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Playhouse Adds Performance of Sold-Out ‘Dreamgirls’

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – In response to overwhelming ticket sales, the Youngstown Playhouse has added a Saturday matinee performance to its run of “Dreamgirls.”

The 2:30 p.m. showtime on Saturday was added to the sold out 7:30 p.m. showtimes on Friday and Saturday, and Sunday at 2:30 p.m, also sold out. Tickets are $16 ($13 for senior citizens and students) and are on sale now at the theater box office, by phone at 330 788 8739 and at TheYoungstownPlayouse.com.

The first three performances of the musical last weekend were sold out as well (READ REVIEW). At this point, “Dreamgirls” is keeping pace with the theater’s record-breaking sales for the December 2018 run of “Mamma Mia!”

Directed by Trevail Maurice, “Dreamgirls” has already bested the sales for recent hits “Hairspray” and “Mary Poppins.” The show will have attracted close to 3,000 patrons by the end of its run on Sunday.

“Dreamgirls” tells the fictitious story of a Supremes-like singing group’s rise to fame. It explores themes of ambition, hope and betrayal, all set in the glamorous and competitive world of the entertainment industry.

A Tony-Award winning success when it opened on Broadway in 1981, the show last appeared at The Youngstown Playhouse in 1989.

Since then, it was also made into an Oscar-winning motion picture in 2006 and was revived to acclaim in London in 2016.

The powerful Motown-flavored score by Henry Krieger and Tom Eyen includes the R&B classics “I Am Changing,” “One Night Only,” the title song, and the Grammy-award winning “And I Am Telling You I’m Not Going.”

Pictured: “Dreamgirls” stars Jennifer Zamis, Sharleen Riley and Arielle Green as The Dreams.

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