Maybe you knew it, but I didn't ... The Color Purple (The Musical) is playing in DALLAS! And tickets start at only $25! (the highest is about $77).
The show debuted in D-Town on Tuesday night and runs through October 19th.
Here are the dates with showtimes.
- Thu, Oct 2nd at 8 PM;
- Fri, Oct 3rd at 8 PM
- Sat, Oct 4th at 2 PM; 8 PM
- Sun, Oct 5th at 2 PM; 8 PM
- Tue, Oct 7th at 8 PM
- Wed, Oct 8th at 8 PM
- Thu, Oct 9th at 2 PM; 8 PM
- Fri, Oct 10th at 8 PM
- Sat, Oct 11th at 2 PM; 8 PM
- Sun, Oct 12th at 2 PM
- Tue, Oct 14th at 8 PM
- Wed, Oct 15th at 8 PM
- Thu, Oct 16th at 8 PM
- Fri, Oct 17th at 8 PM
- Sat, Oct 18th at 2 PM; 8 PM
- Sun, Oct 19th at 2 PM; 8 PM
Get tickets online HERE.
In case you need a reminder, the show has been running for a few years now ... formerly featuring American Idol Fantasia Barrino in the role of Celie.
Nominated for 11 Tony Awards, including best musical, the play is based on the classic Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Alice Walker and the film by Steven Spielberg.
I went to NYC back in 2006 and saw the theater where the musical debuted on Broadway (right across the street from Oprah's NY office headquarters). The show was sold out the entire week I was there ... so expect it to do the same in Dallas!!!
SPEAKING OF DALLAS:
The Southwest Airlines State Fair Classic -- a college football brawl between Grambling and Prairie View A&M -- is this Saturday, October 4th in Dallas at the Cotton Bowl in Fair Park.
Called the State Fair Classic because of its tie-in to the Texas State Fair, this single game is the 3rd largest Black sporting event in the COUNTRY.
Kickoff is at 6 p.m. with the much-anticipated Battle of the Bands being held at half-time.
If you're going and are looking for something to do AFTER THE GAME, here's a suggestion:
THE OFFICIAL GROWN & SEXY AFTER PARTY will be hosted @ the Metro Bar & Grille (4425 N. Central Expressway in Dallas).
21 & Up -- Greeks, Non-Greeks, Students, Alumni -- EVERYONE is invited from all over the South.
Happy Hour is from 7 to 9 pm. Party begins at 10 pm ... Hosted by SBC's own (now K104 in Dallas' own) Bay Bay, plus Dessie Brown, DJ Chico, RoParish & Khalil will be in the booth.
Drink Specials all night -- Early arrival is STRONGLY suggested. For reservations/VIP/Bottle service, call (318) 527-9365, (214) 455-2567, or (817) 846-4945.
BACK HERE IN THE SBC:
On Thursday (10.2.08) TopCatLive and TruNiVerse will present a night of poetry and spoken word at JOSH Lounge. Dress is casual. Doors open at 8 pm.
Sophisticated Saturdays have a little competition this weekend with Honey Nut Saturdayz (don't ask me, I'm lost too).
Whereas the Grown & Sexy party across the river and in Downtown Shreveport, it seems the new spot for the "Young & Flashy" is Phat Katz Lounge on Greenwood Road (at the corner of Curtis Lane).
Doors open at 9 pm Saturday night with discounted admission until 11 pm. Dress to impress! The Party Pushaz will be on the 1s and 2s.
LAST Saturday I partied with the Three Kings (pictured above -- shouts out to Kyle, Howard and Wayne) who did it big at Adam's Lounge ... packing the place with the Grown and Sexy professionals of the SBC.
The party continues this and EVERY Saturday at Adam's. Doors open at 9 pm. (If you want to hold your party there, just call 318.422.5322)
And get your 'fits ready for Denim & Diamonds on October 11th, presented by CrowdPleaser Ent. (shoutout to Marle-Mar). More on that event next week.
In case you want to travel to Monroe for a college party hosted by the ladies of AKA, there's one Thursday night at the Monroe Civic Center.
All GREEKS, ULM, TECH, GRAM, LSUS and NSU students are invited to PARTY with the AKAs!
BJ Bell from 100.1 THE BEAT will be on the 1's and 2's!
GREEK DISCOUNT! $3 BEFORE 11PM
General Admission- $5
Everyone After Midnight- $7
Security will be STRICTLY ENFORCED! Be Grown, or Stay at Home!
THAT IS ALL PPL - Party hard but party SAFE! ...
til next - m