Fri, Jul 01|
The Color Purple
Maine State Music Theatre Presents The Color Purple
Time & Location
Jul 01, 2022, 7:00 PM – Jul 21, 2022, 7:00 PM
Brunswick, 1 Bath Rd, Brunswick, ME 04011, USA
About the Event
"Director E. Faye Butler brings a wisdom and empathy to her storytelling, and she has clearly inspired the entire cast and creative team to take this production to a higher plane. Her framing of the narrative is seamless - indeed, so tightly crafted that the work seems almost through composed (though it is not literally) with dialogue melting into song with no sense of obvious transition. Her pacing is brisk and her instinct for the profound emotional moments is unerring.
Tony-nominated for her portrayal of Sofia in the original Broadway production, Felicia P. Fields proves an invaluable source of sage artistic advice and support for Butler and for this production.
Choreographer Flo Walker-Harris brings a varied dance vocabulary to the piece, drawing on period styles and combining jazz, tap, African movement and pure musical theatre exuberance. Like the songs, the dance grows organically from the action, never interrupting, but always enhancing.
Music Director Jarred Lee at the keyboards conducts the eight-person orchestra with elegance and energy and guides the dazzling vocal performances." - By: Carla Maria Verdino-Süllwold published in broadway world