Dreams live forever. Dreamgirls chronicles the story of three talented young black ladies, Deena, Lorrell, and Effie, and their rise into superstardom. Through beautiful music that ranges from R&B, gospel, soul, and more, this timely musical explores fame, hope, ambition, glamour, and betrayal as our three leading ladies become the superstar group, The Dreams, fighting for success in a competitive music industry plagued by racism, sexism, and greed.
Produced by Nia Talley, Lacey Hines, and Allison Scharmann and co-directed by Joy Nesbitt and Emily Orr, Dreamgirls tells the story of Black struggle and triumph in a 1960s/70s American music scene.
This production was set to open in March of 2020 in the Oberon at the American Repertory Theater. Due to the global COVID-19 pandemic, the show was cancelled days after the sitzprobe.