Dreamgirls

October 18th through October 28th, 2018

Brunish Theatre, Portland'5 Centers for the Arts

November 1st through November 4th, 2018

Winningstad Theatre, Portland'5 Centers for the Arts

November 9th through November 10th, 2018

Columbia Theatre, Longview WA

Expected run time is approximately 2-1/2 hours

Cast

 

Effie Melody White

Deena Jones

Lorrell Robinson

Curtis Taylor, Jr. 

James "Thunder" Early

C.C. White

Michelle Morris

Marty

Tiny Joe Dixon/Wayne/

Security Guard, 5 Tuxedos

Dave/Dwight/Film Exec

Frank/Tru-Tones/

5 Tuxedos 

Stepp Sister/Les Style

Stepp Sister/Les Style

Tru-Tones, 5 Tuxedos

Sweetheart

Stepp Sister/Les Style

Joann/Les Style

Charlene/Les Style

Sweetheart

M.C./5 Tuxedos

Jerry Norman/Film Exec/

Mr. Morgan/Stage Manager

Julianne Johnson

Shahayla Ononaiye

Kristin Robinson

John Devereaux

Jarvis Sam

Blake Stone

Jalena Montrond

Amber Cobb

Jerrod Neal

 

Doug Zimmerman

Jonathan Thompson

 

Kelli Bee

Lydia Fleming

Danny Hammel

Bronwyn Jones

Josephine McGehee

Netty McKenzie

Anna Meyer

Jennifer O'Leary

TJ Pendarvis

Mark Pierce

A sweeping and inspirational journey through 20th century American popular music, DREAMGIRLS chronicles one Motown 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.

 

“DREAMGIRLS is a show about a time in American musical history when rhythm and blues blended with other styles of popular music creating a new American sound. Act One is set in the fabulous sixties — 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 play 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.”

-Michael Bennett

Production Team

Director/Choreographer

Musical Director

Production Stage Manager

Lighting & Scenic Designer

Sound Designer

Sound Operator

Projection Designer

Projection Graphic Design

Costume Designer

Wigmaster

Prop Master

Running Crew

Executive Artistic Director

Production Manager

Wardrobe Consultant

House Manager

Volunteer Coordinator

Photographer

Social Media

Roger Welch

Adam Young

Michael DeMaio

Demetri Pavlatos

Cameron McFee

Miette LaPierre

Pat Nims

Elaine Akamian

 

Margaret Louise Chapman

Jane Holmes

Bruce Tolonen

Kiara Liebo

Kirk Mouser

Gordon Mouser

Janet Mouser

Sandra Vincent

Pam Knight 

Paul Fardig

Jen Olson

Evan Tait

Orchestra

Piano

Guitar

Bass

Drums/Percussion

Nathan Farwell

Eric Toner

Jesika Westbrook

William Norris-York

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