Opening of The Color Purple

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This is not the Alice Walker book nor the Steven Spielberg film that starred Oprah and Whoopi Goldberg. The book and film where about suffering. The is a celebration of the love between, not only the two main characters, but the platonic love shared by all women who are close friends.

Based on the award-winning novel by Alice Walker, ‘The Color Purple’ is an inspiring family saga that tells the unforgettable story of a woman, who, through love, finds the strength to triumph over adversity and discover her unique voice in the world.

Speaking of voice, ‘The Color Purple’ is a vocal extravaganza featuring gospel, blues and juke joint jive songs. Especially the performances of Dayna Dantzler and Taprena Augustine as Celie and Shug Avery. These two performers were quite brilliant in their vocal performances last night. Given the subject matter of the play, they also brought some well needed humor to the show.

Overall, the entire cast is great with awesome singing voices. With the entire cast participating in the final song, singing and clapping … and then with the audience joining in … I felt like I was in church during a southern revival. I have never experienced a response as this in a musical in the ATL …oh what fun!

‘The Color Purple is only in town for two more nights … so act quick for this limited engagement of one fun night of singing.