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Book by Alfred Uhry
Music and Lyrics by Jason Robert Brown
Co-Conceived and Directed on Broadway by Harold Prince
Directed by Kari Hayter
Musical Direction by Robyn Manion

Open Call Auditions
Tues, March 21 & Wed, March 22 at 7pm

If you’d like to skip the open call and schedule an audition appointment, then send your headshot and resume to by March 17. Smaller group appointments are made in 30-minute increments, starting at 8pm each night

Chance Theater,
5522 E. La Palma Ave.,
Anaheim, CA 92807.
Click here for directions.

16-32 bars of contemporary musical theater.

Headshot, resume and sheet music. Accompanist will be provided.

Begin May 15th. Weekday evenings and weekends.

At Chance Theater, on the Cripe Stage
June 30 – July 30, 2017

Thu 7:30pm, Fri 8pm, Sat 3pm & 8pm, Sun 3pm
Special Performances: Sunday, July 2 at 7pm and Wednesday July 5 at 7:30pm
Possible extension until August 13.

$250-$1050 total for the production run of 22 performances

Amid religious intolerance, political injustice and racial tension, this stirring Tony Award-winning musical explores the endurance of love and hope against all the odds. In 1913, Leo Frank, a Brooklyn-raised Jew living in Georgia, was put on trial for the murder of a 13-year-old girl. Armed with a rousing score and a powerful script, Parade takes an unflinching look into the darkest corners of America’s history.

Character Breakdown:

Judge Roan / Old Soldier:
Male, 50-70, Caucasian
Serves as the Judge on the infamous trial. Motivated by bigotry and racism, he is dangerously committed to the ideals of the Confederacy. US Georgian.
Range: Bass

Lucille Frank:
Female, 20-30, Caucasian
Gentle and mousy, but resourceful and resilient. Despite her husband Leo’s feelings, she is a true Southerner through and through but can see through the deception. Becomes Leo’s greatest ally in the fight against the accusations. US Georgian Jew.
Range: Mezzo with a strong mix belt

Leo Frank:
Male, 24-30, Caucasian
Our story’s tragic protagonist accused of murder. As National Pencil Factory Superintendent, Leo is neurotic, uncompromising, and a serial pessimist. Though married to Lucille, he is physically and emotionally displaced. Northern US Jew.
Range: Baritenor

Hugh Dorsey:
Male, 35-45, Caucasian
Atlanta’s charismatic District Attorney. He is a devout Christian, who is brute and manipulative at times. Hungry for political success and recognition. US Georgian.
Range: Baritone

Governor John Slaton:
Male, 35-45, Caucasian
As the Governor of Georgia, he is highly concerned with public perception. Flirtatious and fun at times. Strives to maintain his values. US Southern.
Range: Baritone

Frankie Epps / Young Soldier:
Male, 15-20 (To play 15), Caucasian
A charming and simple man, he is Mary’s devoted friend and takes an active role in avenging her death. Playful and flirtatious. US Georgian.
Range: Tenor

Mary Phagan:
Female, 13-18 (To play 13-15), Caucasian
A factory worker at the National Pencil Factory who is murdered. She is very innocent but has moments of sassiness and playfulness. US Georgian.
Range: Mezzo

Factory Girls: Iola Stover, Monteen, Essie
Female, 13-18 (To play 13-15), Caucasian
Friends of Mary Phagan.
Range: Mezzo

Jim Conley:
Male, 20-30, African American
A cleaning supervisor at National Pencil Factory. Secretly, he is a convict on the run. Pompous showman with a strong build. Knows how to use his charm to get anyone to believe him. US Georgian.
Range: Bass / Baritone

Newt Lee:
Male, 30-50, African American
He is the night watchman at National Pencil Factory. US Georgian.
Range: Bass / Baritone

Britt Craig:
Male, 25-35, Caucasian
A washed up reporter who can often be found three sheets to the wind. Weaselly and desperate for his ‘big break’. US Georgian.
Range: Tenor

Tom Watson:
Male, 25-35, Caucasian
The editor of the zealot newspaper, the Jeffersonian. A journalistic sleaze.
Range: Baritenor

Angela / Minola McKnight:
Female, 20-30, African American
Governor Slayton’s and Leo Frank’s servant.
Range:Mezzo with high belt

Mrs. Phagan / Sally Slaton:
Female, 30-40, Caucasian
Deeply religious, widowed mother to Mary Phagan. Wife of Governor Slaton.
Range: Mezzo

Male, 20-30, African American
Governor Slaton’s servant/chauffeur.
Range: Baritenor

Luther Rosser / Officer Ivey:
Male, 30-40, Caucasian
Leo’s Lawyer.
Range: Baritenor

Detective Starnes / Mr. Peavy:
Male, 30-40, Caucasian
A detective.
Range: Baritenor