Music and Lyrics by Jason Robert Brown, Book by Alfred Uhry
Co-Conceived by Harold Prince
Directed by Rick Dines
Music Directed by Alex Huff, Choreographed by Colin Shea Denniston
Scenic Design by Rick Dines, Costume & Lighting Design by Lou Schaeffer
Props by Dennis Stewart
Featuring Tom Baker, Jeff Carney, Reneé Elkady, Travis Harper, Mikil Hernandez, Seth Dylan Hunt, Lavelle Johnston, Johnnie Angelia King, Morgan Lance, Denna Langston, Kris Langston, Jeffrey Mindock, Zipporah Peddle, Sarah Pendergrass, Robert Reed and Ron Seney
This Tony Award-winning musical is based on one of the most notorious, publicized and hotly debated trials in U.S. history. In 1913, Leo Frank, a Brooklyn-raised Jewish factory manager 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 testimony seal Leo's fate. Parade is a musical with the epic musical sweep of Ragtime and a chilling courtroom drama in the vein of To Kill a Mockingbird. Armed with a rousing, colorful and breathtaking score by Jason Robert Brown (The Last Five Years, The Bridges of Madison County) and a powerful script by Alfred Uhry (Driving Miss Daisy), this transformational story is part murder mystery and part exploration of the endurance of love and hope against all odds. A Springfield area premiere. Contains adult content.