Auditions planned Wednesday for MCC's 'Color Purple'

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Auditions for Meridian Community College’s Arts & Letters Series production of The Color Purple the Musical are scheduled at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 16 in the McCain Theater.

All roles will be cast with some 18-20 actors ages 16 and up to be chosen, according to Todd Brand, MCC fine arts division chairman and director of the Arts & Letters Series.

“Those who audition need to prepare 16 bars of a song of their choosing,” Brand said in a news release.

Auditions will be a cappella.

The Color Purple the Musical is a Tony Award-winning Broadway adaptation of Alice Walker’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel. Since its premiere in 2005, it has remained either on Broadway or on a national tour, always garnering large crowds and great public and critical reviews, according to the news release.

The score features blues, jazz, gospel, ragtime and African music.

The story follows the life of Celie, a poor girl from Georgia, as she faces an abusive father, an exploitative husband and separation from her sister and friend. She endures through it all to discover her own self-worth and dignity. A testament to the unbreakable power of the spirit, the show also unveils the deep love that connects all, regardless of time and space.

This Arts & Letters Series production will run April 25-28.

For more information about the tryouts, call Brand at MCC at 601-484-8678 or email tbrand@meridiancc.edu.

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