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March 22, 2013

‘Dreamgirls’ arrives at Lutcher Theater on Good Friday

ORANGE — The sparkling new high-tech production of the Tony and Academy Award winning musical “Dreamgirls” will electrify audiences in Orange, Texas as Big League Productions, Inc. brings this high-energy Broadway hit show to the Lutcher Theater at 7:30 p.m., Friday, March 29, for one show only.

Tickets for “Dreamgirls” are on sale now and range from $35-$65. Tickets are available at www.lutcher.org or 409-886-5535. Groups of 10 or more should call 409-886-5535 for group specials.

Full of onstage joy and backstage drama, this new multi-media driven production of “Dreamgirls” tells the story of “The Dreams,” an up-and-coming 1960s girl singing group – inspired by the career of Diana Ross and The Supremes – as they experience the triumphs and tribulations that accompany their pursuit of fame and fortune in the tumultuous music industry.

Winner of six Tony Awards and two Grammy Awards, “Dreamgirls” premiered on Broadway in December of 1981. Through several revivals and an award-winning 2006 motion picture adaptation, it has remained an audience favorite for more than three decades.

“Dreamgirls” features unforgettable hits by Academy Award nominee Henry Krieger – including “And I Am Telling You I’m Not Going,” “One Night Only” and “Listen” – and book and lyrics by Tony and Grammy Award winner Tom Eyen.

This “Dreamgirls” production has been created by first-class Broadway veterans, including well-known Broadway Director and Choreographer Bobby Longbottom (with additional choreography from “So You Think You Can Dance’s” Shane Sparks), and Scenery, Costumes, and Lighting designed by the highly-decorated and multiple Tony Award winning team of Robin Wagner, William Ivey Long, and Ken Billington.  The video design, which figures prominently in the story telling, was created by Howard Werner, who is also the video designer on “Spiderman” on Broadway.

“Dreamgirls” is sponsored in part, locally by the Orange County Commissioners Court and Hotel Tax Committee. The Frances Ann Lutcher Theater for the Performing Arts is located at 707 Main, Orange, Texas.

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