Now playing until July 7, 2013
Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage
Book and lyrics by Tom Eyen
Music by Henry Krieger
9 SHOWS SOLD OUT!
The Motown Musical
Full of onstage joy and backstage drama, the musical Dreamgirls tells the rags-to-riches tale of a 1960s girl group, loosely based on The Supremes. Young, black, and with talent to burn, the hopeful divas Effie, Deena, and Lorrell fantasize about playing the Apollo Theater. After getting their big break, The Dreamettes seem unstoppable—until rivalry and betrayal enter the group. Share their elation and tribulations on the road to stardom, told through the unforgettable sounds of Motown.
"Dreams take flight in top-notch musical" –The Vancouver Sun (review) [Read More]
“Musical is dream job for actress” –Mark Leiren Young, The Vancouver Sun (preview) [Read More]
“Dreamgirls in the right place” –Glen Schaefer, The Province (preview) [Read More]
"WOW!!!! What a cast. What a way to wrap up the season"
"We enjoyed the high energy talented production. It was the most entertaining theatre experience this season. I liked it so much that I've asked friends to accompany me to another performance later this month"
"I thoroughly enjoyed the show. The music, singing and dancing was great. This is why I continue to support the Arts Club"
"For the special $29.00 seats, they were great! Enjoyed the music as well as the performers. Would recommend this play to my friends. Thanks"
"I thought the show was excellent. The performers carried the show off very well. The singing was great as was the dancing. I have seen the movie and this stage production was comparable. I fully recommend everyone see this show"
"What a powerful group of singers! I can't believe that they can do this every day of the week...and twice on Wednesdays and Sundays! Everyone has a job to make a living, and entertaining certainly is not at the top of my ladder. But I have to say, when they are good, they are very very good.....excellent and beyond. These ladies and gents met everything I could have imagined for a wonderful afternoon out! Their performances were beyond expectations!"
"It was great music wound around life's interesting love stories"
"The character for Effie exceeded my expectations completely—she was amazing and definitely the star of the show. Not a dull moment in this musical—which the audience got more into it to make it more fun!"
"Uplifting, shiver bumps, never wanting it to end, best show I have ever seen! ...fantastic strong powerful voices from the whole cast!! Thank you!!"
"Thoroughly enjoyed this show. Good story in song. Would highly recommend to others"
—Johanna, New Westminster
"A production just filled with outstanding energy from beginning to end. The songs were sung with great passion that obviously moved everyone in the audience. So glad I had the opportunity to see it on the matinee, Sunday, May 12th"
"Fabulous show. Kept us entertained, from start to finish. The performers surpassed our expectations. I would definitely recommend this show to my friends"
"Great music pic and cast. Having seen the movie just made this a more exciting production to see!"
"A high energy show with wonderful talent. I was happy to introduce my friend from Whitehorse to the Arts Club. I was able to obtain tickets at the very last minute for a reasonable price. Thank you"
"I enjoyed the play very much. Everyone in the play were excellent especially the actress who played Effie and the actor who played Jimmy. They were outstanding. Since it was based on the Supremes, I thought there would have been more music from the Supremes. Most of the music was unfamiliar to me but it was still enjoyable"
"Amazing talent with exceptional voices and a fabulous orchestra"
"An excellent show with spectacular performances by the entire cast. Thank you to entire cast and crew for putting on such an entertaining show. If you love musicals, then, Dreamgirls is a must-see!!"
"All I can say is, "Wow." The singing was amazing, the costumes flawless, the live band spot on, and the dancing perfection. Even though I knew the story and had seen the movie, I was blown away by the calibre of this production. I literally got shivers when Effie sang. Outstanding!"
"Fantastic show! Lots of fun and very entertaining! Aurianna Angelique's voice is outstanding!"
Book and lyrics by Tom Eyen
Music by Henry Krieger
Starring Aurianna Angelique, Starr Domingue, Karen Holness, and Ian Yuri Gardner, Daren Herbert, Hector Johnson, Tom Pickett, Alvin Sanders, with Crystal Balint, Lydia T. Campbell, Krystle Dos Santos, Keisha Haines, Shayna Jones, Troy McLaughlin, Hal Wesley Rogers, Matt Ward, Garfield Wilson
Director Bill Millerd
Musical Director Ken Cormier
Musicians Graham Boyle, Henry Christian, Tom Colclough, Neil Nicholson, Sasha Niechoda
Choreographer Valerie Easton
Set Designer Ted Roberts
Costume Designer Sheila White
Lighting Designer Marsha Sibthorpe
Sound Designer Andrew Tugwell
Stage Manager Caryn Fehr
Assistant Stage Manager Pamela Jakobs
Apprentice Stage Manager Emma Hammond
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