Put on your slinky dress, your big hair, and your best Motown voice….it’s time for Dreamgirls!
But seriously, come as you are – in jeans and a sweatshirt, even – to our open auditions if you like to sing or dance or both!
ROSEDALE PARK COMMUNITY HOUSE, 18445 Scarsdale Detroit, MI 48223
- WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 12 @ 7:00-10:00PM
- MONDAY, DECEMBER 17 @ 7:00-10:00PM
If possible, bring some sheet music to allow for musical accompaniment on the song you want to sing. Don’t have any sheet music? Well come anyway. You can sing “God Bless America” or “Happy Birthday.” We’ll also ask you to learn a few dance steps and read some lines from the script.
We’re a very supportive group, so don’t worry if you don’t have perfect pitch and haven’t done a step-ball-change in thirty years. Just bring your enthusiasm.
Important show dates:
- TUESDAY evenings from 7:00 – 10:00
- WEDNESDAY evenings from 7:00 – 10:00
- SUNDAY afternoons from 1:00 – 4:00
- Weekend of March 15 – 17
- Weekend of March 22 – 24
- Weekend of April 5 – 6
(Note: no performances Easter weekend)
There are many roles in the show – including behind the scenes. Something for everyone! We look forward to seeing you!
About the play:
Dreamgirls is a musical by Henry Krieger and Tom Eyen, based upon real-life experiences of R&B acts such as The Supremes, The Shirelles, and James Brown. The story follows an aspiring female singing trio called “The Dreams” who go on to become music superstars – and soon learn the true cost of fame is higher than they ever imagined. The musical opened in 1981; it was nominated for 13 Tony Awards and won six. In 2006 it was adapted into a movie starring Jamie Foxx, Beyonce Knowles, Eddie Murphy, Danny Glover and Jennifer Houston.
Principal Roles :
Effie Melody White – lead singer of the “Dreamettes”
Deena Jones – backup singer for the “Dreamettes”; later lead singer
Lorrell Robinson – backup singer for the “Dreamettes”
Curtis Taylor, Jr. – manager of Dreams
Jimmy (James Thunder) Early – principle “soul” singer
C.C. (Claridge Conrad) White – composer, Effie’s brother
Michelle Morris – backup singer, replacement for Effie
Marty – theatrical agent for J. T. Early
Secondary Roles :
Charlene – backup singer for J. T. Early
Joann – backup singer for J. T. Early
M.C. – Master of Ceremonies, Apollo Theatre
Jerry Norman – nightclub owner
Dwight – TV studio director
Stage Manager – TV studio
Mr. Morgan – Effie’s lawyer
Security Guard – backstage, Chicago
Wayne – record producer/director
Tiny Joe Dixon – winning talent contest singer
Frank – press agent
…and many more.