Costa Mesa Playhouse

The Costa Mesa Playhouse presents


by Brian Crawley and Jeannine Tesori

Directed by Jason Holland
Music Direction by Cynthia McGarity



Melissa Musial


Hunter Berecochea


Justin Crawford

Young Vi

Elizabeth "Ellie" Smallwood


Johnny Fletcher


Wade Wooldridge

Old Lady / Hotel Hooker

Melinda Messinger

Music Hall Singer

Allie Zito

Leroy Evans

Keith Morton


Rob Bergman


Eileen Goodwin - Oct. 18 to 27

Natasha Reese - Nov. 1 to 17

The Play

This multi-award-winning musical follows a scarred woman who embarks on a cross-country bus trip to be healed by a minister and discovers the true meaning of beauty along the way.

Set in the Deep South during the early days of the civil rights movement, and featuring an energetic gospel, rock, country and R&B score, "Violet" follows the growth and enlightenment of a bitter young disfigured woman who embarks on a long bus trip to receive the healing touch of a TV evangelist who she believes can cure her. Along the way, she meets a young black soldier who teaches her about beauty, love, courage and what it means to be an outsider.

Winner of the Drama Critic's Circle Award for Best Musical.


October 18nd - November 17th, 2019
Friday and Saturday evenings at 8:00 pm.
Sunday afternoons at 2:00 pm.
Thursday November 7th at 8:00 pm.


The Costa Mesa Playhouse
661 Hamilton Street, Costa Mesa, CA 92627

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