Opens February 9, 2018 at the Omaha Community Playhouse
Omaha, Neb. – Parade, the true story of a Jewish man wrongfully accused of murdering a young girl in a small Southern town, will run at the Omaha Community Playhouse February 9 – March 11, 2018 in the Howard Drew Theatre.
Parade is the Tony Award-winning musical based around the trial of Leo Frank, a Jewish man wrongfully accused of murder in Marietta, Georgia in 1913. Religious intolerance, political injustice and racial tensions are already prevalent in this small Southern town, and when reporters begin to sensationalize the case, the likelihood of a fair trial is put in jeopardy. With a book by Alfred Uhry (Driving Miss Daisy) and music by Jason Robert Brown (The Last Five Years, The Bridges Of Madison County), this true story reveals the beauty of the human condition, even when faced with tragedy.
Disclaimer: Contains language and situations related to racial tension and mob violence.
The events surrounding the investigation and the trial of Leo Frank led to the birth of the Jewish civil rights organization, the Anti-Defamation League. Following the Sunday, February 25 performance, staff members from the Omaha chapter of the Anti-Defamation League will participate in a post-show discussion about the history of the ADL. Open to all attendees of that day’s performance
Credits: Book by Alfred Uhry. Music and lyrics by Jason Robert Brown. Co-conceived and directed on Broadway by Harold Prince.
Director: Jeff Horger
Brendan Brown as Riley
Breanna Carodine as Minnie
Brooke Fencl as Essie
Adam Hogston as Brit Craig
Chloe Irwin as Mary Phagan
Megan Kelly as Lucille Frank
Melissa King as Mrs. Phagan
Nelson Lampe as Judge Roan
Grant Mannschreck as Frankie Epps
Michael Markey as Hugh Dorsey
Rebecca Noble as Sally Slaton
Mike Palmreuter as John Slaton
Joshua Lloyd Parker as Ivey
Brian Priesman as Tom Watson
Tony Schneider as Mr. Turner
Christopher Scott as Luther Rosser
Jonathan Smith as Jim Conley
Jill Solano as Lizzie Phagan
Grace Titus as Iola
Scott Van Den Top as Starnes
Catherine Vazquez as Monteen
James Verderamo as Leo Frank
Randy Wallace as Mr. Peavey
L. James Wright as Newt Lee
Show Dates: Feb 9-Mar 11, 2018; Thurs-Sat at 7:30pm and Sundays at 2pm
Tickets: At the OCP Box Office, by calling (402) 553-0800 or online at OmahaPlayhouse.com or www.TicketOmaha.com. Single tickets start at $42 for adults and $25 for students. Ticket prices are subject to change based on performance date, seat location and ticket demand. Call the OCP box office for current prices. For groups of 12 or more, tickets are $30 for adults and $20 for students.
Discounts: Twilight Tickets – A limited number of tickets are available at half price after noon the day of the performance at the Box Office. Cash or check only. Subject to availability.
Sponsored by: Carter and Vernie Jones
Location: Omaha Community Playhouse, Howard Drew Theatre (6915 Cass St, Omaha, NE 68132)