The Color Purple in Atlanta at The Fabulous Fox Theatre
I love the book, I love the movie, and I love the musical. Alice Walker is an amazing author and has a way of capturing her audiences with her wonderful imagination. The Color Purple has such a moving and heart-wrenching storyline that shockingly rings true of the time it took place in and some key elements still exist today.
“Exquisite! A joyous celebration of storytelling.” The New York Times
“One of the greatest revivals ever!” New York Magazine
Note: In writing this, I am assuming my readers know the backstory through the book, movie, and/or musical.
Sophia's character? I'm done, just done. When she is slapped and arrested for not accepting the (Caucasian) mayor's wife's offer to be a maid? Hell, No! Then she is beaten in jail for not conforming??? These things and more actually happened to African-Americans just 50 years ago. With the passing of the Civil Rights Act, life for African Americans definitely improved but life did not magically become equal with caucasian Americans. And really, could it?
The situation with Sophia's character reminded me of the current day police brutality occurrences. I will never understand why people think that being for police reform is anti-police. When people question me about if police reform is necessary, I challenge them to take a look within their workplace to see if each staff member deserves and/or is qualified to be in the position they are in. If they say yes, then I think they are delusional.
So many factors come in to play with individuals getting hired – usually comes down to who you know and not necessarily what you know or your qualifications.
I digress, this musical is simply amazing. The acting, singing, dancing, and emotional depth the actors are able to portray in their individual roles were incredible.
Direct from Broadway, THE COLOR PURPLE is the Tony Award-winning revival of the truly remarkable musical adapted from Alice Walker’s best-selling novel. Directed by Tony winner John Doyle (Sweeney Todd and The Color Purple), the critically acclaimed revival will come to Atlanta from October 24 to October 29 as part of the Fifth Third Bank Broadway in Atlanta 2017/2018 season.
Tickets on sale now. Tickets start at $33.50 and are available by visiting FoxTheatre.org/ColorPurple or by calling 1-855-285-8499 or visiting the Fox Theatre Box Office (660 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta, GA 30308). Group orders of 10 or more may be placed by calling 404-881-2000. Performance schedule, prices and cast are subject to change without notice. For more information, please visit www.ColorPurple.com or www.BroadwayInAtlanta.com
THE COLOR PURPLE will play at Atlanta’s Fox Theatre until October 29.
Tuesday-Thursday 7:30 p.m.
Friday 8 p.m.
Saturday 2 p.m., 8 p.m.
Sunday 1 p.m., 6:30 p.m.
This revival of THE COLOR PURPLE won two Tony Awards in 2016, including Best Revival of a Musical and two Drama Desk Awards including Outstanding Revival of a Musical. THE COLOR PURPLE revival also won the 2017 Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album.
Hailed as “a direct hit to the heart” (The Hollywood Reporter), this joyous American classic conquered Broadway in an all-new “ravishingly reconceived production that is a glory to behold” (The New York Times) directed by Tony winner John Doyle.
With a soul-raising, Grammy®-winning score of jazz, gospel, ragtime, and blues, THE COLOR PURPLE gives an exhilarating new spirit to this Pulitzer Prize-winning story.
Don’t miss this stunning re-imagining of an epic story about a young woman’s journey to love and triumph in the American South. The musical sensation that New York Magazine calls “one of the greatest revivals ever.” Experience the exhilarating power of this Tony-winning triumph!
Based upon Alice Walker’s acclaimed novel of the same name, THE COLOR PURPLE is the epic tale of 40-years in the life of a family in rural Georgia. At its center is fourteen-year-old Celie. When Celie is forced by her abusive father to marry a cruel farmer, called “Mister,” she is separated from all that she loves. Ultimately, Celie conquers the odds to find her voice and her strength, coming into her own. THE COLOR PURPLE celebrates the healing power of love and the importance of a zest for life.
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