Enter DREAMGIRLS Opening Night at the Paramount Theater
Paramount Theater wants all of Chicago to meet Effie, Lorrell and Deena, three talented young black singers from the turbulent 1960s whose rise to the top will test their friendships. That’s right, we’re talking about Dreamgirls, the Tony-winning musical inspired by The Supremes which spawned an Oscar-winning film. And where better to see a fully-fledged production of this landmark musical than at Aurora’s stunning Paramount Theater, which kicks off its 11th Broadway series with Dreamgirls, August 31-October 16, 2022.
Step into the opening night curtain call and meet the cast and creative team!
Travel with Paramount to the 1960s. The Motown sound is on the rise and the Dreamettes are three young women trying to make their way onto the music scene. When car salesman Curtis Taylor, Jr. signs the trio to a record label, he sets off a series of events that will forever change their lives, for better and for worse. Join the Dreamgirls as they navigate the ups and downs of life, love and fame. And remember, all you have to do is dream.
Christopher D. Betts will direct and Dreamgirls marks its hometown debut. Originally from Chicago, Betts is a New York-based director, screenwriter, producer, and professor at NYU, who recently completed his Masters in Directing at the Yale School of Drama.
Previews begin August 31. Opening night is Friday, September 9 at 8 p.m. Performances run until October 16, 2022: Wednesdays at 1:30 p.m. and
7 p.m.; Thursdays at 7 p.m.; Fridays at 8 p.m.; Saturdays at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m.; Sundays at 1 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. (exception: no matinee at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday August 31).
Subscriptions to four 2022-23 games, including Dreamgirls and three other amazing musicals – The Sound of Music, Into the Woods and School of Rock – for new subscribers are on sale now, starting at just $56. Single tickets to Dreamgirls cost between $28 and $79 and go on sale Monday, July 25 at 10 a.m.
Paramount Theater is located at 23 E. Galena Blvd. in downtown Aurora. For tickets and information, visit paramountaurora.comcall (630) 896-6666 or drop by the Paramount box office Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.