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3-D Theatricals to Present PARADE, 5/10-26

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3-D Theatricals presents PARADE, May 10 - 26, 2013 at Plummer Auditorium, 201 East Chapman Ave, Fullerton, Calif., directed by T.J. Dawson, choreographed by Dana Solimando and musically directed by David Lamoureux. Tickets: 714-589-2770 Ext 1 or www.3DTshows.com. Remote Box Office Hours: 11 - 5 Mon - Fri 12 - 6 Sat. Theater Box Office Hours: Two hours prior to performances at the theater or by telephone.

PARADE is a tragic and true story of the 1913 trial of a Brooklyn-born Jewish factory manager Leo Frank who was accused of raping and murdering a 13 year old employee, Mary Phagan. Already guilty in the eyes of those around him, the trial, sensationalized by the media, aroused anti-Semitic tensions in Atlanta and the state of Georgia.

Helped by his loving wife and principled governor, Frank's sentence was commuted due to possible problems with the trial and transferred to a prison in Milledgeville, Georgia. The ending is both sad and poignant, yet resonates as if the events had taken place today.

PARADE is an award winning musical with a book by Alfred Uhry (DRIVING MISS DAISY) and music and lyrics by Jason Robert Brown. The musical was first produced on Broadway at the Vivian Beaumont Theater on December 17, 1998. The production was directed by Harold Prince and closed February 28, 1999, after 39 previews and only 84 regular performances. However, in this short time the musical made such and impact that it won Tony Awards for Best Book and Best Original Score (out of nine nominations) and six Drama Desk Awards. The show has enjoyed a U.S. national tour and numerous professional and amateur productions in both the U.S. and abroad.

ABOUT THE CREATIVE TEAM AND CAST

T.J. Dawson (Executive Producer/Artistic Director/Director) has been establishing himself over the past few years in the Los Angeles and Orange County areas as a producer/director/choreographer and is thrilled about a New Theatre Company opening its doors and creating new jobs in a market that needs it so badly. T.J. is so passionate about the arts and has loved the unique opportunity to start a professional theatre company from the ground up where the options are endless. He most recently directed the critically acclaimed productions of THE DROWSY CHAPERONE (Winner of Best Musical - Stage Scene LA), and ALL SHOOK UP (both garnering Backstage Critic's Pick and Roar of the Crowd) and THE SOUND OF MUSIC, A CHORUS LINE, AVENUE Q (Ovation Nomination), and 9 TO 5: THE MUSICAL all for 3-D Theatricals. Select producer/ director/ choreographer credits include: the Orange County premieres and critically acclaimed productions of SIDE SHOW, Lippa's THE WILD PARTY and BAT BOY THE MUSICAL which received Critic's Pick from Backstage, "Roar of the Crowd" award from Gold Star Events as well as several Garland Award nominations from Backstage, CABARET which received Critic's Choice for "Best Show in 2004," INTO THE WOODS, SEUSSICAL, PETER PAN, ALTAR BOYZ, SPELLING BEE, HELLO DOLLY! ALWAYS, PATSY CLINE and THE WIZARD OF OZ are among his favorites.

David Lamoureux (Musical Director) is elated to join 3-D Theatricals for PARADE after collaborating on last season's AVENUE Q and I LOVE A PIANO. Direction/musical direction credits include Musical Theatre West (THE WEDDING SINGER, THE MOST HAPPY FELLA, THE SECRET GARDEN, A CHORUS LINE, this summer's upcoming SUNSET BOULEVARD), Lewis Family Playhouse (SWEENEY TODD, RENT, INTO THE WOODS, EVITA, A CHORUS LINE), Musical Theatre Guild (HIGH FIDELITY, CHESS), Candlelight Pavilion (GODSPELL, PHANTOM, CATS, THE Will Rogers FOLLIES), and Performance Riverside (PIRATES OF PENZANCE, JOSEPH...DREAMCOAT, ANNIE). Additionally, David serves as co-producer, alongside Michael Betts, of Musical Theatre West's Reiner Reading Series. As a multi-instrumentalist, David has performed and recorded extensively with artists ranging from Gwen Stefani and Vanessa Carlton to Sandy Duncan and Bob Newhart, and has been seen performing on SATURDAY NIGHT LIFE, Jay Leno, David Letterman, CONAN, ELLEN, Jimmy Kimmel, Craig Ferguson, Jonathan Ross (BBC), AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS, TEEN CHOICE AWARDS, and AMERICAN IDOL. Currently, David plays drums and keyboards for Los Angeles-based band Augustana.

Dana Solimando (Choreographer) is thrilled to be working with the incredible team at 3-D Theatricals once again! Choreography credits: SPRING AWAKENING (McCoy Rigby Ent.)MISS SAIGON (McCoy Rigby Ent-2012 Ovation nomination-Best Choreography), SOUTH STREET (Pasadena Playhouse-World Premier), ALL SHOOK UP (3-DTheatricals), LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS (McCoy Rigby Ent.), SWING! (2004 and 2006 Ovation award- Best Choreography), JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR Nat'l tour starring the late Carl Anderson (NAACP Theatre Award nomination), Grease, Oliver!, Buddy, Too Old for the Chorus, as well as numerous productions of CATS. A Director/Choreographer for Crystal Cruise Lines, she recently mounted two new shows for the company (I WRITE THE SONGS and ROUTE 66). As a performer, she played the role of Tiger Lily in PETER PAN on the Broadway/National Tour as well as the A&E video. Other Broadway credits include CATS (Rumpleteazer) and SWING! (Country girl and West Coast Swing) Nat'l tours/regional productions including SUGAR BABIES (Sally Rand), GREASE (Cha Cha), OKLAHOMA, GYPSY, RADIOCITY CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR, J.C.SUPERSTAR, A CHORUS LINE as well as performing on the Today Show, VH-1 and MTV.

3-D Theatricals Parade includes Original Broadway Cast Member Rufus Bonds J.r. recreating his role as Jim Conley, the janitor at the National Pencil Company and star witness at the trial. Also included in the cast is Broadway veteran and Mark Taper Forum revival cast member Robert Yacko taking on the role of Governor Jack Slaton, while the role of Hugh Dorsey is played by Broadway veteran Norman Large.

Starring (In alphabetical order): Caitlin Humphreys (Lucille Frank), Harrison White* (Newt Lee), Jeanette Dawson (Mrs. Phagan), Jeff Skowron* (Leo Frank), Jordan Lamoureux (Frankie Epps/ Young Soldier), Norman Large* (Hugh Dorsey), Robert Yacko* (Gov. Jack Slaton), Rufus Bonds Jr. * (Jim Conley), Valerie Rose Lohman (Mary Phagan), Zach Ford* (Britt Craig)

With (in alphabetical order): Abby Bolin (Ensemble), Allen Everman (Ensemble), Allyson Spiegelman (Ensemble), Amy Glinskas (Ensemble), Andrew Ross Wynn* (Floyd McDaniel/ Ensemble), Brennley Brown (Essie), Christopher Van Etten (Ensemble), Connor Berkomapas (Ensemble), Danny Michaels (Mr. Peavy/ Ensemble), David LaMarr (Riley), E.E. Bell* (Luther Rosser/ Officer Ivey), Gordon Goodman* (Tom Watson/ Officer Starnes), Jenelle Lynn Randall* (Minnie McKnight/ Ensemble), Jenna Lea Rosen (Monteen), Joanna Jones (Angela), Kirklyn Robinson (Ensemble), Leslie Stevens* (Sally Slaton/ Ensemble/Dance Captain), Lisa Dyson (Lizzie Phagan), Micaela Martinez (Lila/ Ensemble), Natalie Sachse (Ensemble), Renna Nightingale (Iola Stover), Robert W. Laur* (Old Soldier/ Judge Roan), Ryan Ruge (Ensemble), Sharie Nitkin (Ensemble), William Shaffner (Ensemble), Zack Crocker (Ensemble)

* Represents member of Actors Equity Association

3-D Theatricals has assembled an award-winning design team for this production of Parade. The Set Design is by Tom Buderwitz, the Lighting Design is by Jean Yves Tessier, the Sound Design is by John Feinstein. The Costume Design is by Shon Le Blanc and the Wardrobe Supervisor is Yolanda Rowell. The Props Design is by Teresa Hanrahan. The Production Stage Manager is Lisa Palmire* and the Assistant Stage Manager is Terry Hanrahan* Wig Designers are Cliff Senior and Kat Senior and the Crew Chief is Jim Mora.

Show Times in Plummer Auditorium in Fullerton: Friday May 10th, 17th, and 24nd at 8pm Saturday May 11th and 18th at 8pm Saturday May 25th at 2pm and 8pm Sunday May 12th, 19th, and 26th at 2pm

Adults:
$60 Front Orchestra
$55 Back Orchestra
$36 Lower Balcony
$28 Upper Balcony
$25 Students (with Valid ID) $23 Children (13 and under)

Student tickets are available over the phone or in person only. Each Student must present a valid I.D. (One ticket per I.D.) Groups of 15 or more receive 25% off. To book a Group Reservation, call the Box Office at 714-589-2770 ext 1. All sales are final. There are no refunds. In the event of an exchange a $2 fee will be assessed. Free parking available.

3-D Theatricals (3DT) is the newest professional theatre company in Orange County and South Bay. 3DT is an enthusiastic young company and are proud members of the Fullerton Chamber of Commerce, LA Stage Alliance, and the National Alliance for Musical Theatre. 3DT is a non-profit public benefit corporation.

3DT has already been recognized by critics and patrons alike for providing a caliber of shows in comparison to National Tours and Broadway! 3DT hopes to provide inspiration for youth to explore the arts further, and see what heights it can take them to. 3DT has been establishing quite a reputation for bringing new and edgy titles direct from Broadway, and giving a fresh approach to the classics, offering something for the seasoned theatre enthusiast and the next generation of audiences.

Parade is produced through special arrangement with Music Theater International (MTI). 421 West 54th Street, New York, NY 10019. Phone:212-541-4684 Fax 212-397-4684 mtishows.com.


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