Skip to main content Skip to footer site map
The Ephrata Performing Arts Center to Present THE COLOR PURPLE Regional Premiere in October

The Ephrata Performing Arts Center to Present THE COLOR PURPLE Regional Premiere in October

Over the span of 35 years, we follow the journey of Celie, a young African-American woman, through her trials and tribulations in the South.

The Ephrata Performing Arts Center will present a regional first with its upcoming production of the smash-hit Broadway musical, The Color Purple.

Based on the novel of the same title by Alice Walker, The Color Purple has received a slew of awards, including Drama Desk, Grammy, and Tony honors. Joshua William Green, recently seen in several Lancaster productions, will be making his directorial debut, in addition to choreographing the production. Under music direction by Jimmy Damore, the stunning and high-energy music is set to erupt from the stage.

The cast, which is exploding with talent, is led by Juanita-Renay Gray as she reprises the role of Celie. She is joined by some of the best that Central Pennsylvania has to offer, including Jeanette Wehye as Shug Avery, Asia Littlejohn as Nettie, Terron Quailes as Mister, and many, many more. EPAC is proud to bring its audience this cast of professionals, who are sure to give an impactful and transcendent performance to all in attendance.

Over the span of 35 years, we follow the journey of Celie, a young African-American woman, through her trials and tribulations in the South. Though the events of her life prove to be unfortunate, her ability to adapt, survive, and bloom in her own way shows that her resiliency is what matters most of all. The book by Marsha Norman, music and lyrics by Allee Willis, Brenda Russell, and Stephen Bray all add warmth and depth to the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel. The Color Purple, with its gorgeous score and beautiful simplicity, is a show that must be seen at EPAC's intimate venue.

The Color Purple will run from October 13th through October 29th, at the Sheradin Bigler Theatre. Tickets can be purchased at EpacTheatre.Org, or by calling 717-733-7966 ext. 1. Wednesday and Thursday night performances begin at 7:30pm. Friday and Saturday night performances begin at 8:00pm. Additionally, there will be one matinee performance on Saturday, September October 29th, at 2:00pm.


BroadwayWorld Logo Vote Now for the 2022 BroadwayWorld Central Pennsylvania Awards
Vote Nowvoting ends in



Latest Standings Released For The 2022 BroadwayWorld Central Pennsylvania Awards; Ephrata  Photo
The latest standings as of Monday, December 5th, have been released for the 2022 BroadwayWorld Central Pennsylvania Awards! Nominations were reader-submitted and now our readers get to vote for their favorites.

PETER AND THE STARCATCHER Opens This Week at DreamWrights Photo
Join DreamWrights Center for Community Arts this year for a different type of Holiday production. 'Peter and the Starcatcher' is the Tony Award Winning Broadway Play by Nick Elice and Wayne Barker that follows a nameless Boy who eventually grows up to become the infamous Peter Pan.

Review: A CHRISTMAS CAROL at Open Stage Photo
There is not a single weak link in this production. The entire cast and production team of Open Stage’s A Christmas Carol deserve a standing ovation for this performance. Get your tickets before it sells out.

Review: A CHRISTMAS CAROL at TAFE - Theatre Arts For Everyone Photo
This creative adaptation of A Christmas Carol runs a little long, but the sheer joy of the cast members as they bring this story to life draws the audience in and highlights the show’s message of joy, love, hope, and compassion.


More Hot Stories For You


PETER AND THE STARCATCHER Opens This Week at DreamWrightsPETER AND THE STARCATCHER Opens This Week at DreamWrights
December 5, 2022

Join DreamWrights Center for Community Arts this year for a different type of Holiday production. 'Peter and the Starcatcher' is the Tony Award Winning Broadway Play by Nick Elice and Wayne Barker that follows a nameless Boy who eventually grows up to become the infamous Peter Pan.

SYREN Modern Dance Announce 20-City Tour For 20th AnniversarySYREN Modern Dance Announce 20-City Tour For 20th Anniversary
November 30, 2022

SYREN Modern Dance, New York City based company co-founded by Lynn Peterson and Kate Sutter, will share a split bill with kamrDANCE on December 2, 2022 at 6:30pm & 8:30pm at Arts on Site, Studio 3R, 12 St. Mark's Place, NYC.

Photos: First Look At NUTCRACKER! And A CHRISTMAS CAROL At The State TheatrePhotos: First Look At NUTCRACKER! And A CHRISTMAS CAROL At The State Theatre
November 29, 2022

State Theatre Center for the Arts in Easton welcomes the return of two classic shows for their 2022 holiday season. See photos from the production.

SYREN Modern Dance to Present Collaborative Piece TICKTOCK at Stony Brook University's Staller CenterSYREN Modern Dance to Present Collaborative Piece TICKTOCK at Stony Brook University's Staller Center
November 29, 2022

SYREN Modern Dance, New York City based company co-founded by Lynn Peterson and Kate Sutter, will present a performance of Ticktock on November 30, 2022 at 7:30pm at Stony Brook University's Staller Center.

New Musical LOST BOYS to be Presented at DreamWrights Center For Community Arts in DecemberNew Musical LOST BOYS to be Presented at DreamWrights Center For Community Arts in December
November 29, 2022

With five touching new songs and a script entirely in rhyme, this versatile Theatre for Young Audiences piece, Lost Boys, is appropriate for all ages and will perform December 10 & 17 @ 3 p.m. in rep with Peter & The Starcatcher at DreamWrights Center for Community Arts.