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The last date listed for Dreamgirls was Sunday February 24, 2008 / 2:00pm.
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Broadway power couple Brian and Jeni Stivale, whose combined credits include leading roles in Les Miserables, Damn Yankees and Jesus Christ Superstar, stage a moving and unique holiday concert, Great Joy - A Christmas Celebration. Pastors as well as producers, the Stivales have put together a diverse program that revels in the festivity of the season and celebrates the very first Christmas Miracle back in Bethlehem more than 2,000 years ago. The gifted cast's performance of traditional and unique carols will warm your heart, while the show's dramatic moments are sure to spark your spirit. Recall the "Reason for the Season" at this very special concert at The Grove Theatre. Learn More
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Featured review from John S.
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The performances were generally very good, although the singing was overmiked to the point of aural pain at times. However, I did not like the disrespectful behavior of the audience-- constant flash photography and people talking throughout the performance. And one person in my row was eating popcorn loudly during the first act. Why bother to have rules about food and flash photography if they're not enforced? By the way, I don't know much about how Equity rules work, or if this theater is even covered since it's not in LA County, but this would clearly not be an Equity waiver theater (it's well over 99 seats), and none of the actors was identified as being an Equity member. The performances were certainly professional, and the actors certainly deserve better than having the audience distract them with flash photography!
Dreamgirls is a show about a time in American musical history when what is called rhythm and blues blended with other styles of popular music creating a new American sound. Act One is set in the fabulous sixties-a time when we were still screaming at Elvis and listening to the Beatles, but were dancing to the new beat of countless girl and boy groups like The Supremes, The Marvelettes, The Temptations and The Shirelles. Dreamgirls is not just about the singing and the dancing and the performing. The play is also about the behind-the-scenes reality of the entertainment industry-the business part of show business that made possible this cultural phenomenon. Act Two shows the creation and the arrival of disco-though the word is never used in the script. The subject matter of this play deals with a musical contribution to America of such importance that only now-two decades later-are we beginning to understand.