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Violet - 1997 - Off-Broadway Tickets, News, Info & More

Based on The Ugliest Pilgrim by Doris Betts

Set in 1964 in the Deep South during the early days of the Civil Rights Movement, strongVIOLET/strong

follows the growth and enlightenment of a bitter young woman

accidentally scarred by her father. In hopes that a TV evangelist can

cure her, she embarks on a journey by bus from her sleepy North

Carolina town to Oklahoma. Along the way, she meets a young black

soldier who teaches her about beauty, love, courage and what it means

to be an outsider. brbrOne of the most acclaimed off-Broadway shows of the ?90s, strongVIOLET/strong

astounded critics and audiences with its powerful story, its energetic,

toe-tapping Gospel, Rock, Country, and Rhythm and Blues score by a href="http://mtishows.com/biography.asp?writerid=3343"Jeanine Tesori/a, and its well-crafted book and lyrics by a href="http://mtishows.com/biography.asp?writerid=3237"Brian Crawley/a

that are not afraid to deal with important, sensitive issues. Its

simple set and modest cast and orchestra requirements adjust to any

scale production. strongVIOLET /strongfeatures a strong ensemble cast with bravura roles for the two leads.

Closing:April 06, 1997

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Violet Frequently Asked Questions

What is the order of songs in Violet and what's the order?
Water in the Well
Surprised
On My Way
M&Ms
Luck of the Draw
Question & Answer
All to Pieces
A Healing Touch
Let It Sing
Who'll Be the One (If Not Me)
You're Different
Lonely Stranger
Anyone Would Do
Lay Down Your Head
Hard to Say Goodbye
Promise Me, Violet
Raise Me Up
Down the Mountain
Look at Me
That's What I Could Do
Bring Me to Light
Water In The Well
Surprised
On My Way
M&M's
Luck of the Draw
Question 'n' Answer
All To Pieces
Let It Sing
Anyone Would Do
Who'll Be The One (If Not Me)
Last Time I Came To Memphis
Lonely Stranger
Lay Down Your Head
Anyone Would Do (Reprise)
Hard To Say Goodbye
Promise Me, Violet
Raise Me Up
Down The Mountain
In The Chapel
Raise Me Up (Reprise)
Look At Me
That's What I Could Do
Surprised (Reprise)
Promise Me, Violet (Reprise)
Bring Me To The Light

What awards has Violet been nominated for?
Best Musical (New York Drama Critics Circle Awards ), Outstanding Director - Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Susan H. Schulman, Outstanding Lyrics (Drama Desk Awards) for Brian Crawley, Outstanding Music (Drama Desk Awards) for Jeanine Tesori, Outstanding New Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Violet, Outstanding Orchestration (Drama Desk Awards) for Joseph Joubert, Outstanding Orchestration (Drama Desk Awards) for Buryl Red, Best Off Broadway Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards), Outstanding Musical (The Lortels) for Playwrights HorizonsOutstanding Musical (The Lortels) for Ira Weitzman and Outstanding Musical (The Lortels) for Jeanine Tesori (associate producer).

What awards has Violet won?
Best Musical (New York Drama Critics Circle Awards ), Outstanding Director - Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Susan H. Schulman Outstanding Lyrics (Drama Desk Awards) for Brian Crawley and Outstanding Music (Drama Desk Awards) for Jeanine Tesori Outstanding New Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Violet Outstanding Orchestration (Drama Desk Awards) for Joseph Joubert Outstanding Orchestration (Drama Desk Awards) for Buryl Red Best Off Broadway Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) Outstanding Musical (The Lortels) for Playwrights Horizons Outstanding Musical (The Lortels) for Ira Weitzman Outstanding Musical (The Lortels) for Jeanine Tesori (associate producer).

What productions of Violet have there been?
Violet has had 4 productions including Off-Broadway which opened in 1997, Off-Broadway which opened in 1997, Broadway which opened in 2014 and West End which opened in 2019.