The Color Purple is a stunning musical, in that it entertains and uplifts audiences to a state of sheer joy, whilst taking them on a passionate journey of an inspiring family saga โ€“ telling the unforgettable story of a woman who, through love, finds the strength to triumph over adversity and discover her unique voice in the world.

The musical The Color Purple is based upon the 1982 novel written by Alice Walker and is set to a joyous score featuring jazz, ragtime, gospel and blues, itโ€™s a story of hope โ€“ a testament to the healing power of love and a celebration of life.

Produced by Bernard Jay and directed by the award winning Janice Honeyman, this is set to be unmissable. So make sure you enter all you theatre buffs!

I have two sets of double tickets to give away to two lucky readers for the 20h00 show on Tuesday 6th of February – if you would like to enter, make sure to comment below and tell me why you would love to see this musical at Joburg Theatre?

Competition closes 31st January 2018. Tickets to be collected from the box office at Joburg Theatre on the night oof the performance.

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Siphiwe J Bala January 12, 2018 at 6:01 am

I’ve seen the movie, would be nice to see what SA talent has in store.

Rushaan Stoffburg January 12, 2018 at 7:42 am

This would make for the perfect alternative to our usual movie date night. Hoping to win ๐Ÿ˜Š

Kevin Collins January 12, 2018 at 8:42 am

An inspiring work, which is so relevant in term of addressing sexism and love in our current situation. A boost for every South African’s soul. I personally would love to experience this Alice Walker classic “โ€œI think it pisses God off if you walk by the color purple in a field somewhere and don’t notice it.โ€ so I paraphrase you might be pissing God off if you didn’t notice The Colour Purple!

Mosibudi Madidimalo January 12, 2018 at 9:35 am

I love plays and enjoyed watching the movie, i would like to see the amazing play, my younger sister would learn a lot as a teenager.

Thapelo Mokgothu January 12, 2018 at 9:53 am

I always enjoy going to the Joburg Theatre and from reviews, The Color purple musical is too nice and would be a pleasure for me and wife to attend

roxanne January 12, 2018 at 10:15 am

Hey Heather!!.. Put me in for the win!!.. #TheColourPurple

Liora brenkman January 12, 2018 at 10:15 am

Love musicals and only ever seen Janice honeymoons phantomine

roxanne January 12, 2018 at 10:23 am

Hey Heather!!.. Put me in for the win!!.. Goodness me.. I’ve spent years emailing and bugging Oprah to get this production out here_ especially with the US production- so I’m beyond stoked its finally here!! Can’t wait to watch this cast in action… #TheColourPurple

Prabashne January 12, 2018 at 10:24 am

This is definitely one of my favourites of all time. I also read the book. Pure definition of a Women’s resilience and strength

Khanyo January 12, 2018 at 10:52 am

Theathre brings Life to any story. I’ve read the book, watched the movie so many times and would be a life changing experience for me to see the musical. Wanna be there for myself…#ProudlySA

DIANE KANDIER January 12, 2018 at 11:55 am

Seen the movie..My granddaughter loves stage shows..Belinda David’s called her up to sing with her she was only 12..Her passion to to act and sing

S’bahle January 12, 2018 at 12:41 pm

…My first experience with musicals at the Joburg Theatre was King Kong and I saw the immense talent that is Lerato Mvelase. I am looking forward to seeing more of her as she is part of the Color Purple as well. I have been hearing amazing stories about the Color Purple and it would be a great honor to experience this musical in my own country. I hear Aubrey Poo is definitely a must-see.

Zakiyya Mansoor January 12, 2018 at 1:03 pm

I have never seen color purple and have never been to the theatre before. And it is my birthday a few days before that.

Khanyo January 12, 2018 at 1:09 pm

I’ve seen the movie and I was very impressed, I would love to see how they work it on stage. <3
I am a stage performer myself and I love love Theatre.

Reggie goodwin January 12, 2018 at 1:24 pm

This musical is truly inspirational and talks about themes like tolerance and accetance. This musical would be a great start to year. Lets gets inspired and i would live to treat my second half with a night out.

Roy Shires January 12, 2018 at 1:41 pm

the Color Purple won a Tony on Broadway in 2016. I’m betting that Joburg Theatre’s production will be even better. And I love the colour purple! ๐Ÿ’œ

Darren Meltz January 12, 2018 at 2:17 pm

The Joyful Noise on a local stage… this is going to be a groundbreaking production which I would not want to miss! It would be such a treat to experience The Colour Purple live.

Gerty Bester January 12, 2018 at 3:24 pm

Because I a theatre geek through and through! I just know SA can compete with Whoopi and Oprah to give lofe to Alice Walker’s novel. Why watch a movie when you can see it live!

Ayesha Kajee January 12, 2018 at 3:40 pm

I’d like to see the musical I need celebration of my latest mother, who taught me that real love can help us overcome the biggest challenges and conquer adversity in many forms….

Nosipho January 12, 2018 at 4:48 pm

Having seen the movie when I was much younger, I believe this would make a great play and would definitely looove to see it.

Janet van der Merwe January 12, 2018 at 5:21 pm

I would love to see the show as I havenโ€™t seen the movie or read the book yet. I have wanted to see the movie though. If I win, this will be a much better rendition of the book Iโ€™m sure.

Andrea Sewell January 12, 2018 at 6:40 pm

I would love to go see this musical. I’ve heard lots of good reviews and would like to see it with my own eyes.

Tariro January 12, 2018 at 7:09 pm

I’ve read the book, watched the movie, the theatre production would be a great treat ๐Ÿ™‚

Sharon January 12, 2018 at 7:18 pm

Inspired by the write up. Would love to go on this journey of hope captured by the theatre cast. It would be a great adventure.

Lesego Mashigo January 12, 2018 at 8:29 pm

I would love to see the musical because of the impact the movie had In my life. Seeing it live would be more of a revival for me. It would bring more inspiration. Lately masculinity is enforced and this movie is prove enough that feminism is necessary and that females also have the power to change the world.

I also like the fact that the movie educates men to see the hardships women have to go through especially because most men are quite ignorant of the fact that rape exists, that it’s a nightmare and that it happens right before our eyes,their eyes.

So I would love to see the musical because of the power,love, healing and lesson it brings.

Liane Pedro January 12, 2018 at 8:34 pm

I grew up watching this morning and it really affected me and the way I view things. It is such a beautiful and important story.

Ashika January 12, 2018 at 9:01 pm

Would love to win tickets

Chanelle Trenton January 12, 2018 at 9:46 pm

It’s Opera’s baby with a touch of Danny Glover in the heart on JHB bringing the Color Purple to the rainbow nation “Epic” would love to win this, a spiritual deliverance for every women to know their worth.

Zimangazenkosi January 12, 2018 at 10:49 pm

I’ve seen and love Steven Spielberg’s film, particularly Oprah’s brilliant performance and would love to see the tale brought to life on stage

Shirley Lacy January 12, 2018 at 10:51 pm

I would love to see this show with South African talent, and would really like to win tickets, because post Christmas cash is low ๐Ÿค—

Vibha Jivan January 13, 2018 at 7:09 am

I loved the movie and cannot wait to see the stage production especially to see what our South African actors can produce!

Lesley Pope January 13, 2018 at 7:11 am

This is such an amazing story, the movie has become a classic. I would love to see it on stage performed by our talented South African actors.

Nothemba Khanyile January 13, 2018 at 8:21 am

My friend and I have been talking about watching the play since Kakadu. However, December took all of our money and we are now left broke and heartbroken that we can not afford the tickets. Winning them would be a plus ๐Ÿ˜„ with that being said, please do consider choosing us๐Ÿ˜˜

Andrew McDougall January 13, 2018 at 8:41 am

South Africa has such a chequered history and the country has moved on and is doing a wonderful job of showing the rest of the world how a nation can live and love. This sentiment is echoed in The Colour Purple and this show proves that SA is not alone in social issues that have contaminated all walks of life. I am enthralled that South African artists have embraced this project and hope to see them show the audience, even the world, how they can colour the stage purple.

Cheryl January 13, 2018 at 9:04 am

Purple is my colour.

Chuma January 13, 2018 at 10:12 am

I think it would be more interesting as a musical than as a movie, musical are more engaging for me

Sindisiwe January 13, 2018 at 10:13 am

I would love to see the show I saw the advert at joburg theater and I dnt wanna miss it.

Sibusiso Mxosana January 13, 2018 at 10:56 am

I’m an up and coming musical theatre performer and have been following the various journeys of the performers in this show. Would love to be immersed in the magic of the Color Purple

Nomonde Matiwane January 13, 2018 at 3:13 pm

Oh my word I would love to see the all South African talented cast perform this amazing show.

Eben January 13, 2018 at 4:43 pm

I have read the Novel and I would love to see the musical on the 6 February plus it would me great birthday present as my birthday will be on the 9 February,and also to support local SA talent.

Dimpho January 13, 2018 at 6:15 pm

The color purple helped me. As a black girl who never had much confidence, it pointed out the other side to me. The side of black excellence and black beauty the side where black girls look every bit as graceful and elegant as royalty. The color purple is s literary masterpiece and I would love to be able to witness the real live version of its absolute greatness

Khensani Wilson January 13, 2018 at 6:57 pm

I absolutely love the color purple, watched the movie and had the privilege to meet Cynthia who was the lead in the original broadway Musical and the way she expressed the love a surrealness of the play really made me want to experience that but from the audience perspective and also to see what the All South African cast had to offer, with so many familiar faces starring in the musical, I honestly have no doubt this production will be AMAZING. Itโ€™s so great when South Africans challenge themselves to do such big productions and nail it to the parr. And of course the music, and the pain you hear when the songs are being sung, and to see real life experiences being put on stage is just everything. Art is life.

    Heather Hook February 4, 2018 at 9:19 am

    Congrats Khensani – I have sent you an email!

Johan January 13, 2018 at 7:16 pm

It would be an awesome experience especially with tje current issues in SA. It will provide hope to all. I realu need to see the musical en to be optimistic about our future.

Sandy January 13, 2018 at 8:34 pm

Because the colour purple represents that through adversity we find within ourselves the strength to rise up, stand up, voice up showing how relevant #MeToo is today

Salman Jacobs January 13, 2018 at 8:52 pm

Big fan of the movie, starring Oprah – and being a thespian myself, Iโ€™d love to see the SA stage rendition. ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜„

Bjรถrn Salsone January 13, 2018 at 9:21 pm

Love the colour purple movie would be an adventure to see the musical!

Sekgopedi January 13, 2018 at 10:27 pm

Besides it being one of my favourite musical… It would be great to see how it will be potrayed in South Africa. From the cast to the crew. How well it will be executed. How our industry’s triple threats will bring about all those characters onstage. I would be honoured to witness history being made on the joburg theatre stage.

Sihle khumalo January 14, 2018 at 2:52 pm

I’ve always been obsessed with musical drama, how they get to express their emotions and feelings through dance and song. It would be a great thrill to experience such joy in theatre for the 1st time.

Robyn Solovei January 15, 2018 at 10:20 am

I would love to see the show live as seen the movie and love going to the theatre and would be an awesome birthday present for my mom. ๐Ÿ˜Š

Tebogo Gxubane January 15, 2018 at 10:17 pm

After watching the movie, I realised it does not only take a female to understand the impact of love and all the bag of emotions attached to it on The Colour Purple script. I went to Youtube to watch Cynthia Arivo septure the role of Celee and learnt all the music score, each track has a day and place in my life but “I am Here” keeps me going on a daily basis.

So seeing the entire ensemble on stage, and all scenes put together live would just complete the illusion i’ve inherited from the play, on a daily basis. This show feeds me life, its relatable & it’s a voice to all the voiceless under every roof.

“Got my hands doing good like they’re suppose to showing my heart to the folks that I am close to”…

    Heather Hook February 4, 2018 at 9:15 am

    Congrats Tebogo! I have sent you an email!

Sikhumbuzo M. January 16, 2018 at 8:46 am

The movie was a differnt vibe, and i would love to experience the theatrical interpretation of this great musical.

Thapelo January 28, 2018 at 6:49 pm

I would love to come see The Color Purple at Joburg Theatre because i am a huge theater buff with dreams of working with Janice Honeyman on the Joburg Theatre stage. And it would be nice to take my mom out to the theatre for her birthday.Thank you so much Heather for this opportunity and a huge thank you to Joburg Theatre.

Pamela Gabriels January 31, 2018 at 4:50 pm

Easily one of the best stories ever written. It would be a once in a lifetime opportunity to go and see this production in SA….please please pick me!

Jules February 3, 2018 at 10:58 pm

We are avid theatre supporters and so admire the hard work that the performers do. Theatre is our passion. Even though our entry is late , We would love to win tickets.

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