the color purple in detroit

Minimal Props for a Maximum Broadway Experience – The Color Purple #BroadwayinDetroit

the color purple in detroit
We had the pleasure of attending BROADWAY IN DETROIT presents The Color Purple at the beautiful Fisher Theater. No one visiting the Fisher should arrive without taking time to explore the beauty and historic opulence of the building itself. It is truly an experience without even seeing a production. While waiting for the doors to open we explored and every time we go we find new beautiful areas. The Color Purple had a photo blackout so there are no pictures but the experience and production was mesmerizing and no photos were necessary.

The stage seemed sparse and there were very few props but once the artists began their singing the audience was magically transported to the 1930’s in rural southern America. 14 year old Celie and her younger sister Nettie set the scene while introducing the audience to the cultural problems of black social positions in America. The pure sweet voices carried us through the complicated family relationships of Celie, her forced marriage, and her quiet strength to endure in adversity.

Every time that we thought we had laughed (and teared up) and it couldn’t get better, Shug Avery and Sophia had us cracking up with their antics and reactions to the situations. The voices of the actors were pure and powerful as they carried us on a beautiful journey that had enthralled the entire theatre audience. Whether the singing was by the males or females, it was an unforgettable experience that should not be missed. Honestly it was one of the best performances I have ever attended.


Tickets go on sale September 10

Direct from Broadway, THE COLOR PURPLE is the Tony Award-winning revival of the truly remarkable musical adapted from Alice Walker’s best-selling novel. Directed by Tony winner John Doyle (Sweeney Todd and The Color Purple), the critically acclaimed revival will come to Detroit from November 7 – 12 as part of a North American tour.   Tickets start at $39 and go on sale Sunday, September 10 at all Ticketmaster locations, by phone at 1-800-982-2787 and online at or   Starting Monday, September 11, tickets will also be available for purchase at The Fisher Theatre Box Office.

This revival of THE COLOR PURPLE won two Tony Awards in 2016, including Best Revival of a Musical and two Drama Desk Awards including Outstanding Revival of a Musical. THE COLOR PURPLE revival also won the 2017 Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album.

Hailed as “a direct hit to the heart” (The Hollywood Reporter), this joyous American classic conquered Broadway in an all-new “ravishingly reconceived production that is a glory to behold” (The New York Times) directed by Tony winner John Doyle.

With a soul-raising score of jazz, gospel, ragtime and blues, THE COLOR PURPLE gives an exhilarating new spirit to this Pulitzer Prize-winning story.

Don’t miss this stunning re-imagining of an epic story about a young woman’s journey to love and triumph in the American South. The musical sensation that New York Magazine calls “one of the greatest revivals ever.” Experience the exhilarating power of this Tony-winning triumph!

Performance times for THE COLOR PURPLE appearing November 7-12, 2017 at The Fisher Theatre, located at 3011 West Grand Blvd., in Detroit are:

  • Tuesday through Saturday evening performances at 8:00 p.m.

  • Sunday evening performance at 7:30 p.m.

  • Saturday & Sunday matinees at 2:00 p.m.

  • Special Open Captioned performance on Friday, November 10 at 8:00 p.m.

Tickets for of THE COLOR PURPLE start at $39 (includes facility and parking fees) and will go on sale September 10 at all Ticketmaster locations, by phone at 1-800-982-2787, and online at or Tickets will also be available for purchase starting on September 11 at The Fisher Theatre box office.  A limited number of premium seats will be available through Ticketmaster and at The Fisher Theatre box office. For group sales (12 or more) please call 313-871-1132 or email Tickets for the Open Captioned performance may be purchased in person at The Fisher Theatre Box Office or by phone at 313-872-1000, ext. 0. Performance schedule, prices and cast are subject to change without notice.

Broadway In Detroit uses Ticketmaster as its sole, authorized ticketing agent. Individual tickets purchased from a ticket broker or “third party” ticket reseller involves risk and may not be authentic, sold at box office prices, or with correct performance and venue information. Broadway In Detroit box offices cannot reprint or replace lost or stolen tickets sold through a third party or ticket reseller. Broadway In Detroit is also unable to contact third party purchasers with pertinent updates or changes regarding performances.

The Broadway In Detroit Series at The Fisher Theatre is sponsored by the Chrysler Pacifica.  As part of this sponsorship, the Chrysler Pacifica will be on display this season at The Fisher Theatre.

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