Special ‘Purple’ Music Career Celebrated at Weathervane

The cast will perform the thrilling “The Color Purple” at Akron’s Weathervane Theater through March 13.

Based on Alice Walker’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, this uplifting musical is Weathervane’s 800th production since it founded the theater in 1935. It’s a cause for celebration, beautiful singing and inspiring storytelling.

Those who have seen the musical in a large theater and may feel a little out of the way of the action can look forward to a visceral experience of the production in an intimate 240-seat weathervane.

Part of that is because the sound is top-notch for this show, making a strong music production even more exhilarating. Thanks to Music Director Edward Ridley Jr. and his six-piece band, who brought a fusion of jazz, gospel, African and blues to life.

Leave a Comment

%d bloggers like this: