DREAMGIRLS Celebrates Christmas Events In London
The company of Dreamgirls is entering the holiday season in style with a series of events to celebrate the show's final Christmas at the Savoy Theatre.
On Tuesday 13th November actresses Marisha Wallace, Brennyn Lark and Asmeret Ghebremichael, who play The Dreams, started the week with a surprise performance of Dreamgirls hits and Christmas songs to launch the opening of Skate at Somerset House, London's most beautiful ice rink.
On Thursday 15th November the trio of Dreamgirls singers gave the highest altitude performance in Western Europe of songs from the show, launching Christmas at the View from The Shard, where a signature Dreamgirls cocktail for each of tThe Dreams will be available to visitors throughout the festive season. The Dreams then took part in the prestigious annual unveiling of the iconic Regent Street 'The Spirit of Christmas' lights, where they performed songs from the show ahead of joining Doctor Who's Jodie Whitaker and singer Calum Scott for the Switching On ceremony.
Next week the Dreamgirls cast will continue to mark the start of the award-winning musical's final festive season in London with a special performance at the Ideal Home Show Christmas on Friday 23rd November.
Dreamgirls will continue at the Savoy Theatre throughout the festive season before giving its final performance on 12th January 2019.
Dreamgirls is Directed and Choreographed by Olivier and Tony Award-winning Casey Nicholaw (The Book of Mormon, Disney's Aladdin and Something Rotten!), with Set Design by Tim Hatley, Costume Design by Gregg Barnes, Lighting Design by Hugh Vanstone, Sound Design by Richard Brooker and Hair Design by Josh Marquette. The Musical Supervisor is Nick Finlow, the Orchestrator is Harold Wheeler, with Additional Material by Willie Reale.
Meet The Dreams - Effie, Lorrell and Deena - three talented young singers in the turbulent 1960s, a revolutionary time in American music history. Join the three friends as they embark upon a musical rollercoaster ride through a world of fame, fortune and the ruthless realities of show business, testing their friendships to the very limit.
With Book and Lyrics by Tom Eyen and Music by Henry Krieger, the original Broadway production of Dreamgirls, Directed and Choreographed by Michael Bennett opened in 1981 and subsequently won six Tony Awards. The original cast recording won two Grammy awards for Best Musical Album and Best Vocal Performance for Jennifer Holliday's 'And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going.' In 2006 it was adapted into an Oscar winning motion picture starring Beyoncé Knowles, Jennifer Hudson, Eddie Murphy and Jamie Foxx.
Moya Angela, Asmeret Ghebremichael, Brennyn Lark and Marisha Wallace are appearing with the support of UK Equity, incorporating the Variety Artistes' Federation, pursuant to an exchange program between American Equity and UK Equity.
Swarovski is delighted to be the Set and Costume Design partner for Dreamgirls, bringing to life the incredible visions of Tim Hatley and Gregg Barnes. Over one million Swarovski crystals have been incorporated into the production, adorning 275 costumes and 3 crystal curtains.
Full information on performance schedules can be found on the official website.
The Original London Cast Recording of hit West End musical Dreamgirls is available via Sony Masterworks Broadway.