Our Season - Production Details:

September 27-October 14, 2012
Thursday-Saturday, 7:30 PM
Sunday, 2:00 PM
Tickets: $35 (Center Section Seats)
$30 (Left and Right Section Seats)

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RMTC Cabaret Theatre
301 19th Street North
Birmingham, AL 35203

The Color Purple

She shall overcome. You shall be inspired.

The Color Purple is an inspiring family saga that tells the unforgettable story of a woman who, through love, finds the strength to triumph over adversity and discover her unique voice in the world. This musical adaptation of Alice Walker's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel (and the popular 1985 Steven Spielberg film) spotlights Celie, a downtrodden young woman whose personal awakening over the course of 40 years forms the arc of this epic 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.

*Please note: The Color Purple contains adult language, mature content and some violent and sexual themes. May not be suitable for young audiences (PG-13).


Read the five-star review from The Birmingham News!

In collaboration with Green & White Productions
Presented by Jane Comer & Charles Lantz, Dianne & Bill Mooney and The Gathering Place by Chef CiPi
Based upon the novel written by Alice Walker
And the Warner Bros./Amblin Entertainment Motion Picture
Book by Marsha Norman
Music and Lyrics by Brenda Russell, Allee Willis, and Stephen Bray

The Color Purple is presented through special arrangement with and all authorized performance materials are supplied by Theatrical Rights Worldwide (TRW).

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Sunday Supper Add-On
Every Sunday (Supper: 12:00-1:30 PM Show: 2:00 PM)
Join us for some Southern cookin’ at the RMTC Cabaret Theatre before the
matinee performances (Sept. 30, Oct. 7, Oct. 14). Call 205-324-2424 for details.
MUST BE RESERVED 72 HOURS IN ADVANCE.

 

The Cast:
Celie - Myiesha J. Duff
Sofia - Erika Evans
Shug Avery - Caprenia Anthony
Mister - Cecil E. Washington Jr.
Harpo - Cameron White
Nettie - Tai-Kristin Smedley
Squeak - Shronda Major
Old Mister/Pa - James E. Green

Church Soloist/Ensemble - Stephanie Robinson
Church Lady - Delta Dickerson
Church Lady - Pam Williams
Church Lady - Abijah V. Cunningham
Female Ensemble - LaShaundra D. Crumb
Female Ensemble - Mahogany Conda
Female Ensemble - Kristen Parks

Male Ensemble/Preacher/Prison Guard - Anthony Washington
Male Ensemble - Christopher Clark
Male Ensemble - Corey Smith
Male Ensemble - William Travis
Male Ensemble - Michael Williams

Young Celie - Amina Johnson
Young Nettie - Rachel Lockhart
Teen Celie - Kayla Wheeler
Teen Nettie - Erykah Johnson
Teen Ensemble - Austen Howell, Shaylyn Rice
Young Ensemble - Zamiela Cheatam, Broderick Drake


There will be a special cast "talk-back" session directly after each Friday night performance of The Color Purple.