$32 Seniors/ Students
$30 Opening Night
$12 Children (12 & under)*
$12 Student Rush
Black Art Celebrating The Color Purple
As a companion to The Color Purple: The Musical, Mosaic Arts Collective invited local Black artists to create and share pieces that speak to the core themes of the show; resilience, growth, healing and bravery. Read more here.
The exhibit of this work will be available for audience perusal in the Fox Theatre lobby before the show and during intermission.
*Children under the age of 5 not admitted.
Co-Presented with Mosaic Arts Collective
Based on 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 Nki Calloway, Music Supervised by Alex Huff
Associate Directed & Choreographed by Amanda Snead
Scenic Design by Rick Dines, Costume Design by Noel Parrales
Lighting Design by Payton Jackson, Sound Design by Christian Barnard
Props by Twiggy Calloway, Vocal Direction by Austin Grega
Stage Managed by Tyler Simpson
Featuring LaComa Bass, Legend Brooks, Leesa Chambers, Bekki Coker, Dorian E. DeHart, Lyle Q. Foster, DeAyra Hairston, Linda Hale, Brecka Henderson, Mikil Hernandez, Derrick DeVonne King, Jamar Johnson, Samari Johnson, Lavelle Johnston, Dominique Lowe, Jasmine L. Martin, Imaney Mwiula, Peace Ndem, Eli Roberts, Kyler Sherman-Wilkins, Sade O. Shine, Adora Lorae Snead, Grace Stafford, Kiva R. Stevens, Nicia Ward and Kendall Wells
This triumphant musical adaptation of the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel of human fortitude, redemption, and love tells the story of a teenage Celie, torn from her beloved sister and forced into an abusive marriage. Over the next forty years, while Celie encounters repression, despair, and heartbreak, she also discovers hope in a group of friends who inspire her to find her voice, discover her beauty and change her life. Nominated for 11 Tony Awards® and featuring a soaring score of jazz, gospel, blues and ragtime, The Color Purple brilliantly illuminates the lives of Southern Black women in breathtaking scope. Contains adult language and content. Southwest Missouri premiere.
February 10-12, 16-19, 23-26, 2023
Evenings at 7:30pm, Sundays at 2:00pm
The Historic Fox Theatre, 157 Park Central Square
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