‘Violet the Musical’ continues at Daytona State

With flavors of country, gospel, blues and honky-tonk rock, Daytona State College’s spring musical, “Violet the Musical’’ continues through March 4 at its News-Journal Center, 221 N. Beach St., Daytona Beach.

Performances are March 3 and 4 at 7:30 p.m.

“Violet the Musical’’ tells the story of a young disfigured woman who embarks on a journey by bus from her farm in Spruce Pine, North Carolina, to Tulsa, Oklahoma, in order to be healed. The musical premiered Off-Broadway in 1997 and won the Drama Critics’ Circle Award and Lucille Lortel Award as Best Musical.

“We’re excited to bring this production to the community,” said Daytona State Associate Professor and Theatre Director Samantha Stern. “The Gillespy Theater is such an intimate venue and the live band on the stage will certainly get the audience rocking.’’

It’s free for Daytona State students and Volusia and Flagler county K-12 students. For others, its $8 per person or $15 for two.

Proceeds are used to support the Performing Arts Scholarship program at Daytona State.

Tickets are available online at DaytonaState.edu/TheArts. Group rates are available when purchasing 10 or more tickets.

For more information, contact the box office at 386-226-1927 or email BoxOffice@DaytonaState.edu.

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