REVIEW: Avon Players’ New Season Opens with Emotionally Charged ‘Parade’

If the opening night of the musical, Parade is any indication of the trajectory of Avon Players’ 2015-2016 season, make a beeline for the box office to get your tickets. With music and lyrics by Jason Robert Brown, Parade is based on the real life story of Leo Frank (Clayton Hargrave) a Jewish man from Brooklyn living in Atlanta in 1913. From the beginning it’s easy to tell he’s a gefilte fish out of water. His nervous nature is amplified by the fact he’s not comfortable in his southern … [Read more...]

Witness the “Trial of the Century” with Avon Players’ ‘Parade’

Stirring musical explores a dramatic chapter from American history One hundred years after the story’s shocking conclusion, Avon Players presents the emotional and haunting musical Parade. With a soaring score by Jason Robert Brown and a gripping true story, Parade runs September 11-26. Based on historical events, Parade tells the story of Leo Frank (Clayton Hargrave), a Jewish transplant from Brooklyn living in Atlanta in 1913 with his Southern-born wife Lucille (Lori Smith). When a … [Read more...]