The Color Purple coming to Stephens Auditorium Jan. 17

Award-winning musical “The Color Purple” will make a stop at Stephens Auditorium in Ames on Jan. 17.

Based on Alice Walker’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel and the Warner Bros./Amblin Entertainment motion picture, the Tony® Award-winning Broadway revival of “The Color Purple” is adapted for the stage by Tony® and Pulitzer Prize-winning Marsha Norman with music and lyrics by Brenda Russell, Allee Willis, and Stephens Bray.

The revival of The Color Purple opened to great acclaim in summer 2013 at London’s Menier Chocolate Factory, followed by a Broadway bow on Nov. 10, 2015 at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre. The Color Purple went on to win two 2016 Tony Awards, including Best Revival of a Musical, two Drama Desk Awards, including Outstanding Revival of a Musical, the 2017 Grammy Award® for Best Musical Theater Album and a Daytime Emmy®. The Color Purple played 483 performances on Broadway, closing on Jan. 8, 2017.

Pre-show dinner
Make hassle-free dinner reservations and nab a great parking spot when you add a pre-show dinner to your night out at Stephens. You can relax and know you’ll have time to enjoy your meal and easily get to your seats before opening curtain. All dinners are held at the Scheman building. Dinner begins two hours prior to show time starting with a 30-minute social.

On the menu: Peppery Purple Soup, “Purple Haze” Chocolate Crostini, Fig and Arugula Salad with Walnuts and Goat Cheese, Soy Ginger Flank Steak with Eggplant and Purple Potatoes, and Grape and Rosemary Sorbet. Visit the Iowa State Center website to order pre-show dinner tickets online for The Color Purple by Friday, Jan. 10.

The Color Purple
Where: Stephens Auditorium, Ames, IA
When: Friday, January 17, 2020
Time: 7:
Tickets: $84, $70, $50, $35

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