Book and Lyrics by Brian Crawley
Music by Jeanine Tesori
Directed and Choreographed by Kari Hayter
Musical Direction by Robyn Manion

Awards and Recognition

  • BEST MUSICAL NY Critics Circle
  • BEST MUSICAL Lucille Lortel Award

Reviewer Quotes

“ an enduringly rewarding musical ”

New York Times

“ elliptical, tender and haunting ”

Chicago Tribune

“ underappreciated musical gem ”

Broadway World

On the Cripe Stage…

The best Tony-nominated musical nobody’s ever heard of… Violet has wowed critics and audiences with its powerful story and energetic gospel, rock, country and R&B score by Jeanine Tesori (Fun Home and Caroline, or Change). Set in the Deep South during the early days of the civil rights movement, this powerful musical tells the touching story of a young woman accidentally scarred on the face as a child. Hoping that a TV evangelist can cure her, Violet embarks on a long bus ride from her sleepy North Carolina town through Memphis to Oklahoma. Along the way, she meets two young soldiers who teach her about love, courage and the true meaning of beauty.

Recommendation: Ages 13 and above. Contains adult language.


Season Producers
Bette & Wylie Aitken

Executive Producers
Sophie & Larry Cripe

Associate Season Producer Laurie Smits Staude
Associate Producers Susan Bowman & Freddie Greenfield and
Rachelle Menaker & Eddie Schuller
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  • Save $5 by attending Weekdays (Feb 16-Mar 2). Limited availability.
  • Seniors, Students, Educators and Military save $4 per ticket.
  • 2-for-1 Tix on Thurs, Feb 15 at 7:30pm... Use online code "DB014". Limited availability.
  • $20 Rush Tix available 1 hour prior to the performance. Cash only. Subject to availability.
  • 40% off for Groups of 10 or more.
Check back the week of February 5th for photos from this production!

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Venue Bette Aitken theater arts Center

Bette Aitken theater arts Center
5522 E. La Palma Ave.
Anaheim, CA  92807
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Approximate Running Time:
2 hours with no intermissions
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