Dreamgirls – February 16th, 2009


Saturday, February 16, 2019 | 8:00pm

It’s a dream come true for musical theater fans: 5-Star Theatricals is staging “Dreamgirls in Concert.”

In this concert production, presented with minimal sets and costumes, the focus will be on Tom Eyen and Henry Krieger’s powerhouse, Tony-nominated songs, which reverberate with pulsating gospel, R&B, pop and disco rhythms. Songs like “Steppin’ to the Bad Side” and “Cadillac Car” will rev up your heart, and the emotion-packed “(And I’m Telling You) I’m Not Going” will rattle the rafters of Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza.

If you love Motown, there ain’t no party quite like “Dreamgirls in Concert.”



Support 5-Star with a premium package!  This includes the dinner and premium seating for the show as well as an exclusive pre-dinner cocktail reception with the cast and creative team of Dreamgirls in Concert. Only 20 tickets will be sold to the cocktail reception – reserve your spot early!

Regular dinner tickets include the preshow dinner in the founders room and orchestra or founders circle seating for the show.

All purchasers of premium packages before 2/7/2019 will also be prominently recognized in the event program.

A sweeping and inspirational journey through 20th century American popular music, DREAMGIRLS chronicles one Motown group’s rise from obscurity to superstardom. Through gospel, R&B, smooth pop, disco and more, DREAMGIRLS explores themes of ambition, hope and betrayal, all set in the glamorous and competitive world of the entertainment industry.

“DREAMGIRLS is a show about a time in American musical history when rhythm and blues blended with other styles of popular music creating a new American sound. Act One is set in the fabulous sixties — a time when we were still screaming at Elvis and listening to the Beatles, but were dancing to the new beat of countless girl and boy groups like The Supremes, The Marvelettes, The Temptations and The Shirelles. DREAMGIRLS is not just about the singing and the dancing and the performing. The play is also about the behind-the-scenes reality of the entertainment industry — the business part of show business that made possible this cultural phenomenon. Act Two shows the creation and the arrival of disco — though the word is never used in the script. The subject matter of this play deals with a musical contribution to America of such importance that only now — decades later — are we beginning to understand.”

-Michael Bennett

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