Monday, November 24, 2008


This weekend my sister, Maureen and I went to see The Color Purple ~ The musical. Our other sister, Patty, has season tickets and she wasn't feeling well so she let us go. Thanks Patty! We hope you get better really fast.

We saw it at the Orange County Performing Arts. It's only 2 blocks from where I live. So it's where we frequently go see plays, musicals and concerts.
Most things come here shortly after Los Angeles gets the big hits. So it's worth the wait for us.

If you have not seen the musical The Color Purple yet, let me tell you that you must go as you will be so entertained. It is a wonderful musical. You will laugh and cry. You will feel anger, disgust, happiness and joy.
The music is lovely and the story is beautiful. It's about love. Love two sisters share in hard times. A bond that can not be broken even though they are kept away from each other.

There are three women who gossip about everyone. I think we all know women like these.

The one sister, Celie, is ugly and has been raped by her father who took her two babies from her and gave them away. The father marries her off to a man who beats her, turns her into his slave and forces her to take care of his children.
Her husband wanted to marry the other sister, Nettie, the pretty one. But, the father wouldn't let him. So when she comes to visit her sister the husband tries to rape her and when he isn't able to he sends her away and never lets Celie see or hear from her sister again.
The Nettie was played by LeToya London who was one of the finalist in American Idol the same time Jennifer Hudson was on. She has such a pretty voice.

I won't tell you the whole story or the end just in case you get to see it yourself.
I loved this musical. I think it is one of my top three favorite musicals I've seen and I've seen a lot.
It was great being able to see it with a sister I love too. The first time I saw it, last year, I was lucky enough to see it with both of my sisters. That is a day I will always remember.


Mistress Meeyee said...

I have read the book and I watched the movie a hundred times.I cry every time I watch that movie!

Cottage Way of Life said...

I love the part when Sophia sings, "Hell, No!" Powerful song.

Darlene said...

I LOVE to go see musicals. I know it was a GREAT show! Glad you got to go.

Attic Clutter said...

Hi JoAnn
Love your Holiday looks like you gals were having so much fun..
The Color Purples looks great as a stage play .. glad you enjoyed it..
hugs, Patty

Unknown said...

I've seen the movie, and would love to see the musical!

Maybe it will come this way one day.

Glenda said...

I love the Color Purple. My sister has watched so much that she can sit there and recite it word by word. I have lost count of how many times I've seen it.

I wonder if it will be in San Francisco soon, it usually comes up here at some point. I'll have to look it up.


Tutti Chic said...

It looks like a great musical! The movie was great & very moving. Happy Thanksgiving to you & your family! :) chris