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Berkeley Playhouse
2640 College Avenue Berkeley, CA 94704
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5 stars
attended Feb 25 2011

A very fine show. Well acted as well as sung. It was great to hear the full orchestra (!) with some very interesting music. I hadn't heard of this show and didn't expect it to be so good. Clear story line. Very Interesting and nuanced subject...continued

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attended Feb 25 2011

I highly recommend going to see Parade. We went with our 9 and 11 year old and all found it very moving. It fact we are still talking about it a day later. The great cast and excellent live music really brought this fast-paced story alive in all...continued

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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.