Color Purple Fans Get Brawlic After Tasia is a No Show

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Chicago playgoers demanded their money back after Fantasia missed a show.

Chicago fans of the Color Purple got a rude awakening when Fantasia wasn’t on stage for the play on Saturday.  Fantasia was unable to perform because she was sick with the Flu and her replacement wasn’t anywhere near good enough.

People in the audience were pissed off and displayed that anger by demanding their money back after the show was over.  After demanding their money, people were also pissed after learning Fantasia has missed a total of 50 shows altogether.

We understand everyone gets sick but Chicago wasn’t too understanding. An 8 year old girl in the lobby even broke out in tears after her mother told her Fantasia wouldn’t be there.

Remember last April, the show’s numbers went way down after Fantasia made her exit.  We guess one monkey really does stop the whole show!


  • Chi-town

    This is not true! I was at show. True Fantasia was not there but they told us ahead of time (while parking) so there wouldn’t be an uproar during the show. There was also signs as we were walking to the theatre about Fanny. The signs said she was hospitalized. Parking attendants said she ate a bad sandwhich. Whatever! The fill-in was good and no chaos happened…The Truth

  • jennifer

    all my life i had to fight. i had to fight my career. my album sales. and young dro baby. but i kill em dead if they decide to ask for a refund. -fantasia’s life.

  • Jade Silver

    @ Jennifer – LMAO.

  • SoCultural

    Some people were told ahead of time and some were not. You cannot assume that all people were told. Nevertheless, ticketholders should of had an option to receive refunds at the door before entering. This is false advertisement and is grounds for legal action. I’m sure there was some type of uproar and discontentment because of this.

    Stay Positive

  • Klean_Kut

    She got sick and was hospitalized. How many of us go to work when that happens?

    Since being back on the show she hasn’t missed any schedule performances. This is the first occurrence.

    I guess people like to put out false information.

  • Just me

    a group of us attended the DC show and learned that Fantasia wasn’t preforming all the show after purchasing the tickets. The only reason we purchased tickets were to see fantasia..I will never attend a fantasia anything!!

  • The Bear- (Cameo is the funkiest band ever)

    Fantasia has developed a reputation for being unreliable. That’s very unprofessional and its a shame because she’s one of the most talented singers around right now.

    She needs to work on her professionalism though.

  • deesac

    she got really bad work ethics she did this before a couple of years ago and drop out. And she wonder why she got money problems.

  • T-Boo

    For the record she has not missed 50 shows on this tour. I went to see her Aug. 1 show in DC at 8:00…the venure clearly states that she does perform Sundays…she does not perform all shows so let’s check that out before we say she is a no show. Also, for the NY runs the girl had tumor huge tumors..She was sick. We all get sick. Give her a break..that’s why she has understudies…its unfortunate but it happens.

  • Shondra


    “This is false advertisement and is grounds for legal action.”

    Like hell it is. There is *never* a guarantee that an understudy won’t have to step in to take over for a performer who’s sick. Or, in Fantasia’s case, “sick.” Anybody buying tickets for this tour should just accept the fact that there’s a 50% chance that she’s not going to show up.

  • leave-it-be


  • thickcop

    Sick and Hospitalized, not true sure she was driven to the hospital but released a short time later most of it waiting room time. This is just BS!!!!! and a pattern.

  • A Chicagoan

    Just from the publicity that is going on in Chicago it was a big deal of Fantasia staring in the show. From commercials on most of the network channels to FB events stating that Fantasia would perform at Zentra (a Facebook promoted club). And this is not the 1st time the Color Purple has been in Chicago (the last run Michelle Williams was in the show). So the ones that probably went crazy were those unappreciative people that have never seen a play before.

  • Inside Scoop

    @thick cop it wouldn’t matter if she stayed at the docs, hosp. 2 mins and they said something was wrong ,she could not go on!!!!
    She was legit SICK per doctor!!!!!If they had let her perform and something happen she couldSUE big time and they know it!!!

  • Mad at Oprah too

    I drove an hour and a half to see the Color Purple. The 1pm show was cancelled without any notice. I didn’t give a darn who was playing Celie. I just wanted to see the show. Oprah is more concerned with shutting down the Mag the Mile then a play she lends her name to. On my way to the show, radio personalities were still urging people to purchase tickets. The proper way to handle this situation would have been to release a statement on the radio stating the 1pm show was cancelled. Instead, I drove 75 miles one way only to show up at a dark and empty theater. Ticketmaster didn’t even know until 12:30. I’m sure the producers knew before then.

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