'The Color Purple'

The touring production of "The Color Purple" will bring Alice Walker's Pulitzer Prize-winning story to the stage with Miss Celie, Shug Avery, Harpo, Mister and a cast of spirited singers and dancers in gospel, jazz and blues songs including "Push Da Button," "Somebody Gonna Love You" and "African Homeland."
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Why go: </b>Tony Award-winner Marsha Norman's adaptation for the stage is just as memorable as Walker's novel and Steven Spielberg's film.
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Reconsider: </b>If you are not a fan of musicals even if you loved the book and/or the movie.
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Details: </b>7 p.m. Sunday at Star Plaza Theatre, 8001 Delaware Place, Merrillville, Ind.; $45-$55; 800-745-3000, ticketmaster.com; and Feb. 8 at Center for the Performing Arts, Governors State University, 1 University Parkway, University Park; $15-$65; 708-235-2222, centertickets.net

The touring production of "The Color Purple" will bring Alice Walker's Pulitzer Prize-winning story to the stage with Miss Celie, Shug Avery, Harpo, Mister and a cast of spirited singers and dancers in gospel, jazz and blues songs including "Push Da Button," "Somebody Gonna Love You" and "African Homeland."

Why go: Tony Award-winner Marsha Norman's adaptation for the stage is just as memorable as Walker's novel and Steven Spielberg's film.

Reconsider: If you are not a fan of musicals even if you loved the book and/or the movie.

Details: 7 p.m. Sunday at Star Plaza Theatre, 8001 Delaware Place, Merrillville, Ind.; $45-$55; 800-745-3000, ticketmaster.com; and Feb. 8 at Center for the Performing Arts, Governors State University, 1 University Parkway, University Park; $15-$65; 708-235-2222, centertickets.net

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