The powerful musical about a girl with a disfiguring scar who embarks on a bus journey from her farm in Spruce Pine, North Carolina to Tulsa, Oklahoma to seek healing, but discovers the true meaning of beauty along the way.
Runs Feb 9th to Feb 25th
Fri Feb 9th @ 08:00 PM Sat Feb 10th @ 08:00 PM Sun Feb 11th @ 02:00 PM Fri Feb 16th @ 08:00 PM Sat Feb 17th @ 08:00 PM
VIOLET Book and Lyrics by Brian Crawley | Music by Jeanine Tesori Directed by Julie Ewing | Music Direction by Kevin Bogan Based on the short story “The Ugliest Pilgrim” by Doris Betts
PERFORMANCES February 9*, 10, 11, 16, 17, 18*, 23, 24, 25 Fridays/Saturdays at 8 pm & Sundays at 2 pm
DISCOVERING WHO YOU ARE IS THE GREATEST JOURNEY OF ALL.
A girl with a disfiguring scar sets out from her home in Spruce Pine, NC to seek healing and finds her true beauty along the way. Set in 1964, this stunning show won both the Drama Critics’ Circle Award and Lucille Lortel Award as Best Musical for its touching script and show-stopping anthems ranging from American-roots to folk to gospel. VIOLET is the moving story of a courageous heroine you’ll never forget.
TICKETS and more info at: http://olathetheatre.org/violet/ Season Ticket Members can make reservations by writing email@example.com or by calling our reservation hotline at 913-782-2990. Indicate preferred date and seats.
*Feb 9: Opening night ticket holders will be treated to a post-show party with the cast and crew as well as the board of OCTA to celebrate both the production and the recent updates to the interior of the theatre.
*Feb 18: Join us for a special talkback after the show on Sunday, February 18th. Director Julie Ewing and the cast of Violet will talk with Lauren Ward, coming to us live from London! Lauren, a native of Kansas City, created the role of Violet in the original production at Playwrights Horizons in New York City and will share her experiences and stories of the creation of this wonderful musical. Lauren was also nominated for a Tony Award for her role as Miss Honey in the critically acclaimed Matilda, the Musical.
CAST Violet: Larissa Briley Flick: Nathaniel Rasson Monty: Austin Stang Young Vi: Bridget Walsh Father: Michael Scahill Old Lady/Hotel Hooker: Joy Richardson Preacher, Radio Singer, Bus Driver 1 & 4: Matthew Richardson Virgil, Billy Dean, Bus Driver 2, Radio Singer, Bus Passenger: Tyler Hileman Music Hall Singer/Bus Passenger: Renee Blinn Leroy Evans, Radio Singer, Bus Driver 3, Bus Passenger: Matt Pollock Lula Buffington, Almeta, Bus Passenger: Ashley Jones Bus Passengers, Ensembles: Alyson Golladay, Mark McNeal
PRODUCTION TEAM Director/Choreographer: Julie Ewing Music Director/Conductor: Kevin Bogan Stage Manager: Betsy Sexton Costume Designer: Annette Cook Set Designer: Ken Schmidt Set Builders: Cheryl Singers and Bill Case Sound Designer: Joshua Finch Light/Projection Designer: Zoe Spangler Asst. Stage Mgr./Props: Sarah Bergeson
Set Construction: Jon Bakker, Bill Case, Mark McNeal, Joe Lewis, Brian Robison Dramaturg: Quinn North OCTA Production Manager: Peter Leondedis
ACCOLADES: “…an enduringly rewarding musical.” – The New York Times
“a work of great resonance and beauty and joy” – New York Magazine
“The Broadway musical we’ve been waiting for has arrived!” – Newsday