THE COLOR PURPLE
KARAMU PERFORMING ARTS THEATRE
216-795-7077 or www.karamuhouse.org
THE COLOR PURPLE, which is an appropriate selection for Karamu’s mission, gets a good, but somewhat flawed production, filled with some wonderful singing and acting.
To see a full review of this show, read Roy Berko's blog here.
Credit belongs to artistic director Terrence Spivey for bringing this mega-musical to Karamu House. With a cast of 46, most of whom are non-professional actors, 15 scenes and as many set changes, and more than 25 songs in this operetta-style musical, 'Purple' is a monumental challenge that the Karamu production meets with uneven results.
To see a full review of this show, read Fran Heller's review at the Cleveland Jewish News
There are so many good things in this ambitious production of The Color Purple at Karamu House that it almost seems churlish to point out a couple major problems. Trouble is, those problems affect the overall impact of the piece, and that’s most unfortunate.
To see a full review of this show, read Christine Howey's blog Rave and Pan