VIOLET

“Find Our Way.”

AN INTIMATE VERSION OF THE TONY NOMINATED MUSICAL!

February 16 - March 17, 2019

TICKETS ON SALE STARTING SEPTEMBER 1, 2018!


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Music by Jeanine Tesori  

Book & Lyrics by Brian Crawley

 

Direction by Dyan McBride

Movement by Matthew McCoy

Musical Direction by Jon Gallo

 

ALCAZAR THEATER

650 GEARY STREET

SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94103

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A SEARCH FOR BEAUTY THAT CHANGES THE SOUL. 

This multi-award-winning musical follows a scarred woman who embarks on a cross-country bus trip to be healed by a minister... discovering the true meaning of beauty along the way.  A story that centers around strength, love, awareness, and growth makes Violet a perfect choice for Bay Area Musicals' second show in our fourth season. 

Winner of the Drama Critics' Circle Award and Lucille Lortel Award for Best Musical when it premiered Off-Broadway in 1997, and then on to a Tony-nominated Broadway debut in 2014 with a revised version, Violet is a moving musical featuring show-stopping anthems, ranging from American-roots to folk to gospel.  With a score from Tony-winning composer Jeanine Tesori (Caroline, or Change; Thoroughly Modern Millie; Shrek; Fun Home) and book and lyrics by the acclaimed Brian Crawley (A Little Princess), Violet is inspired by the short story, The Ugliest Pilgrim by Doris Betts, astounding critics and audiences alike in two separate decades.

As a girl, Violet was struck by a wayward axe blade when her father was chopping wood, leaving her with a visible scar across her face. With enough money finally saved she's traveling across the Deep South in 1964 towards a miracle – the healing touch of a TV evangelist who will make her beautiful. Although she may not succeed in having the scar on her face healed, Violet is able to repair those scars that are lying deeper than her skin.  This will be an intimate rendition on a show rarely done.  A "not to be missed" theatrical event for Bay Area theater scene. 

*Rating: PG