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Michelle Briscoe-Long 504-862-7529


ABCT is proud to announce AUDITIONS for THE COLOR PURPLE None

Directed by Anthony Bean
February 7, Saturday @ 1pm for Adults
February 7, Saturday @ 4pm for Children's Roles
Callbacks: February 11, Wednesday @ 6pm
The show runs May 22 - June 14, 2015

Please prepare one gospel, blues, or traditional jazz song. Bring your sheet music, an accompanist will be provided. You may sing acapella or with a track with no vocal. We will also be reading from the script and there will be a small dance routine.

Rehearsals for the first month will only be held approximately two days per week with a possible Saturday morning rehearsal. Not everyone will be called every day. Looking for approximately 16-20 people.

Cast of Characters


Insecure yet spirited, appears meek and timid but has a tough interior. She's been told she is ugly and thinks so but has a sense of humor. There is much behind her eyes. Treated poorly for many years, she finds the love and confidence to become an independent thinker. The role's vocals need a strong, passionate, belt. Alto.


Real name is Albert. An outwardly attractive, dominant male presence, disrespectful, demanding and abusive of people in his life. Marries Celie, out of necessity and mistreats her. His true feelings are for Shug. He realizes his errors and tries to make amends. Strong baritone vocalist with power.


A well-known singer. Very charismatic; a sexy, confident and powerful female presence, irresistible to all. Loved by and comforting to both Celie and Mister. The role needs a dynamic Bessie Smith - style, bluesy singing voice. Alto.

Powerful, humorous, independent warrior woman. Physically larger with a presence to match. Comfortable and confident in her own skin, uses her sexuality. Married to Harpo, she will not accept mistreatment. Strong belt. Alto.


Mister's vulnerable, good-natured son who marries Sofia; torn between what he learned from his father and what he is learning from Sofia. Learns to treat women well and becomes successful with his business. Strong tenor.


An adventuresome, spunky and educated young woman; she has a strong, unbreakable bond with her older sister, Celie. Separated from Celie by Mister, she finds a new life and calling in Africa. Strong belt.


Harpo's girl after Sofia leaves and until she returns. Spunky, fun and sassy, opinionated and not easily intimidated, strong belt and soprano capability. Vocally unique - she's not called 'Sqeak' for nothing.


Mister's father, owner of the farm and house that Mister works and lives on with Celie and his children. He is an irritable, nasty, self-centered man, verbally abusive towards his son, telling him what is right. Strong actor who sings; doubles as the Preacher.


Big, strong personalities and presences - character women who are the busybodies of the town. They see everything and comment on everything. All different types and ages being considered. Strong singers with comedic flair. *Must be strong at holding solo line harmonies in 3 parts. These characters are often always singing together in 3-part harmony or singing solo and ad lib/riff lines throughout the show.


Four young performers who can play ages 8-14. Two girls for Young Celie & Young Nettie, 1 Ensemble girl who will play Young Olivia & 1 Ensemble boy for Young Adam.


Men and women - all vocal types, strong singing voices and personalities to play many ensemble roles.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Anthony Bean, Artistic Director at or call (504) 862-PLAY (7529) for an appointment.

You don't want to miss being part of this exciting Community Theater Premiere at ABCT.

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Box Office at (504) 862-7529


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