Jason Robert Brown’s Historic Musical Parade Opens At Cultural Arts Playhouse

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, 13, Bridges of Madison County), Parade is a moving examination of the darkest corners of America’s history. Syosset’s Cultural Arts Playhouse (CAP) stages a production of Parade on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from Feb. 22 through March 22.

In 1913, Leo Frank, a Brooklyn-raised Jew living in Georgia, is put on trial for the murder of 13-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.

CAP has been bringing Broadway to our backyard for more than 20 years. The year-round regional theater has produced more than 500 productions, including educational and touring shows.

Those interested in dinner and a show can take advantage of a dinner theater package with nearby Hurricane Grill & Wings. To learn more, visit culturalartsplayhouse.com.

Cultural Arts Playhouse is located at 170 Michael Dr., Syosset NY 11791.

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