John F. Breglio announced today that the 2009 national tour of Tony Award-winning, smash musical Dreamgirls will hold open auditions at the Apollo Theater (253 West 125 Street) on Saturday, November 1, 2008 with audition sign-in from 9:30am till 11am. This open audition is for casting the starring roles of The Dreams – Deena Jones, Lorrell Robinson and Effie White, and the casting directors are looking for women in their 20’s.
Dreamgirls is directed and choreographed by Bobby Longbottom with co-choreography by Shane Sparks, music direction by Zane Mark, and is produced by John Breglio for Vienna Waits Productions.
Dreamgirls is the story of a young female singing trio from Chicago, and their rocky road to superstardom. The original Broadway production of Dreamgirls opened December 20, 1981 at the Imperial Theatre and won six 1982 Tony Awards. Dreamgirls closed on Broadway August 11, 1985, after 1,522 performances. Dreamgirls features music by Henry Krieger and lyrics and book by Tom Eyen. The original Broadway production was directed by Michael Bennett and choreographed by Bennett and Michael Peters. Dreamgirls was adapted into a motion picture by DreamWorks Pictures and Paramount Pictures, and opened in December 2006.