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This Month's Highlight
Introducing ACT Community! A brand new annual theatre program which provides training and performance opportunities for multi-ethnic artists. It operates to enhance the cultural and artistic awareness of the community by providing productions that illuminate diversity and a broad range of cultural experiences. ACT Community strives to educate, enlighten, and entertain a diverse, multi-cultural audience by using local talent with the emphasis on providing exposure to under-served communities. The first ACT Community production will be Dreamgirls, featuring a mainly African-Canadian cast.
This is the WINDSOR PREMIER of Dreamgirls!
Dreamgirls is a Broadway musical, with music by Henry Krieger and lyrics and book by Tom Eyen. It is based on the show business aspirations and successes of R&B acts such as The Supremes, The Shirelles, James Brown, Jackie Wilson, and others.
Dreamgirls is the story of three black singers - Deena, Lorrell, and Effie who begin as a group called the Dreamettes. They start as three talented, close friends and gradually sharpen their act and rename themselves "The Dreams". But little do they know of the hard, competitive world of show business they are entering.
Dreamgirls features the classic songs ‘And I Am Telling You I’m Not Going’, ‘I Am Changing’, ‘Listen’ and ‘One Night Only’.
Note: Dreamgirls is fiction that is loosely based on the history of Motown's The Supremes singing group, both in sound and in history to the point when stardom was achieved. More importantly, it tells the story of a composite of black groups that reached public acclaim in the 60s.
Book and Lyrics by Tom Eyen
Music by Henry Krieger
Original Broadway Production Directed and Choreographed by Michael Bennett
Orchestrations by Harold Wheeler
Produced on Broadway by Michael Bennett, Robert Avian, Geffen Records and The Shubert Organization
DREAMGIRLS is presented by arrangement with TAMS-WITMARK MUSIC LIBRARY, INC. 560 Lexington Avenue, New York, New York 10022
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