The Color Purple

by Terry Watson | March 13th, 2013
Photo by Nathan Alston

Photo by Nathan Alston

From the classic Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Alice Walker, and the moving film by Steven Spielberg, comes a soul-stirring new musical! THE COLOR PURPLE tells the unforgettable story of a woman who, through love, finds the strength to triumph over adversity and discover her unique voice in the world. Set to an invigorating score featuring jazz, ragtime, gospel, and blues, THE COLOR PURPLE is a story of hope, a testament to the healing power of love and a celebration of life!

For the first time ever, experience Broadway’s THE COLOR PURPLE in “the round”! The Barn Dinner Theatre, America’s longest running dinner theatre brings this amazing “musical about love” to the Triad, April 5 through May 18.
The Color Purple will be brought to life by some of the Triad’s most talented stars and feature a live band. Produced by Ric Gutierrez; Directed by Donna Bradby; Musical Direction under George Pass; Choreography by Tina Yarborough-Liggins; Wardrobe by Gregory Horton.

Conceived in the early 60’s, The Barn Dinner Theatre in Greensboro, N.C. was the second location of what eventually became 27 in the chain during its heyday. The shows were cast in New York and the cast would travel from one Barn Dinner Theatre to the next performing each show, as far as Texas and New Mexico. To accommodate the actors, each theatre had living quarters upstairs. These included kitchens, showers, and bedrooms. The casts actually waited on the tables, then rushed to get ready for the show. Stars such as Robert De Niro has graced this Greensboro stage.
As the decades went by, many of the locations were closed or sold off. Today the Greensboro location is the only remaining property from the original chain. The Barn is a member of the National Dinner Theatre Association (

Your evening begins with an award winning, all-you-can-eat three-tiered buffet (salad bar, main course, & dessert bar). An assortment of gourmet desserts and a full bar are available for an additional price. This 276-seat theatre has seating on all 4 sides of the stage, allowing patrons to experience the meal and show right from their table. The transformation comes to life when The Barn’s “magic stage” makes its descent from the ceiling. Truly a unique experience!

THE COLOR PURPLE: The Musical About Love
April 5 through May 19, 2013
Barn Dinner Theatre
Call: (800) 668-1764 or (336) 292-2211
In Person: 120 Stage Coach Trail, Greensboro, NC 27409
Groups of 20 or more
Contact Group Sales Director, Joyce Kernodle (336) 292-2211
or Public Relations Director, Nate Alston (336) 340-3195

The Barn’s All New “Red Carpet” Group Service. Nate Alston, public relations director, is also available after hours/weekends and serves as a “mobile booking agent” for The Barn. He will actually travel to you to speak with you, your group and/or group leaders about the theatre and shows. The Barn aims to please by giving the ultimate in customer service.
Call Nate Alston directly at (336) 340-3195 or send a detailed e-mail to: to schedule an appointment.

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