Just a quick personal note: I went to see this opening night... Fantasia is outstanding in The Color Purple! I think those who think of Fantasia simply as an "American Idol" winner will be impressed with more than her singing. - JMD
OPRAH WINFREY PRESENTS THE COLOR PURPLE STARRING FANTASIA
FANTASIA ADDS PERFORMANCE IN ATLANTA!
This Week At The Fabulous Fox Theatre: Sept 22-27
ATLANTANS ENTHUSIASTICALLY APPLAUD THE SOULFUL SINGING SENSATION
AS SHE REPRISES HER CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED ROLE OF ‘CELIE’ IN THE SMASH HIT MUSICAL
Due to popular demand, the producers of THE COLOR PURPLE, are pleased to announce that Fantasia will add a performance and reprise the role of “Celie” in the Sunday, Sept 27 matinee performance at the Fox Theatre. Tickets are selling quickly – the best seats are available for the Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and now the Sunday matinee with the newly added Fantasia performance. Tickets for all performances are on sale now at the Fox Theatre Box Office, online at www.ticketmaster.com, via phone at 800-982-2787 and at all Ticketmaster outlets.
Atlanta is raving about Fantasia in THE COLOR PURPLE: “[Fantasia] is utterly entrancing.” Rodney Ho, AJC’s American Idol Blog. “It is [Fantasia’s] performance that transforms an excellent show into a truly compelling, not-to-be-missed event.” Manning Harris, Atlanta Intown Paper “[Fantasia] demonstrates a disarming depth and dimension.” Bert Osborne, Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
Nominated for eleven Tony Awards®, including Best Musical, THE COLOR PURPLE, opened on December 1, 2005 at the Broadway Theatre where it ran for over two record breaking years. It is 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 the strength to triumph over adversity, and discover her unique voice in the world. With a joyous GRAMMY®-nominated score featuring gospel, jazz, pop and the blues, THE COLOR PURPLE, is about hope and the healing power of love.
The performance schedule for THE COLOR PURPLE is as follows:
Tuesday, Sept 22 at 8 pm
Wednesday, Sept 23 at 8 pm
Thursday, Sept 24 at 8 pm
Friday, Sept 25 at 8 pm
Saturday, Sept 26 at 2 pm & 8 pm
Sunday, Sept 27 at 1:30 pm & 7:00 pm
For more information about THE COLOR PURPLE, please visit www.colorpurple.com
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