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...]