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Dreamgirls

Jun 26th, 2015 - Aug 1st, 2015
 

Book and Lyrics by Tom Eyen, Music by Henry Krieger, Directed by Terrance Henderson

SPONSORED BY PALSS (PALMETTO AIDS LIFE SUPPORT SERVICES) AND THE FORTITUDE FOUNDATION

The time is the 1960s, and singers Effie, Lorrell, and Deena are about to find out just what it's like to have their wildest dreams come true. Discovered at a local talent show by ambitious manager Curtis Taylor Jr., the trio known as "the Dreamettes" is soon offered the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity of opening for popular singer James "Thunder" Early. Subsequently molded into an unstoppable hit machine by Taylor and propelled into the spotlight as "the Dreams," the girls quickly find their bid for the big time taking priority over personal friendship as Taylor edges out the ultra-talented Effie so that the more beautiful Deena can become the face of the group. Now, as the crossover act continues to dominate the airwaves, the small-town girls with big-city dreams slowly begin to realize that the true cost of fame may be higher than any of them ever anticipated.

Join us for a talk-back following the matinee on July 26th

AWARDS:

1982 Drama Desk Award for Best Book, 1982 Tony Award for Best Book, 1983 Grammy Award for Best Cast Show Album

Big City

Aug 14th, 2015 - Aug 22nd, 2015
 

By Barbara Blumenthal-Ehrlich

WINNER OF THE TRUSTUS PLAYWRIGHTS' FESTIVAL

SPONSORED BY THE MUSES

A modern tale about 21st Century relationships and communication, Big City introduces audiences to Jane and Joe. These friends have been living with each other for a while and are "just roommates," except for Friday nights and the occasional Sunday morning. Now he's drowning in urban angst and wants a deeper commitment  -- a baby! -- but Jane says no. Deep down, are they really in love? Or is it just the narrowing of options and fear of being alone that comes from being closer to 30 than 20. Anything can happen over a meal of Chinese takeout and muscle relaxants, especially when unexpected guests invade the small apartment they call home.