The Color Purple

May 12-14 & 19-21, 2023

Directed by Nicole Pittman

This musical adaptation of Alice Walker’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel (and the popular 1985 Steven Spielberg film) follows Celie, a young woman whose personal awakening over the course of 40 years forms the arc of this epic and timeless 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. Originally running on Broadway in 2005 and revived in 2016, the multi Tony Award Winning The Color Purple makes its glorious debut on our stage May 12th, 2023.

Cast of The Color Purple

Celie: Lexi Tyus
Shug Avery: Brianna Gude-Price
Sophia: Calia Cole
Mister: Jordan Montague
Harpo: Ladarion Jones
Nettie: Regina Ivy
Squeak: Chianna Boatman
Church Lady 1: Samantha Gaines
Church Lady 2: Katina Price
Church Lady 3: Kelly Spencer
Preacher: Alex Glover
Church Soloist: Vincent “June” Chapelle
Young Celie: Ashlee Yemoh
Young Nettie: TBD
Young Harpo: TBD

Antonio King Jr.
Ätumm Mystlinski
Bessie Spencer-Wells
Douglas Holt
Elnora Brooks
Grace Jenkins
Riah Smith
ShaRhonda Bond
Sundae Johnson