From Director Paul Daigneault

From Director Paul Daigneault

December 5, 2015

What is VIOLET about?

VIOLET¬†is¬†a powerful and poignant musical¬†about¬†one woman’s journey to¬†self-awareness and self-acceptance. Tony-winner Jeanine Tesori combines gospel, rock, and folk music for a truly original and rousing score.

What is exciting to you about this project?

I am really looking forward¬†to¬†revisiting¬†this¬†show, which I directed for SpeakEasy back in 2000. ¬†We typically do not do revivals or repeats, but I thought it would be a fun way¬†to¬†mark the company’s 25th Anniversary by bringing back one of our favorite shows.

In addition, we will be working with a number of local gospel choirs who perform as part of the show.  I guarantee you that the sound created by the voices in this show will be unforgettable.

Why will SpeakEasy audiences love this show?

VIOLET¬†is¬†both heartfelt and inspirational. ¬†I think everyone who sees the powerful musical will be able¬†to¬†relate¬†to¬†some aspect of Violet’s story.

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