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Violet

Music by Jeanine Tesori, Book & Lyrics by Brian Crawley
Directed by Charles Newell

Nov 05, 2020 — Dec 06, 2020

“a gorgeous musical … gentle, funny, warm, wise” Chicago Tribune

In 1964, a young Southern woman travels to Oklahoma, hoping that a televangelist will perform a miracle to heal the physical scars that have destroyed her confidence. On her pilgrimage, she meets a soldier who holds the promise of a different path to happiness.

Based on Doris Betts’ short story, Violet is brought to life with a complex score of folk, gospel, and blues anthems from Tony Award-winning composer Jeanine Tesori (Caroline, or Change). Charles Newell, Marilyn F. Vitale Artistic Director, helms this musical about faith and the true nature of beauty.

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