The Color Purple

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October 8 - 23, 2021

Showtimes
Thursday, Friday, & Saturday @ 7pm
Sunday @ 2pm

Book by Marsha Norman
Music & Lyrics by Brenda Russell, Allee Willis, & Stephen Bray

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* Please Note: This show contains mature themes and language that may not be suitable for all ages *

This musical adaptation of Alice Walker’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel (and the popular 1985 Steven Spielberg film) spotlights Celie, a downtrodden young woman whose personal awakening over the course of 40 years forms the arc of this epic story.

With a joyous score featuring jazz, ragtime, gospel, African music and blues, THE COLOR PURPLE is a story of hope, a testament to the healing power of love, and a celebration of life. It premiered at the Alliance Theatre Company in Atlanta, Georgia and opened on Broadway on November 1, 2005, where it was nominated for eleven 2006 Tony Awards®, including Best Musical, Best Book, and Best Original Score. The London off-West End production moved to Broadway in 2015, winning the Tony Award® for Best Revival of a Musical. (TRW)

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CAST

Celie - Bridgette Michelle Ludlow

Nettie - Kendra Randle

Mister - Troy T. Thomas Jr.

Harpo - Brenton Anderson

Sofia - Rachel Bibbs

Shug Avery - AshLee Baskin

Church Ladies - Rayanna Bibbs, Tiffany Gilliam, Alexandria Warfield

Preacher - Jonathan Studdard

Soloist - Vivian Husband

Adam - Isaiah Moore

Olivia - Jocylon Evans

Squeak - Miata McMichel

Pa - Bradley Allan Lowe

Ol' Mister - Jonathan Studdard

Bartender - Ervin Gainer

Chief - Eddie Dean

Guard - Cameron Hicks

Grady - Bradley Lowe

Buster - DaSean Mclucas

Bobby - Ervin Gainer

ENSEMBLE

Roxana Bell
Roleen Demmings
Tiffany Gilliam
Bradley Allan Lowe
Isaiah Moore

Rayanna Bibbs
Jocylon Evans
Cameron Hicks
DaSean Mclucas
Jonathan Studdard

Eddie Dean
Ervin Gainer
Vivian Husband
Miata McMichel
Alexandria Warfield

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