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Jul 20 — Jul 21

The Color Purple

This musical adaptation of The Color Purple, Alice Walker’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel and the popular 1985 Steven Spielberg film, spotlights Celie, a downtrodden young woman whose personal awakening over the course of 40 years forms the arc of this epic story.  

Prepare to be spellbound by the powerful voices and unforgettable characters who take you on a heartwarming odyssey of love, empowerment, and redemption. Featuring a Grammy Award-winning score infused with jazz, ragtime, gospel, and African blues, this moving tale is a testament to the healing power of love, faith, resilience, and sisterhood.  

To celebrate 20 years of COCA summer musicals, we are welcoming back COCA Alumni from past summer musicals to join our current students in a production you won’t want to miss! 

Recommended for ages 13+. 

Director: Duane Foster  |  Music Director: Dr. Philip A. Woodmore  |  Choreographer: Christopher Page-Sanders 

Audio description provided by MindsEye Radio for the 1:00PM performance on Saturday, July 20. 


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Jul 20 — Jul 21

The Color Purple

July 20, 2024 @ 12:00 pm July 21, 2024 @ 12:00 pm

6880 Washington Avenue
Saint Louis, Missouri 63130
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