Dreamgirls

June 27 – July 3

A smash-hit Broadway musical that became an Oscar-nominated film, Dreamgirls follows an all-girl Motown singing group on the path from obscurity to superstardom in the 1960s and ’70s. Along the way, the rising stars must question the price of their success and the meaning of family. It’s a whirlwind ride through the highs and lows of showbiz in an era of change in American pop music.  

Book and Lyrics by TOM EYEN  • Music by HENRY KRIEGER  

Creative Team

ROBERT CLATER

Director

This award-winning director is associated with multiple entertainment honors including two Emmys, Tonys, Ovations and Garland awards, as well as having worked with a wealth of celebrated performers and industry professionals including Michael Bennett, Jennifer Holliday and Norm Lewis. He has directed at The Kennedy Center, Pittsburgh CLO, Starlight Theatre, Dallas Summer Musicals, TOTS, TUTS, Civic Light Opera of South Bay and twice for the National Black Arts Festival. Clater loves the workshopping of new shows and original musicals, including the debut of First KidsThe Imaginary and The Stephen Schwartz Project. He is the producer/director of the new holiday classic The Time of Nick. claterkaye.com

LESIA KAYE

Choreographer

Lesia’s choreography has been seen at The Kennedy Center, National Black Arts Festival, Pittsburgh CLO, The Children’s Theatre Festival in Houston and national tours. She was a Los Angeles Ovation Award nominee as Best Choreographer for Ragtime, along with multiple best-production and choreography awards for Dreamgirls. Her work on The Producers and Chicago garnered Best Choreography recognition by the Metrolina Theatre Association. Kaye’s passion for theatre includes developing new works and professional training; thus, she utilizes her master’s degree in performing arts management, working for nonprofit organizations in Los Angeles and New York, and as executive director for arts organizations in North Carolina. She is currently producer/co-director/choreographer for the new Christmas musical The Time of Nick.

ANNE SHUTTLESWORTH

Music Director

Broadway: AnnieLes MisérablesMiss Saigon. National tours: WickedJesus Christ SuperstarSpamalotMiss SaigonLes MisérablesThe Best Little Whorehouse in TexasDreamgirlsAnnie. Regional: Thoroughly Modern MillieLa Cage aux FollesCarouselEvitaGypsyHello, Dolly!My Fair LadyMamma Mia!Legally Blonde and more (music supervisor, music director, Florida’s Riverside Theatre). Anne is an IRNE nominee and Carbonell Award winner for The Music Man (MD, Maltz Jupiter Theatre). Her work as pianist, conductor and transcriber has taken her from Meat Loaf to Engelbert Humperdinck to Metallica and beyond. Recently she was associate conductor and pianist for The Bridges of Madison County with Kate Baldwin and Aaron Lazar. Current music director for TINA – The Tina Turner Musical (first national tour).