The Island Packet
By Nancy K. Wellard
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Every now and then, a series of dramatic moving parts come together to create a theatrical event that is unique, remarkable and exceeds all expectations. I am thrilled to tell you that such a lineup of cultural and artistic circumstances did come together on Hilton Head last Friday night at the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, when the cast of “The Color Purple” filled the stage of the Elizabeth Wallace Theater.
The award winning musical, based upon the 1982 book by Alice Walker and the 1985 Stephen Spielberg, Oscar-nominated film, the Broadway Show of 2005, and finally on the Broadway Musical Revival, 2013, is over the top. It will, by turns, charm, delight, sadden, distract, thrill and amaze.
There are a number of reasons why the production works so well.