Music & Lyrics by: Jason Robert Brown
Book by: Alfred Uhry
Directed by: Harold Prince

New experience added!

Parade is based on the true-life story of Leo Frank, a Jewish factory owner living in Atlanta in the early part of the twentieth century. When 13-year-old Mary Phagan was found murdered in the factory basement, Frank was convicted despite the fact that no evidence linked him to the crime. Read the complete synopsis.

For a more detailed look at the show, browse through the lyrics.

The trial of Leo Frank has gone down as one of the biggest miscarriages of justice in American history. Basing their decision on unreliable testimony and no physical evidence, the jury found Frank guilty, and when the people of Atlanta were unhappy with the decision to sentence him to life in prison, they lynched him. Read much more about Leo Frank and his trial, or a bit about the development of the musical.

There's only one recording of this show available so far, but it's a wonderful one. Read my review of the CD, or listen to a clip from one of my favourite songs.

If you're so inclined, the sheet music is also available!

Parade was one of the main reasons for our trip to New York in February of 1999, and it was more than worth it, especially for the chance to see Brent Carver for the first time. The show played for far too short a time on Broadway, but I did finally see another production of it, years later. Read more about my experiences with the show.
All of my favourite performers in this show so far come from the one time I've seen it on stage - read more about some of them.

Once you're done looking around here, check out some of the other Parade websites that are out there.

Back to Stacy's Musical Village