An event every day that begins at 7:30 pm, repeating until May 20, 2023
Nashville Repertory Theatre is bringing the musical Violet to Nashville this May. “We are thrilled to present this beautiful, intimate musical to Nashville,” says Executive Director, Drew Ogle. “This is the type of show which won’t tour its original production outside of New York. One of the vital roles of nonprofit theatre like Nashville Rep is to bring works like these into our local community.”
Based on the short story The Ugliest Pilgrim by Doris Betts, Violet, at its core, is about a young woman’s pilgrimage toward discovering inner beauty. In search of a miracle to heal her scar, Violet joins a group of strangers on a bus ride through the American South. The score by Jeanine Tesori, the writer of Fun Home, Thoroughly Modern Mille, and Shrek the Musical, blends gospel, country, and folk music.
“We all have scars both externally and internally,” says first time guest director, Tracey Copeland Halter. “Some heal on their own, some we need help in healing. This play is about a woman on a journey to heal a physical scar. Along the way she meets a variety of people with their own scars. By the end of her journey, she realizes that her scar has already been healed, she just had to believe it.”
The musical Violet is an uplifting tale about the power of self-acceptance and finding beauty in life’s imperfections.
Running May 12 – 21, 2023 at TPAC’s Andrew Johnson Theater. For ticket and showtime information, visit www.nashvillerep.org.