The Color Purple tour had its last performance on Friday March 12th. When Elizabeth was sent home due to Corona Virus concerns 10 days ago, she was told it would only be for a month while the virus calmed down. No one could anticipate we were entering into a pandemic that would impact the industry all over the world. Elizabeth is glad to have had the opportunity to tell this story over 100 times in over 25 states across the country. Hopefully on the other side of this, the show will go back on the road.
Though Elizabeth has been having an AMAZING time playing Darlene the church lady, she was thrilled at the opportunity to finally play the role she understudies: Sofia. It definitely came in a way she wasn't expecting. It was the 100th show of the tour and 15 minutes into the show, she was pulled off stage and thrust into the role for the first time in front of an audience. The adrenaline got her through it, and her cast was very instrumental in her success. Hopefully she'll have more opportunities to play the role from the start of the show!
The time has come for The Color Purple to get back on the road! The past few weeks of rest over the holidays have been helpful, but it's time to get back to telling this story. Elizabeth is so excited to travel to places like Houston, Detroit and Madison with her cast that have become family. If you want to catch them in a city near you, check out our website (colorpurple.com) for ticket information. We are on the road till the end of May! Next stop: San Antonio, TX!
Let's just say Elizabeth doesn't know how to sit still. She had a blast reprising her role as Deloris Van Cartier this weekend in Sister Act at the Taylor Performing Arts Center. However, when presented with an opportunity to raise money for charity, she can't resist! This Wednesday, she'll be joining an incredible group of performers to raise money for a charity called Gladeo.
Gladeo's mission is to inspire and help young people discover, navigate and achieve their dream career. Through media and technology Gladeo fosters career exploration and planning for young people from diverse backgrounds.
Elizabeth can't seem to leave the pulpit! The Color Purple is taking a break for the holidays, and 2 days before landing in Los Angeles, Elizabeth got a call to see if she'd be available to join the cast of Sister Act at the Taylor Performing Arts Center. There was a mishap, and she would only have 10 days to learn the blocking and choreography. Lucky for her, she had already worked at TPAC (last starring as the Narrator in Joseph...Dreamcoat) and already worked with Director Roger Castellano. There are only 4 opportunities to watch her be Fabulous Baby!
Last night was the opening night of the 2nd National Tour of The Color Purple. The show opened at the historic Mahalia Jackson Theatre in New Orleans, Louisiana to rave reviews and a full house. Elizabeth is thrilled to embark on this journey, and is looking forward to traveling to almost 90 cities over the next 9 months. Click the link below to learn more about a show coming near you!
Elizabeth is officially making her national tour debut! She will be joining the cast of The Color Purple as a church lady, and understudying the role of Sofia! She is absolutely ecstatic to be working with Tony Award Winning director John Doyle, and will be performing in over 20 states over the next 9 months!
Elizabeth is heading to Baltimore for the 3rd time in a production of Hairspray the musical at Beef and Boards Dinner Theatre in Indianapolis. She'll be playing a Dynamite and Cindy Watkins, and is thrilled to be making her Midwest debut at such an amazing theatre. Hairspray runs from August 22nd to October 6th, and tickets come with buffet dinner! Tickets can be purchased by calling the box office at 317-872-9665.
Last time Elizabeth took a visit to Rydell High, she was directing a production of Grease! She's so excited to get her turn on the other side of the table, and will be starring as Jan in Grease at the Fingerlakes Musical Theatre Festival at the Merry-Go-Round Playhouse! The show runs from June 5 - June 26, and she hopes you can support!
Elizabeth's time in the big apple has been off to a great start! She is thrilled to be making her Off-broadway debut as a guest artist in Revelation: The Musical. This incredible piece of theatre takes place in a post-apocalyptic world, where a group of artists come together to create a theatrical experience, revealing an ancient text. She'll be joining the company in performances from May 16-19 at The Players Theatre!