Posted on June 10th, 2010
For Immediate Release
“All You Got To Do Is Dream”
NATIONAL TOUR OF THE SMASH HIT MUSICAL
MAKES ITS DALLAS PREMIERE, PRESENTED BY DALLAS SUMMER MUSICALS AT MUSIC HALL AT FAIR PARK
JUNE 30 – JULY 18
TICKETS ON SALE NOW
DALLAS, TX…Producer John Breglio and Dallas Summer Musicals have announced tickets for the smash hit musical DREAMGIRLS are on sale now. Ticket prices range from $20 to $85 and will be available at The Box Office, 542 Preston Royal Shopping Center, all Ticketmaster outlets, by visiting www.ticketmaster.com or by calling 214-631-ARTS (2787). Group orders of 15 or more may be placed by calling 214-426-GROUP.
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.
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 as James “Thunder” Early, Trevon Davis as C.C. White, Milton Craig Nealy as Marty Madison in a cast of 26 that also features Tallia Brinson, Felicia Boswell, Ronald Duncan, Patrice Covington, Talitha Farrow, Brittney Griffin, James Harkness, Robert Hartwell, Eric Jackson, Chauncey Jenkins, Jared Joseph, Nikki Kimbrough, Brittany Lewis, Douglas Lyons, Kimberly Marable, Jarran Muse, Amaker Smith and Marc Spaulding.
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 Willy Reale. DREAMGIRLS is produced by John Breglio for Vienna Waits Productions.
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 Actor’s 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 DREAMGIRLS premiered at Harlem’s legendary Apollo Theater in New York City on November 22, 2009, before embarking on an international tour.
DREAMGIRLS will play June 30 through July 18 at Music Hall at Fair Park, with the following performance schedule:
Wednesday, June 30 – 8 p.m.
Thursday, July 1 – 2 and 8 p.m. (Official press opening is 8 p.m. July 1)
Friday, July 2 – 8 p.m.
Saturday, July 3 – 2 and 8 p.m.
Sunday, July 4 – 2 p.m.
Tuesday, July 6 – 8 p.m.
Wednesday, July 7 – 8 p.m.
Thursday, July 8 – 8 p.m.
Friday, July 9 – 8 p.m.
Saturday, July 10 – 2 and 8 p.m.
Sunday, July 11 – 2 and 8 p.m.
Tuesday, July 13 – 8 p.m.
Wednesday, July 14 – 8 p.m.
Thursday, July 15 – 2 and 8 p.m.
Friday, July 16 – 8 p.m.
Saturday, July 17 – 2 and 8 p.m.
Sunday, July 18 – 2 p.m. (closing performance)
Next up for Dallas Summer Musicals will be the State Fair of Texas musical, SHREK THE MUSICAL, September 28-October 17, 2010.
For more information, please visit the official DREAMGIRLS website at www.DreamgirlsOnStage.com. For up-to-date information about DSM, please visit www.dallassummermusicals.org.
For media information about this show or the Dallas Summer Musicals, and for videotape, photos, interviews or reviewer’s passes, please call Jo Ann Holt at 469-363-7371 or send inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org.