About the show
This story about a scarred young woman’s search for a miracle is a moving musical featuring show-stopping anthems that range from bluegrass to gospel. Violet is a powerful piece of theater that will touch your heart and leave you wanting more!
- Director: Jen Letherer
- Asst. Director/Choreographer: Dom Glover
- Music Director: TBA
- Sunday, March 24, from 4-7 p.m. (children under 12 only)
- Monday, March 25, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. (all ages)
- Saturday, March 30, from 1-4 p.m. (all ages)
Violet will be performed the weekends of July 12-14 and 18-21 (note: Thursday evening performance on the final weekend). The rehearsal commitment will be approximately six weeks.
Ages needed: Youth and adult roles, adult ensemble.
- Violet: The title character, a young North Carolina woman whose face was scarred in a childhood accident. She is stubborn and prickly, but filled with equal parts hope and obsession that she may heal and be made beautiful. Female, to play 20-35, vocal range G3-F5.
- Flick: An African-American soldier; a dreamer and go-getter. He doesn’t enjoy the army, but enjoys the respect it garners him. There is something gentle, good about him, not to be interpreted or confused with weakness or lack of authority. Male, to play 20-30, vocal range C4-E6.
- Monty: A paratrooper and Flick’s friend from basic training. Rough around the edges. Self-consumed, but not necessarily purposefully so. Fighting his own demons. Male, to play 20-30, vocal range A3-G5.
- Young Violet: Not quite as guarded or prickly as her older self, but still tough and stubborn. She has a keen curiosity and the rough edges of being brought up solely by her father. Female, to play 10-13, vocal range A3-E5.
- Father: A simple, widowed man who lovingly raises his daughter alone doing the best he can with the little knowledge and resources he has to do so. Stern but friendly, smart but uneducated. Accidentally scars Violet’s face while he is chopping wood. Male, to play 35-45, vocal range A3-F5.
- Old Lady: A former beauty in her heyday. Staunch, tired and frustrated with life. Female, to play 55-65, vocal range F3-E5.
- Preacher: An impassioned, theatrical man who preaches with all the bravado he can muster. Once had a true healing touch but has lost it in his quest to become a showman. Dismissive and egotistical. Male, to play 30-40, vocal range B3-G5.
- Virgil: The Preacher’s assistant. Knows the smoke & mirrors of the Preacher’s show and must begrudgingly deal with anyone who might derail it. Male, to play 20-25, vocal range B3-B5.
- Music Hall Singer: The singer at the dance hall in Memphis. Female, to play 35-45, vocal range A3-G5.
- Lulu Buffington: A member of the volunteer choir that sings for the Preacher’s telecast. Sings for God with passion and power. African-American. Female, to play 50-70, vocal range F3-G5.
- Leeroy Evans: A citizen of Spruce Pine with a dog named Roscoe. Not very bright. Male, to play 50-70, vocal range B3-F5.