Jubilee Theatre in partnership with Performing Arts Fort Worth Presents
Location: Bass Performance Hall
Run Time: 2 hours 30 minutes with a 20 minute intermission
August 11 - 14, 2022
One of the most successful and explosive musicals in American theatre history comes to the Bass Hall stage to round out Jubilee Theatre's 41st Season.
DREAMGIRLS takes the audience through a time portal of when rhythm and blues and soul music magic were part of a new American sound that swept the nation and the world. The musical goes behind-the-scenes to reveal the business side of show business and the shared drama that exudes love, heartache, rejection, soulful melodies, high-octane vocals, triumph, and defeat – both musically and personally – through all of the characters’ journeys. DREAMGIRLS is a cultural phenomenon set to one of the most dynamic soundtracks of our lives.
Through Gospel, R&B, smooth pop, disco, and more, Dreamgirls explores themes of ambition, hope, and betrayal, all set in the glamorous and competitive world of the entertainment industry.
“Dreamgirls is a show about a time in American musical history when rhythm and blues blended with other styles of popular music creating a new American sound. Act One is set in the fabulous sixties – a time when we were still screaming at Elvis and listening to the Beatles but were dancing to the new beat of countless girl and boy groups like The Supremes, The Marvelettes, The Temptations, and The Shirelles. Dreamgirls is not just about the singing and the dancing and the performing. The play is also about the behind-the-scenes reality of the entertainment industry – the business part of show business that made possible this cultural phenomenon. Act Two shows the creation and the arrival of disco – though the word is never used in the script. The subject matter of this play deals with a musical contribution to America of such importance that only now – decades later – are we beginning to understand.” – Michael Bennett
Special rates available for groups of 10+
Cautions: Mild Adult Themes
Credits and Accolades
Book & Lyrics by Tom Eyen
Music by Henry Krieger
Directed by D. Wambui Richardson
Music Direction by Steven A. Taylor
Choreographed by Quinton Winston
Winner! Six 1982 Tony Awards®, including Best Book
Nominee: Thirteen 1982 Tony Awards®, including Best Musical
Winner! Four 1982 Drama Desk Awards
Nominee: Ten 1982 Drama Desk Awards, including Outstanding Musical
Winner! 1982 Theatre World Award (Jennifer Holliday)
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