Teatro101, responsible for last summer's successful production of The Little Dog Laughed, presents its first musical VIOLET, opening January 7, 2010 in Baltimore, MD.
Set in the Deep South during the early days of the Civil Rights Movement, VIOLET follows the growth and enlightenment of a bitter young woman accidentally scarred by her father as she learns about beauty, love, courage and what it means to be an outsider. One of the most acclaimed off-Broadway musicals of the '90s, VIOLET astounded critics and audiences with its powerful story, its energetic, toe-tapping Gospel, Rock, Country, and Rhythm and Blues score by Jeanine Tesori - composer of Caroline or Change, Shrek. VIOLET won an Obie Award for Jeanine Tesori, the New York Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Musical, and the Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Musical.
Based on 'The Ugliest Pilgrim' by Doris Betts, VIOLET has music by Jeanine Tesori and book & lyrics by Brian Crawley. The New York Times noted a style that is "Steeped in the exotic back-country blend of freakishness and religious fever."
VIOLET is directed by Ryan Michael Haase and musically directed by Cedric D. Lyles. It's cast features Katie Solomon as Violet and Jayne Harris, Troy Hopper, Steve Bainbridge, John Hurley, Angelo Arrington, Vanessa Buenger, Morgan Fannon, CrystAl Freeman, Rebecca Garrahy, David Gregory, Kim Kernan, Amanda Rife, Paul Wissman, Todd Zachwieja, and Kristen Zwobot.
The show runs January 7 (Thursday) through January 24, 2010 on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 pm, and Sundays at 2 pm. Tickets are $20 general. Performances are held at The Mobtown Theatre in Hampden. For tickets, directions, more information, visit teatro101.com.
Teatro101 provides high quality, accessible theatre that creates a viable forum for constructive communication and a cross-pollination throughout global human societies, diverse cultures, and the rapidly changing world we share. Teatro101 addresses issues in diversity as well as international themes. Teatro101 will be one of few, if not the only theatre company in Baltimore to specialize in works from Spain - future possibility of work produced in its original language.
VIOLET is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. 421 West 54th Street, New York, NY 10019 Phone: 212.541.4684 Fax: 212.397.4684 www.MTIShows.com
Photos by Ken Stanek.
Troy Hopper and Katie O. Solomon
Katie O. Solomon
Cedric Lyles with the cast
Cast of VIOLET
Cast of VIOLET
Jayne Harris, John Hurley, Troy Hopper Ryan M. Haase
Ryan M. Haase and cast
Ryan Michael Haase with Troy Hopper and Jayne Harris