TROY Theatre and Dance present musical 'Violet'

Posted: Monday, 04 April 2016

TROY - The Troy University Department of Theatre and Dance will present the heartwarming musical "Violet" April 6-10 at the Trojan Center Theater on the Troy Campus.

Show times will be at 7 p.m. from April 6 through April 9, and at 2:30 p.m. on April 10.

The production showcases the talents of student actors, singers and dancers, and tells the dramatic story of a young woman on a cross-country bus trip in search of a TV preacher to heal her scarred face.

The musical, which won the Drama Critics' Circle Award and Lucille Lortel Award for Best Musical, explores the lead character's emotional journey.

"As far as the actual experience of the show, it's constantly moving -- we're on a bus trip, after all -- and it's full of songs that run the gamut of musical styles and flavors: Appalachian roots, folk, gospel, old-school country, Memphis blues, '60s rock, all with a contemporary musical theater twist," said Tori Lee Averett, chair of the Department of Theater and Dance. "It's not a typical musical with jazz hands and an easy boy-meets-girl story line, but it is nonetheless a smartly-crafted piece of theatrical writing. It's a good one."

Tickets are $5 with a TROY ID or $10 for general admission can be purchased online at or at the Trojan Center Box Office by Barnes and Noble Bookstore.