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.
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 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 Street | Omaha, NE 68132