The Color Purple
Start: April 8, 2020 7:30 p.m.
End: April 8, 2020 10 p.m.
Location: Emens Auditorium

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THE COLOR PURPLE is the 2016 Tony Award® winner for Best Musical Revival! Hailed as “a direct hit to the heart” (The Hollywood Reporter), this joyous American classic has conquered Broadway in an all-new "ravishingly reconceived production that is a glory to behold” (The New York Times).

With a soul-raising, Grammy®-winning score of jazz, gospel, ragtime and blues, THE COLOR PURPLE gives an exhilarating new spirit to this Pulitzer Prize-winning story.

Don’t miss this stunning re-imagining of an epic story about a young woman’s journey to love and triumph in the American South. Experience the exhilarating power of this Tony-winning triumph that New York Magazine calls “one of the greatest revivals ever.”


THE COLOR PURPLE is accessible and appropriate for all ages.  Standard local theatre guidelines for minimum age should apply, however if an age is needed, we said 8 & up on Broadway.


THE COLOR PURPLE is 2 hours and 25 minutes (1 intermission).


Artist Series Event

The Color Purple is featured as one of Emens Auditorium's Artist Series events. Artist Series subscriptions allow you to reserve the same seat for each of our 6+ Artist Series performances. In addition, subscribers receive discounts on many other performing arts events throughout the season. See discounts listed with each event's pricing information. For more information, click subscribe below. 



How to Purchase Tickets

Reserved Seating

Adults $50 $43 $34
Youth (18 & under) $23 $23 $18
Pick 4+ Package $43 $36 $27
Groups (12+) $40 $33 $24
BSU Students Free (adv) / $10 (door)

Single tickets go on sale Monday, August 5 at 10 a.m.
Subscriptions are available now through the Emens box office. 

Find TicketsPick 4+ Pack Group Tickets

Ways to Purchase:
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For more information call the Emens box office at 765-285-1539. 
Dates/times subject to change.