Went to see a musical version of The Color Purple yesterday in London - absolutely phenomenal!
Where some West End shows hide their deficiencies behind fancy sets, scenery and lighting, this was completely stripped back with just the stage, some wooden chairs and the actors. It was all about performance, and what a performance it was! Passionate, heart breaking, sometimes funny but ultimately uplifiting. The lead actress playing Miss Celie was off the hook, her voice soaring to the very heavens.
Interesting QoR. I didn't even know there was a musical version.
I wonder if we'll ever see it Down Under, and, if we do, whether, SWMBO and I will be able to afford it.
The original film was very powerful - Whoopi Goldberg was in it and some chat show person, I think, not sure.
I don't understand the current obsession with turning everything into a musical - but am glad you enjoyed it, Queenie.
If you're going to add something to a story, I think food is the very thing. . . .
Food would be good !
Oprah Winfrey was the chat show person. I've heard she was very good (not seen the movie version but have it at home on DVD).
I wasn't aware of it as a musical either - the tickets were a birthday present from my BFF.
I've also seen the Shawshank Redemption as a musical. It was pretty good too (although this was a while ago).
LOL! I really cannot imagine Shawshank as a musical - but - it was an excellent film.