Located in Columbia, MD, Toby’s Dinner Theatre offers Broadway and original musicals in a lovely ‘in-the-round’ theatre space that has a long tradition of staging top-quality professional productions. TRW is proud that Toby’s has opened what has proven to be an exceptionally well-done THE COLOR PURPLE (running September 8 – November 11, 2012). The show has earned rave reviews all over the DC area.
DCMetroTheatreArts Amanda Gunther wrote, “It is uplifting and spiritually cleansing and one of the most stellar productions presented so far this season. With a phenomenally powerful cast featuring some of the most soulful performers in the area, this performance will leave you welled up with pride, moved to tears, and a little closer to true happiness. 5 Stars.” This show consistently earns this kind of review in productions all over North America.
THE COLOR PURPLE is an inspiring family saga that tells the unforgettable story of a woman who, through love, finds the strength to triumph over adversity and discover her unique voice in the world.
This musical adaptation of Alice Walker’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel (and the popular 1985 Steven Spielberg film) spotlights Celie, a downtrodden young woman whose personal awakening over the course of 40 years forms the arc of this epic story.
With a joyous score featuring jazz, ragtime, gospel, African music and blues, THE COLOR PURPLE is a story of hope, a testament to the healing power of love and a celebration of life. With a book by Marsha Norman and music and lyrics by Brenda Russell, Allee Willis and Stephen Bray, THE COLOR PURPLE premiered at the Alliance Theatre Company in Atlanta, Georgia and opened on Broadway on November 1, 2005. It was nominated for eleven 2006 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Best Book, and Best Original Score.