The Harlem Repertory Theatre presents an intimate chamber version of DREAMGIRLS with a cast of 10 that will be performed in two separate theatre spaces in the heart of Harlem.
The twelve-time AUDELCO-nominated Harlem Repertory Theatre is opening its 2012 season with an intimate chamber version of the classic R&B musical drama, DREAMGIRLS. Ten talented actor/singers will bring this dazzling rags to riches story to life in two settings: Act One will be played in the proscenium theatre at the 133rd Street Arts Center, while Act Two will be performed in the open loft space on the third floor of the same building.
Two-time AUDELCO winner, Keith Lee Grant, will direct and choreograph the production. Mr. Grant will shift the focus of this iconic musical from flashy sets and costumes to the moment-to-moment emotional development of the characters: from aspiring novices in the 1960s R&B music industry to highly polished – albeit somewhat jaded – international stars.
Although the HRT is staging this more realistic approach to DREAMGIRLS, Mr. Grant and his company will not lose sight of the show’s more glamorous aspects and crowd-pleasing theatrical elements: beautiful gowns, outstanding vocals and the energetic, astounding performances which are the hallmark of the HRT.
Where and When
August 17 to October 7
The 133rd Street Arts Center, 308 W. 133rd Street, 10027
Fridays at 7pm
Saturdays at 2pm &7pm
Sundays at 3pm
Previews: August 17 to 19
Opening : August 24
General Seating $20 and $15
Premium Tickets $40
SMARTTIX (212) 868-4444
Runs 2:30; Critics are invited after August 19.