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An unforgettable story of hope and the healing power of love.


Based upon the novel written by ALICE WALKER and the Warner Bros./Amblin Entertainment Motion Picture
Book by MARSHA NORMAN, Music and Lyrics by BRENDA RUSSELL, ALLEE WILLIS, and STEPHEN BRAY
Directed by KIMBERLEY RAMPERSAD

An inspiring family saga telling the story of a woman who, through love, finds the strength to triumph over adversity and discover her unique voice in the world. Based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Alice Walker, this musical features a joyous score containing jazz, ragtime, gospel, rhythm and blues.

Follow the journey of Celie, a downtrodden young woman, whose personal awakening over the course of 40 years forms the arc of this epic story.

The original Broadway production produced by Scott Sanders, Quincy Jones and Oprah Winfrey, was nominated for 11 Tony Awards, and the 2015 revival won 2, including Best Revival of a Musical.

Estimated run time: 2.5 hours (including an intermission).
Recommended for ages 12 & up.
Please note: Babes in arms or children under the age of four (4) are not permitted in the theatre;
no admittance without a ticket.



Pay What You Can

Neptune Theatre is pleased to offer a "pay what you can" performance for each of its productions (usually the first Tuesday of each production; please see here for exact dates).

Pay What You Can performances are not available for purchase online and there are no advanced ticket sales available. (Performances are listed online as a reminder of the PWYC performance dates.)

Doors open to the Theatre 30 minutes before the start of the performance and seating is on a 'first-come, first-served' basis, so you are advised to arrive early to get the best seating possible. Suggested PWYC donation $5.00. Cash only. Many of our 'PWYC' performances are very popular and the line-ups start early, so please make sure to plan ahead!