Duke Family Performance Hall
Cunningham Theatre Center on Davidson College campus
Music by Jeanine Tesori and Book by Brian Crawley, Directed by Jeremy DeCarlos,
Music Direction by Charlene Thomas
Winner of the Drama Critics' Circle Award and Lucille Lortel Award for Best Musical when it premiered Off-Broadway in 1997, and then nominated for a Tony for its Broadway debut in 2014 in a revised version, Violet is a moving, North-Carolina set musical about one young woman’s healing quest for fulfillment. It features show-stopping anthems ranging from American roots to folk to gospel. With a score from Tony-winning composer Jeanine Tesori (Caroline, or Change; Thoroughly Modern Millie; Shrek; Fun Home) and book and lyrics by the acclaimed Brian Crawley (A Little Princess), Violet is inspired by the short story, The Ugliest Pilgrim by Doris Betts, astounding critics and audiences alike for more than 25 years. Violet is a powerhouse piece of theatre that needs no more than a few chairs and a company of talented performers to take an audience's breath away.
St. Alban's Episcopal Church
At 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, June 26, Music at St. Alban’s (M@SA) will conclude its season with a performance by Robin Bullock, generally considered one of the preeminent acoustic masters of our time. He has been hailed as the “Celtic guitar god” who delights audiences with programs featuring Celtic and classical music for mandolin and guitar. With virtuosity he blends melodies of the Celtic lands, their American descendants, and masterworks of the Renaissance and Baroque eras into a persuasive musical vision. The concert will be preceded at 2:00 p.m. by an interview with the artist under the aegis of DavidsonLearns and followed by a meet-the-artist reception.
The concert will be available via live streaming. For information about that option and latest COVID protocols, visit M@SA’s website: www.musicatstalbansdavidson.org. This event is made possible, in part, with funding from the ASC and support from WDAV. M@SA is a 501[c]3 non-profit organization.