Overview


Synopsis

Dreamgirls follows the story of a black, all-girl singing trio from Chicago called "The Dreams" and the behind-the-scenes reality of the entertainment industry. At first, the Dreams' manager falls in love with the lead singer, Effie. Later, he abandons her both romantically and professionally, replacing her with someone thinner. Eventually, Effie manages to recover from the blow and builds a successful career going solo. In the end, during the group’s farewell appearance, Efie is reunited with the Dreams resulting in a happy ending for all.


Characters

Female

Lead

Female

Lead

Mezzo-Soprano

Female

Lead

Soprano



Show Information

Book:
Music:
Lyrics:
Category
Musical
Number of Acts:
2 Acts
First Produced:
1981
Genres
Drama
Time & Place
1960s
Cast Size
medium
Dancing
Some Dance
Casting Notes:
Mostly male cast
Includes young adult, adult, late teen, child, early teen, mature adult, elderly characters

Video Clips

See All Videos


Half-Price Ticket Hot Sellers