10 11 Season
Book by Alfred Uhry
Music and Lyrics by Jason Robert Brown
Co-conceived and Directed on Broadway by Harold Prince
Directed by Joel Greenberg
Co-produced with Acting Up Stage, now Musical Stage Company
December 30, 2010 – January 22, 2011
Berkeley Street Theatre Upstairs
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 pressed 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. Acting Up Stage, now Musical Stage Company, and Studio 180 are proud to present its long-awaited Canadian premiere.
Dora Award Nominations: Outstanding Musical Theatre Production & Outstanding Performance, Daren A. Herbert