In the early 1960s, a young woman disfigured by a childhood accident travels across the South in search of a televangelist’s healing miracle. On her journey, Violet meets two young soldiers who help her learn about courage, beauty and her own self-worth. With a dynamic score of bluegrass, gospel, country and rock by four-time Tony-nominated composer Jeanine Tesori (Fun Home; Caroline, or Change), Violet features a distinctly American musical voice. Tony-nominated director Jeff Calhoun (Broadway’s Newsies) returns to Ford’s to direct this touching story of love, hope and healing. The New York Post called Violet "a truly charming and meaningful new American musical."

Presented by Ford's Theatre Society

Show Type
Running Time
120 minutes
(1 Intermission)
Appropriate For 16+ Price Ranges
$15 - $62

Discount Tickets Available Discounts are available for groups, senior citizens, military personnel and those younger than 35. Visit for further details.

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Schedule Open/Close Dates: 01/24/2014 - 02/23/2014
Sunday 02:00pm--
Monday ---
Tuesday 07:30pm--
Wednesday 7:30pm--
Thursday 07:30pm--
Friday 07:30pm--
Saturday 02:00pm07:30pm-
Important Dates

Special Performances

  • 01/26/2014 - 7:30pm

Extra Performances

  • 02/06/2014 - 11:00am

Dark Days

  • 01/26/2014 - 2:00pm
  • 02/13/2014 - 7:30pm

Sold Out Performances

  • 01/29/2014 - 7:30pm


  • 02/13/2014 - 7:30pm


  • 02/04/2014 - 7:30pm
  • 02/15/2014 - 2:00pm

Open Caption

  • 02/02/2014 - 2:00pm
Performer Role
Erin Driscoll Violet
James Gardiner Monty
Kevin McAllister Flick
Bobby Smith Father/Ensemble
Lauren Williams Young Vi/Ensemble
Madeline Botteri Ensemble
Kellee K Hough Ensemble
Chris Sizemore Ensemble
Gregory Maheu Ensemble
Amy McWilliams Ensemble
Nova Y. Payton Ensemble
Stephen F Schmidt Ensemble
Katie McManus Ensemble
Stephen Gregory Smith Ensemble
Troy Hopper Ensemble
Production Personnel
Jeff Calhoun
Costume Designer
Wade Laboissonniere
Set Designer
Tobin Ost
Sound Designer
David Budries
Jeff Calhoun
Musical Director
Jay Crowder
Lighting Designer
Michael Gilliam
Jeanine Tesori
Book Writer
Brian Crawley
Brian Crawley
Based on "The Ugliest Pilgrim" by Doris Betts


Ford's Theatre
511 Tenth Street NW, Washington, DC 20004

Getting There

  • Gallery Pl-Chinatown (Green/Yellow/Red Lines)
  • Metro Center (Blue/Orange/Red Lines)


  • Street parking
  • Paid garages
  • Paid lot


  • This venue is wheelchair accessible.
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