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Violet – The Musical

2015 – 16 Australian tour

From: 3 Dec 2015 To: 20 Mar 2016
Website: violetthemusical.com.au

Violet – The Musical from the Tony Award-winning Jeanine Tesori with a libretto by Brian Crawley. With show-stopping anthems ranging from American roots to folk to gospel, it follows a truly original woman who on her quest across America for divine intervention finds a very different kind of salvation. If Chekhov, Lena Dunham and Aretha Franklin conspired to write a musical, this would be it.

Facially scarred as a child in an accident, Violet undertakes her search for beauty amidst the image obsessed landscape and racial tensions of the American South in the 1960s. Journeying across the country with a rag bag of fellow travellers, she discovers that true beauty is not always in the eye of the beholder.

With a vibrant, multi-genre score by Jeanine Tesori (Caroline or Change, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Shrek The Musical), and libretto by Brian Crawley (The Little Princess), Violet encompasses show-stopping anthems, American roots, soul and gospel.

Originally staged at Hayes Theatre Co in 2015 (3 – 20 December 2015). Presented at Chapel off Chapel in March 2016 (3 – 20 March 2016)

Violet is directed by Australian theatre icon Mitchell Butel.


Hayes Theatre Co, NSW 3 Dec 2015
Chapel Off Chapel, VIC 3 Mar 2016 20 Mar 2016


Actor Role
Samantha Leigh DodemaideViolet
Steve DanielsenMonty
Barry ConradFlick
Luisa ScrofaniYoung Violet
Damien BerminghamFather
Katie Elle ReeveMusic Hall Singer
Ryan GonzalezVirgil / Billy Dean
Genevieve LemonMabel / Alice
Dash KruckPreacher
Linden FurnellLeroy / Radio Singer (Sydney season)
Jack O’RileyLeroy / Radio Singer (Melbourne season)
Elenoa RokobaroLula / Almeta


Name Position
Mitchell ButelDirector
Amy CampbellChoreographer
Simon GreerSet Designer
Ross GrahamLighting Designer
Lucetta StapletonCostume Designer
Jeremy SilverSound Designer
Lauren TullohStage Manager

Violet – The Musical

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