Arts & Entertainment: DASH Center presents ‘Dreamgirls’

“Dreamgirls,” the latest incarnation of the 1981 Tony award-winning musical turned 2006 Oscar award-winning film, will be the opening production of DASH Center’s 2012-13 season. “Dreamgirls” will run at the LAPAC Theatre on the campus of Charles Wright Academy from Nov. 24 through Dec. 9. With Music by Henry Krieger and lyrics and book by Tom Eyen, “Dreamgirls” tells the story of an up-and-coming 1960’s girls singing group “The Dreams.” DASH Center’s production of “Dreamgirls,” directed and choreographed by Jimmy Shields with assistance from Isiah Anderson Jr., features an amazing cast of phenomenal singers, dancers, actors and actresses: Candi Hall as Deena Jones, current Ms. Pierce County Alexandria Henderson as Lorrell Robinson, Carmen Brantley-Payne as Effie White, and Angelica Barksdale as Michelle Morris, with Charles Simmons as Curtis Taylor Jr. Come along for an exciting journey through the music industry, complete with trials and tribulations. Showtimes are Fridays at 7:30 p.m.; Saturdays at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.; and Sundays at 3 p.m. Tickets are $20/adults and $15/under 21. Advance tickets are $15 when purchased online before Nov. 17. Tickets available at: After Nov. 17, tickets must be purchased in person at DASH Center (1504 Martin Luther King Jr Way) or at the door, day of show. For all who desire to help DASH grow and continue serving youth in the Tacoma/Pierce County community, please mark your calendars and get your tickets to attend the Dreamgirls Gala and Fundraiser Show, Dec. 1 at 8 p.m. Gala begins at 6:30 p.m. During the catered reception, you will be entertained by some fine talent from the Tacoma area, enjoy a meet and greet with the cast, participate in a silent auction, and take home a gala gift bag. Tickets for this event are $40 and proceeds go directly to the Inspiring Artists Scholarship fund and the DASH Center Theatre Capital Fund.


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