8 p.m. Tue.-Sat.; 2 p.m. Thu., Sat.-Sun.
Mahalia Jackson Theater, 801 N. Rampart St., 287-0351; www.mahaliajacksontheater.com
In Alice Walker's The Color Purple, Celie, a young Southern woman, finds her voice as she struggles to overcome poverty and hardship. The award-winning Broadway musical adaptaion included choreography by Donald Byrd, who directed the recent New Orleans shows White Noise and Aida. The touring company features many talents from the award-winning New York run. Tickets $25-$80.