Murfreesboro Center for the Arts schedules THE COLOR PURPLE auditions

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The Center for the Arts is proud to announce auditions for its upcoming production of The Color Purple, sponsored by The Murfreesboro (Noon) Rotary and The Murfreesboro Breakfast Rotary.

Auditions will be held Sunday, February 26th and Monday February 27th from 6:00pm-8:30pm.

The Color Purple will run May 11th-27th with shows on Fridays and Saturdays at 7:00pm and matinees on Sundays at 2:00pm.

The Color Purple takes place in the early part of the twentieth century in rural Georgia. Celie, a young girl of 14, is abused by her father daily. Celie’s father forces her into marrying Mister, a mean and cruel farmer who verbally and physically abuses Celie. The only solace and comfort Celie has in the world can be found in her sister, Nettie. However, after allowing Nettie to stay with him and Celie, Mister sends her away. This traumatizes Celie. Her outlook seems bleak and hopeless until Shug Avery arrives who encourages Celie to become stronger and to stand up for herself. The Color Purple tells the inspiring story about the bonds of sisterhood, friendship, and love.

The Color Purple is based on the novel The Color Purple by Alice Walker. The novel was adapted for the stage by Marsha Norman with music and lyrics by Brenda Russell, Alee Willis, and Stephen Bray. Auditions will consist of cold readings, dance, and music. All actors will be asked to sing at least 16 bars of a prepared piece of music. An accompanist will be provided. Be sure to bring sheet music or cd. A large cast will be required for this production. The Center for the Arts encourages actors, singers, and dancers to come out and audition for this unforgettable musical.

The Center for the Arts is located at 110 W. College Street, one block off the historic Murfreesboro square. For more information, visit our website at, or call us at 615-904-2787.

Contact: Tim Smith
Tel: 615-904-2787


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