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With previews starting tonight, LA Times shows their excitement for Violet!

Los Angeles Times puts together a list of promising productions each week and Violet made the cut! Check out why they’re just as excited as we are for this show…

Monika Peña as the titular character in Violet

“‘Violet’ at the Chance

The essentials: Set in the 1960s, this Tony-nominated musical traces the journey of a disfigured young woman on a long bus ride through the South. En route to a televangelist she hopes will help her, she befriends two soldiers with new notions of what it means to be beautiful.

Why this? Jeanine Tesori, one of the most celebrated female composers on Broadway (“Fun Home,” “Caroline, or Change”), wrote the music for this unjustly neglected show, which premiered off-Broadway in 1997. Director and choreographer Kari Hayter, who staged “Parade” at the Chance last season, has brought on board many team members from that production — a creative combination that should do justice to this underserved material.”

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