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The cast of Parade. Photo by Cameron Whitman.

Review #2: ‘Parade’ at The Keegan Theatre

Arguments have been made that the theater is supposed to be a “safe place” where patrons can go to be entertained, away from the harshness of the world. Yet there is a large(r) number of people who believe that the role of theater is not just to amuse the audience, but to inform, critique, question, console, […]

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The cast of Parade. Photo by Cameron Whitman.

Review #1: ‘Parade’ at The Keegan Theatre

An intriguing musical piece of consequential historical value, The Keegan Theatre’s production of the Award-winning musical Parade is unapologetically dark and honest. Based on actual events, the musical follows the struggles of Leo Frank (played by Michael Innocenti), a Jewish factory superintendent who was convicted of a crime he did not commit, and his relationship […]

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Review.’Driving Miss Daisy’ at Bristol Riverside Theatre

Atlanta 1948: “Negro Policemen to Patrol City Streets—They are ordered not to arrest white people” This is an actual headline featured in the multimedia of Bristol Riverside’s Driving Miss Daisy. It is the post-war South. She’s 72, white, rich, annoying and Jewish. She needs a driver. He’s black, but needs a job. Thus begins one […]

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Review: ‘Driving Miss Daisy’ at Riverside Center for the Performing Arts

Riverside Center for the Performing Arts presents Alfred Uhry’s beloved classic Driving Miss Daisy, starring Karen Grassle and directed by Rick Hammerly. Lauded as one of the finest American stories of the late twentieth century, Driving Miss Daisy follows the bourgeoning friendship between a most unlikely pair during the height of the Civil Rights movement. […]

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Review: ‘Parade’ at Drama Learning Center

Parade is a musical with music and lyrics by Jason Robert Brown and book by Alfred Uhry. Although the original Broadway production had a short-lived run. the show is now often remembered as a powerful story of Southern pride and anti-Semitism. This is a challenging show to perform, especially by high schoolers. This production was […]

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Review: ‘Driving Miss Daisy’ at Act II Playhouse in Ambler, PA

An enchanting version of the familiar tale, Act II Playhouse’s Driving Miss Daisy serves up a delightful cast and a pleasant story that both challenges and charms. Originally written in 1987, Alfred Uhry’s script examines the relationship between an elderly white Atlanta Jewish woman, Daisy Werthan, and the African-American man hired to be her chauffeur, […]

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‘Driving Miss Daisy’ at Other Voices Theatre

The touching and humorous production of Driving Miss Daisy, currently running at Other Voices Theatre, is well-worth the drive to the theater. A beautiful story of a prejudice turned into friendship is expertly brought to life onstage by an exceptional three-person cast. Wonderfully directed by Susan Thornton, Driving Miss Daisy features the powerful story of […]

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TONIGHT @7:30 PM & TOMORROW at 3 PM: Jason Robert Brown Conducts & Performs ‘Songs for a New World’ With Young Artists of America, Nova Y. Payton, Tracy Lynn Olivera, Michael J. Mainwaring, Rachelle Fleming, & Adam Michael Kaufman

TOMORROW – SATURDAY, MARCH 15TH AT 7:30 PM AND SUNDAY, MARCH 16TH AT 3:00 PM JASON ROBERT BROWN’S  SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD Featuring the Young Artists of America Youth Orchestra and Vocal Ensemble and Guest Conductor and Pianist JASON ROBERT BROWN in person with Guest Artists: Tracy Lynn Olivera, Nova Y. Payton (Signature Theatre), […]

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Act Two @ Levine Music Students Perform ‘Parade’ for Show’s Composer and Lyricist Jason Robert Brown by Lauren Selman

Students of Act Two @ Levine Music Pre-Professional Program performed the Tony Award-winning musical Parade for the show’s composer and lyricist, Jason Robert Brown. Act Two’s Parade was initially performed in the Kogod Cradle at Arena Stage and was remounted for Mr. Brown at Georgetown Preparatory School. “Levine is a process-focused music school and bringing […]

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Act Two@Levine’s Pre-Professional Program and ‘Parade’ at The Kogod Cradle at Arena Stage by Jane Coyne

It is always a privilege to support aspiring young artists and the wonderful organizations and professionals who provide them with training and opportunities to explore and experience the performing arts. As such, I was pleased to be invited to attend Act Two @ Levine’s opening night of Parade, presented in the Kogod Cradle at Arena […]

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Eitan Mazia on Playing Leo Frank in ‘Parade’ at Act Two @ Levine This Weekend at The Kogod Cradle at Arena Stage

First of all, I cannot thank Director Kevin Kuchar enough for allowing me the privilege to play this role, especially at such a young age. It’s an especially unique opportunity for me because I’ve never played a character that actually existed at one point. They’ve all been fictional so far, so this drastically changed how […]

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The Pre-Professional Program of Act Two @ Levine Presents ‘PARADE’ January 30-February 2nd at Arena Stage’s Kogod Cradle

The Pre-Professional Program of Act Two @ Levine is proud to present PARADE 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 […]

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‘Parade’ at Kensington Arts Theatre by Amanda Gunther

A breathtakingly stunning and hauntingly dramatic musical takes to the stage as Kensington Arts Theatre launches their fall season. Directed by Craig Pettinati with Musical Direction by David Rohde, Parade is a thrilling dramatic musical, with Tony Award-winning music and lyrics written by Jason Robert Brown, and book by Alfred Uhry, that tells the true […]

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Additional Auditions for KAT’s ‘PARADE’ to be Held This Saturday 8/17 From 11:30 AM-1 PM

Kensington Arts Theatre will hold additional auditions for Parade this Saturday, August 17, at the Kensington Town Hall / Armory, from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM. All roles are open. Anyone coming to these auditions should be prepared to remain for callbacks, which will take place immediately following the regular auditions. It sounds like a cliché, but there are […]

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Auditions for ‘PARADE’ Held at Kensington Arts Theatre on Tues & Wed 8/13 &14 at 7:30 PM

AUDITIONS AT KENSINGTON ARTS THEATRE FOR PARADE Music/Lyrics by Jason Robert Brown Book by Alfred Uhry Directed by Craig Pettinati Music Direction by David Rohde Produced by Malca Giblin Performances October 25, 26, November 1, 2, 3, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16 Fri/Sat @ 8:15pm, Sun @ 3:00pm AUDITIONS: Dates/Time: August 13, 14 (7:30pm) Place: Kensington Town Center | 3710 Mitchell Street | Kensington, MD […]

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