The Broadway musical is adapted from the Pulitzer Prize winning novel by Alice Walker. The book also hit the big screen in the mid 80′s as the Oscar nominated film by Steven Spielberg.
The Color Purple spans over four decades portraying problems faced by African-American women including issues of poverty, violence, racial oppression and spiritual crises.
Two cast members from the touring musical stopped by the NBC17 studios to talk about the show and teach NBC17 Today anchor Sharon Tazewell a few dance moves.
Felicia Fields plays the role of Sofia, an audience favorite, with strong opinions.
“She is a no nonsense character, a favorite with women…she’s a tough cookie,” describes Fields of her character Sofia.
Fields is one of the original actors when The Color Purple started on Broadway.
Brian Brooks is the dance captain and is also part of the cast. Click on the video player below to see Brian show Sharon a few moves.
The Color Purple will be at the DPAC until Sunday, May 17. For show and ticket information, click here.