Playful Theatre Productions has announced the cast and creative team for their 2020 production of PARADE at The Kelsey Theatre! Let’s meet the artists!
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The musical tells the true story of Lucille and Leo Frank, a young Jewish couple living in 1913 Atlanta, where the Brooklyn-born Leo manages a pencil factory. Their decorous and passionless lives are disrupted when Leo finds himself accused of a horrific crime. In their retelling of the events that follow, Brown and Uhry explore the consequences – both obvious and subtle – of fear, prejudice, and assumption, the ability to find human decency in surprising places, and above all, the depth and strength hidden inside a single, seemingly unremarkable marriage.
The original Broadway production of Parade was recognized with Tony Awards for Best Original Score and Best Book, along with seven additional nominations (including nominations for Brent Carver as Leo Frank and Carolee Carmello as Lucille Frank). The Playful production will mark Parade’s area debut.
The production is set to run March 27, 2020 through April 5, 2020 inside The Kelsey Theatre.
MEET THE CAST (in order of appearance)
- YOUNG CONFEDERATE SOLDIER – Brian Johnston
- LEO FRANK – Andrew Timmes
- LUCILLE FRANK – Lorraine Perri
- JOHN MARSHALL (JACK) SLATON – Jim Morris
- SALLY SLATON – Jenna Moschella
- MARY PHAGAN – Autumn O. Capes
- FRANKIE EPPS – Bradley Oosterink
- MRS. FRANCES PHAGAN – Emily Johnson
- BRITT CRAIG – Michael Gearty
- HUGH DORSEY – Sean Downing
- JIM CONLEY – Kyrus Keenan Westcott
- THOMAS E. (TOM) WATSON – Aidan Stallworth-Glitz
- JUDGE LEONARD ROAN – Pat Parton
- LUTHER ROSSER – Jeffrey Scharf
- IOLA STOVER – Anna Gleason
- ESSIE – Elizabeth Ferrara
- MONTEEN – Perry Zavetz
- MINNIE – Regina Bell
MEET THE CREATIVE TEAM
- PRODUCTION COMPANY: Playful Theatre Productions
- PRODUCERS: Suzanne Smith & Hilary Leboff
- DIRECTOR: Frank Ferrara
- MUSIC DIRECTOR: Mike Gilch
- CHOREOGRAPHER: Kaitlyn Anthony
- STAGE MANAGER: Ruth Kresge & Nancy Scharf
Tickets for area premiere of PARADE are now on sale. CLICK HERE for tickets!