The Musical Theatre Guild
Presents a Los Angeles Premiere, Violet,
by Jeanine Tesori, composer of Thoroughly Modern Millie and Caroline, Or Change. Book & Lyrics by Brian Crawley Music by Jeanine Tesori.
Based on the short story The Ugliest Pilgrim by Doris Betts. Developed at New York's Playwrights Horizons Theater, VIOLET covers the emotional road trip of a scarred young woman – and two handsome soldiers – traveling towards a T.V. preacher who supposedly will make her beautiful. The score is clever and heartfelt, with gospel, R&B and country influences.