Parade: Tony Award-Winning Musical from Youth Musical Theater Company
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The last date listed for Parade was Sunday March 6, 2011 / 2:00pm.
Currently at Julia Morgan Theater:
- Full Price:
- $37.00 - $62.00
- Our Price:
- $23.00 - $31.00
Based on the enduring 1905 novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett (author of The Secret Garden), this musical adaptation of A Little Princess, presented by Berkeley Playhouse, centers around Sara Crewe, a generous and inventive young girl who is left at the mercy of a cruel headmistress after her father disappears searching for the mysterious city of Timbuktu. Though made to work as a servant in a boarding school, Sara finds within herself the heart of a princess in this song-filled adaptation, designed to delight adults and kids alike. The musical was written by Brian Crawley and Tony-nominated composer Andrew Lippa (Big Fish, The Addams Family, The Wild Party). Learn More
Reviews & Ratings
Featured review from helen schneider
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This production was amazing--one would have thought they sere seeing a Broadway show. It was courageous to mount such an intense story, but these kids pulled it off. Both the singing and acting were top notch; the orchestra's fine playing added to the show. Altogether definitely a 5-star (if not more).
Quotes & Highlights
- Download the Youth Musical Theater Company's Parade study guide.
- There is a "talk back" symposium following the February 27 show, with actors, directors, and the Education Director of the SF chapter of the Anti-Defamation League.
Winner of 2 Tony awards and 6 Drama Desk awards, Parade dramatizes the 1913 trial of Jewish factory manager, Leo Frank, who was falsely convicted of murdering a thirteen-year-old employee, Mary Phagan. The trial, fueled by political ambition and sensationalized by the media, aroused anti-Semitic tensions in Atlanta, Georgia.
Filled with beautiful and evocative music, Parade is at once a riveting murder mystery, a gripping courtroom drama, a moving love story, a profile in courage and a searing social commentary. The Leo Frank trial and subsequent lynching gave rise to both the Ku Klux Klan (known at the time as the Knights of Mary Phagan), as well as the Anti-Defamation League.
Book by acclaimed playwright Alfred Uhry (Driving Miss Daisy), and music and lyrics by Jason Robert Brown, one of Broadway’s most exciting composers (Songs For A New World, The Last Five Years), Parade brings this defining event in American history to life, and YMTC is thrilled to bring it to Berkeley.
About the Ticket Supplier: Youth Musical Theater Company
YMTC (Youth Musical Theater Company) is a non-profit, Berkeley-based company which produces professional caliber musical theater while providing exceptional theater training to students from the 7th grade through university level. They bring together the Bay Area's most talented and dedicated young singer/actors with professional directors, designers, and musicians to create theater that takes on challenging and sophisticated musical and dramatic themes, and that is always accompanied by a full, live orchestra.