Hickory – Audience members are enthusiastically praising THE COLOR PURPLE musical, onstage now at Hickory Community Theatre.

“The singing is top-notch and the harmonies are incredible,” commended Tara B. of Hickory.

“The team at Hickory Community Theatre have done a wonderful job with THE COLOR PURPLE. I absolutely loved it!” gushed Tracy H. of Hickory

“Outstanding! I was enthralled from beginning to end,” said Deborah K. of Newton.

THE COLOR PURPLE is a story of hope and a celebration of life. It spotlights Celie, an oppressed young woman whose personal awakening, spanning over 40 years, forms the arc of this epic. This musical adaptation of Alice Walker’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel and 1985 Steven Spielberg film features a joyous score of jazz, ragtime, gospel, African music and blues.

Performances of THE COLOR PURPLE are Fridays and Saturdays, January 28 through February 5, at 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, January 30, at 2:30 p.m., and Thursday, February 3, at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets for all performances are $16 for adults and $10 for youth and students. For tickets visit hickorytheatre.org or call the box office at 828-328-2283.

Due to the rising rate of Covid-19 cases in Catawba County HCT is now requiring that patrons wear a mask or other face covering while inside the building.

The HCT’s 73rd season is sponsored by Paramount Automotive and Sunbelt Xpress. THE COLOR PURPLE is supported by a grant from the United Arts Council of Catawba County through the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources, with funding from the State of North Carolina from the National Endowment for the Arts. Shurtape Technologies, LLC is associate producer. HCT is a funded affiliate of the United Arts Council of Catawba County.

PHOTO: Iris DeWitt as Shug Avery (center), with (L-R) Alana Patterson, Renetta Hamrick, Dakota Armstrong, Michael Stroudmire, Lynn Crawford and Bethany Spears in THE COLOR PURPLE THE MUSICAL. Performances are this Thursday through Sunday. For times and tickets visit hickorytheatre.org or call the box office at 828-328-2283. Photo by Katherine Stone.