Dreamgirls transports audiences to the 1960s. Set against the socio-political backdrop of this era and the subsequent decade, this hit show sizzles with obvious nods to the music machine that was Motown and its iconic performers. Audiences are introduced to singers Effie, Lorrell, and Deena, who are about to find out just what it’s like to have their wildest dreams come true. Discovered at a local talent show by ambitious manager Curtis Taylor Jr., the trio known as “The Dreamettes” is soon offered the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity of opening for popular singer James “Thunder” Early. Subsequently molded into an unstoppable hit machine by Taylor and propelled into the spotlight as “The Dreams,” the girls quickly find their bid for the big time taking priority over personal friendships as Taylor edges out the ultra-talented Effie so that the more beautiful Deena can become the face of the group. Now, as the crossover act continues to dominate the airwaves, these girls with big dreams slowly begin to realize that the true cost of fame may be higher than any of them ever anticipated.
Trustus Theatre’s Dreamgirls opens on the Thigpen Main Stage on Friday, June 26th at 8:00pm and runs through August 1st, 2015. Showtimes for Dreamgirls are 7:30pm on Thursdays, 8:00pm on Fridays and Saturdays, and 3:00pm on Sundays. No performances during the week of July 4th. Tickets for musicals are $35.00 for adults, $33.00 for military and seniors, and $25.00 for students. Half-price Student Rush-Tickets are available 15 minutes prior to curtain.