The Color Purple | Springfield, Illinois | Visit Springfield

May 12, 2023 - May 14, 2023
May 12 & 13 - 7:30PM; May 14 2:00PM

The Hoogland Center for the Arts
420 S. Sixth St, Springfield



This musical adaptation of Alice Walker’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel (and the popular 1985 Steven Spielberg film) follows Celie, a young woman whose personal awakening over the course of 40 years forms the arc of this epic and timeless 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. Originally running on Broadway in 2005 and revived in 2016, the multi Tony Award Winning The Color Purple makes its glorious debut on our stage May 12th, 2023.