The Color Purple cast onstage singing with one arm raised

The Color Purple

March 2, 2022 to May 1, 2022
Hormel Theatre

Act One: 1 hour and 10 minutes
Intermission: 15 minutes
Act Two: 1 hour

Celebrate life with the revival of this joyous, Tony Award winning musical

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. Based on Alice Walker’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, it tells the uplifting story of Celie, a woman who struggles through adversity to find strength, love and the power of her own voice. This beloved story of sisterhood and perseverance is sure to move you.

Nominated for four Tony® Awards – winner of the Tony® Award for Best Musical Revival
Grammy Award winner for Best Musical Theatre Album


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Select Mask and Vaccination Required Performances

In an effort to provide those who would feel more comfortable in a fully masked environment with an opportunity to attend our productions, we have designated selected upcoming performances of The Color Purple as "Mask and Vaccination Required": Saturday, April 2 at 3:00pm and 8:00pm; Friday, April 8 at 8:00pm; Wednesday, April 13 at 8:00pm; and Saturday, April 16 at 3:00pm and 8:00pm.

During these performances, masks and vaccines will be required for all patrons and staff in our lobbies and theatres unless actively eating/drinking. No food or beverages will be allowed in the theatres. Patrons must show proof of vaccination at their time of entry into the theatre with their valid ticket. “Fully vaccinated” means the performance date must be at least 14 days after the second dose of a two-dose COVID-19 vaccine, or at least 14 days after a single-dose COVID-19 vaccine.

Exceptions are being made for children under 12 and people with a medical condition or closely held religious belief that prevents vaccination. These guests must provide proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 72 hours of the performance start time, or a negative COVID-19 antigen test taken within 6 hours of the performance start time.

ASL/Audio Describe Night

Audio Description and American Sign Language Interpretation are available for each production. ASL/Audio Describe Night is Thursday, March 24 for The Color Purple.

 

To learn about our COVID-19 health and safety procedures, click here.

The Artists

Jonice Bernard
As Nettie / Celie Understudy
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A.D. Weaver
As Pa / et al
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Jari Haile
As Squeak / et al
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Blu
As Harpo
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Meka King
As Shug Avery
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Savannah Alfred
As Ensemble / Sofia Understudy
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Aaron Ford
As Ensemble
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Yarissa Tiara Millan
As Ensemble / Dance Captain / Female Ensemble Swing
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Jazmin Noel Moehring
As Ensemble / Squeak Understudy
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Claxton Rabb III
As Ensemble / Male Ensemble Swing
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Kyle Segar
As Ensemble / Harpo Understudy
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Kendrick Stallings
As Ensemble / Pa Understudy
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Maya J. Christian
As Shug Avery Understudy / Female Ensemble Swing
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Justin Phillips
As Mister Understudy / Male Ensemble Swing
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Sheilah Utley
As Nettie Understudy / Female Ensemble Swing
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The Artists

Jonice Bernard
As Nettie / Celie Understudy
View Bio
A.D. Weaver
As Pa / et al
View Bio
Jari Haile
As Squeak / et al
View Bio
Blu
As Harpo
View Bio
Meka King
As Shug Avery
View Bio
Savannah Alfred
As Ensemble / Sofia Understudy
View Bio
Aaron Ford
As Ensemble
View Bio
Yarissa Tiara Millan
As Ensemble / Dance Captain / Female Ensemble Swing
View Bio
Jazmin Noel Moehring
As Ensemble / Squeak Understudy
View Bio
Claxton Rabb III
As Ensemble / Male Ensemble Swing
View Bio
Kyle Segar
As Ensemble / Harpo Understudy
View Bio
Kendrick Stallings
As Ensemble / Pa Understudy
View Bio
Maya J. Christian
As Shug Avery Understudy / Female Ensemble Swing
View Bio
Justin Phillips
As Mister Understudy / Male Ensemble Swing
View Bio
Sheilah Utley
As Nettie Understudy / Female Ensemble Swing
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The Creative Team

Director Daryl D Brooks

Musical Director Kevin Robert White

Choreographer Reuben D. Echoles

Scenic Designer Douglas Clarke♦

Lighting Designer Ashton Corey

Sound Designer Dave Temby

Costume Designer Rueben Echoles

Hair + Makeup Designer Niza Lideo

Properties Master Sarah Harris

Director of Production Karla Frederick

Company Manager/ Assoc. Production Manager Tyler Welden

Stage Manager Michelle Elias*

Asst. Stage Manager Maylea Bauers*

Member of United Scenic Artists

* Courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association, the union of professional actors and stage managers in the U.S.

The Orchestra

Piano/Conductor Kevin White

Keyboard Reynaldo Saenz

Reeds Jim Germann

Trumpet Dave Coolidge

Guitar Jason Brown

Bass Dan Stotz

Drums Tom Haberman