Broadway returns to Southwest Virginia with the Moss Arts Center’s “Broadway in Blacksburg” series. Tickets will be available for the captivating Tony Award winner, “The Color Purple,” and magical family favorite, “Finding Neverland,” beginning at 10 a.m. on Jan. 14.

“The Color Purple,” Thursday, Feb. 13, 7:30 p.m.

The Color Purple” re-imagines the epic story of a young woman’s journey to love and triumph in the American South. With a soul-raising, Grammy-winning score of jazz, gospel, ragtime, and blues, “The Color Purple” gives an exhilarating new spirit to Alice Walker’s Pulitzer Prize-winning story. Experience the captivating power of this 2016 Tony Award winner for Best Musical Revival.

Two actresses kneel at the center of the stage, facing each other and holding up their hands, mirroring, while surrounded by other cast members in a stage scene from "The Color Purple."
A scene from the Broadway national touring production of "The Color Purple." Photo by Jeremy Daniel for "The Color Purple."

“Finding Neverland,” Wednesday, March 18, 7:30 p.m. 

Based on the Academy Award-winning film, “Finding Neverland” tells the story behind one of the world’s most beloved characters, Peter Pan. Playwright J.M. Barrie struggles to find inspiration until he meets four young brothers and their widowed mother. Spellbound by the boys’ make-believe adventures, he sets out to write a play that will astound London theatregoers. With a little bit of pixie dust and a lot of faith, Barrie leaves his old world behind for Neverland, where nothing is impossible and the wonder of childhood lasts forever.


Tickets for the performances are $45-$90 for general public and $25-$70 for youth 18 and under. Tickets are available to the general public on Jan. 14 at 10 a.m. and can be purchased online; at the Moss Arts Center's box office, 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday; or by calling 540-231-5300 during box office hours. A limited number of Virginia Tech student tickets are available for $10 through the box office only.

Please note, "Broadway in Blacksburg" series performances are not included in subscription packages and subscriber discounts do not apply.

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