Scenes from Parade & Audience Review!

If you DIDN'T get a chance to come out to our February production of Jason Robert Brown's Parade, then you missed out on some great performances. Below is a video of some of our favourite clips from the show. Additionally, we've included a letter from a special audience member that we figured you might be interested in seeing! 

"I attended the PARADE production on the weekend. My family came from Atlanta to see the production. We were visiting people at a local synagogue and you might be interested to know that we are relatives of Lucille Selig. I wanted to let you know that our entire family was so moved by your production. There was a quality of calm and sense of purpose to your cast. Normally when one attends community theatre you don't find such professionalism. Your sets, your lights, your costumes were wonderful. But it was the actors that made this show exciting. Joe Adams portraying Leo Frank really captured the angst of man and the time. He was excellent in his acting and singing. Your Mr Dorsey was exactly the way I the I felt he must have been and gave me the fear that Newt Lee and Leo must have felt. Your Lucille was simply powerful. Although she was much, much prettier than the real Lucille Frank, I soon found myself believing she was Lucille and understanding the deep sense of loyalty my Great Aunt must have felt. Your actress was mature, and sang so beautifully that I literally wept twice in the performance. Even your young actors portraying Iola, Frankie and Mary Phagan were strong and well prepared. I don't know if many people take the time to write but it was an impressive production filled with moments that change the viewers. Thank you for telling the story and for presenting this way up in Canada. My aunt believed in his innocence to her dying days. I am glad we live in a different time now, where for most of the world we don't seek righteous vengence. Some day all the world will have justice and truth will rise." - C. Forwisson

Be sure to come and see our 17th Season production of Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street at Newmarket Theatre from May 10-12, 2012. Tickets at or by calling the box office at 905-953-5122. Facebook event HERE.

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