**** Highly Recommended **** If you’ve never seen “Parade”, be aware that this is not your standard ‘upbeat’ musical. “Parade” has a gripping story written by Alfred Uhry, with rich, glorious music by Jason Robert Brown. Kudos to Writers Theatre, Director Gary Griffin and the incredibly talented for bringing this historically important but rarely staged musical to Chicago audiences. 4 Spotlights
“Parade” runs through July 2nd in the Alexandra C. and John D. Nichols Theatre at Writers Theatre, 325 Tudor Court, Glencoe. Running time is 2 hours, 35 minutes, with an intermission. Performances are Tuesday through Friday at 7:30 pm, Saturday at 3:00 and 7:30 pm; and Sunday at 2:00 and 6:00 pm. There will be 3:00 pm matinees on Wednesdays, June 14th and 28th. There will be no 6:00 pm performance on Sunday, June 18th or July 2nd.
Tickets range from $35-$50. If you’d like to be part of the action, Writers is offering special on-stage seats, reachable via curved staircase, on a raised platform at the rear of the stage. Some restrictions apply. Visit www.writerstheatre.orf/parade-on-stage.
Parking is free in the Metra lot across Green Bay Road from Writers. FYI (847) 242-6000 or www.writerstheatre.org.
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