Full of onstage joy and backstage drama, the sensational Dreamgirls tells the story of an up-and-coming 1960s girl singing group, and the triumphs and tribulations that come with fame and fortune. A young female singing trio from Chicago, Effie (Brittany Walters), Deena (Alexis Sims) and Lorrell (Dorian McCorey) get their big break at an amateur competition and begin singing backup vocals for James "Thunder" Early (Christian Thompson).
However, things begin to spin out of control when their agent, Curtis Taylor, Jr.(Lawrence Street), makes Deena and not Effie, the star of what will become known as "The Dreams.”
With music by Academy® Award nominee Henry Krieger and book and lyrics by Tony and Grammy Award winner Tom Eyen, Dreamgirls features the unforgettable hits: "And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going" and "One Night Only.” This Tony and Academy Award winning musical sparkles like never before! *
The ultimate game of cat-and-mouse is played out in a cozy English country house owned by a celebrated mystery writer in Sleuth, which will be seen Aug. 5-16. Jessica Bogart will direct a cast to be announced.
The summer season will conclude Aug. 27-30 with a concert version of Rodgers and Hammerstein's Carousel on the Fletcher Opera Theater stage. Casting and creative team will be announced at a later time.
About Theatre Raleigh
The mission of Theatre Raleigh, Inc. is to produce work with an artistic scope that includes musical theatre, drama, comedy, concerts, theatre for young audiences, as well as the development of new theatrical projects. Theatre Raleigh, Inc. will nurture a tradition of intimate, professional live performances while enhancing, stimulating and providing opportunities to our community, thus contributing to its vitality.
Theatre Raleigh, Inc. is the umbrella institution under which the Hot Summer Nights Series, along with a planned Theatre for the Young Series and Backstage at the Kennedy Music Series, operates with the goal of providing audiences diverse programming in the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts.
For more information visit theatreraleigh.com.