Soundworks Productions presents

Parade

A true story. An unsolved murder. A nation divided.

9 - 25 May 2024

Tony Award-winning musical, Parade is coming to Sydney in May 2024. 

A true story about an unsolved murder that divided a nation, Jason Robert Brown’s Tony Award-winning musical, Parade is coming to Sydney in May 2024, following the Broadway revival in 2023, and a sell-out season in Melbourne. 

With a book by acclaimed playwright Alfred Uhry (Driving Miss Daisy) and a rousing, colourful and haunting score by Jason Robert Brown (Songs for a New World, The Last Five Years, Bridges of Madison County), Parade is a moving examination of one of the darkest episodes of America's history.

Daring, innovative and bold, Parade offers both moral lessons and a timely reminder, as Simon Wiesenthal said, “The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.” This could not be more relevant in our world today.
 
This production proudly features two astonishing Jewish performers Aaron Robuck and Montana Sharp in the lead roles of Leo and Lucille Frank. 

 

Image credit: Matthew Chen

"Heartfelt and triumphant."
The Blurb
“A must-see.”
Man in Chair
“Parade is one history lesson you do not want to miss!”
Lilithia

Set in the early 20th century Atlanta, Georgia, with its legacy of slavery and the Civil War, the story follows Leo Frank, a Brooklyn-raised Jew, who is put on trial for the murder of 13-year-old Mary Phagan. Undercurrents of racism & bigotry, and a mistrial, result in Frank’s condemnation by a conservative community still grappling with the aftermath of the 1906 Atlanta race riots. 

A sensationalist publisher fans the flames of religious paranoia, juxtaposing common antisemitic tropes with Southern Puritanical rhetoric, to demonize and scapegoat Frank. Falsification of facts and evidence, coupled together with a janitor’s false testimony, seal Frank’s fate. His only defenders are a governor who risks being politically ostracized if they follow their conscience and his Southern Jewish wife who finds the strength and love to become his greatest champion.

Book Alfred Uhry
Music & Lyrics Jason Robert Brown
Co-Conceived and Directed on Broadway Harold Prince
Director Mark Taylor
Producer Benjamin Samuel
Lighting Designer Sidney Younger
Set Designer Harry Gill
Costume Designer Harry Gill
Choreography Freya List

We are a registered COVID-Safe business with measures in place to make your next Seymour visit safe and enjoyable. Find out more about our safety measures.

Everest Theatre

Thu 9 May 7:30pm
Fri 10 May 7:30pm
Sat 11 May 2pm

Everest Theatre

Sat 11 May 7:30pm
Sun 12 May 5pm
Mon 13 May 7pm
Wed 15 May 7pm
Thu 16 May 7:30pm
Sat 18 May 2pm, 7:30pm
Sun 19 May 5pm
Mon 20 May 7pm
Wed 22 May 7pm
Thu 23 May 7:30pm
Fri 24 May 7:30pm
Sat 25 May 2pm, 7:30pm

150 minutes (including 20-minute interval). Partial lockout applies, patrons may enter at the discretion of staff. 

Full $119
Concession (Pensioner, Veteren, Full-time Student, Senior)* $106
Groups (6+) $99
Preview $89

$6 transaction fee applies.

*Please be prepared to present corresponding ID at your event if requested by our staff. Read more.

Full $99
Concession (Pensioner, Veteren, Full-time Student, Senior)* $89
Groups (6+) $79
Preview $79

$6 transaction fee applies.

*Please be prepared to present corresponding ID at your event if requested by our staff. Read more.

Full $79
Concession (Pensioner, Veteren, Full-time Student, Senior)* $69

$6 transaction fee applies.

*Please be prepared to present corresponding ID at your event if requested by our staff. Read more.

Recommended for ages 13+. Contains physical violence, adult themes, racial violence, lynching, haze smoke, loud or sudden sounds, strobe lighting, use of prop weapons, and gas fire lanterns. Photography and filming prohibited. 

The only authorised ticket seller for this event is Seymour Centre and Ticketmaster. If you purchase from an unauthorised seller, you risk that your tickets may be fake or invalid.

Everest Theatre

Thu 9 May 7:30pm
Fri 10 May 7:30pm
Sat 11 May 2pm

Everest Theatre

Sat 11 May 7:30pm
Sun 12 May 5pm
Mon 13 May 7pm
Wed 15 May 7pm
Thu 16 May 7:30pm
Sat 18 May 2pm, 7:30pm
Sun 19 May 5pm
Mon 20 May 7pm
Wed 22 May 7pm
Thu 23 May 7:30pm
Fri 24 May 7:30pm
Sat 25 May 2pm, 7:30pm

150 minutes (including 20-minute interval). Partial lockout applies, patrons may enter at the discretion of staff. 

Full $119
Concession (Pensioner, Veteren, Full-time Student, Senior)* $106
Groups (6+) $99
Preview $89

$6 transaction fee applies.

*Please be prepared to present corresponding ID at your event if requested by our staff. Read more.

Full $99
Concession (Pensioner, Veteren, Full-time Student, Senior)* $89
Groups (6+) $79
Preview $79

$6 transaction fee applies.

*Please be prepared to present corresponding ID at your event if requested by our staff. Read more.

Full $79
Concession (Pensioner, Veteren, Full-time Student, Senior)* $69

$6 transaction fee applies.

*Please be prepared to present corresponding ID at your event if requested by our staff. Read more.

Recommended for ages 13+. Contains physical violence, adult themes, racial violence, lynching, haze smoke, loud or sudden sounds, strobe lighting, use of prop weapons, and gas fire lanterns. Photography and filming prohibited. 

The only authorised ticket seller for this event is Seymour Centre and Ticketmaster. If you purchase from an unauthorised seller, you risk that your tickets may be fake or invalid.

Set in the early 20th century Atlanta, Georgia, with its legacy of slavery and the Civil War, the story follows Leo Frank, a Brooklyn-raised Jew, who is put on trial for the murder of 13-year-old Mary Phagan. Undercurrents of racism & bigotry, and a mistrial, result in Frank’s condemnation by a conservative community still grappling with the aftermath of the 1906 Atlanta race riots. 

A sensationalist publisher fans the flames of religious paranoia, juxtaposing common antisemitic tropes with Southern Puritanical rhetoric, to demonize and scapegoat Frank. Falsification of facts and evidence, coupled together with a janitor’s false testimony, seal Frank’s fate. His only defenders are a governor who risks being politically ostracized if they follow their conscience and his Southern Jewish wife who finds the strength and love to become his greatest champion.

Book Alfred Uhry
Music & Lyrics Jason Robert Brown
Co-Conceived and Directed on Broadway Harold Prince
Director Mark Taylor
Producer Benjamin Samuel
Lighting Designer Sidney Younger
Set Designer Harry Gill
Costume Designer Harry Gill
Choreography Freya List

We are a registered COVID-Safe business with measures in place to make your next Seymour visit safe and enjoyable. Find out more about our safety measures.