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The Color Purple: A Musical

Celebration Theatre
7051 B Santa Monica Blvd. West Hollywood

The Color Purple is soul-stirring musical based on the classic Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Alice Walker and the moving film by Steven Spielberg. It is the unforgettable and inspiring story of a woman named Celie, who finds her unique voice in the world. Nominated for eleven Tony Awards®, THE COLOR PURPLE is a landmark theatrical event, a celebration of love, and a Broadway phenomenon. With a joyous GRAMMY®-nominated score featuring jazz, gospel and blues, THE COLOR PURPLE is capturing the hearts of young and old, and uniting audiences in a community of joy.

Thru - May 26, 2012

Thursdays: 8:00pm
Fridays: 8:00pm
Saturdays: 8:00pm
Sundays: 3:00pm



Price: $34

Show Type: Musical

Box Office: 323-957-1884

Running Time: 140 minutes

www.celebrationtheatre.com



  Review Round-Up

Los Angeles Times - Recommended

"...Above all, this exuberant “Color Purple” creates an opportunity to count blessings — including 99-seat theaters that take on challenging shows with minimal budgets. Celebration Theatre’s raise-the-roof production shows up the bigger, better-funded venues in town. In L.A., less is so often more. Pantages, Center Theatre Group, La Mirada, are you watching?"
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Charlotte Stoudt


LA Weekly - Recommended

"...Director Michael Matthews has assembled a gifted creative team and a blisteringly talented cast of 17, all displaying powerful voices and unlimited enthusiasm while elevating Janet Roston’s superb choreography, which is beautifully realized despite tight space constraints."
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Pauline Adamek


Backstage - Recommended

"... Though this adaptation of Walker’s powerful and provocative tale has an overstuffed narrative and a dense score, the essence of her indelible characters and themes shines through. Matthews’ lively and inventive take on the literate tuner provides rousing entertainment and plenty of food for thought while eliciting a tear or two."
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Les Spindle


Stage and Cinema - Recommended

"...Director Michael Matthews has taken a turkey of a musical (more on that later for those who only want the good news), trimmed the cast of 33 down to 17 (still a huge number for the tiny thrust at the Celebration), brought on casting director Jami Rudofsky and assembled the most jaw-dropping assemblage of wicked-ass talent around. Seriously, there’s not a clunker in the bunch."
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Tony Frankel


LA Splash - Recommended

"...This Production of The Color Purple: The Musical is Amazing!"
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Michelle Clay


Stage Scene LA - Recommended

"...Brilliantly directed by Michael Matthews and starring as musically and dramatically gifted a cast as you’ll see this year on any stage large or small, this Celebration Theatre production looks to be the Intimate Theater Event of 2012."
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Steven Stanley


Neon Tommy - Recommended

"...The intimate setting that this provides breaks down the otherwise solid fourth wall of musical theater, and, combined with the sheer exultation of the show, makes it more powerful and moving than you can imagine."
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Sara Itkis



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