The brand new musical arrives in the Arts Theatre in June.
I loved going to the Savoy Theatre because it was very posh with gold decorations and red velvet seats – it looked very opulent and it felt really special to be there.
As soon as the show started, I knew that it was going to be brilliant. It’s a fast-moving show about three friends who form a band and are try to make it in the music industry.
Together they become The Dreams – a trio of singers who start out as backing singers for the hyperactive showman Jimmy Early and then breakout as stars in their own right.
However, as they become more and more famous they find they’re manipulated by the industry, and the challenges they face threaten their friendships.
All the cast had powerful, strong and clear voices which allowed them to sing with emotion, it really made the show special. I loved musical numbers like And I Am Telling You I’m Not Going and One Night Only, which I’d heard before, and they really got the audience excited.
The choreography was also amazing, and I couldn’t believe some of the dance moves and that I’d be doing later [Abigail also attended a Dreamgirls-themed dance workshop after watching the show – read about the experience here].
A lot of the dance routines formed part of the narrative of the story and showed The Dreams taking part in various talents shows, TV appearances and concert performances, which made the story seem very real.
I loved how the show tackled some powerful issues as well, such as love, jealousy and the civil rights movement and how it impacted young people during that era.
My favourite thing was that you could see the live band on stage who were performing the songs on stage – it brought the whole thing together and again made the scenes feel very real, as if you were watching an actual Dreams concert.
I loved it! I can’t wait to see Dreamgirls again one day!