April 23 - May 9
When Deena, Effie and Lorrell form a music trio called the Dreamettes, Curtis, an ambitious manager, catches their act at a talent show and offers them the chance of a lifetime to sing backup for a national star. A sweeping and inspirational journey, Dreamgirls chronicles one Motown group’s rise from obscurity to superstardom. Adapted for film in 2006, it starred headliners such as Beyonce, Jennifer Hudson, Jamie Fox and Eddie Murphy. The subject matter of this play deals with a musical contribution to America of such importance only now, decades later, are we beginning to understand. Through gospel, R&B, smooth pop, disco and more, DREAMGIRLS explores themes of ambition, hope and betrayal, all set in the glamorous and competitive world of the entertainment industry.