The Colour Purple Reviews

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Average customer review: 5.0 star rating (4.8 Stars)

Number of reviews: 18



5.0 star rating Charlotte from Hammond, LA USA


Oprah has done it again. The Color Purple musical was wonderful. It was well worth the trip to NYC to see it on broadway. Listening to the soundtrack brings it back to life for me. Again, simply wonderful- the acting was superb. Loved it!

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5.0 star rating Beryl Dixon from Grifton, N. C.


Being a fanatical (well almost) Fantasia fan, I knew going in I would probably enjoy this play very much. However, I was not really prepared for how much I enjoyed it. Until I learned Fantasia was starring in it, I really had no interest in seeing the play. I was just one of those people that felt seeing Color Purple once (movie or otherwise) was enough and I had seen the movie. Well, that opinion has drastically changed. I now am planning another trip to New York, specifically to see the play again. This time I would like to take my daughters and several of my friends. It was incredible! It made me laugh and cry. I didn't imagine it would stay so true to the movie version, but it did and the entire cast was unbelievably talented. I have raved so much about this play since I returned home, that several of my friends and acquaintances have bought tickets and finalized their plans to go to NY to see it (they won't even wait for me) (:->)

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5.0 star rating MRS.2 U from BALTIMORE



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5.0 star rating Tim B from Downey, CA USA


I took my 14-year-old daughter to see this show and we both thought it was great. The music and singing was as good as anything I have heard. Fantasia did an excellent job as Celie. She was totally believable in the part. The others were super too. Sophia was a blast! Well worth seeing. Peace.

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5.0 star rating Noel from Bronx, NY


This was the Christmas gift my girlfriend gave me. The cast was phenomenal. I enjoyed every moment. I have bought two tickets for my friend and his wife and I will be taking the choir to see it in February. The music, the set, the cast couldn't be better. Well done.

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5.0 star rating Annoymous from NY


It was great . I laughed I cried and it was so good . Just like the book . The message was clear and Fanstasia was great.

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5.0 star rating Tam from DALLAS TX


Probably my favorite movie of all time was even better on Broadway! The cast is unbelievable... and I was delighted with the performance of Fantasia as Celie...she captured the essence of the character from the movie played by Whoopi Goldberg... down to the silly grin!! Fantasia should be extremely proud of all her accomplishments since American Idol! Take everyone you know to see this play...and see it yourself twice...OR MORE!

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