YMMV / Parade

  • Audience-Alienating Premise: Composer Jason Robert Brown has jokingly referred to it as "everyone's favourite lynching musical"
  • Awesome Music: Too many to count, Jason Robert Brown's talent really shines through in this score, but the most standout songs have to be Old Red Hills Of Home and That's What He Said.
  • Magnificent Bastard:
    • Jim Conley, as clearly displayed in "That's What He Said". To elaborate, Jim Conley is the real murderer, and he's testifying against Frank, giving a graphic testimony about the event, in a manner that will get himself in jail for being an accessory to murder. Also, historically, Conley used Obfuscating Stupidity, hiding from others that he was capable of reading and writing.
    • Hugh Dorsey can also count along with Tom Watson. They were perfectly willing to put a man on trial and use the image of a poor innocent little girl to get what they want rather than getting justice. It's hinted that they knew the evidence against Leo Frank was flimsy at best and even coached the factory girls and Frankie Epps into giving falsified testimony against Leo Frank.