PAPA Presents: Violet

April 6 – 15, 2017

Our talented students take on the same challenge as our professional company with Violet, the story of one woman’s quest to be beautiful set against the backdrop of the 1960’s. Facially disfigured from a childhood accident, Violet sets off on a cross-country bus trip to find a televangelist she believes can heal her, and finds friendship and the adventure of a lifetime along the way.

Winner of a Drama Critic’s Circle Award for Best Musical and nominated for four Tonys, Violet delights with a variety of musical styles and touching harmonies.

With a score from Tony-winning composer, Jeanine Tesori (Caroline Or Change, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Shrek, Fun Home) and book and lyrics by the acclaimed Brian Crawley (A Little Princess), Violet is inspired by the short story, The Ugliest Pilgrim by Doris Betts, astounding critics and audiences alike in two separate decades.

Directed & Choreographed by Tyler Christie

Starring
Violet | Emma Joanis
Young Violet | Kaylin Moriarty
Flick | Keondray Holloway
Monty | Ben Breault
Father | Josh Goldberg
Preacher/Ensemble | Liam Blanchard
Lulu Buffington/Ensemble | Samantha Currier
Billy Dean/Ensemble | Kline Dickens
Old Lady/Ensemble | Rachel Goldberg
Hotel Hooker/Ensemble | Mary Jardine
Music Hall Singer/Ensemble | Riley Emery
Music Hall Singer/Ensemble | Lauren Marin
Virgil/Ensemble | Mitchell Smith
Almeta/Ensemble | Isabella Romero
Leroy Evans/Ensemble | Charlie Wheeler