Ivoryton Playhouse is on a musical roll. After staging "Footloose" earlier this summer, the group is now producing the Tony-winning "Dreamgirls."
The show, of course, became a phenomenon after opening on Broadway in 1981. It was adapted into a movie in 2006.
The Harry Krieger-Tom Eyen piece was inspired by the Supremes' story and details the ups and downs and dreams and dramas of an African-American female singing group in the 1960s. The score boasts the powerhouse piece "And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going," as well as such other numbers as "One Night Only" and "Listen."
The Ivoryton production, directed by Lawrence Thelen, stars Sheniqua Denise Trotman as Effie, JennLee Shallow as Deena, and Ashley Jeudy as Lorel.
- KRISTINA DORSEY
"Dreamgirls," Ivoryton Playhouse, 103 Main St., Ivoryton; opens Wednesday and runs through Sept. 1; 2 and 7:30 p.m. Wed., 7:30 p.m. Thurs., 8 p.m. Fri. and Sat., and 2 p.m. Sun.; $40 adults, $35 seniors, $20 students, $15 children; (860) 767-7318, ivorytonplayhouse.org.