PARADE

PARADE

Paramount Productions presents the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical PARADE

JUNE 29 - JULY 1, 2012.

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Winner of Two Tony Awards – Best Musical Score and Best Book 

Parade is an epic American musical, the true story of one of the most famous trials in American history.  Set in Atlanta in 1913, PARADE tells the story of Leo Frank, a Jewish factory manager ostracized for his faith and Northern heritage.  When he is accused of murdering a teenaged factory girl the day of the annual Confederate Memorial Day parade, the city of Atlanta races to justice, and in the process convicts a man who is, most lkely, totally innocent.  With brilliant music and lyrics by composer Jason Robert Brown, this unique musical combines pop-rock, folk, R/B and gospel.  It is a riveting murder mystery, a gripping courtroom drama, a moving love story, and certainly one of the most powerful new musical theatre works of our time.

“About two-thirds of the way through the handsome first act of Parade, something happens that makes us stop merely admiring the show and start connecting deeply to it.” --Newsweek

“It’s rare, but sometimes in musical theater, everything comes together — story, music, performances — to produce moments that can’t be duplicated in any other medium.  Such an experience occurs in Parade.”  --Associated Press

 

PARADE CAST

LEO FRANK SETH WOMACK
LUCILLLE FRANK CARLEE CAGLE
FRANKIE EPPS JACE REINHARD
MARY PHAGAN SARAH OLSON
MRS. PHAGAN PAIGE SPROLES
BRITT CRAIG DEREK BROWN
JIM CONLEY DAVID OWENS
MINOLA MCKNIGHT ROSETTA MOORE
ANGELA ALIVIA SIMMONS
HUGH DORSEY GEORGE LEVESQUE
LUTHER ROSSER CALEB ROBINSON
TOM WATSON DOUG LOPACHIN
GOVERNOR JOHN SLATON PHILLIP CRAIK
SALLY SLATON MARY GLOVER
NEWT LEE CLAUDE WILLIAMS
FIDDLIN' JOHN GRAYSON ALLRED
JUDGE ROAN SCOT MILLER
IOLA STOVER JESS NICOLLS
MONTEEN VERITY PRYOR-HARDEN
ESSIE ASHLEY MARKGRAF
MRS. EPPS RACHEL BROWN
MRS. DORSEY CAROL WILSON
FACTORY GIRL CHRISTY JOY WILSON
FACTORY GIRL AMANDA JARUFE
OFFICER IVEY RAMI MORRISON
MR. PEAVY JEREMIAH JOHNSON
OFFCIER STARNES BRANDEN LOERA
NEWSBOY PETER GARZA
NEWSBOY DALLIS SEEKER

 

PARADE PRODUCTION STAFF

Director/Music Director Barry Smoot
Choreography Teri Wilkerson
Scenic Design Gary Varner
Costume Design Richard Transki
Lighting Design Barry Smoot
Producer Betty Hukill
Pianist/Music Supervisor Marc Sanders
Conductor Clint Morgan
Production Stage Manager Keith Sproles
Technical Director Taylor Compton

 

PARADE ORCHESTRA 

Piano/Accordion Marc Sanders
Violin Alex Martinez
Viola Katherine Kinnaman
Cello Sean Carlton
Bass Walter Nicholds
Reed Erin Kluzek
Horn Adrian Santana
Percussion Todd Wilson

 

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