Violet is based on "The Ugliest Pilgrim" and features a score by Tony Award nominee Jeanine Tesori with book and lyrics by Brian Crawley. According to press notes, the musical is described as: "Set against the backdrop of the Deep South in the early days of the civil rights movement, Violet is an uplifting musical about a young white woman who is physically and emotionally scarred. She sets out on a journey to find a cure and along the way meets a young black soldier who teaches her about beauty, courage and what it means to be an outsider."
The cast includes Britta Ollmann, Randy Schmeling, Azudi Onyejewe, Maeve Moynihan, Dieter Bierbrauer, Lynnea Doublette, Janet Hansen, Alan Sorenson and Nathaniel Irvin.
Here's a look at the production:
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