Auditions for Parade


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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


Audition Dates:

TBA

At 4th Street Theater


Performance Dates

Performances: May 25 thru June 10, 2018

All performances are at 8 pm except Sundays, which begin at 3 pm


Synopsis

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.

 

Cast Requirements

Judge Roan

Serves as the Judge on the infamous trial. Motivated by bigotry and racism, he is dangerously committed to the ideals of the Confederacy. White Georgian.
Gender: Male
Age: 60 to 70
Vocal range top: D4
Vocal range bottom: B2

Lucille Frank

Gentle and mousy, but resourceful and resilient. Despite her husband's feelings, she is a true Southerner through and through but can see through the deception. A White Jew from Georgia.
Gender: Female
Age: 21 to 28
Vocal range top: G3
Vocal range bottom: E5

Leo Frank

Our story's tragic protagonist accused of murder. As National Pencil Factory Superintendent, Leo is neurotic and a serial pessimist. Though married to Lucielle, he is physically and emotionally displaced. A White Jew from the North.
Gender: Male
Age: 25 to 35
Vocal range top: F4
Vocal range bottom: Gb2

Hugh Dorsey

Atlanta's District Attorney. He is a devout Christian, who is brute and manipulative at times. Hungry for political success and recognition. White Georgian.
Gender: Male
Age: 35 to 45
Vocal range top: F4
Vocal range bottom: B2

Gov. John Slaton

As the Governor of Georgia, he is highly concerned with public perception. Flirtatious and fun at times. Strives to maintain his values. White Southerner.
Gender: Male
Age: 35 to 45
Vocal range top: F4
Vocal range bottom: Bb2

Frankie Epps

A charming and simple man, he is Mary's devoted friend. Playful and flirtatious. White Georgian.
Gender: Male
Age: 14 to 17
Vocal range top: Bb4
Vocal range bottom: Bb2

Mary Phagan

A factory worker at the National Pencil Factory who is murdered. She is very innocent but has moments of sassiness and playfulness. White Georgian.
Gender: Female
Age: 13 to 13
Vocal range top: D5
Vocal range bottom: Eb4

Jim Conley

A cleaning supervisor at National Pencil Factory. Secretly, he is a convict on the run. Pompous showman with a strong build. Black Georgian.
Gender: Male
Age: 20 to 30
Vocal range top: Bb4
Vocal range bottom: D3

Newt Lee

He is the night watchman at National Pencil Factory. A bit too old to possess the job. Physically intimidating, but a gentle giant. Black Georgian.
Gender: Male
Age: 50 to 60
Vocal range top: Db4
Vocal range bottom: Bb2

Britt Craig

A washed up reporter who can often be found three sheets to the wind. Weaselly and desperate for his 'big break.' White Georgian.
Gender: Male
Age: 25 to 35
Vocal range top: G4
Vocal range bottom: Eb3

Ensemble

Chain Gang; Factory Girls (Essie, Iola Stover, Monteen); Guards/Policemen (Officer Ivey, Detective Starnes, Mr. Peavy); Residents Of Georgia (Angela, Judge Roan, Jurors, Luther Rosser, Minola Mcknight, Mrs. Phagan, Old Soldier, Reporters, Riley, Sally Slaton, Young Soldier)

Tom Watson

 

Materials to Prepare

Please prepare 16-32 bars of contemporary Broadway style song