Auditions for Parade

November 19 @ 6:00pm
& November 20th @ 7:00pm

 

Book by Alfred Uhry (Driving Miss Daisy) and score by Jason Robert Brown
(Songs For a New World, The Last Five Years, Bridges of Madison County).

The tragic, true story of the trial and lynching of a man wrongly accused of murder is brought to theatrical life in this musical drama.

 

Directed by Sharon FitzHenry / Music Direction by Bill Martin

Preparation, Read Carefully: 

  • Please prepare 16 bars of a ballad for auditions, from any show.
  • An accompanist will be available.  
  • Please bring your own sheet music 
  • Actors will also be given sides to read. 
  • Rehearsals will begin mid-February, with performance dates May 4-20, 2018.

For further information, contact Sharon at sfhtheatre@comcast.net.

Character Breakdown:

Judge Roan

  • Serves as the Judge on the infamous trial. Motivated by bigotry and racism, he is dangerously committed to the ideals of the Confederacy. White Georgian.
  • Gender: Male  Age: 60 to 70
  • Vocal range: D4 -- B2

Lucille Frank

  • Gentle and mousy, but resourceful and resilient. Despite her husband's feelings, she is a true Southerner through and through but can see through the deception. A White Jew from Georgia.
  • Gender: Female  Age: 21 to 28
  • Vocal range: G3 -- E5

Leo Frank

  • Our story's tragic protagonist accused of murder. As National Pencil Factory Superintendent, Leo is neurotic and a serial pessimist. Though married to Lucille, he is physically and emotionally displaced. A White Jew from the North.
  • Gender: Male   Age: 25 to 35
  • Vocal range: F4 -- Gb2

Hugh Dorsey

  • Atlanta's District Attorney. He is a devout Christian, who is brute and manipulative at times. Hungry for political success and recognition. White Georgian.
  • Gender: Male   Age: 35 to 45
  • Vocal range: F4 -- B2

Gov. John Slaton

  • As the Governor of Georgia, he is highly concerned with public perception. Flirtatious and fun at times. Strives to maintain his values. White Southerner.
  • Gender: Male   Age: 35 to 45
  • Vocal range: F4 -- Bb2

Frankie Epps

  • A charming and simple man, he is Mary's devoted friend. Playful and flirtatious. White Georgian.
  • Gender: Male   Age: 14 to 17
  • Vocal range: Bb4 -- Bb2

Mary Phagan

  • A factory worker at the National Pencil Factory who is murdered. She is very innocent but has moments of sassiness and playfulness. White Georgian.
  • Gender: Female     Age: 13 
  • Vocal range: D5 -- Eb4

Jim Conley

  • A cleaning supervisor at National Pencil Factory. Secretly, he is a convict on the run. Pompous showman with a strong build. Black Georgian.
  • Gender: Male    Age: 20 to 30
  • Vocal range: Bb4 -- D3

Newt Lee

  • He is the night watchman at National Pencil Factory. A bit too old to possess the job. Physically intimidating, but a gentle giant. Black Georgian.
  • Gender: Male   Age: 50 to 60
  • Vocal range: Db4 -- Bb2

Britt Craig

  • A washed-up reporter who can often be found three sheets to the wind. Weaselly and desperate for his 'big break.' White Georgian.
  • Gender: Male    Age: 25 to 35
  • Vocal range: G4 -- Eb

Ensemble

Chain Gang; Factory Girls (Essie, Iola Stover, Monteen); Guards/Policemen (Officer Ivey, Detective Starnes, Mr. Peavy); Residents Of Georgia (Angela, Judge Roan, Jurors, Luther Rosser, Minola Mcknight, Mrs. Phagan, Old Soldier, Reporters, Riley, Sally Slaton, Young Soldier)

Tom Watson

About the Show:

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, colorful 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. Groups looking for powerful, moving theatrical experiences will need to look no further than this unforgettable show.

 

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Parade:
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