February 9-March 3, 2024
Tuesday - Saturday at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday Matinees at 2 p.m.

Preview Performance:
Wednesday, February 7 at 7:30 p.m.

Location: Mainstage

Price: Tickets start at $39 with discounts for children 2-12
For groups of 10+, please email themphill@redmountaintheatre.org

Rating: Recommended for ages 13+

Timing: Act 1 runs 1 hour, 5 minutes. [15 minute intermission] Act 2 runs 1 hour.

The Color Purple

Sponsored by: Birmingham Coca-Cola Bottling Company, United | Wells Fargo | Joe Piper, Inc. Legacy Foundation | Spire | Bradley

From Alice Walker’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel comes a Tony Award-winning musical with a fresh, joyous score mixing jazz, ragtime, gospel, and blues. The epic story follows Celie from a childhood of abuse and anguish through her hard-earned metamorphosis into a strong, radiant light. Told over a forty-year span, Celie discovers the transformative power of kindness and tenacious love to defy the suffering around her.

The Color Purple is full of starlet power, from Celie’s emotional heart to the bouncy, brassy characters of Shug Avery and Sofia. The magnificent score makes these iconic roles soar.

Watch the trailer based on footage from our 2018 performance in the Cabaret Theatre.

Girl in a jacket

Accessible Performance

Theatre is for everyone! At this performance, we will include ASL Interpretation and live Audio Description headsets. Please reserve ahead by contacting the Box Office via email or 205-324-2424.

Saturday, February 17 at 7:30 p.m.
Email boxoffice@redmountaintheatre.org to reserve.

Community Conversations

After each Thursday performance, RMT hosts COMMUNITY CONVERSATIONS immediately following the show. Members of the cast and crew, or partners from around the Birmingham metro area, will join us to discuss the work and its wider implications for our city. Feel free to submit your questions for the guests by clicking on the QR code on the back of your program.

DATES FOR THE COLOR PURPLE: February 15, 22, and 29

MEET THE CAST

* denotes member of Actors' Equity Association

Myiesha J. Duff*
Celie
Valisia LeKae*
Shug
Jeremy Jefferson
Mister
Juna Givhan
Sofia
Dorian
Harpo
Deztonie Cunningham
Nettie
Halo Wheeler
Squeak/ u/s Celie
Abijah Cunningham
Ensemble/Church Lady/Soloist (Darlene)
Aaliyah Caston
Ensemble/Church Lady (Doris)
Stephanie Lett
Ensemble/Church Lady (Jarene)
Shannon Dionne
Ensemble / u/s Shug
Samantha Robinson
Ensemble / u/s Nettie
Kristin Kenebrew
Ensemble / u/s Squeak
Lillian A. Cole
Ensemble / u/s Sofia
Jaida Davis
Ensemble
Kennedy Hawthorne
Ensemble / u/s Young Celie, Young Nettie
Kendall Johnson
Ensemble / u/s Mister
Terrance Campbell
Ensemble
Aurkheem Jolley
Ensemble
Jalen Kirkman
Ensemble / u/s Harpo

Jamorris Rivers
Ensemble
Zion Carmichael
Ensemble
David Edward Perry
Ensemble/Ol' Mister
Jerome Stephen Manning
Swing
Naomi Brown
Swing
Jaina Burrell
Young Celie
Chelsea Williams
Young Nettie
Mackenzie Gipson
Youth ensemble
Xander Duckworth
Young Harpo / youth ensemble

Thanks to our 2023-2024 Professional Series Sponsors

23-24 Professional Series Sponsors digital