Kentwood Presents “Parade” Opening March 18

Leo and Lucille Frank (Ryan Black and Elizabeth A. Bouton) enjoy an impromptu picnic in his prison cell. Photo by Jeremy Speed Schwartz
Leo and Lucille Frank (Ryan Black and Elizabeth A. Bouton) enjoy an impromptu picnic in his prison cell. Photo by Jeremy Speed Schwartz

Kentwood Players presents the Tony Award winning musical “Parade” with book by Alfred Uhry and music and lyrics by Jason Robert Brown from Friday, March 18 to Saturday, April 23, with performances on Friday and Saturdays at 8 pm and Sundays at 2 pm at the Westchester Playhouse located at 8301 Hindry Avenue in Los Angeles , CA 90045. The production is directed by Ben Lupejkis and produced by Victoria and Rocky Miller with special permission from Music Theatre International. Tickets are $23, reservations (310) 645-5156 or www.kentwoodplayers.org

“Parade” is a fascinatingly evocative musical based on the true story of Leo Frank, a Jewish man who was convicted in 1913 of the brutal rape and murder of Mary Phagan, a 13 year-old factory worker in Atlanta, Georgia. It is a riveting murder mystery, a gripping courtroom drama, a moving love story, a searing social commentary, but above all, in the humble words of its Pulitzer Prize winning playwright, Alfred Uhry, “It is an entertainment.” The musical won Tony Awards for best book and best score (out of nine nominations) and six Drama Desk Awards.

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