The dazzling stage performance that is bringing audiences all over to their feet!

photo-018The Dream Girls Tour is continuously enchanting audiences around the country.  After returning to the stage early this year, the glitzy play has continued touring to sold-out audiences all over the country. Having just dazzled audiences in Atlanta and Miami, the tour is set to continue in other southeastern cities through November.   Making a stop the last week-end in October in Nashville, Tenn., the tour goes on to Charlotte, N.C. before ending the month of November in Tampa and West Palm Beach, Florida.

Since the musical stage play first opened on Broadway in 1981 as a riveting success, racking up awards and garnering acclaim, the popular classic still has fans turning out in great numbers.  The original version made Jennifer Holiday an over-night success playing the lead role of Effie and doing the song “I’m not living without you.”  That same role and song did the same thing for Jennifer Hudson in Dreamgirls movie version a few years ago. Now newcomer Moya Angela is playing the role of Effie and receiving rave reviews for “I’m not Living without You!” Move over Jennifers. There’s a new gal in town!

Moya Angela has assumed the legendary role Effie White.  And she is doing a bang-up job filling her shoes as her voice has touched chords in audiences in the various cities already. Angela puts her own stamp on Effie’s role as the shattered pushed aside fourth Dreamgirl, and also on the production’s signature song “I’m not Living without you.”  Her amazing vocal range, flavored with heartfelt emotions, is bringing audiences to their feet several times throughout the production.

Full of energy and off-stage drama, Dreamgirls tell the story of an up-and-coming 1960’s girl vocalist group that vaguely resembles the story of Diana Ross and the Supremes. The powerful thought-provoking story is about three hopeful talented young ladies including Effie White who are embarking on a career as a show-stopping female vocalist group.  Personal and professional conflict arises when the beautiful vocalist emerges as the lead singing star of the group rather than the full-voiced Effie.

This play thoroughly entertains with it astonishing costumes, stage glitz and skillful dance moves. Even though it shows the drama and down side of the characters when off stage, the production still paints the theme loud and clear that the strong can and will survive.  For more information and dates of the show, visit

All photos by Joan Marcus.