Wednesday, August 5, 2009

'The Color Purple' returns this month

From a Blumenthal Performing Arts Center press release that just hit our inbox:

The Charlotte run of THE COLOR PURPLE in May played to capacity crowds each night, leading to the August return engagement. Tickets for this month’s shows are on sale now online at, by phone at 704-372-1000 and at the Belk Theater box office. Seats are still available – including premium locations – for all performances but fans will find the best availability on Tuesday (8/25), Wednesday (8/26), Thursday (8/27) and Sunday (8/30) evenings. Group pricing is available for groups of 15 or more by calling 704-379-1380.

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 Blumenthal Performing Arts Center is a member of the Independent Presenters Network (IPN), which is a producer of THE COLOR PURPLE.


WHAT: Oprah Winfrey presents THE COLOR PURPLE, The Musical about Love,

WHEN: August 25-30, 2009

WHERE: Belk Theater (130 N. Tryon St.)

COST: Tickets start at $35

TIX/MORE INFO:; 704-372-1000 or at the performing arts center box office in the Belk Theater lobby