Full of onstage joy and backstage drama, Dreamgirls tells the rags-to-riches story of an up and coming, 1960s 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.
This is the first time an international show of this scale will showcase black South African performers who play the show’s African American characters. There are some 450 costumes and 180 wigs in this production, set in the 1960’s.
Date: From Friday, 11th March until Sunday, 22nd May 2011
Venue: Teatro, Montecasino, Fourways
Cost: From R120
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