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Lakeland Civic Theatre presents Tony-nominated musical “Violet” Jan. 30 through Feb. 15

January 13, 2015
Jessica Novak, Office of Marketing and Communications

The Lakeland Civic Theatre presents “Violet,” Jan. 30 through Feb. 15 at the main campus in the Dr. Wayne L. Rodehorst Performing Arts Center, 7700 Clocktower Drive, Kirtland, 44094, D-Building.

Lakeland is located at the Interstate 90 east and Route 306 exit. Free parking is available.

Tickets are $15 for adults, $13 for seniors and $7 for students with ID.

For ticket reservations and information, call 440-525-7526.

Performance dates are: Jan. 30, 31 and Feb. 6, 7, 13 and 14 at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 1, 8, 15 at 2 p.m.

About the play Following their critically acclaimed, and popular, production of “Sweeney Todd,” “Death of a Salesman,” “Assassins,” “Anyone Can Whistle,” “Next to Normal,” “Light in the Piazza,” and Lakeland Civic Theatre Director, Dr. Martin Friedman, and set and lighting designer, Trad A Burns, collaborate once again on the vibrant musical “Violet.”

“Violet” is the story of a young woman with a facial disfigurement. Right in the middle of the historic civil rights movement, she hops a bus in North Carolina and heads west to Tulsa in the hope that her face can be healed.

This Tony Award-nominated musical features music by Jeanine Tesori and book and lyrics by Brian Crawley. In 1997, it won both the Drama Critics’ Award and the Lucille Lortel Award for Best Musical.

The Lakeland production of “Violet” features music director Jordan Cooper, whose most recent project was for the Dobama Theater’s “A Civil War Christmas.” This production will feature professional actors Nikki Rosser Sumlim, Neely Gevaart, Eugene Sumlin and Eric Fancher. Set and lighting design is by Trad A Burns; costume design is by Tesia Benson.

For production information, email Dr. Martin Friedman at