flying Shoes was founded in 2005 with a mission to bolster the spirited dance and music community in Midcoast Maine. BFS also produces concerts, dances, school residencies, and programs for residents at the Reentry Center.