DREAMGIRLS is a dream of a show. The essence of the vintage music and costumes, the overtones of the great struggle for civil rights, and the powerful, often fiery affecting outbursts are rounded out with the evocation of the vivid range of human emotion.
I saw DREAMGIRLS once on Broadway at The Imperial Theater in August, 1984. Roz Ryan portrayed Effie Melody White in the production at that time! WOW! What a show! The audience was able to stop the show several times, but the reaction to “And I Am Tellin’ You I’m Not Goin’” was one of the most spontaneous explosions that I have ever witnessed in the live theater.
With much trepidation, I look forward to the movie. It is exciting to see the trailers, read the publicity, and hope for a great movie of this rarely produced musical. Enjoy all of the links.
The Offical Web Site of the DREAMGIRLS Movie
This is the DREAMGIRLS Fan Blog
Jennifer Holliday singing "I Am Changing" on stage at the Imperial Theater/OBC
Holliday once again, this time at the 1982 Tony Awards singing her signature piece, And I Am Telllin' You..
The Making of DREAMGIRLS
This 1988 Theater Works rendition of MOVE is wonderful. Watch the Effie in the center-she can really move! This is a MUST SEE!!!