Virginia Rep Announces Public Auditions for The Color Purple
Seeking African American adults and children ages 7 and up who are strong singers, actors, and dancers.
Cheryl Miller from WTVR Channel 6 will be one of the Emcees for the day, and Radio 1 will join us from 10 a.m. - noon with a remote broadcast.
Families and friends are invited to watch.
You will be contacted the week of October 28th with audition details. Your audition slot is reserved upon signup. No further action is required.
Prepare for Your Audition
Those auditioning will be asked to prepare one of the following songs:
Push Da Button from The Color Purple
Hell No from The Color Purple
Brown Betty from The Color Purple
Celies Curse from The Color Purple
Precious Lord Take My Hand
I Know Who Holds Tomorrow
Accompaniment tracks and lyrics will be available for download soon.
About the Show
The Color Purple
June 19 August 3, 2014
The Sara Belle and Neil November Theatre (formerly the Empire)
Marjorie Arenstein Stage
at Virginia Rep Center
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 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.
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
Direction by Chase Kniffen
Choreography by Leslie Owens-Harrington
Music Direction by Ben Miller
Rehearsals will begin on or around: May 19, 2014
Performance Dates: June 19 August 3, 2014
All performers will be paid.
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