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“Parade” – StageWorks Toronto

Stephen Flett, TTP Alumnus (It Was Kit, Last Dance of the Dark Cloaked Avenger) stars in StageWorks Toronto’s production of Parade August 8-18, 2013. 

StageWorks Toronto Presents:

Jason Robert Brown’s 
PARADE
Music and Lyrics by JASON ROBERT BROWN
Book by ALFRED UHRY
Co-Conceived and Directed on Broadway 
by HAROLD PRINCE

August 8-18, 2013
George Ignatieff Theatre
15 Devonshire Pl.

Director: Lorraine Kimsa
Musical Director: Tom Kerr
Assistant Director: Michael Yaneff

CAST

Leo Frank………………….……………………..Scott Labonte
Lucille Frank……………………………………..Lauren Lazar
Frankie Epps……………………..…………………..Luke Witt
Mary Phagan…………………..…………………..Avra Fainer
Governor Slaton……….………………………..Stephen Flett
Hugh Dorsey…………………………………..Will van der Zyl
Jim Conley……………………………….………..Twaine Ward
Britt Craig…………………..…………………………Andy Ingram
Judge Roan…………..……………..…….…..Russ Underdown
Tom Watson……………..……………………….Michael Yaneff
Young Soldier……………………………………….David Moote
Old Soldier……………………………………………..Martin Kelly
Iola Stover……………………………………………Kelan Brown
Essie……………………………………Felicity Adams-Hannigan
Monteen…………………………………………Roxhanne Norman
Mrs. Phagan…………………………………………Marlo Alcock
Sally Slaton……………………………….Kelly Lovatt-Hawkins
Luther Rosser / Mr. Peavy……….…………………Luke Slade
Minola “Minnie” McKnight……….…….……………..Kira Allen
Angela………………………………………………..Astrid Atherly
Detective Starnes………………………………Leeman Kessler
Officer Ivey………………………………….………..Vincent Perri
Ensemble…………………..Justin Büyüközer, Matthew Hyslop, 
……………………………………Mandy Maclean, Mónica Tedman

CREATIVE / PRODUCTION TEAM

Director………………………………………………….Lorraine Kimsa
Musical Director………………………………………………Tom Kerr
Assistant Director / Producer…………………….Michael Yaneff
Producer…………………………………………………..Lauren Lazar
Stage Manager………………………………………….Devon Potter
Assistant Stage Manager…………………………Alannah Garrett
Lighting Designers…………………….Paul Harris/Karen Brown
Set Designer………………………………………….Michelle Tracey
Costume Co-ordinator……………………………….Andra Bradish
Props Co-ordinator………………………………….Heather Hyslop
Master Carpenter………………………………..Dave Widenmaier
Sound Designer……………………………………..Matthew Hyslop

BAND

Conductor / Keys 2 / Accordian………………………….Tom Kerr
Rehearsal Pianist / Keys 1……………………………Steve Lavoie
Band Coordinator / Reeds………………………………..Judi Lytle
Violin…………………………………………………….Meghan Cheng
Cello………………………………………………………Cheryl Ockrant
Bass…………………………..Michael Penafiel / Michelle Mayers
Horn…………………………………………………………David Palmer
Drums / Percussion……………………………………….John Collin

Synopsis:  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 won well-earned Tony Awards for Best Book and Best Score in 2000.  Its subject matter offers a moral lesson about the dangers of prejudice and ignorance that should not be forgotten.

Visit the StageWorks Toronto website for more info and to see the trailor!