Based on a gripping true story.
Following on from “A Chorus Line”, “The Addams Family” and “GHOST The Musical”, MYT Productions return to Waterside this August with the Tony Award Winning musical “Parade” by composer Jason Robert Brown, based on the true story of Leo Frank and Mary Phagan.
Amid religious intolerance, political injustice and racial tension, the stirring Tony Award winning Parade explores the endurance of love and hope against all the odds. With a book by acclaimed playwright Alfred Uhry (Driving Miss Daisy) and a rousing, colourful and haunting score by Jason Robert Brown (Songs For a New World, The Last Five Years, Bridges of Madison County), Parade is a moving examination of the darkest corners of America's history.
In 1913, Leo Frank, a Brooklyn-raised Jew living in Georgia, is put on trial for the murder of thirteen-year-old Mary Phagan, a factory worker under his employ. Already guilty in the eyes of everyone around him, a sensationalist publisher and a janitor's false testimony seal Leo's fate. His only defenders are a governor with a conscience and, eventually, his assimilated Southern wife who finds the strength and love to become his greatest champion.
Daring, innovative and bold, Parade is filled with soaring music and a heart-wrenching story, offering a moral lesson about the dangers of prejudice and ignorance that should not be forgotten.
Wednesday 1st August - All tickets £10
Thursday 2nd - Saturday 4th August – Full price: £15, Concessions: £12