I watched the Broadway play Dreamgirls when I was 11 years old. My family made it tradition to watch Broadway shows every year, at least 3 times a year, as a family unit. Up until that time, I honestly wasn’t very impressed with Broadway in general. It just wasn’t my thing. I would have rather been home drawing as a kid. Well after watching Dreamgirls, things were never the same for me. This inspiring and tragic story of fame and finding one’s way in a cruel world, was one of the most realistic and enjoyable Broadway shows I have ever had the opportunity to watch. Thank you mom! It still shines in my mind’s eye, as a true work of artistic and creative achievement… and yes, I still have the original program my mother bought for me before the show, with the painting of three gorgeous legs. She knew I would remember that show, and I do.
Fast-forward 24 years, and DreamWorks will release a big-screen version of Dreamgirls. I am excited, and at the same time nervous. I don’t want my show ruined. But it all looks good on paper… A great cast, director Bill Condon, who helmed the critically acclaimed Gods and Monsters and a larger than life template to draw from. We’ll all find out when the curtain rises again on those great legs and even greater voices for the Dreamgirls movie.
Read about the entire cast of the film, see photos and multiple trailers and featurettes, in the Film Library RIGHT HERE