February 2, 2018 — March 4, 2018

Book & Lyrics by Brian Crawley
Music by Jeanine Tesori
Directed & Choreographed by Kari Hayter
Musical Direction by Robyn Manion

The best Tony-nominated musical nobody’s ever heard of… Violet has wowed critics and audiences with its powerful story and energetic gospel, rock, country and R&B score by Jeanine Tesori (Fun Home and Caroline, or Change). Set in the Deep South during the early days of the civil rights movement, this powerful musical tells the touching story of a young woman accidentally scarred on the face as a child. Hoping that a TV evangelist can cure her, Violet embarks on a long bus ride from her sleepy North Carolina town through Memphis to Oklahoma. Along the way, she meets two young soldiers who teach her about love, courage and the true meaning of beauty.

Based on "The Ugliest Pilgrim" by Doris Betts

Season Producers
Bette & Wylie Aitken

Executive Producers
Sophie & Larry Cripe

Associate Season Producer: Laurie Smits Staude

Associate Producers: Susan Bowman & Freddie Greenfield
and Rachelle Menaker & Eddie Schuller

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Important Information

Venue: Bette Aitken theater arts Center

Stage: Cripe Stage

Running Time:
Approx. 1 hour and 45 minutes with no intermission

Performance Notes

  • There will be a discussion with the cast after every performance

Limited Discounts for:

  • Previews
  • Weekdays
  • Seniors, Students, and Military (w/ID)

Special Events

  • Join us for Opening Night as a Gold Member.
    - Feb 10 at 8:00pm
  • "Sunday Salon" - Go behind the scenes with the creative team before the show.
    - Feb 11 at 2:00pm
  • Free Wine Tasting an hour before the show.
    - Feb 16 at 7:00pm
  • Free Beer Tasting an hour before the show.
    - Feb 23 at 7:00pm

Please Note

  • Babes in arms and children under four are not permitted.