PARADE is based on the true story of the trial of Leo Frank, an historical moment which instigated the re-emergence of the defunct KKK and the birth of the Jewish civil rights organization, the Anti-Defamation League.
A True Story, A Love Story, A Musical
Tony Award Winning
Book by Alfred Uhry
Music and Lyrics by Jason Robert Brown
Amid religious intolerance, political injustice and racial tension, the stirring Tony Award-winning PARADE explores the endurance of love and hope against all odds. With a book by acclaimed playwright Alfred Uhry (Driving Miss Daisy) and a rousing, colorful and haunting score by Jason Robert Brown (Bridges of Madison County, The Last Five Years) PARADE is a moving examination of the darkest corners of America’s history.
Director Troy Wageman
Music Director Nathan Young
Choreographer Scott Brateng
MARCH 10- 27, 2016 7:30 PM
12th Ave Arts Mainstage
1620 12th Ave
Seattle, WA 98122
In 1913, Leo Frank, a Brooklyn-raised Jew living in Georgia, is put on trial for the murder of 13-year-old Mary Phagan, a factory worker under his employ. Already guilty in the eyes of everyone around him, a sensationalist publisher and a janitor’s false testimony seal Leo’s fate. His only defenders are a governor with a conscience, and, eventually, his assimilated Southern wife who finds the strength and love to become his greatest champion.
Daring, innovative and bold, Parade is filled with soaring music and a heart-wrenching story, offering a moral lesson about the dangers of prejudice and ignorance that should not be forgotten. Groups looking for powerful, moving theatrical experiences will need to look no further than this unforgettable show. – See more at: http://www.mtishows.com/parade#sthash.7edfWD4s.dpuf