ASU Theatre paints Montgomery -'The Color Purple' - tickets on sale Friday | Arts & Culture
Alabama State University’s Department of Theatre Arts will present the Broadway hit musical, The Color Purple March 6-9 and 14-16 in ASU's Lelia Barlow Theatre.
Tickets go on sale Friday, Feb. 1.
The play tells the unforgettable and inspiring story of a young woman named Celie, who finds the strength to triumph over adversity, and discover her unique
voice in the world. The electrifying GRAMMY®-nominated score features gospel, jazz, pop, ragtime and the blues. The score includes the ballad “I’m Here,”made
famous by Fantasia Barrino at the 2007 Tony Awards® telecast; audience favorite “Hell No!” and the title song “The Color Purple.” The original play was nominated for eleven Tony Awards®, including Best Musical. The Color Purple is based on the classic Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Alice Walker and the moving film by Steven Spielberg.
Alice Walker's inspiring family saga comes to life on stage under the direction of ASU theatre professor, Anthony Stockard.
"We are beyond excited about presenting The Color Purple. It is a one of a kind musical that speaks to all people about many things,” Stockard said.
“We have brought on a guest scenic designer who was involved with the original Broadway production and an amazing guest choreographer. A
student who plays Nettie in our production actually starred in the original pre-Broadway production in Atlanta as Young Nettie. I feel
very confident in saying that people haven't really experienced The Color Purple until they see our amazing students perform this piece."
The production boasts numerous Montgomery natives who include Lauren Stovall as Celie; April Green as Nettie; Daniela Cobb as Shug Avery;
Ashley Portis as Sofia; Damarius Pettway as Harpo and Ladarreun Taylor as Mister.
Tickets are $20 general admission, $15 for groups of 10 or more and $10 for ASU Students. For tickets or more information call 334-229-6929 or visit
Information Source: ASU