The national tour of Dreamgirls premieres at the legendary Apollo Theater beginning with previews Saturday, November 7, 2009, and opens Sunday, November 22, 2009, for 4 weeks only, through Sunday December, 6, 2009. Dreamgirls will be a highlight of the Apollo Theater's 75th Anniversary celebration in 2009.
Dreamgirls is directed and choreographed by Robert Longbottom with co-choreography by Shane Sparks, scenic design by Robin Wagner, costume design by William Ivey Long, lighting design by Ken Billington, sound design by Acme Sound Partners, media design by Howard Werner for Lightswitch and is produced by John Breglio for Vienna Waits Productions.
Following the Apollo Theater engagement, the national tour of Dreamgirls will play Baltimore, Pittsburgh, Milwaukee, Minneapolis, Chicago, Boston, Columbus, Los Angeles, Seattle, Portland, Costa Mesa, Cincinnati, Philadelphia, and more.
Production Contract, Tier C National Tour
$1028/week minimum + per diem
Rehearse NY: 9/21/2009
NY Apollo Theatre: 11/6 – 12/6/09 - then National Tour
Still Casting The Following:
SWING/PIT SINGER/EFFIE WHITE COVER: (20’s) African-American. This vibrant young woman is as oversized in talent as she is in person. Effie is the true powerhouse in the group, a soaring singer whose voice overpowers and transcends Deena’s and Lorrrell’s. Smitten with Curtis from the beginning, Effie is overcome by anger and jealousy when she senses his growing attraction to Deena. Effie should be full-figured and her size carries with it a true sense of sexuality. HUGE GOSPEL BELT VOICE. Must move very well.
Please send your picture and resume ASAP to:
321 West 44th Street Suite 606
New York, NY 10036
Or Email it to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Auditions will take place in New York.