Pharmastrist, LawnCare and O. just got back from seeing the musical version of “The Color Purple,” and LANDS! It was amazing!
Seeing Celie, Nettie, Shug Avery, Sofia, and even damned deplorable Mister Albert come to life in lyric was like watching one’s favorite characters jump right out of the book and into stunning, visual color.
The African dance sequences were full of feathers, plumes, loud drums, pounding rhythm and gorgeous shirtless ebony hotness.
The relationship between Nettie and Celie would make anyone wanna call their favorite brother or sister right up and say hello, but best of all was seeing the rotund Sofia and the chiseled Harpo grinding all up in each other’s business.
Miss Sofia’s got it going on – played by the remarkable and talented Oprah Winfrey in the film (who was also the chief benefactor of the musical) – big hips, big tummy, and even bigger personality. As O. has always said, cuz he’s not some skinny li’l thang either, “Who wants a stick when you can have the whole tree?”
For the record, we all three cried twice. Once when Sofia got beaten and sent to jail, and once when Nettie was reunited with her sister.
And attending this musical could NOT have come at a better time! After dropping an obscene amount of money on the Magnificent Mile yesterday, O.’s feet were so swollen he needed to sit down.
Tonight beckons already with promises of Giordano’s deep dish pizza, a champagne bar, and many more adventures!
But first … sigh … O. and LawnCare must come down off their post-show highs and do homework. Boo. Hiss.