A Source of Joy Theatricals and Broadway In The Hood to Stage DREAMGIRLS, 3/7-10
DREAMGIRLS, the smash hit musical about an up-and-coming 1960s singing girl group, debuts in Las Vegas at West Las Vegas Theatre, March 7 & 8, 7PM and March 9 & 10, 2013 at 1:30PM. With music by Academy Award nominee Henry Krieger and lyrics and book by Tony and Grammy-winning Tom Eyen, it features the unforgettable hits, "One Night Only", "I Am Changing" and the powerhouse ballet "And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going." DREAMGIRLS, which was made into an award-winning film, is presented by A Source Of Joy Theatricals and will mark the second production of 2013 Broadway In The Hood - Las Vegas Season.
Full of onstage joy and backstage drama, DREAMGIRLS tells the triumphs and tribulations that come with fame and fortune. Hopeful talents Deena Jones (Cierra Love), Lorrell Robinson (Ebonie Ladd) and Effie White (Muna Hiluf & Dani Corley) are performing as The Dreamettes when ambitious agent Curtis Taylor, Jr. (John Joseph) discovers them. He lands them a job as backup singers for the soul and rock 'n' roll sensation James "Thunder" Early (Andrew Mays) and begins to guide their quickly rising career. However, when the beautiful Deena emerges as the star of the group rather than the full-voiced Effie, the girls are brought to personal and professional crossroads.
DREAMGIRLS will feature a cast of Las Vegas locals comprised of former drug dealers, former gang bangers, former prostitutes, as well as talented teachers, pastors, students and community members who have lived in or are present living in battered women & children shelters. DREAMGIRLS Las Vegas will not only entertain you, it but will inspire you and your entire family to "Just Dream!"
DREAMGIRLS was adapted into a motion picture by DreamWorks Pictures and Paramount Pictures and opened in December 2006. The film, starring Beyoncé Knowles as Deena, Jamie Fox as Curtis, Eddie Murphy as James "Thunder" Early and Jennifer Hudson as Effie, won two Academy Awards, five Golden Globes and two Screen Actor's Guild Awards in 2007.
DREAMGIRLS is directed by Torrey Russell & Tianna Lewis with Musical Direction by Megan Schnizlein and choreographed by Avree Walker with additional choreography by Aneisha Hall, scenic design by Theatrical Entertainment Worldwide, costume design by Preston Coghill, and technical direction by Henry "BJ" Jackson with lighting & sound provided by AVI-SPI Rentals Las Vegas. DREAMGIRLS is produced by A Source Of Joy Theatricals and will sparkle like never before!
The original Broadway production of DREAMGIRLS opened December 20, 1981, at the Imperial Theatre and won six Tony Awards and three Drama Desk Awards in 1982. It closed on Broadway August 11, 1985 after 1,521 performances. The original Broadway production was directed by Michael Bennett and choreographed by Bennett and Michael Peters. For more information, visit the official DREAMGIRLS website at www.DREAMGIRLSLasVegas.com
Tickets are free and the show is open to the public. Due to the limited number of seats available, tickets will be issued 2 hours prior to each performance starting time at the theatre box office. Each guest can receive up to 2 tickets a piece. Please note: due to the nature of show, children under the age of 13 will not be permitted in the theatre.
A Source of Joy Theatricals, Inc., producers of "Broadway in the Hood", is a National Theatre program with its home office in Las Vegas, Nevada. A Source of Joy Theatricals is dedicated to making a positive impact on communities across the United States, with a special focus on youth between 8 - 20 years of age residing in the worst of neighborhoods; plagued with violence, gangs, drugs, murder, suicide, racism, rape, and everything that one could imagine.
A Source of Joy Theatricals offers educational and cultural opportunities to a multitude of America's future leaders and has gained the attention and support of city, state and government officials, notable celebrities, the NAACP and the American Theatre Wing. Since its inception 3 years ago they have produced 10 major productions dealing with everything from teen pregnancy, interracial dating, childhood obesity, homelessness, homosexuality, bullying, slavery, and they closed out the 2011 season with The Best of Broadway, a soulful musical revue celebrating 10 of the biggest and best Broadway musicals. In 2012 Broadway In The Hood was proud to present the Las Vegas premiere of the Broadway Musical "The Color Purple!" to rave reviews.
Broadway in the Hood applies the same standards of excellence to its programs that is applied to professional theatres all across the country. Professional directors, choreographers, technicians and master chefs train the cast and crew of each show. Participation and performances are FREE, making this program accessible to all, approximately 10,000 people a year just in Nevada alone, representing all socio-economic backgrounds and diverse communities.
The program has received no government funding to date and are ALWAYS in need of monetary donations, as well as in-kind gifts, clothing items for our productions, as well as fundraising opportunities.