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THE COLOR PURPLE

BASED UPON THE NOVEL WRITTEN BY ALICE WALKER AND THE WARNER BROS./AMBLIN ENTERTAINMENT MOTION PICTURE
BOOK BY MARSHA NORMAN | MUSIC AND LYRICS BY BRENDA RUSSELL, ALLEE WILLIS, AND STEPHEN BRAY

DIRECTED BY KANDACE CRYSTAL
MUSICAL DIRECTION BY LEIGH SCARRITT
CHOREOGRAPHY BY ALYSSA “AJAY” JUNIOUS


“The Color Purple lifts you up as kindness, hard-earned forgiveness and stubborn tenacious goodness prevails against all odds.” 
– Catey Sullivan, Chicago Sun-Times



A Pulitzer Prize. A National Book Award.
Eleven Academy Award Nominations.
Four Golden Globe Nominations.
Three Tony Awards.


PREVIEWS
JUN 14, 2024
OPENING
JUN 22, 2024
SHOW DATES
JUN 22 – JUL 21, 2024

This uplifting musical brings Alice Walker’s remarkable coming-of-age book to life, touching on such themes as domestic violence, female identity, and the power of love, which can overcome hatred and selfishness. Adapted from Alice Walker’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, THE COLOR PURPLE chronicles the inspiring journey of Celie, a remarkable woman who discovers her inner strength and voice amidst a lifetime of adversity. Set against the backdrop of 40 years, THE COLOR PURPLE follows Celie’s evolution from a downtrodden young woman to a beacon of hope and empowerment. Featuring a vibrant score infused with jazz, ragtime, gospel, African music, and blues, this musical celebration is a testament to the human spirit and the healing power of love.

PRESENTED THROUGH SPECIAL ARRANGEMENT WITH AND ALL AUTHORIZED PERFORMANCE MATERIALS ARE SUPPLIED BY THEATRICAL RIGHTS WORLDWIDE.

Watch the Company sing “Mysterious Ways”!

Pre-Production Photos Provided by Daren Scott Photography



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