The Color Purple January 12 - February 5, 2023

Tony and Grammy-nominated musical, based on the Alice Walker novel, THE COLOR PURPLE set in the early 20th century American South spans the life of Celie, an African American woman with dreams of escaping her husband’s control to reunite with her loved ones. Despite being oppressed, Celie embarks on a remarkable journey toward empowerment and self-love complimented by a joyous musical score. 

Director and Choreographer: Donald Jones Jr.

Music Director: Delfeayo Marsalis 

Book by: Marsha Norman

Music and Lyrics by: Brenda Russell, Allee Willis, and Stephen Bray

 
Run time: 2 hours 45 minutes including one 15 minute intermission. 
Ages 4 and up

CAST

Shiquita Brooks ...................................... Church Lady Darlene  

MyiaRene' Carter ................................... Sofia

Julius Chase ............................................. Harpo

Benjamin Clay ........................................ Ol' Mister/Preacher/Ensemble

Breanna Collier ...................................... Nettie

Donavan Davis ...................................... Buster/Bobby/Ensemble

Noah Guitroz .......................................... Pa/Ensemble

Taylor James .......................................... Celie

Ebony Johnson ...................................... Squeak

Alcee Jones III ....................................... Grady/Ensemble

Queen Shereen Macklin .................... Shug Avery

Kadejah Oné ......................................... Church Soloist/Ensemble

Keri Palmer ............................................ Church Lady Doris

P.J. Ruffins ............................................. Olivia/Ensemble

Jada Tanner .......................................... Church Lady Jarene

Bryan Williams .................................... Mister 

Z.J. Wilson ............................................. Adam/Ensemble

Kaylin Wilson ....................................... Ensemble

CREATIVE TEAM

Donald Jones, Jr. .............................................Director and Choreographer

Delfeayo Marsalis ..........................................Music Producer

David Pulphus ................................................Music Director

Berkley the Artist ...........................................Vocal Director

Raion Ramsey .................................................Vocal Director

Dane Rhodes ...................................................Set Designer

Tiffani Sheriff ..................................................Costume Designer

Diane Bass ......................................................Lighting Designer

Jason Doyle ....................................................Sound Designer

Jyna Roots-Tilton ..........................................Wig & Hair Designer

Myjoycia Cezar ..............................................Production Stage Manager