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The powerful musical about a girl with a disfiguring scar who embarks on a bus journey from her farm in Spruce Pine, North Carolina to Tulsa, Oklahoma to seek healing, but discovers the true meaning of beauty along the way.
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Book and Lyrics by Brian Crawley | Music by Jeanine Tesori
Directed by Julie Ewing | Music Direction by Kevin Bogan
Based on the short story “The Ugliest Pilgrim” by Doris Betts

February 9*, 10, 11, 16, 17, 18*, 23, 24, 25
Fridays/Saturdays at 8 pm & Sundays at 2 pm


A girl with a disfiguring scar sets out from her home in Spruce Pine, NC to seek healing and finds her true beauty along the way. Set in 1964, this stunning show won both the Drama Critics’ Circle Award and Lucille Lortel Award as Best Musical for its touching script and show-stopping anthems ranging from American-roots to folk to gospel. VIOLET is the moving story of a courageous heroine you’ll never forget.

TICKETS and more info at: http://olathetheatre.org/violet/
Season Ticket Members can make reservations by writing tickets@olathetheatre.org or by calling our reservation hotline at 913-782-2990. Indicate preferred date and seats. 


*Feb 9: Opening night ticket holders will be treated to a post-show party with the cast and crew as well as the board of OCTA to celebrate both the production and the recent updates to the interior of the theatre.


*Feb 18: Join us for a special talkback after the show on Sunday, February 18th. Director Julie Ewing and the cast of Violet will talk with Lauren Ward, coming to us live from London! Lauren, a native of Kansas City, created the role of Violet in the original production at Playwrights Horizons in New York City and will share her experiences and stories of the creation of this wonderful musical. Lauren was also nominated for a Tony Award for her role as Miss Honey in the critically acclaimed Matilda, the Musical.

Violet: Larissa Briley
Flick: Nathaniel Rasson
Monty: Austin Stang
Young Vi: Bridget Walsh
Father: Michael Scahill
Old Lady/Hotel Hooker: Joy Richardson
Preacher, Radio Singer, Bus Driver 1 & 4: Matthew Richardson
Virgil, Billy Dean, Bus Driver 2, Radio Singer, Bus Passenger: Tyler Hileman
Music Hall Singer/Bus Passenger: Renee Blinn
Leroy Evans, Radio Singer, Bus Driver 3, Bus Passenger: Matt Pollock
Lula Buffington, Almeta, Bus Passenger: Ashley Jones
Bus Passengers, Ensembles: Alyson Golladay, Mark McNeal

Director/Choreographer: Julie Ewing
Music Director/Conductor: Kevin Bogan
Stage Manager: Betsy Sexton
Costume Designer: Annette Cook
Set Designer: Ken Schmidt
Set Builders: Cheryl Singers and Bill Case
Sound Designer: Joshua Finch
Light/Projection Designer: Zoe Spangler
Asst. Stage Mgr./Props: Sarah Bergeson

Set Construction: Jon Bakker, Bill Case, Mark McNeal, Joe Lewis, Brian Robison
Dramaturg: Quinn North
OCTA Production Manager: Peter Leondedis

“…an enduringly rewarding musical.” – The New York Times

“a work of great resonance and beauty and joy”
– New York Magazine

“The Broadway musical we’ve been waiting for has arrived!”
– Newsday

Box office number
(913) 782-2990

Date Time

Performance dates are passed
Creative & Cast

Directed by Julie Ewing

Musical Director Kevin Bogan

Suitable For
Any Age

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