The Color Purple

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Theatre review by Steve Duffy –

The Tony-Award winning revival and John Doyle’s musical adaption of Alice Walker’s best-selling novel “The Color Purple” is a must-see!

We all know the powerful tale of Alice Walker’s prize-winning novel or the 1985 movie. The story focuses on Celie and her life in rural South. 

Adrianna Hicks beautifully portrays Celie. She instantly connects with the audience showing us how she grows from innocent child to a force to be reckoned with. Her singing voice is pure perfection. She will blow you away with her solo of “I’m Here.”

Carrie Compere as Sofia steals the show. Her acting and her vocals were a showstopper.

N’Jameh Camara is simply wonderfully as Celie’s sister, Nettie. The rest of cast performs spectacularly while allowing the audience to take this marvelous journey with them.

This revival could not have come at a better time when so many women are being mistreated. The story of The Color Purple is a much needed message. The women of the show are strong, courageous and brave and it is their story of heartache and triumph that make it a testament to the strength of women everywhere.      

Running Time: 2 hours and 10 minutes with intermission

The Color Purple now playing at the Boch Center Shubert Theatre thru December 3rd. Tickets can be purchased at or by visiting the Shubert Theatre Box Office.

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