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FMU Performing Arts Center to showcase musical “The Color Purple”

FLORENCE – The Broadway play, “The Color Purple,” which is based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Alice Walker and the moving film by Steven Spielberg,  will be performed at the Francis Marion University Performing Arts Center on Tuesday, Jan. 17 at 7:30 p.m. 

The play is the unforgettable and inspiring story of a woman named Celie, who finds the strength to triumph over adversity, and discover here unique voice in the world. With a joyous, Grammy nominated score featuring gospel, jazz, pop and the blues, it is about hope and the healing power of love. 

This show is the third of four in the “Broadway Series” being performed during the PAC’s inaugural year. The final show is Neil Berg’s 100 years of Broadway which will be performed on Feb. 2. 

In addition to the “Broadway Series,” there are four others during the PAC’s season that runs until May of 2012.  Those series include, concerts, family oriented shows and a variety series as well as a wide range of acts in the smaller, more intimate Black Box Theatre. Information on the complete season is available at

Prices for tickets, which are limited, begin at $55 and may be purchased at, via telephone at (843) 661-4444, and at the FMU Performing Arts Center Box Office. Telephone and personal ticket sales are available Monday through Friday between 12-5 p.m. Subject to availability, tickets may be available for purchase at the door.  

The PAC is located in downtown Florence at the intersection of Dargan and Evans Streets. 


Last Published: January 17, 2012 9:05 AM
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