Photo Flash: THE COLOR PURPLE Opens at Celebration Theatre!

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Celebration Theatre today presents the third show of its 2011-2012 Season, THE COLOR PURPLE, book by Marsha Norman, music and lyrics by Brenda Russell, Allee Willis and Stephen Bray, musical direction by Gregory Nabours, choreography by Janet Roston and directed by Michael Matthews. THE COLOR PURPLE opened on Friday, March 9 and will perform through Saturday, May 26 at Celebration Theatre, 7051B Santa Monica Blvd in Hollywood. Check out the opening night photos below!

THE COLOR PURPLE is described as "a 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 11 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 will capture the hearts of young and old, and uniting audiences in a community of joy. Brought to the Celebration Theatre Mainstage under the direction of NAACP award winner, Michael Matthews, with a cast of 17, this is a musical event not to be missed!"

Performances are Thursday, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 pm and Sundays at 3 pm. Tickets are $34. For tickets, please call (323) 957-1884 for details or visit www.celebrationtheatre.com to purchase tickets online or to view a complete schedule.

Photo Credit: Lily Lim

Photo Flash: THE COLOR PURPLE Opens at Celebration Theatre!

Photo Flash: THE COLOR PURPLE Opens at Celebration Theatre!
Janet Washington

Photo Flash: THE COLOR PURPLE Opens at Celebration Theatre!
Niketa Calame

Photo Flash: THE COLOR PURPLE Opens at Celebration Theatre!
Kelly Jenrette

Photo Flash: THE COLOR PURPLE Opens at Celebration Theatre!
Kelly Jenrette, Michael Matthews, Sixx Leah-Patrice Carter and Lorie Moore.

Photo Flash: THE COLOR PURPLE Opens at Celebration Theatre!
Michael Matthews

Photo Flash: THE COLOR PURPLE Opens at Celebration Theatre!
The Cast

Photo Flash: THE COLOR PURPLE Opens at Celebration Theatre!
Jonathan JT Thompkins and Sixx Leah-Patrice Carter

Photo Flash: THE COLOR PURPLE Opens at Celebration Theatre!
Cesili Williams and Jacquelin Lorraine

Photo Flash: THE COLOR PURPLE Opens at Celebration Theatre!
Constance Jewell Lopez, Terrance Spencer and Niketa Calame

Photo Flash: THE COLOR PURPLE Opens at Celebration Theatre!
Jonathan JT Thompkins and Constance Jewell Lopez

Photo Flash: THE COLOR PURPLE Opens at Celebration Theatre!
Cesili Williams and Michael A. Shepperd

Photo Flash: THE COLOR PURPLE Opens at Celebration Theatre!
Lorie Moore, Sixx Leah-Patrice Carter and Brittney S Wheeler

Photo Flash: THE COLOR PURPLE Opens at Celebration Theatre!
Niketa Calame and Terrance Spencer

Photo Flash: THE COLOR PURPLE Opens at Celebration Theatre!
The Cast

Photo Flash: THE COLOR PURPLE Opens at Celebration Theatre!
Cesili Williams and Janet Washington

Photo Flash: THE COLOR PURPLE Opens at Celebration Theatre!
The Cast

Photo Flash: THE COLOR PURPLE Opens at Celebration Theatre!

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