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Dream Girls _ Park Players Detroit

Put on your slinky dress, your big hair, and your best Motown voice….it’s time for Dreamgirls! 

But seriously, come as you are – in jeans and a sweatshirt, even – to our open auditions if you like to sing or dance or both!

Audition details:

Where:
ROSEDALE PARK COMMUNITY HOUSE, 18445 Scarsdale Detroit, MI 48223

When:

  • WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 12 @ 7:00-10:00PM
  • MONDAY, DECEMBER 17 @ 7:00-10:00PM

What:
If possible, bring some sheet music to allow for musical accompaniment on the song you want to sing. Don’t have any sheet music? Well come anyway. You can sing “God Bless America” or “Happy Birthday.” We’ll also ask you to learn a few dance steps and read some lines from the script.

We’re a very supportive group, so don’t worry if you don’t have perfect pitch and haven’t done a step-ball-change in thirty years. Just bring your enthusiasm.

Important show dates:

Rehearsals:

  • TUESDAY evenings from 7:00 – 10:00
  • WEDNESDAY evenings from 7:00 – 10:00
  • SUNDAY afternoons from 1:00 – 4:00

Performance dates:

  • Weekend of March 15 – 17
  • Weekend of March 22 – 24
  • Weekend of April 5 – 6

(Note: no performances Easter weekend)

There are many roles in the show – including behind the scenes. Something for everyone! We look forward to seeing you!

About the play:

Dreamgirls  is a musical by Henry Krieger and Tom Eyen, based upon real-life experiences of R&B acts such as The SupremesThe Shirelles, and James Brown. The story follows an aspiring female singing trio called “The Dreams” who go on to become music superstars – and soon learn the true cost of fame is higher than they ever imagined. The musical opened in 1981; it was nominated for 13 Tony Awards and won six. In 2006 it was adapted into a movie starring Jamie Foxx, Beyonce Knowles, Eddie Murphy, Danny Glover and Jennifer Houston.

Principal Roles :

Effie Melody White – lead singer of the “Dreamettes”

Deena Jones – backup singer for the “Dreamettes”; later lead singer

Lorrell Robinson – backup singer for the “Dreamettes”

Curtis Taylor, Jr. – manager of Dreams

Jimmy (James Thunder) Early – principle “soul” singer

C.C. (Claridge Conrad) White – composer, Effie’s brother

Michelle Morris – backup singer, replacement for Effie

Marty – theatrical agent for J. T. Early

Secondary Roles :

Charlene – backup singer for J. T. Early

Joann – backup singer for J. T. Early

M.C. – Master of Ceremonies, Apollo Theatre

Jerry Norman – nightclub owner

Dwight – TV studio director

Stage Manager – TV studio

Mr. Morgan – Effie’s lawyer

Security Guard – backstage, Chicago

Wayne – record producer/director

Tiny Joe Dixon – winning talent contest singer

Frank – press agent

…and many more.

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