I have always been an admirer of the performing arts; ballet, jazz, theatre, vocal, etc., for as long as I can remember. On this past Wednesday, I was invited by Lisa R. Muhammad and Project Y.O.U.T.H. (Chicago Youth Community Service Organization) to preview the musical, The Color Purple, directed and produced by John Ruffin of J. Ruffin Entertainment/Theatre 47.
The entire cast consisted of young Black college aged men and women. This group of talented adults’ ability to bring this musical based on the Alice Walker novel to life was absolutely AMAZING, CREATIVE, and ENERGETIC! In all of my experience of participating and attending similar performances, this preview was by far the epitome of what it means to get in touch with the God within and connect with those viewing on all levels!
The opening weekend for The Color Purple musical is July 27-29, 2012 at the Harold Washington Culture Center, 4701 S. King Drive, Chicago, IL. I highly encourage all who are in the Chicago area and those who can make travel arrangements to be present! It is worth it! This production is family-friendly and a wonderful way to appreciate musical culture at it finest!
Tickets are on sale for $30 and $45! For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit www.JohnRuffin.com or call 773.373.1900. You can also follow John Ruffin on Twitter @jruff89 .