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New Take on ‘Dreamgirls’ Musical Comes to VPAC on May 6 for 4 Days Only!

Dreamgirls, La Marada

*Valley Performing Arts Center presents its first full scale musical – the La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts and McCoy Rigby production of Dreamgirls, with book and lyrics by Tom Eyen, music by Henry Krieger, musical direction by Dennis Castellano, and directed and choreographed by Robert Longbottom.   Dreamgirls will be presented for four performances only May 6 to 8, 2016 at Valley Performing Arts Center.  Prior to the VPAC engagement, Dreamgirls will be performing through April 17, 2016 at La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts in La Mirada, California.

Full of onstage joy and backstage drama, this sensational new production of Dreamgirls tells the story of an up-and-coming 1960s girl-singing group, and the triumphs and tribulations that come with fame and fortune. With music by Academy Award nominee Henry Krieger and book and lyrics by Tony and Grammy Award winner Tom Eyen, Dreamgirls features the unforgettable hits: “And I Am Telling You I’m Not Going,” “One Night Only” and “Listen.” This Tony and Academy Award-winning musical sparkles like never before.

“One of the largest requests from our audience is for full scale musical theatre at Valley Performing Arts Center and I am thrilled to be inaugurating our musical theatre presentations by working with McCoy Rigby Entertainment for the first time to bring their new production of Dreamgirls to our theatre.  I can’t wait to hear these large powerful voices fill our Great Hall,” said Thor Steingraber, Executive Director of Valley Performing Arts Center.  “A musical about show business is the perfect way to commence bringing Broadway musicals to the Valley.”

The Cast of Dreamgirls features: Moya Angela as Effie, Jasmin Richardson as Deena, Brittney Johnson as Lorrell, Danielle Truitt as Michelle, David LaMarr as Jimmy, Scott People as Curtis, John Devereaux as C.C., Lorenzo Hughes as Marty and the ensemble features: Brandon Burks, Andre Darnell Myers, Davon Williams, Dedrick Bonner, Chavis Humphrey, Eran Scoggins, Trance Thompson, Remmie Bourgeois, Miah Blake, Liisi LaFontaine, Loreigna Sinclair, Fatima El-Bashir, Jennifer Akabue and Fay James.

moya angelia as effie
Moya Angelina as ‘Effie’


The Design Team for Dreamgirls is as follows: Scenic Design by Robin Wagner; Lighting Design by Ken Billington; Sound Design by Julie Ferrin; Costume Design by William Ivey Long; Hair/Make-Up/Wig Design by Joy Marcelle; and Props Design by Terry Hanrahan.  Casting is by Julia Flores, and the Production Stage Manager is Alan Coats.

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