Presented by Victory Productions and Garden Theatre
Book and Lyrics by Tom Eyen
Music by Henry Krieger
July 7 – August 13, 2023
Meet the Dreams: Effie, Lorrell, and Deena, three young and talented singers of color in the revolutionary 1960s. Dreamgirls will take you on a journey as the three friends embark on a musical roller coaster through the ruthless world of show business. Their relationships will be put to the test by fame, fortune, and romance as the young women discover that their dreams come at a cost. Featuring iconic songs including “And I Am Telling You I’m Not Going,” “Family,” and “I Am Changing,” Dreamgirls explores themes of ambition, hope, and betrayal to a soundtrack of gospel, R&B, pop, disco, and more.
The 1960s were a tumultuous time in America. This story of three women of color struggling to attain their dreams is full of grit, conflict, heartbreak, and hope. It is the inspiring story of artists, their talent, and their tenacity to break barriers while navigating their personal lives and contains adult situations and language. Rated PG-13.
Run Time: 2 hours 15 minutes, including intermission
DREAMGIRLS is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of Tams-Witmark LLC. www.concordtheatricals.com
This project is funded in part by Orange County Government through the Arts & Cultural Affairs Program; the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Arts and Culture, the Florida Council on Arts and Culture, and the National Endowment for the Arts. Additional support for Garden Theatre is provided by generous individual donors and United Arts of Central Florida, your local agency for the arts.