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4634 Star Starred
The Grove Theatre
276 E. 9th Street Upland, CA 91786
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4.2 / 5 Rated by 31 members
Review from Trisha Patterson

Dreamgirls was an outstanding production. The sound was a little off to begin with but once that was adjusted, it was marvelous.

reviewed Feb 08 2008 report as inappropriate
Review from John S.

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...continued

reviewed Feb 16 2008 report as inappropriate
Review from Jean Gambill

Recently I saw Dreamgirls on TV and was hesitant about seeing the play. Well I am so glad that I did. Ms. Cumberland (who played the part of Effie) was fantastic. She has such a wonderful voice. Actually, all the members of the cast did a great...continued

reviewed Feb 09 2008 report as inappropriate
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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.

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