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 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.