BWW Feature: DREAMGIRLS at TUTS
Walking into the rehearsal studios at TUTS had a different energy on today. I thought I was at the New 42nd St. Rehearsal Studios in NYC, but I was here in H-Town awaiting the gorgeously talented cast of DREAMGIRLS. The energy was high and every press rep in the room had memories of their first introduction to this fabulous piece of American Musical Theatre. The day began with a brief introduction of the cast by TUTS Artistic Supervisor/ show director, Sheldon Epps.
Epps opened with saying, "the show celebrates arts/ authenticity versus commerce and the struggle to be pure as an artist. DREAMGIRLS is a tale of three young ladies searching for stardom who inevitably get caught up in the darkness of the music industry. Listening to these melodies expertly handcrafted by Henry Krieger and Tom Eyen holds true that even after 35 years Dreamgirls is a cornerstone in the landscape of American Musical Theatre.
I had the chance to chat with Kerrisa Arrington (Michelle Morris who's a Houston Native. This young lady was bubbling with excitement and is holding it down for H-TOWN! "I hope young people come out to see the show because it will give them a chance to see where we've come from musically," Arrington said.
Two of my favorite songs were previewed and this cast seems ready to tackle what I would consider one of the most difficult scores in musical theatre. Stay tuned Broadway World and make sure you get a ticket! Check out our live coverage, interviews and live performances from the cast. https://youtu.be/YfxiRk8AUl8.
Dreamgirls plays April 4-16, 2017 at The Hobby Center! Visit www.TUTS.com for ticket information.
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