Celebrating 15 years

Parade

PARADE

book by Alfred Uhry
music and lyrics by Jason Robert Brown
co-conceived and directed on Broadway by Harold Prince

Dec 30, 2010 – Jan 22, 2011
Berkeley Street Theatre Upstairs
co-produced with Acting Up Stage

CANADIAN PREMIERE

Dora Award Nominations: OUTSTANDING MUSICAL THEATRE PRODUCTION and OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE BY A MALE (Daren A. Herbert)

In 1913 Atlanta, Georgia, a teenage factory employee is raped and murdered. Leo Frank, the young Jewish manager of the factory, is charged with the crime. By manipulating witnesses and tampering with evidence, the prosecution convinces the jury that Frank is guilty. Considered one of the most sensational trials of the early 20th century, the Frank case touched on every hot-button issue of the time: North vs. South, black vs. white, Jewish vs. Christian, industrial vs. agrarian. The musical recounts the press frenzy and public outrage surrounding Frank’s trial and conviction, including his crusade for justice amid religious intolerance, political interference and racial tension.

The winner of two Tony Awards for best book and score, and the Drama Desk and New York Critics’ Circle awards for best musical, Parade has built an international following for its haunting score and powerful narrative. It was first produced on Broadway at the Vivian Beaumont Theater in 1998/99. In 2007, a downsized and re-orchestrated version earned rave reviews at the Donmar Warehouse on London’s West End. Using this Donmar adaptation, Acting Up Stage and Studio 180 co-presented the long-awaited Canadian premiere of this much admired musical.

DIRECTED BY Joel Greenberg
MUSICAL DIRECTION BY Paul Sportelli
FEATURING Neil Barclay, Jessica Greenberg, Sarite Harris, Daren A. Herbert, Alana Hibbert, Jeff Irving, Gabrielle Jones, George Masswohl, Mark McGrinder, Tracy Michailidis, Paige Robson-Cramer, Jordy Rolfe, Michael Therriault, Jay Turvey & Mark Uhre
SET & COSTUME DESIGN Michael Gianfrancesco
LIGHTING DESIGN Kimberly Purtell
STAGE MANAGER Robert Harding
ASSISTANT STAGE MANAGER Liz Campbell
PRODUCTION MANAGER Nathaniel Kennedy
ASSISTANT DIRECTOR Brenley Charkow
ASSISTANT MUSICAL DIRECTOR Lily Ling


Season Sponsor 2010/11


BMO Financial Group

“A welcome reminder that there are still artists and producers who regard the musical as an art form. The show is studded with fine performances.”

EYE WEEKLY


“Absolutely compelling! Thirteen years has not dimmed the mighty impact of the Broadway musical Parade. It remains a compelling statement about social, political and legal injustice that is both well directed and well cast.”

CLASSICAL 96.3FM


“Powerful dramatic moments!”

NOW MAGAZINE


“This is a powerful musical!”

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