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Parade - Vocal Selections

Parade - Vocal Selections

Jason Robert Brown, Hal Leonard

ISBN: 9780634011757

Book by Alfred Uhry 
Music and Lyrics by Jason Robert Brown 
Co-Conceived and Directed on Broadway by Harold Prince 
Based on the true story of the trial and lynching of Leo Frank.

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Description
(Vocal Selections). We're proud to present the vocal selections for Jason Robert Brown's award-winning musical (1999 Tony for Best Original Score, Drama Desk and New York Drama Critics Circle Awards for Best New Musical), which is based on the actual case of Leo Frank, a Jewish man falsely accused of killing a 13-year-old girl in Atlanta in 1913. This edition features a detailed plot synopsis, a note from the composer, a biography of Brown, and 12 piano/vocal selections edited by the composer: Big News * Do It Alone * Come Up to My Office * It's Hard to Speak My Heart * My Child Will Forgive Me * Pretty Music * That's What He Said * What Am I Waiting For? * You Don't Know This Man * more.
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"Carries you through the gamut of emotion while you're in the theatre, and it stays with you long after you've left." -Washington Square News

"Stakes claim to becoming a new, vital form of opera in America." -Chicago Tribune

PARADE was first produced on Broadway at the Vivian Beaumont Theater on December 17, 1998. The production was directed by Harold Prince and closed February 28, 1999 after only 39 previews and 84 regular performances. It starred Brent Carver as Leo Frank, Carolee Carmello as Lucille Frank, and Christy Carlson Romano as Mary Phagan. The musical won Tony Awards for best book and best score (out of nine nominations) and six Drama Desk Awards.
Characters

BRITT CRAIG A washed up reporter who can often be found three sheets to the wind. Weaselly and desperate for his 'big break.' White Georgian. Male, 25-35 yrs old Range: Eb3 - G4

ENSEMBLE CHAIN GANG; FACTORY GIRLS (ESSIE, IOLA STOVER, MONTEEN); GUARDS/POLICEMEN (OFFICER IVEY, DETECTIVE STARNES, MR. PEAVY); RESIDENTS OF GEORGIA (ANGELA, JUDGE ROAN, JURORS, LUTHER ROSSER, MINOLA MCKNIGHT, MRS. PHAGAN, OLD SOLDIER, REPORTERS, RILEY, SALLY SLATON, YOUNG SOLDIER)

FRANKIE EPPS A charming and simple man, he is Mary's devoted friend. Playful and flirtatious. White Georgian. Male, 14-17 yrs old Range: Bb2 - Bb4 GOV.

JOHN SLATON As the Governor of Georgia, he is highly concerned with public perception. Flirtatious and fun at times. Strives to maintain his values. White Southerner. Male, 35-45 yrs old Range: Bb2 - F4

HUGH DORSEY Atlanta's District Attorney. He is a devout Christian, who is brute and manipulative at times. Hungry for political success and recognition. White Georgian. Male, 35-45 yrs old Range: B2 - F4

JIM CONLEY A cleaning supervisor at National Pencil Factory. Secretly, he is a convict on the run. Pompous showman with a strong build. Black Georgian. Male, 20-30 yrs old Range: D3 - Bb4

JUDGE ROAN Serves as the Judge on the infamous trial. Motivated by bigotry and racism, he is dangerously committed to the ideals of the Confederacy. White Georgian. Male, 60-70 yrs old Range: B2 - D4

LEO FRANK Our story's tragic protagonist accused of murder. As National Pencil Factory Superintendent, Leo is neurotic and a serial pessimist. Though married to Lucielle, he is physically and emotionally displaced. A White Jew from the North. Male, 25-35 yrs old Range: Gb2 - F4

LUCILLE FRANK Gentle and mousy, but resourceful and resilient. Despite her husband's feelings, she is a true Southerner through and through but can see through the deception. A White Jew from Georgia. Female, 21-28 yrs old Range: E5 - G3

MARY PHAGAN A factory worker at the National Pencil Factory who is murdered. She is very innocent but has moments of sassiness and playfulness. White Georgian. Female, 13 yrs old Range: Eb4 - D5

NEWT LEE He is the night watchman at National Pencil Factory. A bit too old to possess the job. Physically intimidating, but a gentle giant. Black Georgian. Male, 50-60 yrs old Range: Bb2 - Db4

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