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Parade
Book by ALFRED UHRY
Music and Lyrics by JASON ROBERT BROWN
Co-conceived by HAROLD PRINCE
Directed by TERRENCE J. NOLEN
Production conceived by JORGE COUSINEAU and TERRENCE J. NOLEN
On the F. Otto Haas Stage
September 26 - November 3, 2013

In 1913 Atlanta Georgia, a Jewish factory manager named Leo Frank is accused of murdering a young girl. The whole town turns against him, leaving his wife Lucille as his only defender. Based on a true story, this soaring musical is brought to life by Philadelphia’s most powerful singers.

Parade contains extreme language and violence. Recommended for 9th grade and above

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“An urgent reminder of what contemporary composers are still capable of achieving.” –LA Times


Photos by Mark Garvin




Critical Acclaim–

"Filled to the brim with glorious voices, giving us a theatrically exhilarating but politically somber night in the theater."
–Philadelphia Inquirer   [Read More]

"An edge-of-your-seat story with many shocks along the way that the Arden tells in an effective production... A work that bravely follows the Sondheim tradition of pushing the definition of musical theater. Throughout, the acting is accomplished and the voices superb...Ben Dibble (as Leo Frank)...gives a subtle, dignified performance that is all the more moving for its quiet centeredness."
–City Paper   [Read More]

"Parade is nothing if not artful; its scenes are tightly pieced together, its tale spins equally through its words and songs. These are performed, under Nolen's direction, by a cast of professional Philly veterans, all of them at the top of their games."
–WHYY   [Read More]

"The large cast and the orchestra present a plethora of riches in what may be the Arden's most transformative musical production ever."
–Broad Street Review   [Read More]

"Jason Robert Brown's insistent score bustles with urgency and imagination. Alfred Uhry's book for the musical makes it gripping and suspenseful. The cast is filled with strong voices that do justice to the score...the Arden's production is a feast for the eyes and ears."
–Talkin' Broadway   [Read More]

"The profound message resonates with every note in the Arden Theatre Company's understated production."
–Phindie   [Read More]

"A compelling story in any form, but luckily for Philadelphia we have the opportunity to receive it in the guise of a stunning musical in the hands of a highly capable theatre company."
–Edge Philadelphia   [Read More]

"Powerful, thought provoking... the digital technology the Arden uses in this production is remarkable. Parade is an outstanding production with a remarkable cast, and should not be missed."
–Broadway World   [Read More]

"Arden's stellar cast is led with a powerhouse performance by Ben Dibble as Leo Frank."
–Delco News Network   [Read More]

"All six productions I've seen of it, from the original Broadway mounting to this staging at the Arden, have done an admirable job in conveying both the heart and inhumanity within the piece, but Cousineau's contribution puts the Arden production at the head of the pack as being the most complete and most deeply affecting."
–NealsPaper   [Read More]


In the News–

"Only 3 people in U.S. history share her distinction. Jennie Eisenhower appears in PARADE"
–Chestnut Hill Local   [Read More]

"Barrymore Award winner Michael Philip O'Brien in PARADE"
–Chestnut Hill Local   [Read More]

"Don't Let This Parade Pass You By"
–The Jewish Exponent interviews Alfred Uhry   [Read More]

30 Days of Philly Arts – WXPN   [Read More]

"Another look at the Tony-Award Winning Musical"
–TheaterMania   [Read More]

"Ben Dibble tackles challenging role in Parade"
–Main Line Ticket   [Read More]

"Life's a Parade for Kenita Miller"
–Philadelphia Tribune   [Read More]


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Parade
Cast
Kathryn Brunner (Mary Phagan)
Rachel Camp (Essie)
Derrick Cobey (Newt Lee/Jim Conley/Riley)
Jeffrey Coon (Britt Craig/Foreman/Mr. Peavey)
Ben Dibble (Leo Frank)
Caroline Dooner (Monteen)
Jennie Eisenhower (Lucille Frank)
Sarah Gliko (Mrs. Phagan/Sally Slaton)
Scott Greer (Gov. John Slaton/Det. Starnes/Luther Rosser)
Robert Hager (Frankie Epps)
Dennis Holland (Old Soldier/Guard/Judge Roan)
Alex Keiper (Iola Stover)
Anthony Lawton (Hugh Dorsey)
Kenita Miller (Minnie McKnight/Angela)
Michael Phillip O'Brien (Young Soldier/Off. Ivey/Tom Watson)


Scenic and Video Designer
JORGE COUSINEAU
Costume Designer
ROSEMARIE E. MCKELVEY
Lighting Designer
THOM WEAVER
Sound Designer
DANIEL PERELSTEIN
Music Director
RYAN TOUHEYN
Associate Music Director and Conductor
AMANDA MORTON
Choreographer
NIKI COUSINEAU
Assistant Director
ELANA BOULOS
Stage Manager
ALEC E. FERRELL
Assistant Stage Manager
KATE NELSON




Media Partner:
Philadelphia Weekly

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