Music Circus

The Color Purple

Run time: 2 hours 20 minutes including a 20 min intermission

Aug. 23 – 28

“Exquisite!  A joyous celebration of storytelling.”  The New York Times

With a fresh, Grammy-winning score of jazz, gospel, ragtime and blues, THE COLOR PURPLE is an unforgettable, intensely moving musical based on Alice Walker’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel and the Oscar®-nominated film. The New York Times calls it “exquisite! A joyous celebration of storytelling.” This stirring family chronicle—a young woman’s epic journey through joy, despair, anguish and hope to discover the power of love—leaves its mark on the soul.


Content Guide: Based on the 1982 Alice Walker novel, THE COLOR PURPLE tells the story of fourteen-year-old Celie and her life growing up as an African American woman in rural Georgia in the 1930s. Abused by her father, a victim of incest, married off without her consent to a physically and emotionally abusive husband, and separated from her sister and children, Celie perseveres through it all to discover her inner strength and true value.

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