Photo Flash: First Look at Griffin Theatre Company's VIOLET

Griffin Theatre Company launches its 30th anniversary season with a revival of the Tony-nominated musical VIOLET, with book and lyrics by Brian Crawley (A Little Princess), music by Jeanine Tesori (Fun Home, Caroline, or Change), direction by Scott Weinstein (Ragtime, Bat Boy: The Musical) and music direction by John Cockerill (Bonnie & Clyde). VIOLET runs now through January 13, 2018 at The Den Theatre's Upstairs Mainstage, 1333 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Chicago. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below!

VIOLET will feature Nicole Laurenzi as Violet, Will Lidke as Monty, Stephen Allen as Flick, Matt W. Miles as Father and Maya Lou Hlava (Young Violet) with Connor Baty, Brianna Buckley, Nick Druzbanski, Sarah Hayes, Anthony Kayer and LaShera Zenise Moore.

Based on the short story "The Ugliest Pilgrim" by Doris Betts, this award-winning musical fuses a powerful rock, folk and gospel score. With a ticket, a suitcase and a heart full of expectation, Violet Karl, facially disfigured since childhood, boards a bus and travels across the deep south in 1964 to see if a faith healer can transform her life. Along the way, she forms unlikely friendships with her fellow passengers, who teach her about beauty, love and courage and that it's the journeys you take in life that help you discover who you are.

The production team for VIOLET includes: Lauren Nigri (scenic design), Izumi Inaba (costume design), Alexander Ridgers (lighting design), Keegan Bradac (sound design), Jamie Karas (properties design), Kasey Alfonso (choreographer), Catherine Allen (production manager), Laura McClain (asst. director) and Jon Ravenscroft (stage manager).

Single tickets and season subscriptions are currently available at www.griffintheatre.com or by calling (773) 697-3830. The press opening is Sunday, December 3 at 7 pm.

Photo Credit: Michael Brosilow

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Photo Flash: First Look at Griffin Theatre Company's VIOLET
Nicole Laurenzi, Stephen Allen and Will Lidke with the cast of Griffin Theatre Company's VIOLET

Photo Flash: First Look at Griffin Theatre Company's VIOLET
Nicole Laurenzi, Sarah Hayes, Stephen Allen and Anthony Kayer with (back, l to r) Maya Lou Hlava, Connor Baty, BriAnna Buckley, LaShera Zenise Moore and Nick Druzbanski

Photo Flash: First Look at Griffin Theatre Company's VIOLET
Will Lidke, Stephen Allen and Nicole Laurenzi

Photo Flash: First Look at Griffin Theatre Company's VIOLET
BriAnna Buckley with the cast of Griffin Theatre Company's VIOLET

Photo Flash: First Look at Griffin Theatre Company's VIOLET
Anthony Kayer, Nicole Laurenzi and Maya Lou Hlava with the cast of Griffin Theatre Company's VIOLET

Photo Flash: First Look at Griffin Theatre Company's VIOLET
Nicole Laurenzi, Will Lidke and Stephen Allen

Photo Flash: First Look at Griffin Theatre Company's VIOLET
Nicole Laurenzi and Will Lidke

Photo Flash: First Look at Griffin Theatre Company's VIOLET
Nicole Laurenzi and Stephen Allen



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