Book and Lyrics: Tom Eyen
Music: Henry Krieger

Genre: Drama
Duration: 120 min +
Cast Size: 4m / 4f, supporting and enseble total 32
Class: Full Length

“A dream of a show casts its thrilling spell over the West End.”

——The Stage

” You’ll certainly hear the huge mid-show ovation that follows.”



6 Tony Awards for Book, Choreography, Lighting Design, Actor, Actress and Featured Actor

4 Drama Desk Awards for Set Design, Lighting Design, Actress and Featured Actor


DREAMGIRLS is a show about a time in American musical history when 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 — decades later — are we beginning to understand.