Wyoming Arts Council

The Color Purple at the Buell Theatre in Denver

From blog editor Linda Coatney:
I ventured down to Denver yesterday for the 2:00 p.m. matinee performance of The Color Purple, the musical. The tickets were a Christmas present from my daughter. Great songs and wonderful vocalists/performers. The story for the stage is somewhat differently told from the movie story, but the pivotal focus of the characters’ lives is all still there. Felicia P. Fields, who played Sofia, was funny and portrayed Sofia’s defiant spirit perfectly. Jeannette Bayardelle played Celie and did it with great care of her character’s transistion. Angela Robinson played Shug Avery in all her self-possessed, self-assured, but damaged, looking-for-love-wherever-she-can-find-it glory.

I’d highly recommend going. There are two shows daily, from today, Jan 9 through Jan 18.

Other productions coming to the Buell this year: Chicago, Feb. 3-8; The Phantom of the Opera, Feb. 25-Mar. 22; Bill Cosby, Mar. 28; Tang Concubines, Apr. 7-19; Cirque Eloize:NEBBIA, Apr. 28-29; David Copperfield: An Intimate Evening of Grand Illusion, May 8-10; Monty Python’s Spamalot, May 13-17; Rent, Jun. 9-14; Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Jul. 23-26; Wicked, Oct. 7-Nov 15; Spring Awakening, Dec. 1-13; and Little House on the Prairie, Dec. 15-27.

Go to http://www.denvercenter.org/ for much more information about productions (opera, Shakespeare, drama, etc.), and tickets at the Buell as well as the other Denver Center for the Performing Arts theatres, or call (303) 893-4100.

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