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‘Dreamgirls’ musical coming to Old National Centre

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — A musical on the stage of the Murat Theatre at the Old National Centre takes theater-goers to the glory days of Motown and some of its biggest stars.

“Dreamgirls” was put together by the Indiana Performing Arts Centre and Kaidydid Productions. The shows will be at 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 4 p.m. Sunday, and tickets will be on sale online.

News 8 got a chance Wednesday to speak with the the show’s directors and some of the performers.

“‘Dreamgirls’ is actually the most difficult production that we have done to date,” said talent director Kila J. Adams. “We’ve built this family. They’re not just here to do a show. They’re here to tell a story.”

Artistic director Dee Duvall said, “It has this phenomenal local cast that just won’t disappoint.”

Anjelah Evans, who plays the lead role of Effie White, talks about what she and her cast have in store for the performance. “They can expect great acting,” Evans said. “Singing is what I’ve been chosen to do and this part allows me to stretch my range and for people to hear my power and see the diversity in my voice.”


Dreamgirls The Broadway Musical that showcase some of Motown’s business aspirations of Barry Gordy and the success of R&B acts such as The Marvelettes, The Chiffons, James Brown, and The Supremes. The musical follows the tumultuous story of a young female singing trio from Chicago, called “The Dreams” who become music superstars. Set in the cutthroat, high stakes, and booming popular music business in the 1960s and 1970’s. Dreamgirls portrays the highly dramatic interactions between characters both on stage and off as they overcome a myriad of hurdles in pursuing their dreams. They discover, vividly, how the music industry can change from brutally ugly to unbelievably glorious all in the blink of an eye.”

Quick summary of what fans can expect from the musical ‘Dreamgirls’ from the Indiana Preforming Arts Theatre team