"…Stafford Arima's pacey production powerfully captures
the highly combustible atmosphere of the time…"
March 23, 2003, by Georgina Brown
"At its best, Arima's reconsideration of 'Ragtime'
strips away some of the crippling self-importance…"
March 31 – April 6, 2003. by Matt Wolf
"Stafford Arima's production catches the restlessness,
the turbulence, the dangerous excitement of an era…"
March 20, 2003, by Benedict Nightingale
"I admire, too, the extreme economy of Stafford Arima's staging."
March 24, 2003, by Alastair Macaulay
"Director Stafford Arima navigates the show's complexities
with skill and precision, eliciting sterling performances from the entire cast."
July 11, 2005, by Frank Scheck (Paper Mill Playhouse)