PURPLE rhymes with ORANGE, written by Patrick Kasper,
is an energetic, inspiring, and entertaining production that features 12 original songs, including Broadway-style show tunes, catchy pop songs, and powerful ballads, as well as a number of exciting large-group dance numbers, including tap dancing lumberjacks, a Fosse-style coffee shop ensemble, Beat poetry, and an 80's aerobics class. This show about friendship, family, and love will be sure to leave audiences with warm hearts, wide smiles, and a few catchy tunes stuck in their heads!
PURPLE rhymes with ORANGE “a colorful musical” is written by Patrick Kasper. It is based on his book of the same name. First performed on January 25th 2019, it features both an original script and 12 original songs. It received overwhelmingly positive reviews from critics and audiences.
Based on essays, songs, and poems written by Patrick, the original cast featured 22 actor/singer/dancers with Patrick directing, choreographing, and playing the role of GREY. All 22 passionate artists believed in the process and were overwhelmed by the enthusiastic positive response to the show.
ORANGE was feeling lonely one day
he could not find anyone with which to play
not a person place or thing fit perfect with he
the songs he sang had no harmony
He thought and thought until he knew what to do. He would search for is soul mate no matter what color, tint, shade, or hue.
To find his true love ORANGE must embark on whimsical and thought-provoking adventure to fill his TABULA RASA (empty slate) with people places and things.
On this journey GREY acts as the Ring master and guide and introduces ORANGE to YELLOW, a “beach granny” , BROWN a “ punny lumberjack” , RED a “Really Exciting Dude” BLACK a glam rocker, WHITE , a lover of Broadway, NEON LEON an 80's Thigh Master GREEN, a materialistic snotty girl, and finally to PURPLE as they meet in the BLUE.
Along the journey we find out that GREY has a quest of his own, and demons to overcome and his motives may be more serious, personal and far reaching than we first are lead to believe. How will ORANGE find his Rhyme? Will GREY find his gold?