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Dreamgirls coming to Boro
Averitt musical aims to knock your socks off
Dreamgirls photo
The musical "Dreamgirls" will be performed at the Averitt Center tonight and Saturday at 7:30 and a matinee at 2 p.m. Sunday. Shown in photo are, from left to right, Brandi Harvey, playing Deena Jones, Gazzie Fulcher, playing Effie White, and Linda McGee, playing Lorrell Robinson. - photo by FRANK FORTUNE/special

“Dreamgirls” may just knock your socks off!

With shows at the Averitt Center tonight and Saturday at 7:30 and a matinee at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dreamgirls is based on the show business aspirations and successes of R&B acts such as The Supremes, James Brown, The Shirelles, Jackie Wilson and others.

Dreamgirls follows the story of a young female singing trio from Chicago who become music superstars. Tracing the complex relationships and featuring powerful R&B musical numbers, the musical has won numerous awards.

Featuring some of our area’s most talented and diverse performers and directed by Mical Whitaker, Dreamgirls carries all of the soulful R&B songs and fiery characters well-known from the Broadway play and Hollywood movie. It’s two hours of fantastic music wrapped around a heartfelt storyline.

The “Dreams” are Effie, Deena and Lorrell. Effie White is portrayed by Gazzie Fulcher, who plays the role made famous by Jennifer Hudson. Linda McGee and Brandi Harvey bring their own unique style and characters to the roles of Deena Jones and Lorrell Robinson, respectively. Rounding out the cast is Jasmyn Smith as Michelle Morris, Eric Carter as Curtis Taylor, Jr., Javarius Harris is C.C. White, Justin Bennet as James “Thunder” Early and Tehrelle Billups as Marty.

Under the musical direction of Alton West and Lisa Muldrew, the cast and production crew are dedicated to making the show more than a stage production and more than a concert. This final event of the 2016 African American Heritage Series is sponsored by The Johnson Firm, P.C., and is part of the Averitt Center’s Creative Growth Capital Campaign. Show tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for youth.

Also, tickets are available for a special post-performance “Supper Party” tonight. The party, a fundraiser for the Averitt Center’s capital campaign, will allow sponsors and donors the opportunity to meet the cast and directors, all while enjoying a delicious catered supper.

For ticketing information, contact the Averitt Center Box Office at (912) 212-2787 or visit


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