Dreamgirls opens Tuesday at the Paramount
|Adrienne Warren (Lorrell), Syesha Mercado (Deena) and Margaret Hoffman (Michelle) in a photo by Joan Marcus|
Dreamgirls is the story of an all-girl singing group in the 1960s whose rise to the top brings them heartbreak and pain instead of the simple stardom they imagined at the start. Deena, Lorrell and Effie begin their careers together but are soon torn apart by the complex manipulations swirling around them – will success bring them all their dreams or hand them nightmares instead?
Dreamgirls first opened on Broadway back in 1981 with a successful four year run; it’s gone on tour and been revived several times since then and even got a well-known movie production. Now it’s back on the road as part of the Broadway Across America tour and it’s here in Seattle from April 6 through April 11 at the Paramount Theater.
Dreamgirls stars Moya Angela as Effie and features Syesha Mercado as Deena Jones, Adrienne Warren as Lorrell Robinson, Margaret Hoffman as Michelle Morris, with Chaz Lamar Shepherd as Curtis Taylor, Jr., Chester Gregory as James “Thunder” Early, Trevon Davis as C.C. White, and Milton Craig Nealy as Marty Madison.