New Jersey Stage

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Peacherine Ragtime Orchestra Comes To The Strand

(Lakewood, NJ) -– The historic STRAND Center for the Arts presents the Peacherine Ragtime Orchestra on Saturday, October 8 at 8pm. The early days of the Strand Theater come alive again with the Peacherine Ragtime Orchestra. The program will feature two silent shorts by comedy geniuses Buster Keaton and Charlie Chaplin, similar to a program that audiences enjoyed at the Strand back in 1922. Accompanying these films is the Peacherine Ragtime Orchestra, the United States' premiere college age ragtime orchestra, performing their period correct orchestral scores.

Founded in early 2010, the Peacherine Ragtime Orchestra is one of the few groups that uses the original period orchestral scores and instruments to play America's music...ragtime. The orchestra plays theater, dance and concert selections using their collection of over 1,400 pieces. Their collection represents over thirty years of music and features pieces by composers such as W.C. Handy, Victor Herbert, George M. Cohan, Jerome Kern, Scott Joplin and many others. Peacherine is the only group in the United States that has the original 1927 orchestra score to Buster Keaton's silent feature, "College."
 The two comedy shorts by Buster Keaton and Charlie Chaplin will be tied together with a selection of ragtime favorites, two steps, intermezzos, marches and more! Don't miss this exciting combination of past and present!

Admission is $16.Don’t miss this show! Make your ticket reservations online at or call 732-730-5925. The STRAND box office, 732 – 367 - 7789, is open on Thursday and Friday, between 12 pm and 5 pm and 3 hours before each show.

The Strand Theatre is located at 400 Clifton Avenue in Lakewood, NJ.