Photo Flash: First Look at Aaron Galligan-Stierle and More in PARADE at Finger Lakes
The Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival (FLMTF) presents Jason Robert Brown's Tony Award winning musical drama, Parade. The show runs now through July 26 at the Merry-Go-Round Playhouse in Auburn, N.Y.'s Emerson Park. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below!
Parade is directed and choreographed by FLMTF producing artistic director Brett Smock with Robin Levine as associate director/choreographer. Jeff Theiss serves as musical director. Parade features a scenic design by Czerton Lim, lighting design by Jose Santiago, sound design by Kevin Heard, and costume design by Tiffany Howard.
The 31-member cast includes Aaron Galligan-Stierle (Broadway: The Phantom of the Opera, Ragtime, Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas) as Leo Frank and Kristin Wetherington (National Tour: Aida with Nederlander Worldwide) as Lucille Frank. Jamison Stern (Broadway: By Jeeves, Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas; National Tours: Little Shop of Horrors, Beauty and the Beast) as Hugh Dorsey, Dave Schoonover (National Tours: White Christmas, Young Frankenstein; off-Broadway: The Fantasticks) as Governor Slaton, David Atkinson (La Mirada: Billy Elliot, TUTS: The Best Little Whorehouse...) as Judge Roan/Old Soldier, Scott Guthrie as Britt Craig, Crystal Sha'nae as Minnie/Angela, Fergie L. Philippe as Jim Conley, Brendan JacoB Smith as Frakie Epps, Adrien Swenson as Sally Slaton, Marcus Jordan as Newt Lee, Matthew Sheridan as Luther Rosser, Erin Katzker as Mrs. Phagan, Jake Mills as Tom Watson/Detective Starnes, Alexander Zenoz as Young Soldier, and Banji Aborisade as Riley.
The ensemble features: Jodi Bluestein, Mike Dinneen, Taylor Galvin, Clayton Howe, Abeba Isaac, Jana Kucera, Kyra Leeds, Justine Long, Travis Przybylski, CJ Roche, and Alec Michael Ryan. The factory girls will be played by local actresses Shannon Beel, Adeline Whitener, Emma DeGroff, and Madeline VanRiper.
Tickets can be purchased by phone at 315-255-1785 or toll free at 1-800-457-8897, and online at FingerLakesMTF.com.
Photo Credit: Ron Heerkens Jr.
A confederate veteran (David Atkinson) stands and sings with the townspeople of Marietta, Georgia
Leo Frank (Aaron Galligan-Stierle)
Lucille Frank (Kristin Wetherington) questions her future with her husband Leo
A local news reporter, Britt Craig (Scott Guthrie), is handed a career-changing story
Swarmed by reporters, Lucille Frank (Kristin Wetherington) speaks to them about her husband
Hugh Dorsey (Jamison Stern) speaks to the jury
Factory girl Iola Stover (Madeleine VanRiper) recounts her interactions with Leo Frank
Mrs. Phagan (Erin Katzker) woefully mourns a tragic loss
Governor John Slayton (Dave Schoonover) and his wife Sally Slayton (Adrien Swenson) host a lively dance party in their home
Leo Frank (Aaron Galligan-Stierle) proclaims his hopes for the future
Minola 'Minnie' McKnight (Crystal Shaâ€™nae) expresses her deep remorse
Jim Conley (Fergie L. Philippe) sings the 'blues' about his time in the chain gang