Parade, the Jason Robert Brown-Alfred Uhry musical opened Jan. 3 in its Canadian premiere at Toronto's Studio 180. Michael Therriault, who appeared in Broadway's most recent Fiddler on the Roof revival, stars as Leo Frank.
Parade tells the tale of the real-life murder of Mary Phagan, a teen-aged factory girl who was raped and killed in 1913 Atlanta. Leo Frank, a Jewish manager and an outsider in the community, is wrongly accused of the crime. His wife becomes his hero, but darker forces threaten their future.
In addition to Therriault, the cast of Parade features Tracy Michailidis, Neil Barclay, Jessica Greenberg, Sarite Harris, Daren A. Herbert, Alana Hibbert, Jeff Irving, Gabrielle Jones, George Masswohl, Mark McGrinder, Paige Robson-Cramer, Jordy Rolfe, Jay Turvey and Mark Uhre all under the direction of Studio 180 artistic director Joel Greenberg.
Here's a look at the production:
Jason Robert Brown's Parade, with Michael Therriault, in Canadian Premiere
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