Arts Daily / Violet


Coastal Carolina University’s Department of Theater presents Violet October 19-28 at the Myrtle Beach Education Center Theater. With music by Jeanine Tesori and story and lyrics by Brian Crawley, Violet tells the story of a young woman who travels across the Deep South in 1964 toward a miracle: the healing touch of a TV evangelist who will transform her scarred face and make it beautiful. Nominated for a Tony Award in 2014 and based on the short story, The Ugliest Pilgrim, by Doris Betts, Violet features show-stopping anthems grounded in the American roots of folk, bluegrass and gospel. Tickets $17; discounts available.