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The Color Purple Reviews

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Average customer review: 3.5 star rating (3.4 Stars)

Number of reviews: 18



5.0 star rating from San Francisco, California


I did not have any expectations before I saw this show. I was in San Francisco for work and the timing was good as it was opening night. I have never laughed and cried so much during a show. The performers were AMAZING! So many talented voices. Don’t wast your time watching reality TV, go and see what life was really like for African American women and men 100 years ago. Very moving and something I will be talking about for years to come. Might even try to see it again tomorrow before I head home to Australia.

5.0 star rating Eileen A. from Las Vegas, Nevada


We have the Broadway Series subscription at The Smith Center and this is far the best show we've seen this season. All the actors were amazingly great. Adrianna Hicks as Celie was phenomenal! Even with their improvisational use of the stage and props, the cast was able to maximize their individual voices, harmonies, and movements to express the emotional struggles of that era. Definitely recommend for any one who still has a chance to watch it.

5.0 star rating Ellen R. from Las Vegas, Nevada


Phenomenal peoduction at Las Vegas Smth Center. Loved the energy and talent, balancing the difficult emotions. Great front row seats, tho no seat is bad at Smith Center. Dinner at Casa Don Juan's capped a lovely afternoon

5.0 star rating C Andrews from Boston, Massachusetts


One of the best shows I have seen in quite a while! Story stayed true to the movie but had an unexpected enjoyable twist of laughter added to it!

5.0 star rating Don Royal from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania


Singers were amazing.The show stayed close to the movie and book with some slight twists towards the end that were definitely interesting. Overall the wife and I really enjoyed it and as I mentioned the singers were amazing.

5.0 star rating Gwendolyne Lovett from Boston, Massachusetts


My daughter, took me on Mother's Day. I read the book, years before the movie came out. Jennifer Houston and the whole cast was excellent. I am going to Boston, to see it, I can look at the play over 20 times and never get sick of it. I first went and seen it, on Broadway in New York. Please go see it, you will be glad. We were seated in the 2nd row. It's worth it, no disappointments, I talked about it for months. For dinner before the play, we want to Sylvia's, the famous Soul Food, restaurant, in New York. I can't thank you enough, my daughter, Alisha, for my Mother's Day, I will never forget it. Love you.

5.0 star rating Monica Willis from Houston, Texas


Saw the traveling show in Charlotte North Carolina and was so impressed. My mother loved it. It was so great that I am looking forward to seeing it again in Houston.


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Empowering beautiful MOVING!

The music and lyrics are beautiful and we felt the shifts and changes of Celie's journey!

The book leaves the audience feeling empowered and hopeful for change. The music and lyrics are beautiful and we felt the shifts and changes of Celie's journey!

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