Big voices and big dreams add up to one very famous musical at least thats the case with Henry Kriegers 1981 Broadway hit Dreamgirls. The Tony Award-winning extravaganza about the rise and fall of a Motown-style girl group might be all sentimental gooeyness, but the script and songs grew up into an Academy Award-winning movie that nearly every American teenager who imagines herself a pop star has seen. (Honestly, who hasnt gripped a hairbrush while lip-synching before the mirror?) But as warm and fuzzy as the film might be, nothing beats the original musical and thanks to the folks at Theater Under The Stars, the live-theater version is back. When the famously inspiring tune And Im Telling You Im Not Going fills up the Hobby Center with its Gospel-like grandness, its bound to produce goose bumps that no amount of celluloid can come close to creating.
Oct. 9-21, 2007