DreamGirls razzle n dazzles Fox Theatre!

Dreamgirls is set to dazzle us at the Fox Theatre! I cant wait to hear all the songs like.” I am telling you” and “Dreamgirls”. I know the costumes will be fab and full of entertainment! Read about this magnificent stage play!

Full of onstage joy and backstage drama, DREAMGIRLS tells the story of an up-and-coming, 1960s singing girl group, and the triumphs and tribulations that come with fame and fortune. Hopeful talents Deena Jones, Lorrell Robinson and Effie White are performing as The Dreamettes when ambitious agent Curtis Taylor, Jr. discovers them. He lands them a job as backup singers for the soul and rock ‘n’ roll sensation James “Thunder” Early and begins to guide their quickly rising career. However, when the beautiful Deena emerges as the star of the group rather than the full-voiced Effie, the girls are brought to personal and professional crossroads.

Adrienne Warren (Lorrell), Syesha Mercado (Deena), Moya Angela (Effie)

Chaz Lamar Shepherd (Curtis), Syesha Mercado (Deena), Adrienne Warren (Lorrell), Moya Angela (Effie), Chester Gregory (James Early), Trevon Davis (C.C.).

DREAMGIRLS will introduce Moya Angela as Effie White and feature, as The Dreams, Syesha Mercado as Deena Jones, Adrienne Warren as Lorrell Robinson, and Margaret Hoffman as Michelle Morris with Chaz Lamar Shepherd as Curtis Taylor, Jr., Chester Gregory is James “Thunder” Early, Trevon Davis as C.C. White, Milton Craig Nealy as Marty Madison. At certain performances, Patrice Covington plays the role of Effie White. The cast of 26 also features Tallia Brinson, Felicia Boswell, Ronald Duncan, Talitha Farrow, Brittney Griffin, Robert Hartwell, Eric Jackson, Jared Joseph, Nikki Kimbrough, Grasan Kingsberry, Brittany Lewis, Douglas Lyons, Kimberly Marable, Jarran Muse, Amaker Smith, Marc Spaulding and Terrance Lemar Thomas.

Adrienne Warren (Lorrell), Syesha Mercado (Deena) and Margaret Hoffman (Michelle).

Adrienne Warren (Lorrell), Syesha Mercado (Deena) and Moya Angela (Effie).

From left, Robert Hartwell, Jarran Muse, Marc Spaulding, Chauncey Jenkins and Douglas Lyons as Little Albert and the Tru-Tones.

DREAMGIRLS is directed and choreographed by Robert Longbottom with co-choreography by Shane Sparks, scenic design by Robin Wagner, costume design by William Ivey Long, lighting design by Ken Billington, sound design by Acme Sound Partners, and media design by Howard Werner for Lightswitch. DREAMGIRLS features music by Henry Krieger and lyrics and book by Tom Eyen with additional material by Willie Reale.DREAMGIRLS is produced by John Breglio for Vienna Waits Productions.

Adrienne Warren (Lorrell), Syesha Mercado (Deena), Margaret Hoffman (Michelle) and the company of DREAMGIRLS.

Chester Gregory (James Early) and Adrienne Warren (Lorrell).

Margaret Hoffman (Michelle), Adrienne Warren (Lorrell), Syesha Mercado (Deena) and the company of DREAMGIRLS.

Moya Angela (Effie).

The original Broadway production of DREAMGIRLS opened December 20, 1981, at the Imperial Theatre and won six Tony Awards and three Drama Desk Awards in 1982.  It closed on Broadway August 11, 1985, after 1,521 performances. The original Broadway production was directed by Michael Bennett and choreographed by Bennett and Michael Peters. DREAMGIRLS was adapted into a motion picture by DreamWorks Pictures and Paramount Pictures, and opened in December 2006. The film won two Academy Awards, five Golden Globes, and two Screen Actors Guild Awards in 2007 in addition to a Grammy Award for Best Song written for a Motion Picture (“Love You I Do”).  The most popular song from the film, “Listen,” has been incorporated into the new stage version of DREAMGIRLS as a stirring Act II duet for Deena and Effie. This all-new production of DREAMGIRLSpremiered at Harlem’s legendary Apollo Theater in New York City on November 22, 2009, before embarking on an international tour.

Clockwise from top, Nikki Kimbrough, Kimberly Marable, Felicia Boswell and Tallia Brinson as the Stepp Sisters.

Chaz Lamar Shepherd (Curtis) and Moya Angela (Effie).

DREAMGIRLS will play October 12 through October 17 at the Fox Theatre.  Performances are Tuesday through Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 6:30 p.m. with matinees Saturday at 2 p.m. and Sunday at
1 p.m.

Adrienne Warren (Lorrell), Syesha Mercado (Deena), Margaret Hoffman (Michelle) and the company of DREAMGIRLS.

For more information, please visit the official DREAMGIRLS website at www.DreamgirlsOnStage.com

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