Hickory – Dreamgirls, the exciting R&B musical, begins its 10 performance run this Friday, September 7th at 8:00pm at the Hickory Community Theatre. This is the opening show in the Theatre’s 70th season.

Loosely based on the story of Motown Records, and the rise of all-star acts like The Supremes and James Brown, the Dreamgirls score goes from the early days of R&B into the beginning of the disco era. It was the longest running musical to open during the 1981-1982 Broadway season and the original cast album received a Grammy Award for Best Musical Show Album. The award for Best Female R&B Performance went to Jennifer Holliday, who played Effie White, for the show-stopping number “And I Am Telling You I’m Not Going.”

Performances of Dreamgirls are on Fridays and Saturdays (Sep 7, 8, 14, 15, 21 & 22) at 8:00pm, Thursdays (Sep 13 & 20) at 7:30pm and Sundays (Sep 16 & 23) at 2:30pm.

Tickets for Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays are $20 for adults, $18 for seniors and $10 for students and youth 18 & under. Thursday night tickets for adults and seniors are $16, students and children are $10. Tickets are on sale online at hickorytheatre.org or through the Theatre box office, in person or by phone at 828-328-2283. Box office hours are 12-5 Wednesday through Friday.

HCT is a Funded Affiliate of the United Arts Council of Catawba County. The Theatre’s 2018-2019 Season is sponsored by Paramount Automotive and A Cleaner World. Dreamgirls is produced by Shurtape.

PHOTO: (L-R) Raynna Dickens is Lorell, Kayla Ferguson is Deena and Dior Jarńae Scott is Effie in Dreamgirls, opening this Friday, September 7th at the Hickory Community Theatre. The smash-hit R&B musical plays in the Jeffers Theatre through September 23rd. Visit www.hickorytheatre.org or call (828) 328-2283 for tickets and information. Photo by Ken Burns.