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Thursday, May 4, 2017

VIOLET opens at The Summit Playhouse May 5

violetVIOLET opens at The Summit Playhouse tomorrow May 5
The Summit Playhouse will present the award-winning musical “Violet”  with performances on May 5, 6, 12, 13, 19 and 20 at 8:00 PM and matinee performances May 7 and 14 at 2:00 PM.

Recently revived on Broadway starring Sutton Foster, “Violet” features Jeanine Tesori’s (Fun Home, Shrek, Thoroughly Modern Millie) score of show-stopping anthems ranging from American roots to folk to gospel. “Violet” tells the story of a young woman’s quest for beauty amidst the image-obsessed landscape of the 1960s. Facially disfigured in a childhood accident, Violet dreams of a miraculous transformation through the power of faith. Convinced that a televangelist in Oklahoma can heal her, she hops a Greyhound bus and starts the journey of a lifetime across the Deep South. Along the way she forms unlikely friendships with her fellow riders who teach her about beauty, love, courage and how to overcome the scars that lie beneath our skin.

michael king  he_Office_-_Roma_and_LeveneThe cast includes Stephany Goulart as Violet.  Shan Williams plays Flick and Matt Coakley plays Monty, the young soldiers traveling to an Army base on the cusp of the Vietnam War. Kyra Anthony is Young Violet and Jeffrey Fiorello plays the Father.  Summit Playhouse veteran performer Michael King is the Preacher (photo) while Laura Berman Fortgang is the Old Lady.  The cast also includes SharaĆ© Moultrie as the singer Lula Buffington, Will Carey as Virgil, Bailey Howell, and Thomas Fetner.
The production is directed by Rob Nissen, with music direction by Patrick Phillips and is produced by Sandra Nissen.

violet bus

Tickets are available via Brown Paper Tickets http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2600125 or by calling the Summit Playhouse 908-273-2192.  For more information email summitplayhouseinfo@gmail.com The Summit Playhouse is located at 10 New England Avenue, Summit, NJ 07901. For more information visit http://www.thesummitplayhouse.org/

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