Auditions for Parade
Is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).
All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.
Music and Lyrics by
Co-Conceived and Directed on Broadway by
Based on the true story of the trial and lynching of Leo Frank
Directed by: Glenn Hering
Vocal Direction by: Linda Pauli
Music Direction by: Jeff Otto
At 4th Street Theater
Performances: May 25 thru June 10, 2018
All performances are at 8 pm except Sundays, which begin at 3 pm
The tragic, true story of the trial and lynching of a man wrongly accused of murder is brought to theatrical life.
Amid religious intolerance, political injustice and racial tension, the stirring Tony Award-winning Parade explores the endurance of love and hope against all the odds. With a book by acclaimed playwright Alfred Uhry (Driving Miss Daisy) and a rousing, colorful and haunting score by Jason Robert Brown (Songs For a New World, The Last Five Years, Bridges of Madison County), Parade is a moving examination of the darkest corners of America's history.
In 1913, Leo Frank, a Brooklyn-raised Jew living in Georgia, is put on trial for the murder of thirteen-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.
Gov. John Slaton
Materials to Prepare
Please prepare 16-32 bars of contemporary Broadway style song