Music Theatre of Connecticut MainStage begins its 33rd season with the Tony Award-winning musical “Ragtime” Fridays and Saturdays, Sept. 27-Oct. 13.

With book by Terrence McNally, lyrics by Lynn Ahrens and music by Stephen Flaherty, “Ragtime” takes place at the turn of the 20th century in New York, a time when everything is changing ... and anything is possible, the theater said.

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The musical centers around three distinctly American tales, all woven together — that of a stifled upper-class wife, a determined Jewish immigrant, a daring young Harlem musician, and their families — united in the promise of the future. Together, they confront history’s timeless contradictions of wealth and poverty, freedom and prejudice, hope and despair ... and what it means to live in America, the theater said.

“Ragtime” features Broadway veterans Juliet Lambert Pratt, as Mother; Frank Mastrone, as Tateh; Dennis Holland, as Father; Soara-Joye Ross, as Sarah; Bill Nabel, as Grandfather; along with Ezekiel Andrew, as Coalhouse. Rounding out the cast are Mia Scarpa, Jeff Gurner, Kanova Latrice Johnson, Jessica Molly Schwartz, Jacob Sundlie, Christian Cardozo, Brian Demar Jones, Ari Frimmer, Hannah Pressman, and Ryan Ryan.

Kevin Connors directs, with stage manager Jim Schilling, music director David Wolfson, and choreographer Chris McNiff. The creative team includes scenic design by Jessie Lizotte, lighting design by RJ Romeo, sound design by Will Atkin, costume design by Diane Vanderkroef and props design by Merrie Deitch.

MTC MainStage, 509 Westport Ave., Norwalk. September 27-October 13. Fridays 8 p.m.; Saturdays 4, 8 p.m.; Sundays 2 p.m. $65-$35. 203-454-3883.