The Color Purple

Make a joyful noise!

The musical adaptation of Alice Walker’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel (and the popular 1985 Steven Spielberg film) The Color Purple is the most inspirational show of our summer season. With a joyous Grammy Award-winning score featuring jazz, ragtime, gospel, African music and blues, this intensely moving American classic is a story of hope, a testament to the healing power of love, and a striking celebration of life.

Book by MARSHA NORMAN
Music and Lyrics by BRENDA RUSSELL, ALLEE WILLIS, STEPHEN BRAY
Based on the novel written by Alice Walker and the Warner Bros./Amblin Entertainment motion picture

THE COLOR PURPLE is presented by arrangement with TRW www.theatricalrights.com.
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Main Stage

Maine State Music Theatre offers a subscription to our four main stage shows, each with top-notch production value and Broadway-caliber stars. Subscriptions for the 2021 season are on sale now.

Maine Stage Subscriber benefits include:

  • BEST SEATS AT THE BEST PRICE   
  • FIRST CHOICE OF SEATS 
  • SPECIAL ACCESS TO EVENTS  
  • INSIDER INFO  
  • FREE TICKET EXCHANGES  
  • EARLY SINGLE TICKETS  
  • ACCESS TO THE ONLINE SUBSCRIBER PORTAL

Through October 31, 2020 subscriptions are up to 40% off the price of a single ticket. From November 1 – January 31, 2021 subscriptions are up to 30% off. On February 1, 2021 subscriptions are still available but rise to the single ticket price. Subscriptions still offer significant savings, as single tickets are dynamically priced based on the amount the performance is sold. Subscriptions are always at the lowest single ticket price.

MAIN STAGE SUBSCRIPTION PRICING EARLY BIRD  REGULAR
WEEK 1: Thu-Sun • WEEK 2: Tue-Sun
WEEK 3: Tue-Sat
 Through October 31 Nov. 1 – Jan 31
Aisle Seat* & Boxes $264 $292
Center Orchestra $260 $288
Side Orchestra Rows S & T & Grand Tier** $248 $276
Balcony Row EE $228 $256
Balcony Rows FF-HH $216 $244
Super Saver Rows JJ & KK; Side Orch R $172 $200
SENIOR PRICING  FOR MATINEES ONLY***    
Aisle Seat* & Boxes $252 $280
Center Orchestra $248 $276
Side Orchestra Rows S & T & Grand Tier** $236 $264
Balcony Row EE $216 $244
Balcony Rows FF-HH $204 $232
Super Saver Rows JJ & KK; Side Orch R $160 $188
PREVIEW PRICING – 1st WED MATINEE & EVENING    
Aisle Seat* & Boxes $228 $256
Center Orchestra $224 $252
Side Orchestra Rows S & T & Grand Tier** $212 $240
Balcony Row EE $196 $224
Balcony Rows FF-HH $184 $212
Super Saver Rows JJ & KK; Side Orch R $140 $168

*Aisle seat includes second seat from aisle. **Grand Tier: For those under 5’4” the safety bar may obscure view. ***Please Note: Seniors are 60 years of age or older.

SPECIAL PRICING

FAMILY NIGHT: First Saturday and Sunday Evening and Third Tuesday Evenings. Buy one subscription as regular price, get a student subscription for half price.

JULY 21 – AUGUST 2