Written by Henry Krieger and Tom Eyen Directed by Rachel V. Byrd '13 and Lanair Lett '14 Music Directed by James Ramsey '15 Produced by Alexis Smith '15 and Angelique Henderson '14
ShowtimesThursday, April 25th at 7:30 p.m.
Opening night is FREE and also Black Tie
Friday, April 26th at 8 p.m.
Saturday, April 27th at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Sunday, April 28th at 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, May 1st at 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, May 2nd at 7:30 p.m.
Dreamgirls chronicles the tumultuous rise to fame of a talented trio of singers from Detroit. Set in the 1960s, this musical takes place at the intersection of the vibrant Motown music era and the Civil Rights Movement. The Dreamettes get their big break when they catch the attention of car salesmen turned manager, Curtis Taylor, Jr., who quickly launches them on a successful recording career. But each girl pays a price and not everyone gets their due. Prepare a verse and chorus from the song of your choice. Dance auditions to be held at callbacks. All voice parts welcome!
Deena Jones ... Ciera-Dawn Washington Effie Melody White ... Kimberly Onah Lorrell Robinson ... Emmanuella Asabor Curtis Taylor, Jr. ... Luke Demas Jimmy (James “Thunder”) Early ... Joshuah Cambell C.C. (Claridge Conrad) White ... Chiemeka Ezie Michelle Morris ... Pilar Fitzgerald Marty ... Tochi Onyenokwe Wayne ... Fadhal Moore Dave ... Mark Heath Sweetheart 1 ... Abla Alaoui-Soce, Sweetheart 2 ... Carly Kastel Stepp Sisters/Les Styles ... Paige Woods, Kayla Shelton, Simone Polanen, Ahsante Bean Dwight/Studio Stage Manager ... Devin Holloway MC/Announcer/Security Guard...Charles T. James Mr. Morgan ... Christopher Cleveland Frank ... Chip Goines Jerry... Tshepo Malete Female Ensemble ... Alexis Smith, Jenifer Brown, Cynthia Meng, Andrea Madu Dancers ... Meisha Brooks, Jenifer Brown, Monet Clarke, Vanessa Decembre, Taji Hutchins, Kathleen Pierre, Tiana Raphel, Carly Kastel, Aly McGinty, Tiffany Minors, Paula Maouyo, Simone Polanen
Co-Director ... Rachel V. Byrd Co-Director ... Lanair Lett Musical Director ... James Ramsey Assistant Musical Director ... Aaron Gravely Co-Producer ... Angelique Henderson Co-Producer ... Alexis Smith Assistant Producer ... Martha Obasi Choreographer ... Kayla Shelton Assistant Choreographer ... Ashante Bean Assistant Choreographer ... Kimiko Matsuda-Lawrence Stage Manager ... Jowanna Malone Assistant Stage Manager ... Jennifer Berrian Assistant Stage Manager ... Janell Holloway Assistant Stage Manager ... Katini Mwangasha Co-Light Designer ... Briana Belser Co-Light Designer ... Jennifer Berrian Co-Set/Tech Director ... Sekinat Yusuf Co-Set/Tech Director ... Nandhini Sundaresan Co-Costume Designer ... Atasha Jordan Props Designer ... Nyamagaga Gondwe