February, 23 2023 | 7:30 pm
157 Park Central Square Springfield, Missouri 65806
SCT and Mosaic Arts Collective presents The Color Purple the Musical. Based on the Novel Written by Alice Walker and the Warner Bros./Amblin Entertainment Motion Picture.
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 content. Southwest Missouri premiere.
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 DeHart, Lyle Q. Foster, DeAyra Hairston, Linda Hale, Brecka Henderson, Mikil Hernandez, Derrick DeVonne King, Jamar Johnson, Samari Johnson, Lavelle Johnston, Najee Lee, Dominique Lowe, Naomi A. Mabins, Jasmine Martin, Imaney Mwiula, Peace Ndem, Eli Roberts, Kyler Sherman-Wilkins, Sade O. Shine, Adora Snead, Grace Stafford, Kiva R. Stevens, Nicia Ward and Kendall Wells