Dallas Theater Center is presenting the award-winning hit musical Dreamgirls through July 24, helmed by director and DTC Associate Artistic Director Joel Ferrell. Tickets to Dreamgirls are on sale at www.DallasTheaterCenter.org and by phone at (214) 880-0202.
Production Photos by Karen Almond; costumes by Karen Perry.
Dreamgirls features book and lyrics by Tom Eyer, music by Henry Krieger and choreography by Rickey Tripp. Take a trip back to the seminal music scene of the 1960s, when young women sang their way to musical prominence in a man’s world. Set in the Motown era that brought us powerhouse voices like Aretha Franklin, Diana Ross-and ultimately Destiny’s Child and Beyoncé-Dreamgirls explodes from the stage with legendary songs and timeless appeal.
Starring as the talented trio is Alexis Sims as Deena Jones, Marisha Wallace as Effie White and Kristen Bond (Stagger Lee) as Lorrell. Joining them is Derrick Davis as Curtis Taylor Jr., Traci Elaine Lee (Stagger Lee, LES MISERABLES, The Fortress of Solitude) as Michelle, Eric Lajuan Summers as James Thunder Early and Clinton Greenspan (Romeo and Juliet) as C.C. White.
Brierley Resident Acting Company members Hassan El-Amin (All the Way, The Mountaintop, Colossal) will play the role of Marty, and Alex Organ (All the Way, Sense and Sensibility, LES MISERABLES) will be a part of the Male Ensemble.
Fellow actors in the Male Ensemble are Christopher Figaro Jackson, Joshua Keith, Walter Lee, Willie Smith III, Jay Staten (Stagger Lee), Jeremy Davis, Gabriel Lawson and Micah Ndiba. The Female Ensemble includes Tiana Kaye Johnson (The Mountaintop, The Book Club Play), Ebony Marshall-Oliver, Ayanna Edwards and Gabrielle Reyes.
The creative and design team includes choreographer Rickey Tripp, music director Michael O. Mitchell, set designer Bob Lavallee (The Mountaintop, The Rocky Horror Show, Clybourne Park), costume designer Karen Perry (A Raisin in the Sun, The Trinity River Plays), sound designer Aria Music Design (LES MISERABLES, Cabaret), lighting designer Lap Chi Chu (The Good Negro, Fences) and wig designer J. Jared Janas.
DTC’s Come Early sponsored by Wells Fargo will take place one hour before every performance and DTC’s Stay Late presented by Dr Pepper Snapple Group will take place after each performance.
Lia Chang is an actor, a multi-media content producer and co-founder of Bev’s Girl Films, making films that foster inclusion and diversity on both sides of the camera. Bev’s Girl Films’ debut short film, Hide and Seek was a top ten film in the Asian American Film Lab’s 2015 72 Hour Shootout Filmmaking Competition, and she received a Best Actress nomination. BGF collaborates with and produces multi-media content for artists, actors, designers, theatrical productions, composers, musicians and corporations. Lia is also an internationally published and exhibited photographer, a multi-platform journalist, and a publicist. Lia has appeared in the films Wolf, New Jack City, A Kiss Before Dying, King of New York, Big Trouble in Little China, The Last Dragon, Taxman and Hide and Seek. She is profiled in Examiner.com, Jade Magazine and Playbill.com.