2 Acts, Book Musical, Pop / Rock, Rated PG-13
Original Off-Broadway Version (1997)
On a cross-country bus trip in search of a minister to heal her scarred face, one woman discovers the true meaning of beauty, courage and love.
Winner of the Drama Critics’ Circle Award and Lucille Lortel Award for Best Musical when it premiered off-Broadway, Violet features a score of show-stopping anthems ranging from American-roots to folk to gospel from one of most vibrant composers of modern musical theatre -
Jeanine Tesori (Caroline Or Change, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Shrek). With its powerful story Violet has astounded critics and audiences alike making it one of the most acclaimed off-Broadway shows of the ’90s.
As a girl, Violet was struck by a wayward axe blade when her father
was chopping wood, leaving her with a visible scar across her face. With
finally saved she's traveling across the 1964 Deep South towards a
miracle - the healing touch of a TV evangelist that will make her
beautiful. Though she
may not succeed in having the scar on her face healed, Violet is
able to repair those that are lying deeper than her skin; and on the way
she meets a
young, African-American Soldier whose love for her reaches far past
her physical "imperfections".
With its immaculately crafted, multi-genre score whose lyrics and
book are from the fantastic Brian Crawley (A Little Princess), Violet is a
of theatre that needs no more than a few chairs and talented
performers to take an audience's breath away. It is a must for
companies dedicated to
depicting moving stories on their stage.
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Bob Fosse was the only director to win a Tony, an Oscar, and an Emmy in the same year (1973). He won two Tonys (direction and choreography) for Pippin, an Oscar for Cabaret and an Emmy for Liza with a Z.