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Synetic Theatre: www.synetictheater.org
Shakespeare Theatre: www.shakespearetheatre.org
Signature Theatre: www.signaturetheatre.org
At the Signature Theatre, located in Shirlington, VA, has a hit on its hands. Dreamgirls (ends Jan 13th) is a knock out of the park. Big, bold, and beautiful, Dreamgirls offers you everything musical theatre should: great voices, superb costuming, clever staging, and solid acting. The cast gave an incredible and energetic performance, and each actor shone in his own right. It is a show about personal empowerment, about overcoming racial prejudice in the music industry in the 1960s, and is inspired on the successes of R&B acts such as James Brown and The Supremes in their hey-day. Dreamgirls is in inspirational testament to female empowerment and that age-old idea of pursuing your dreams. It offers something for everyone, whether it’s the toe-tapping tunes, or gut-wrenching ballads of incredible emotion. Vocally, this show is a strenuous one, but the cast pulls this off with great ease and flexibility. Overall, an impressive and great accomplishment. Definitely make time to go see this one!