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+

The Color Purple

Sponsored by: Birmingham Coca-Cola Bottling Company | Wells Fargo | 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 for the Tony Award winning 2016 production on Broadway.

Girl in a jacket

Accessibility 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

Thanks to our 2023-2024 Professional Series Sponsors

23-24 Professional Series Sponsors digital