Music and Lyrics by Jason Robert Brown, Book by Alfred Uhry

Directed by Meghan Randolph, Music Direction by Jake Aebly

The Tony Award winning masterpiece makes its Madison premiere on the MTM stage. The musical tells the true story of Leo Frank, a Jew living in Atlanta in 1913 and charged with the murder of a 13 year old girl in the pencil factory he managed. Frank was quickly targeted because of his upper class status, awkward demeanor and Jewish religion. Found guilty and sentenced to death, Frank's case became the focus of national debate, propelled a corrupt administration into Georgia's public office, ended a governor's political career forever and resulted in the founding of the Anti-Defamation League.

Part mystery, part courtroom drama, and part love story, Parade is a thrilling work of musical theatre not to be missed.

Select performances, including a special event on July 29th, will include speaker Matthew Bernstein, author of Screening A Lynching: The Leo Frank Case on Film and Television.

Produced by Music Theatre of Madison at Bartell Theater's Drury Stage, 113 E. Mifflin St. , Madison

Performances: July 26 - August 4, 2012

Performance Times: July 26-28 and August 2-4 at 7:30 pm
July 29 at 6:30 pm (Special event in conjunction with the Jewish Federation of Madison. See MTM website for more details.)

Ticket Prices: $20 for evening performances

Call 608-237-2524 for reservations or more information.

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Auditions will be held on the following days:


Auditions are being held April 20 from 6-9 pm and April 21 from 10-12 pm at the Goodman Community Center, 149 Waubesa St. At this time all audition slots are reserved. Those who would like to audition are welcome to come during that time and will be seen as time allows on a first come, first served basis.

A website with sides and other preparation materials is available at

Seeking men and women of various ages with exceptional musical skills. There are also a few non-singing roles available in the season. We are also looking for children ages 7-10 for the ensemble of PARADE.