Dreamgirls

2/21/2019 - 3/17/2019
12:00 AM
11:59 PM
Mainstage Series
"Dreamgirls" — Feb. 21 to March 17, 2019

Running Feb. 21 to March 17, 2019

PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE

  • Thursdays — Feb. 21 and 28 and March 7 and 14 — at 7:30 p.m.
  • Fridays — Feb. 22, March 1, 8 and 15 — at 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturdays — Feb. 23, March 2, 9 and 16 — at 7:30 p.m.
  • Sundays — Feb. 24, March 3, 10 and 17 — at 2:30 p.m.
  • PLUS Tuesday, March 12 at 10 a.m.

"Dreamgirls" — Feb. 21 to March 17, 2019

"Dreamgirls"
A musical
Book and lyrics by Tom Eyen
Music by Henry Krieger

Directed by Richard Morris, Jr.
Musical Director: Ed Ridley

A sweeping and inspirational journey through 20th-century American popular music, Dreamgirls chronicles one Motown-era group’s rise from obscurity to superstardom! 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.

Act One is set in the fabulous 1960s — a time when we were still screaming at Elvis and listening to the Beatles but were dancing to the new beat of countless girl and boy groups like The Supremes, The Marvelettes, The Temptations and The Shirelles. Dreamgirls is not just about the singing and the dancing and the performing. The show is also about the behind-the-scenes reality of the entertainment industry — the business part of show business that made possible this cultural phenomenon.

Act Two shows the creation and the arrival of disco — though the word is never used in the script. The subject matter of this play deals with a musical contribution to America of such importance that only now — decades later — are we beginning to understand.

Dreamgirls is presented by arrangement with Tams-Witmark Music Library, Inc. All authorized performance materials are also supplied by this licensing agency. The videotaping or other video or audio recording of this production is strictly prohibited.

THE CAST

Curtis Taylor Jr. 
MARTIN RAWLS 

Deena Jones 
LAUREN STURDIVANT

Lorrell Robinson
RAVEN PLATTS

Effie Melody White 
DELISA MEDLEA

C.C.
KODEE WILLIAMS

Jimmy (James Thunder) Early
JONATHAN MERECHANT

Michelle Morris 
BONITA JENKINS

Marty/Dwight
TYMIR HAMMOCK

Stepp Sisters
BONITA JENKINS
BIANCA TYUS

Charlene 
RANTEA THOMPSON

Joann
GABRIELLE GONZALES

MC (Apollo Theatre), Mr. Morgan (Effie's Lawyer)
ANTHONY HARRIS, JR.

Tiny Joe Dixon
A. HARRIS BROWN

Wayne (Record Producer), Carl (Night Club Pianist), Stage Manager
OSCAR WATERS

Frank (Press Agent) 
ISAAC HAAS

Jerry Norman (Night Club Owner), Security Guard
PROPHET SEAY

Edna Burke (Applause Reader) 
CALA HENDERSON

Little Albert and the Tru Tones 
KAILYN MACK
KYM WILLIAMS
OSCAR WATERS
PROPHET SEAY

James Early Band 
ANTHONY HARRIS, JR.
CALA HENDERSON
RANTEA THOMPSON
KAILYN MACK
TAYLOR NICOLE BRYAN
GINA MARAFIOTE

Stepp Sisters 
BONITA JENKINS
BIANCA TYUS

Dave and the Sweethearts 
BRAD HILLS (Feb. 21-24)
MAX WINER (Feb. 28-Mar. 3)
JOSHUA LARKIN (Mar. 7-12 & Mar. 15-17)
MATTHEW HEPPE (Mar. 14)
TAYLOR NICOLE BRYAN
GINA 
MARAFIOTE

Five Tuxedos  
PROPHET SEAY
ANTHONY HARRIS, JR.
KYM WILLIAMS 

Les Styles 
CARMEN-MARIAH REY
BIANCA TYUS
GABRIELLE GONZALES

Ensemble 
TYMIR HAMMOCK; PROPHET SEAY; OSCAR WATERS; 
CARMEN-MARIAH REY; ANTHONY HARRIS, JR.; GINA MARAFIOTE;
BIANCA TYUS; GABRIELLE GONZALES; ISAAC HAAS;
RANTEA THOMPSON; KYM WILLIAMS; TAYLOR NICOLE BRYAN

THE CREATIVE TEAM

RICHARD MORRIS, JR.
Director/Scenic Designer/Technical Director

ED RIDLEY
Musical Director

NEHEMIAH SPENCER
Choreographer

JASON BRYAN MAURER
Stage Manager

PAMELA PARKS COSTA and ALAN COSTA
Properties Co-Designers

CHRISTOPHER PEPE
Sound Designer

ROB PECK
Lighting Designer

JASEN J. SMITH
Costume Designer

KATHY KOHL
Assistant Technical Director

KELLIE ROSSINI
Master Electrician

CHUCK HATCHER
Resident Sound Technician

 

 

 

Box Office Info

Mondays: CLOSED
Tuesdays—Fridays: 11 am to 5 pm
Performance Saturdays: Noon to 5 pm

The Box Office is also open beginning one hour before each performance and remains open until the end of each performance.

Get tickets by phone at 330-836-2626
or purchase online below.*

*A $4.00 per-ticket surcharge will be added to each Internet sale.
*A $2.00 per-ticket facility-and-handling fee will be added to each telephone or window sale.
*Group orders are not available online.

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