Skylight Music Theatre presents Violet

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Score by Jeanine Tesori
Book and Lyrics by Brian Crawley
Inspired by the short story “The Ugliest Pilgrim” by Doris Betts

Production Team
Stage Director Sheri Williams Pannell
Music Director Anne Van Deusen
Choreographer Kris World
Scenic Designer Adam Stoner
Costume Designer Karin Kopischke
Lighting Designer Phil Warren
Sound Design Chris Guse
Stage Manager Dan Hanson
Dialect Coach Raeleen McMillion

Violet Allie Babich
Flick Lamar Jefferson
Monty Alex Mace
Father Jeff Schaetzke
Preacher Rick Pendzich
Music Hall Singer, Almeta Cynthia Cobb
Lula Buffington Raven Dockery
Virgil, Billy Dean Ryan Stajmiger
Leroy Evans, Radio Soloist Robby McGhee
Old Lady, Hooker Samantha Sostarich
Young Violet Kylee Hennes, Ella Kleefisch

Synopsis Summary

It’s 1964 in the segregated South. Violet, disfigured by a facial scar, is on a journey to meet a faith healer who she believes can heal her. On the bus, she meets an African-American soldier whose love helps her discover the true meaning of beauty.

“Terrific, heart-stirring… an enduringly rewarding musical” – Charles Isherwood of The New York Times on the 2014 Broadway production

  • Winner of New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award for Best Musical
  • Nominated for four Tony Awards including Best Revival of a Musical and Best Actress in a Musical (Sutton Foster as Violet)
  • Music by Tony Award-winner Jeanine Tesori of Fun Home

Recommended for ages 12 and up.

Press & Reviews

September 1, 2016

Milwaukee Magazine M Magazine

January 1, 1970

Press Release for Violet