Parade
May 4–20 2018

The tragic, true story of Leo Frank; a  man wrongly accused of murder is brought to theatrical life.

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 the Opera House’s 15 years of performances, Parade can be singled out as its finest, skillfully-executed production.  Parade boasts the most talented community theatre voices in the Valley."
– In the Spotlight

Musical Direction by Bill Martin

Directed by Sharon Fitzhenry

 

Cast:

 
  • Leo Frank – Carl Cannella
  • Lucille Frank– Lindsay Botticello
  • Frankie Epps – Alex Bilodeau
  • Mary Phagan – Mia Sommers
  • Iola – Yumeko Stern
  • Essie – Aimee Meunier
  • Monteen – Julia Kroegel
  • Betty Jean  – Zoey Roland
  • DA Hugh Dorsey – Tim Reilly
  • Britt Craig – Michael King
  • Tom Watson – Rodney K
  • Jim Conley – Jermaine Woodard, Jr.
  • Governor Slaton – Frank Cannizzo
  • Sallie Slaton – Sherrie Shallack
  • Minnie / Angela – Chelsey Moore
  • Luther Rosser – Zach Gray
  • Newt Lee / Riley – Josh Thompson
  • Detective Starnes – James Galarneau
  • Ivey – Ray Boisvert
  • Judge Roan – John Kielb
  • Mrs Phagan – Lauren Hyne
  • Ensemble – Harry Evageliou
  • Ensemble – Sudie Evageliou
  • Ensemble – Tara Kennedy