see ‘parade’ before it leaves los angeles!

see ‘parade’ before it leaves los angeles!
October 12, 2009 MICHAEL KNUDSEN

hey y’all! last night i had the extreme pleasure of attending (with my pal joey as date) a performance of PARADE – a tony award-winning musical (best book / best music, 1999) now playing at downtown los angeles’ mark taper forum (an incredibly intimate venue … there’s literally not a bad seat in the house) i posted about the show a few weeks ago – it stars cutie T.R. knight and lara pulver – and i cannot say enough about it … everything about the production was top-notch – if you happen to be here in LA do not miss this show – it’s playing through november 15th! (check for tickets) i’m a huge fan of musical theatre and honestly this serious & gripping show is definitely one of my faves – i saw it twice in NYC back in the day – i loved seeing it again! many thanks go out to my pals from center theatre group for always taking such great care of me! popbytes over & out for now … xoxo

Based on the true story of Leo Frank, convicted for the murder of 13-year-old Mary Phagan in Atlanta, Georgia, in 1913, Parade recounts the press frenzy and public outrage about Frank’s trial, and his wife’s crusade for justice. 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.