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Julia Morgan Theater
formerly Julia Morgan Center for the Arts 2640 College Avenue Berkeley, CA 94704
510-845-8542
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http://www.ymtcberkeley.org/parade

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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.

Description

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.