Omaha Playhouse Presents PARADE

Omaha Playhouse Presents PARADE

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.

Production: Parade

Credits: Book by Alfred Uhry | Music and Lyrics by Jason Robert Brown | Co-Conceived and Directed on Broadway by Harold Prince

Director: Jeff Horger



Riley Brendan Brown

Minnie Breanna Carodine

Essie Brooke Fencl

Brit Craig Adam Hogston

Mary Phagan Chloe Irwin

Lucille Frank Megan Kelly

Mrs. Phagan Melissa King

Judge Roan Nelson Lampe

Frankie Epps Grant Mannschreck

Hugh Dorsey Michael Markey

Sally Slaton Rebecca Noble

John Slaton Mike Palmreuter

Ivey Joshua Lloyd Parker

Tom Watson Brian Priesman

Mr. Turner Tony Schneider

Luther Rosser Christopher Scott

Jim Conley Jonathan Smith

Lizzie Phagan Jill Solano

Iola Grace Titus

Starnes Scott Van Den Top

Monteen Catherine Vazquez

Leo Frank James Verderamo

Mr. Peavey Randy Wallace

Newt Lee L. James Wright

Show Dates: February 9 - March 11, 2018; Thursdays-Saturdays, 7:30 p.m. and Sundays, 2 p.m.

Tickets: At the OCP Box Office, by calling (402) 553-0800 or online at or 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 Street | Omaha, NE 68132

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