New Jersey Stage

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Dreamgirls Dazzles with stellar Broadway performers!

(Asbury Park, NJ) -- ReVision Theatre is thrilled to announce the cast of DREAMGIRLS, A One Night Only Benefit Concert to support ReVision Theatre's 2011 season on May 14 at 8 pm at The Paramount Theatre.

Featured performers are Nikkieli DeMone (B'way Ragtime, Saigon, Rent, Emmy Award Winner), Patrice Covington (Nat'l Tour Dreamgirls, Ain't Misbehavin, Beehive), Christian Dante White (Scottsboro Boys; Bway Hairspray, The Wiz, Jersey Boys), Bernard Dotson ( B'way Chicago, Ragtime, Finian's Rainbow), Curtis Wiley (Nat'l Tour Lion King), Wendy Fox (Nat'l Tour Lion King), Tony Perry (Ain't Misbehavin), Dominique Sharpton, Briana Davis (Lead vocalist Gary Sinise & Lt. Dan Band, The Last Word), Sean Watkins, Thaddeus McCants, Ruperta Nelson, Faren Brook Collins, Michael Dexter, Nikki Jenkins, Jason Veasey, Lauren Lebowitz, Clyde Voce, Haley Swindal, Shira Elias, Brandon Hightower, and Spiro Galiatsatos.

Directed by Jamibeth Margolis (Director Warsaw (NYMF and other venues), Family Dinner (Beckett Theatre), Assistant Director of B'ways Caine Mutiny), with choreography by Kenny Ingram (B'way Lion King) and Musical Direction by Michael Thomas Murray (ReVision's Tommy, The Bikini's, Rocky Horror, Off B'way Murder Mystery Blues), DREAMGIRLS (Winner of 6 Tony awards) follows the story of a young female singing trio from Chicago get their big break at an amateur competition and begin singing backup vocals for James "Thunder" Early. However, things begin to spin out of control when their agent, Curtis Taylor, Jr., makes Deena and not Effie, the star of what will become known as "The Dreams." With music by Academy Award nominee Henry Krieger and lyrics and book by Tony and Grammy-winning Tom Eyen, DREAMGIRLS features the unforgettable hits: "And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going," "One Night Only", "I Am Changing", and "Listen."  This once in a lifetime performance is not to be missed! The performance will take place at the historic Paramount Theatre on Saturday May 14 at 8 pm and is a benefit concert for ReVision Theatre.  Catch the Dream!

The DREAMGIRLS creative team includes, Clifton Chadick (Scenic), Robin Shane (Costume), Jake Degroot (Lighting), and Karoline Budna (Sound Design).

"Dreamgirls is the annual benefit concert that supports the start of what is our most exciting and extensive season yet, states Producing Artistic Director David Leidholdt.  We could not be more thrilled with this amazing cast and creative team.  This benefit concert is an opportunity for our supporters to be properly dazzled while helping us kick off our highly anticipated 2011 season and spring with a bang!"

Tickets and season subscriptions are on sale now! www.revisiontheatre.org or by phone 732-455-3059 or at a ReVision Theatre  ticket outlet, Flying Saucers Retro Kitchenware, 659 Cookman Ave,  in Asbury Park.   Please consider buying your season tickets in advance as you will receive the greatest discounts.

ReVision Theatre is a professional regional Equity theatre company dedicated to producing invigorating theatre with a fresh new perspective reaching the diverse community of Asbury Park and beyond. ReVision Theatre produces reinventions of previously produced classics, overlooked or forgotten work in a new way, and new work with a fresh voice. ReVision Theatre produces readings, workshops, cabarets, concerts, and main stage productions. ReVision Theatre is a not for profit 501(c) (3) organization.