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Dreamgirls   Tour  

 
Opening Date: October 8, 1985    
Closing Date: June 14, 1987

Category: Musical, Revival, National Tour
Setting: Act I: The early sixties. Act II: The early seventies. Various cities throughout the U.S.
Comments: This touring production came to Broadway, opening on June 28, 1987 at the Ambassador Theatre.



Production Staff
Produced by Marvin A. Krauss, Irving Siders and Michael Bennett
Originally Produced on Broadway 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: Marc Falcone
Directed by Michael Bennett; Choreographed by Michael Bennett; Co - Choreographer: Michael Peters; Production Supervised by Bob Avian
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
Musical Supervisor: Harold Wheeler; Musical Coordinator: Yolanda Segovia
Casting: Johnson-Liff Associates
Cast
Deborah Burrell
Deena Jones
Arnetia Walker
Lorrell Robinson
Lillias White
Effie Melody White
Lawrence Clayton
C.C. White
LueCinda RamSeur
Michelle Morris
One of "The Stepp Sisters"
Herbert L. Rawlings, Jr.
James Thunder Early
Larry Stewart
Marty
Weyman Thompson
Curtis Taylor, Jr.
Susan Beaubian
Joanne
Stephen Bourneuf
Dave
TV Stage Manager
Ensemble
Yvette Louise Cason
Charlene
One of "Les Style"
Ensemble
Tim Cassidy
Frank
a press agent
Ensemble
Robert Clater
One of "Little Albert and the Tru-Tones"
One of "The James Early Band"
One of "The Five Tuxedoes"
Ensemble
Bobby Daye
Little Albert
One of "The James Early Band"
One of "The Five Tuxedoes"
Ensemble
Matthew Dickens
One of "Little Albert and the Tru-Tones"
One of "The James Early Band"
One of "The Five Tuxedoes"
Film Executive
Ensemble
Germaine Edwards
One of "Little Albert and the Tru-Tones"
One of "The James Early Band"
One of "The Five Tuxedoes"
Ensemble
Robert Fowler
One of "Little Albert and the Tru-Tones"
One of "The James Early Band"
Carl
a piano player
One of "The Five Tuxedoes"
Film Executive
Ensemble
Rhetta Hughes
One of "The Stepp Sisters"
One of "Les Style"
Ensemble
Roy L. Jones
Tiny Joe Dixon
Ensemble
Lynda McConnell
One of "Les Style"
Ensemble
Milton Craig Nealy
Wayne
Ensemble
Leonard Piggee
Jerry
a nightclub owner
Security Guard
R. Lachanze Sapp
One of "Les Style"
Ensemble
Vernon Spencer
The M.C.
Mr. Morgan
Ensemble
Johnnie Teamer
One of "The Stepp Sisters"
David Thomé
One of "The James Early Band"
Dwight
a TV Director
Film Executive
Ensemble
Shirley Tripp
One of "The Sweethearts"
Ensemble
Lauren Velez
One of "The Stepp Sisters"
Ensemble
Loraine Velez
One of "The Sweethearts"
Ensemble
Fuschia Walker
Edna Burke
Ensemble
Swings: Brenda Braxton, Phillip Gilmore, Graciela Simpson and Darryl Eric Tribble
Understudies: Susan Beaubian (Deena Jones), Brenda Braxton (Lorrell Robinson), Yvette Louise Cason (Effie Melody White), Rhetta Hughes (Lorrell Robinson), Lynda McConnell (Deena Jones, Michelle Morris), R. Lachanze Sapp (Deena Jones, Michelle Morris), Lauren Velez (Michelle Morris), Arnetia Walker (Effie Melody White) and Fuschia Walker (Effie Melody White)
Filter by City:  
Engagement Dates Theatre City and State
Jun 10, 1987 - Jun 14, 1987 Warner Theatre Washington, DC
Apr 7, 1987 - May 3, 1987 Shubert Theatre at the Boch Center Boston, MA
Feb 24, 1987 - Mar 1, 1987 Chicago Theatre Chicago, IL
Feb 10, 1987 - Feb 22, 1987 Ellie Caulkins Opera House Denver, CO
Feb 3, 1987 - Feb 8, 1987 Sacramento Community Center Theater Sacramento, CA
Jan 19, 1987 - Feb 1, 1987 Pantages Theatre - Los Angeles Los Angeles, CA
Jan 13, 1987 - Jan 18, 1987 San Diego Civic Theatre San Diego, CA
Dec 26, 1986 - Jan 10, 1987 Orpheum Theatre - San Francisco San Francisco, CA
Oct 28, 1986 - Nov 2, 1986 Wharton Center for the Performing Arts East Lansing, MI
Oct 21, 1986 - Oct 26, 1986 Tennessee Performing Arts Center Nashville, TN
Sep 16, 1986 - Oct 19, 1986 Masonic Temple Theatre Detroit, MI
Sep 9, 1986 - Sep 14, 1986 Clowes Memorial Hall Indianapolis, IN
Sep 2, 1986 - Sep 7, 1986 Kentucky Center For The Performing Arts Louisville, KY
Aug 19, 1986 - Aug 31, 1986 Music Hall At Fair Park Dallas, TX
Aug 12, 1986 - Aug 17, 1986 Municipal Auditorium Music Hall Kansas City, MO
Aug 5, 1986 - Aug 10, 1986 Uihlein Hall At Marcus Center Milwaukee, WI
Jul 31, 1986 - Aug 3, 1986 Des Moines Civic Center Des Moines, IA
Jul 29, 1986 - Jul 30, 1986 Civic Center Music Hall Oklahoma City, OK
Jul 22, 1986 - Jul 27, 1986 Orpheum Theatre - Minneapolis Minneapolis, MN
Jul 1, 1986 - Jul 20, 1986 Sony Centre for the Performing Arts Toronto, ON
Jun 24, 1986 - Jun 29, 1986 Palace Theatre - Columbus Columbus, OH
Jun 17, 1986 - Jun 22, 1986 Heinz Hall Pittsburgh, PA
Jun 10, 1986 - Jun 15, 1986 Proctors Schenectady, NY
Apr 24, 1986 - Jun 7, 1986 National Theatre Washington, DC
Apr 15, 1986 - Apr 20, 1986 KeyBank State Theatre Cleveland, OH
Apr 8, 1986 - Apr 13, 1986 Shubert Performing Arts Center New Haven, CT
Apr 1, 1986 - Apr 6, 1986 Raleigh Memorial Auditorium at Progress Energy Center for the Performing Arts Raleigh, NC
Mar 25, 1986 - Mar 30, 1986 Chrysler Hall Norfolk, VA
Mar 11, 1986 - Mar 16, 1986 Fox Theatre Atlanta, GA
Mar 4, 1986 - Mar 9, 1986 Bob Carr Performing Arts Centre Orlando, FL
Feb 25, 1986 - Mar 2, 1986 Mahaffey Theater For The Performing Arts St. Petersburg, FL
Feb 11, 1986 - Feb 23, 1986 Jackie Gleason Theater Of Performing Arts Miami, FL
Feb 4, 1986 - Feb 9, 1986 Fox Theatre - St. Louis St. Louis, MO
Jan 28, 1986 - Feb 2, 1986 Music Hall (Houston) Houston, TX
Jan 21, 1986 - Jan 26, 1986 Majestic Theatre - San Antonio San Antonio, TX
Jan 7, 1986 - Jan 19, 1986 Saenger Theatre (LA) New Orleans, LA
Dec 10, 1985 - Jan 4, 1986 Lyric Opera House Baltimore, MD
Dec 3, 1985 - Dec 8, 1985 Stranahan Theater And Great Hall Toledo, OH
Nov 26, 1985 - Dec 1, 1985 Eastman Theater Rochester, NY
Nov 19, 1985 - Nov 24, 1985 Shea's Performing Arts Center Buffalo, NY
Nov 12, 1985 - Nov 17, 1985 Bushnell Hartford, CT
Oct 15, 1985 - Nov 10, 1985 Forrest Theatre Philadelphia, PA
Oct 8, 1985 - Oct 13, 1985 Providence Performing Arts Center Providence, RI