Parade the Musical
April 14 - April 17, 2011
Parade tells the disturbing true story of the unjust trial of factory superintendent Leo Frank. Set in Atlanta, Georgia, just after the turn of the 20th century, the musical follows Leo's harrowing journey as he is accused of murdering his young employee, Mary Phagan, who was found dead in the factory. As the trial unfolds, Leo is scrutinized by a society that never truly accepted him, and ultimately he must pay the highest price for being a Jewish man living in the south. Parade provides fascinating insight into the desperation of human nature, the fear and prejudice that afflict mankind, and the strong forces that attempt to counteract these societal evils.
Jason Robert Brown’s intense and telling musical provides a shocking look at the extent of racism, anti-Semitism and injustice in the post-Civil War south.