The Tony Award-winning Broadway revival of The Color Purple, will be presented at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County for a limited time through March 4, with tickets are on sale now!
Cast members from the 2016 Broadway revival lead the touring company, including Adrianna Hicks (Aladdin, Sister Act – Germany) as Celie, Carla R. Stewart (Ghost – national tour, Rent – regional) as Shug Avery and Carrie Compere (Holler If You Hear Me, Shrek the Musical – national tour) as Sofia.
They will be joined by Gavin Gregory (The Color Purple – Revival, The Gershwins’ Porgy & Bess) as Mister, N’Jameh Camara (X: Or, Betty Shabazz v. The Nation) as Nettie, J. Daughtry (The Color Purple – Revival, Beautiful: The Carole King Musical) as Harpo, along with Darnell Abraham, Amar Atkins, Kyle E. Baird, Angela Birchett, Jared Dixon, Erica Durham, Bianca Horn, Gabrielle Reid, C.E. Smith, Clyde Voce, Nyla Watson, J.D. Webster, Brit West, Nikisha Williams and Michael Wordly.
It was a pleasure to sit down with the lead, Adrianna, for this Hotspots exclusive interview:
Were you always a performer, even as a child?
I always loved to sing, even as a child. I sang in church, and anywhere else they would allow me to. In addition, Is loved to dance, so performing was in my blood.
What was your first professional/paid gig?
In Chatham NY I did Hairspray in the Mac-Haydn Theatre in the round. It was the summer of my sophomore year in college.
What was your big break?
I think there have been a few: Singing back up for Michael Michael Bublé; right after college I went to Germany to work in musical theater for 3 ½ years; and then of course my first role on Broadway.
When did you know performing would be your career?
Honestly, I knew that at a very young age; probably around 6 years old. It’s what I was born to do!
Other than this role, what was your favorite role?
I loved playing Sara in Ragtime since it’s another story that creates dialogue amongst the races. The show was at the Lyric Theater, which was a 2000 seat theater in Oklahoma City. This show matured me in such a wonderful way.
What is your fantasy role?
I would love to play Mrs. Lovett in Sweeney Todd, or the Witch or the Baker’s wife in Into the Woods.
What should the South Florida audiences expect from this production of The Color Purple?
Spiritual resurrection power. The experience we have every night with every audience is amazing. The story has a lot of power that I promise everyone will love! Get revived with The Color Purple.
For more information on Adrianna follow her on Instagram.com/missadriannahicks.
Tickets to The Color Purple are available through the Arsht Center Box Office in person at 1300 Biscayne Blvd. Miami, FL 33132, by calling 305.949.6722, or online at arshtcenter.org. Ticket prices start at $29*.
For more information, please visit ColorPurple.com.