There's something you should know before I tell you how I feel about Parade - the musical. I am really not the biggest fan of musicals. I tell you this so you'll understand how insanely picky I am about what I choose to watch. I like only a handful: Les Misérables, Cats, Into the Woods, Girls in the Gang. Sound of Music? NO. West Side Story? Blah. Phantom of the Opera? Please no more! And even though, like Les Misérables, Parade goes against my rules and portrays real-life people breaking into song and dance for no really good reason, somehow it worked.
Parade - the musical runs until August 18th and the George Ignatieff Theatre at the University of Toronto. It's a mere $25 to see and quite worth the price.