APOLLO "Dreamgirls"

By HarlemHouse

I Just had the privilege of attending the incredible performance of “Dreamgirls” at the Apollo Theater, which has just been extended for one more week!  The audience gave a standing ovation before the production even finished.  An earthshaking performance of true talent in this latest production.  It will definitely go to Broadway after touring the country.  This is the best revival of this production to date.

The stage felt like it was part of the audience in this comfortable inclusive setting.  There is nothing second rate about this first class rendition of Dreamgirls.  From the stage sets, to the incredible live performances, singing, technology, costumes and choreography – all were simply incredible.  With special note on this Sunday afternoon’s performance to Adrienne Warren who plays “Lorell” to Chester Gregory who plays “James Early” and to the understudy of Moya Angela, Patrice Covington, who plays “Effie White” who brought the house down!  This was no understudy performance by Patrice.  This was a stars performance.

This cast and production confirms the amount of talent that we have in this wonderful business and what a brilliant experience (if you can still get tickets) this ensemble brings to the legendary Dreamgirls.  If you are able to catch it before it leaves Harlem and hits the road, run… sprint… fly… to get tickets before its too late!

Bravo to the Apollo Theater for giving this spectacular rendition of Dreamgirls an extra edge and meaning to this classic beloved Musical.

If you have seen the movie or the Broadway version of Dreamgirls… you will be blown away by this latest version of Dreamgirls and the incredible talent involved on every level to this unforgettable theatrical experience.

Apollo Theater
353 W. 125th St.
New York, NY

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4 Comments

  1. I agree with everything written here. As a matter of fact we enjoyed Sunday’s performance so much, we’re going again Thursday night. I can’t wait to see the sets again (with the brilliant use of light boards) and the amazing talent. I also loved the way the made “Listen” a duet between Deena and Effie, and I must say Sayesha Mercado certainly held her own in this duet. Loved it!

  2. I agree I enjoyed it even more than the movie also. I’m still thinking about those performances. Makes me want to go see more events & concerts at the Apollo.

  3. I usually don’t comment. But this show is EXCELLENT! I went last weekend and felt it was better than the movie. From the way the stage design brought everything to life to the costumes!!!! WOW..go see this show!

  4. There is such a tremendous amount of talent in this show. Patrice Covington made her debut performance and brought me to tears. She is a superstar!!!!
    I LOVED Adrienne Warren and Chester Gregory as well!

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