A fascinatingly evocative musical, produced on Broadway in 1998 and nominated for nine Tony Awards, PARADE dramatizes the 1913 trial of Jewish factory manager, Leo Frank, accused of murdering a thirteen-year-old employee, Mary Phagan. The trial, sensationalized by the media, aroused violent anti-Semitic tensions in Atlanta, Georgia, and strong response around the country. The trial gave rise to both the Ku Klux Klan (known at the time as the Knights of Mary Phagan), as well as the Anti-Defamation League (ADL). The show is at once a riveting murder mystery, a gripping courtroom drama, a moving love story, a profile in political courage, and a searing social commentary.
Book by acclaimed playwright Alfred Uhry ("Driving Miss Daisy"), with music and lyrics by Jason Robert Brown, one of Broadway's most exciting composers ("Songs For A New World", "The Last Five Years"), PARADE brings this defining event in American history to life with beautiful and evocative music. The stellar young cast, directed by Jennifer Boesing will be accompanied by a 21-piece orchestra, playing the original Broadway orchestration, under the baton of Music Director, Dave Moschler.
Julia Morgan Center for the Arts (View)
2640 College Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94704
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