Violet

Published on 26th Nov, 2015

VIOLET | Hayes Theatre | 27 Nov – 20 Dec

Hayes Theatre’s final production for the year is the sensational VIOLET by Brian Crawley and Jeanine Tesori, and directed by Mitchell Butel. Presented by Blue Saint Productions.

Barry Konrad and Samantha Dodemaine in Sydney rehearsals. Photo Blue Saint Productions

Set against a backdrop of racial tension during the 1960s, VIOLET tells the story of a young girl who is facially scarred as a child in an accident. Violet undertakes her search for beauty amidst the image obsessed landscape and racial tensions of the American South in the 1960s. Journeying across the country with a rag bag of fellow travellers, she discovers that true beauty is not always in the eye of the beholder. Her search for divine intervention becomes her salvation comes in a very different manner.

With a vibrant and exciting score by Jeanine Tesori, composer of Caroline or ChangeShrek The MusicalVIOLET takes you on a musical journey through the American South with blues, roots, soul and gospel. If Chekhov, Lena Dunham and Aretha Franklin conspired to write a musical, this would be it!

Featuring a stunning cast including Samantha Dodemaide, Steven Danielsen, Barry Conrad, Dash Kruck, Damien Bermingham, Luisa Scrofani, Linden Furnell, Elenoa Rokobaro, Ryan Gonzalez, Katie Elle Reeve and Genevieve Lemon.

Sydney 'Violet' cast rehearsals. Photo Blue Saint Productions

“When a show works it tugs you insistently into its universe. This journey unfolds a half-century ago, but you don’t have to look far to see that the idea that life can change dramatically and devastatingly in a flash. What you do next becomes the question – and it makes VIOLET evergreen.” – NY Daily News

Musical director | Lucy Bermingham

Choreography | Amy Campbell

Set design | Simon Greer

Costumes | Lucetta Stapleton

Lighting | Ross Graham

www.violetthemusical.com.au

VIOLET
Presented by Blue Saint Productions
Hayes Theatre, Potts Point, Sydney
Friday 27 November – Sunday 20 December 2015
Tuesday – Saturday 8pm | Saturday 2pm | Sunday 3pm & 7pm (no 3pm show 29 Nov)
Prices: Full $54.00 | Concession $49.00
Book here www.hayestheatre.com.au

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