Trisha Jeffrey, whose Broadway credits include Rent, Little Shop of Horrors and All Shook Up, stars as Celie in The Color Purple, which begins Aug. 14 at the Mercury Theater in Chicago.
Directed by L. Walter Stearns, with musical direction by Eugene Dizon and choreography by Brenda Didier, the cast also includes Jasondra Johnson (Goodman Theatre's Crowns) as Sophia, Adrienne Walker (Marriott Theatre in Lincolnshire's Dreamgirls) as Shug Avery, Keithon Gipson as Mister, Evan Tyrone Martin as Harpo and Cortez Johnson as Ol' Mister.
Rounding out the ensemble are Carrie Louise Abernathy, Sydney Charles, Darrian Ford, Aaron Holland, Donterrio Johnson, Donica Lynn, Katrina Miller, Ninah Snipes and Crystal Woods.
Performances continue through Oct. 27.
The Color Purple, according to the Mercury, "is an epic, profoundly uplifting family saga that tells the unforgettable story of a woman 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 a hopeful testament to the healing power of love and a triumphant celebration of life."
You're invited to spend an evening filled with personal tales of difficult choices, bad breaks, worse men and some of the most glorious songs ever written. It's an intimate evening, up close with a legend.
So pull up a chair and order up a drink. Because she's got a life to sing. Tickets as low as $85!
Fuerza Bruta Wayra
Here Lies Love
On The Town
Piece of My Heart
Scenes From A Marriage
Sex With Strangers
The Country House
The Good and The True
This is Our Youth
You Can't Take It With You