Help Actor’s Express hire 5 fantastic musicians for The Color Purple

About the Project

A great American novel becomes a great American musical. Alice Walker’s Pulitzer Prize-winning triumph bolts joyously to life with soaring music and unforgettable characters. Celebrating the very best of the human spirit, The Color Purple tells the uplifting story of Celie, a woman who struggles through adversity to find strength, love and the power of her own voice. Actor’s Express will end its 30th Anniversary Season by presenting a special production of the landmark show The Color Purple. AE Artistic Director Freddie Ashley has a long history with the show during its pre-Broadway run so it is only fitting that AE is the first company in Atlanta to produce the show with its new updated score. To better fulfill the vision of the piece, and support the amazing new music in the show, Actor’s Express will hire (5) fantastic musicians who will be led by the music director that conducted last summer’s blockbuster Little Shop of Horrors.

With your support we will hire

  • A top notch Music Director ($1,500) Our fearless leader in the pit!
  • 5 amazing musicians ($7,500) We could not do a musical without them!
  • And make sure they have all the speakers and mics they need so you can hear them ($1,000)

Don't forget! All donations will be matched 1:1 by the City of Atlanta Mayor's Office of Cultural Affairs ensuring that every donation no matter the size has a big impact.


Matching Sponsors

Our generous sponsors will contribute $1 for every $1 donated to this project up to $5,000 ! (pending matching fund availability)

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  • Donate $10 or more

    The gratification that you are supporting great art!
    Amount is fully tax-deductible
  • Donate $50 or more

    All of the above and a shout out on social media.
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  • Donate $100 or more

    All of the above and acknowledgement of your donation in the Actor’s Express playbill for one year.
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  • Donate $250 or more

    All of the above and a special signed poster from The Color Purple team
    Amount is fully tax-deductible
  • Donate $500 or more

    Reserved seating at The Color Purple.
    Amount is fully tax-deductible
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