The Color Purple


Writers: Marsha Norman Allee Willis Brenda Russell Stephen Bray Alice Walker


Act One

  • Huckleberry Pie - Young Celie, Young Nettie
  • Mysterious Ways - Celie, Nettie, Ensemble
  • Somebody Gonna Love You - Celie
  • Our Prayer - Nettie, Celie, Mister, Doris, Darlene, Jarene, Pa
  • That Fine Mister - Doris, Darlene, Jarene
  • Big Dog - Mister, Celie, Young Harpo, Mister’s Daughters, Male Ensemble
  • Lily of the Field - Celie, Nettie, Mister
  • Dear God (Sofia) - Celie
  • A Tree Named Sofia - Doris, Darlene, Jarene
  • Hell No! - Sofia, Celie, Sofia’s Sisters
  • *Brown Betty - Harpo, Squeak, Celie, Male Ensemble
  • Shug Avery Comin’ to Town - Mister, Celie, Ensemble
  • All We’ve Got to Say - Doris, Darlene, Jarene
  • Dear God (Shug) - Celie, Shug
  • Too Beautiful for Words - Shug
  • *Push Da Button - Shug, Harpo, Ensemble
  • Uh-Oh! - Sofia, Squeak, Celie, Buster, Female Ensemble
  • What About Love? - Celie, Shug
  • Act I Finale - Shug, Celie, Nettie

Act Two

  • African Homeland - Nettie, Celie, Young Adam, Young Olivia, Ensemble
  • The Color Purple - Shug, Celie
  • Church Ladies’ Easter - Doris, Darlene, Jarene
  • I Curse You Mister - Celie, Mister
  • Mister’s Song (Celie’s Curse) - Mister
  • Miss Celie’s Pants - Celie, Shug, Sofia, Female Ensemble
  • Any Little Thing - Harpo, Sofia
  • What About Love? (Reprise) - Celie, Shug
  • I’m Here - Celie
  • The Color Purple (Reprise) - Celie, Company

A song with an asterisk (*) before the title indicates a dance number; a character listed in a song with an asterisk (*) by the character's name indicates that the character exclusively serves as a dancer in this song, which is sung by other characters.

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