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
There's trouble in River City! Berkeley Playhouse presents the heartwarming family favorite The Music Man. Lovable swindler "Professor" Harold Hill is trying to pull a con on the citizens of River City, Iowa. He claims he'll save the town's youth from sin and corruption by selling them instruments and helping to organize a boys' band -- despite the fact that he actually knows nothing about music. Soon, the irresistible "Music Man" manages to turn the bickering school board into a barbershop quartet, win the heart of Marian the librarian, and somehow transform into an honest man in the process. The delightful story is set to a parade of classic Broadway tunes, including "Seventy-Six Trombones," "Ya Got Trouble," "Till There Was You" and "Goodnight, My Someone." 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 <em>Parade</em> <a target="_blank" href="http://www.ymtcberkeley.org/storage/pdf/2011_Parade%20Study%20Guide.pdf">study guide</a>.
- 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.