Venue Details

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Berkeley Playhouse
2640 College Avenue Berkeley, CA 94704
510-845-8542
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4.8 / 5 Rated by 5 members
Review from helen schneider
23 events 11 reviews

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...continued

reviewed Mar 06 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from Bruce Coughran
10 events 5 reviews

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

reviewed Feb 25 2011 report as inappropriate
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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.

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.

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