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Dreamgirls   Tour  

 
Opening Date: March 17, 1983    
Closing Date: July 15, 1984

Category: Musical, Original, National Tour
Setting: Act I: The early sixties. Act II: The early seventies. Various cities throughout the U.S.



Production Staff
Produced by Michael Bennett, Bob Avian, David Geffen and The Shubert Organization (Gerald Schoenfeld: Chairman; Bernard B. Jacobs: President)
Book by Tom Eyen; Music by Henry Krieger; Lyrics by Tom Eyen; Music orchestrated by Harold Wheeler; Vocal arrangements by Cleavant Derricks; Musical Director: Yolanda Segovia
Directed by Michael Bennett; Choreographed by Michael Bennett; Co - Choreographer: Michael Peters
Scenic Design by Robin Wagner; Costume Design by Theoni V. Aldredge; Lighting Design by Tharon Musser; Sound Design by Otts Munderloh; Hair Styles: Ted Azar; Associate Costume Design: Frank Krenz
General Manager: Marvin A. Krauss; Company Manager: Drew Murphy
Technical Coordinator: Arthur Siccardi; Production Stage Manager: Jeff Hamlin; Stage Manager: Jacqueline Yancey; Assistant Stage Mgr: David Blackwell
Musical Supervisor: Harold Wheeler; Musical Coordinator: Marc Falcone; Orchestra Contractor: Seymour Red Press; Keyboards: Myles Chase; Drums: Brian Blake; Bass: Tinker Barfield; Guitar: Peter Strode; Music Preparation Supervisor: Chelsea Music Services, Inc., Mathilde Pincus and Bob Holloway
Casting: Johnson-Liff Associates; General Press Representative: Merle Debuskey; Press Representative: Judi Davidson; Advertising: Serino, Coyne & Nappi; Dance Captain: Eleanor McCoy
Cast
Jennifer Holliday
Effie Melody White
(Mar 17, 1983 - Dec 04, 1983)
Linda Leilani Brown
Deena Jones
Lawrence Clayton
C.C. White
Ensemble
Clinton Derricks-Carroll
James Thunder Early
Larry Riley
Curtis Taylor, Jr.
Weyman Thompson
Marty
Arnetia Walker
Lorrell Robinson
Susan Beaubian
Joanne
One of "Les Style"
Ensemble
Ray Benson
Dave
Film Executive
Ensemble
Deborah Burrell
Michelle Morris
One of "The Stepp Sisters"
Betty K. Bynum
Charlene
One of "Les Style"
Ensemble
Tim Cassidy
Frank
a press agent
Ensemble
Abe Clark
One of "Little Albert and the Tru-Tones"
One of "The James Early Band"
One of "The Five Tuxedoes"
Film Executive
Ensemble
Vincent M. Cole
One of "Little Albert and the Tru-Tones"
One of "The James Early Band"
One of "The Five Tuxedoes"
Ensemble
Maurice Felder
Wayne
Tyra T. Ferrell
One of "The Stepp Sisters"
Ensemble
Thomas Scott Gordon
One of "Little Albert and the Tru-Tones"
One of "The Five Tuxedoes"
Ensemble
Rudy Huston
One of "Little Albert and the Tru-Tones"
One of "The James Early Band"
Ensemble
Roy L. Jones
Tiny Joe Dixon
Jerry
a nightclub owner
Ensemble
Edwina Lewis
Edna Burke
Ensemble
Delyse Lively
One of "The Sweethearts"
Ensemble
Candi Milo
One of "The Sweethearts"
One of "Les Style"
Ensemble
Gordon J. Owens
One of "Little Albert and the Tru-Tones"
One of "The James Early Band"
One of "The Five Tuxedoes"
Ensemble
LueCinda RamSeur
One of "The Stepp Sisters"
Ensemble
Ron Richardson
The M.C.
One of "The Five Tuxedoes"
Mr. Morgan
Ensemble
Angel Rogers
Ensemble
Donn Simione
Film Executive
Ensemble
Johnnie Teamer
One of "The Stepp Sisters"
One of "Les Style"
Ensemble
Stephen Terrell
One of "The James Early Band"
Ensemble
Derryl Yeager
Ensemble
Swings: Sharon Brooks, Helen Castillo and Phillip Gilmore
Understudies: Susan Beaubian (Lorrell Robinson), Deborah Burrell (Deena Jones), LueCinda RamSeur (Michelle Morris), Ron Richardson (James Thunder Early, Jerry, Marty), Weyman Thompson (Curtis Taylor, Jr.) and Lillias White (Effie Melody White)
music by Henry Krieger; lyrics by Tom Eyen
ACT 1 Sung By
I'm Looking for Something The Stepp Sisters
Goin' Downtown Little Albert and the Tru-Tones
Takin' the Long Way Home Tiny Joe Dixon
Move (You're Steppin' on My Heart) The Dreamettes
Fake Your Way to the Top James Thunder Early, The James Early Band and The Dreamettes
Cadillac Car Curtis Taylor, Jr., James Thunder Early, C.C. White, Marty and The Company
Cadillac Car (Reprise) The Company
Cadillac Car (Reprise) The Company
Cadillac Car (Reprise) Dave and the Sweethearts
Steppin' to the Bad Side Curtis Taylor, Jr., C.C. White, James Thunder Early, Wayne, The Dreamettes and The Company
Party, Party The Company
I Want You Baby James Thunder Early and The Dreamettes
Family C.C. White, Curtis Taylor, Jr., James Thunder Early, Deena Jones and Lorrell Robinson
Dreamgirls The Dreams
Press Conference The Company
Only the Beginning Curtis Taylor, Jr., Deena Jones and Effie Melody White
Heavy The Dreams
Heavy (Reprise) Effie Melody White, Lorrell Robinson and Deena Jones
It's All Over Curtis Taylor, Jr., Effie Melody White, Deena Jones, Lorrell Robinson, C.C. White, Michelle Morris and James Thunder Early
And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going Effie Melody White
Love Love You Baby The Dreams
ACT 2 Sung By
Dreamgirls (Reprise) The Dreams and The Company
I Am Changing Effie Melody White
One More Picture Please The Company
When I First Saw You Curtis Taylor, Jr. and Deena Jones
Got to Be Good Times The Five Tuxedos
Ain't No Party Lorrell Robinson and James Thunder Early
I Meant You No Harm James Thunder Early
Quintette Deena Jones, Lorrell Robinson, C.C. White, Michelle Morris and James Thunder Early
The Rap James Thunder Early, C.C. White, Marty, Curtis Taylor, Jr., Frank, Lorrell Robinson and The Company
I Miss You Old Friend Effie Melody White, Marty, C.C. White and Les Style
One Night Only Effie Melody White
One Night Only (Reprise) Deena Jones, The Dreams and The Company
I'm Somebody Deena Jones and The Dreams
Faith in Myself Effie Melody White
Hard to Say Goodbye, My Love Deena Jones, The Dreams and The Company
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Engagement Dates Theatre City and State
Apr 3, 1984 - Jul 15, 1984 CIBC Theatre Chicago, IL
Dec 13, 1983 - Mar 17, 1984 Golden Gate Theatre San Francisco, CA
Mar 17, 1983 - Dec 4, 1983 Shubert Theatre Los Angeles, CA