Spotlight Theater Company's PARADE | Buzz Blog

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Spotlight Theater Company's PARADE

Posted By on October 6, 2011, 8:32 AM

  • Pin It
    Favorite

Tonight, Spotlight Theater Company opens the Utah premiere of a musical based on a fascinating, disturbing slice of American history that had impacts far beyond its likely familiarity to most Americans. ---

The 1998 Tony-Award winning musical Parade tells the story of Leo Frank, a Jewish factory manager in 1913 Atlanta, Georgia, who was convicted of raping and murdering a 13-year-old girl. Originally sentenced to death, Frank found his sentence commuted to life in prison after the governor looked into the case -- but the anti-Semitic citizens of Atlanta weren't prepared to let that be the end of the story.

With a book by Alfred Uhry (Driving Miss Daisy) and music & lyrics by Jason Robert Brown, the musical explores the emotions of a man who knows he's not welcome where he lives, and the events that gave rise to the re-emergence of the Georgia Ku Klux Klan and the creation of the Anti-Defamation League. And Spotlight Theater Company, following up on the summer 2010 production of Jane Eyre, continues to bring compelling lesser-known musicals to the Salt Lake City stage. Performances run today (Oct. 6) through Oct. 15 at the Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center Black Box Theatre

On Topic...

More by Scott Renshaw

  • Movie Review: Dumbo (2019)

    Disney's latest remake doesn't understand the soul of its predecessor's appeal
    • Mar 26, 2019
  • FILM NEWS: MAR. 21-27

    New This Week, Special Screenings, and Current Realeases
    • Mar 20, 2019
  • 50/50

    Gloria Bell retells a rare story of an older woman's life.
    • Mar 20, 2019
  • More »

Latest in Buzz Blog

  • Movie Review: Dumbo (2019)

    Disney's latest remake doesn't understand the soul of its predecessor's appeal
    • Mar 26, 2019
  • Defending the Future

    Utah students, environmental activists ask guv to request the deferral of parcels in BLM’s March Oil and Gas Lease Sale.
    • Mar 25, 2019
  • ‘A Long Way to Go’

    Biskupski awards three local trailblazers at Women’s Leadership Awards.
    • Mar 21, 2019
  • More »

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

© 2019 Salt Lake City Weekly

Website powered by Foundation