"Megawatt level" talent
– CHICAGO SUN-TIMES

September 17 – October 30, 2005 in Goodman's Albert Theatre

Around 2 hours and 30 minutes

Purlie Victorious has pursued many careers in his short life, and now he feels he’s received the call to be a preacher. All he needs is a church and his destiny will be fulfilled. But to achieve that dream, he has to con Ol’ Cap’n Cotchipee, a Georgia plantation owner out of a good bit of cash. As Purlie’s devious plan unfurls, this delightful, irreverent musical shakes the rafters with laughter, love, and downright fun.

Co-production with Pasadena Playhouse

 

 
Artists

Music by GARY GELD, Lyrics by PETER UDELL, Book by OSSIE DAVIS, PHILIP ROSE and PETER UDELL, Based on the Play Purlie Victorious by OSSIE DAVIS, Directed by SHELDON EPPS

A co-production with PASADENA PLAYHOUSE

Cast

SEAN BLAKE - Ensemble
E. FAYE BUTLER - Aunt Missy Judson
MELONEY COLLINS - Ensemble
RONALD DUNCAN - Ensemble / Swing
JOYCE "PEACHES" FAISON - Idella
MAMIE DUNCAN-GIBBS - Ensemble
BILLY GILL - Charlie Cotchipee
DERRIC HARRIS - Ensemble
EDWIN HENRY - Ensemble
DANIELLE ALVERGIA HOBBS - Ensemble
PAULETTE IVORY - Lutiebelle Gussie Mae Jenkins
LYLE KANOUSE - Ol' Cap'n Cotchipee
SARA BETH LANE - Ensemble
ELAINE MCLAURIN - Ensemble / Swing
JACQUES C. SMITH - Purlie Victorious Judson
ROCKLIN THOMPSON - Ensemble
TIMOTHY WARE - Ensemble
HARRISON WHITE - Gitlow Judson
BYRON GLENN WILLIS - Ensemble

Creative Team and Crew

JAMES LEONARD JOY - Scenic Design
PAUL TAZEWELL - Costume Design
ALLEN LEE HUGHES - Lighting Design
FREDERICK W. BOOT - Sound Design
KENNETH LEE ROBERSON - Choreographer
RONALD (RAHN) COLEMAN - Musical Director / Conductor / Piano
ADAM BELCUORE - Casting
MARK SIMON - Additional Casting
JOSEPH DRUMMOND - Production Stage Manager
T. PAUL LYNCH - Stage Manager