Come join us for an afternoon of great musical theater and alumni fun on Sunday, February 17, 2019, at the Livingston Theatre Company's presentation of Violet. At 12:30 p.m. enjoy a VIP reception in the Livingston Student Center with fellow alumni and their guests. We will receive a primer about the show and some backstage information about the process from members of the production team. Prizes will be raffled off as well. Then right before the curtain goes up at 2 p.m., all reception attendees will be escorted to the reserved VIP seating in the best section of the theater.

We encourage alums to bring guests.

The free reception is limited to the first 100 guests who register.

Tickets (group rate): $10 general admission; $6 for seniors (60+), Rutgers faculty/staff, and students (accompanied by an alumnus/alumna). No credit card fees when you register here! 

Parking: Requires license plate registration


About the Show
Violet is a musical with music by Jeanine Tesori and libretto by Brian Crawley based on the short story "The Ugliest Pilgrim" by Doris Betts. It tells the story of a young disfigured woman who embarks on a journey by bus from her farm in Spruce Pine, North Carolina, all the way 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.

For a one-minute description of the show, check out the video on this page. The video, from the Today show, also features the musical number "On My Way" from Act I of the Broadway version of the show, starring Sutton Foster as Violet.

About the Livingston Theatre Company
The Livingston Theatre Company of Rutgers is a university-wide student-run performing arts organization/learning community that involves over 100 students each academic year. Although artistic excellence has been a core part of its mission since the inception in 1998, the benefits of student development and leadership have been the anchors of its success. As Rutgers University's premier musical theatre organization, the group has produced both classic and forgotten musicals of all sizes and scopes.