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Mill Mountain Theatre Pop-Up Performance Excerpts from "Dreamgirls"

Friday, March 06, 2020

7:00pm - 8:00pm

Free and Open to All

Enjoy a pop-up performance featuring excerpts from Mill Mountain Theatre's latest production, Dreamgirls!

A dazzling journey through 20th-century American popular music, Dreamgirls follows the rising stardom of The Dreamettes, an all-girl Motown group from Chicago. Known for its 2006 feature film adaptation starring Jennifer Hudson, and filled with show-stopping musical numbers from the genres of gospel, R&B, smooth pop, disco, and more, Dreamgirls explores themes of ambition, hope, and betrayal, all set in the glamorous and competitive world of the entertainment industry.

Dreamgirls has music by Academy Award nominee Henry Krieger, with book and lyrics by Tony and Grammy Award winner Tom Eyen. Songs include, “And I Am Telling You I’m Not Going,” “I Am Changing,” “One Night Only,” and “Steppin’ To The Bad Side.”

Mill Mountain Theatre strives to inspire, entertain, enrich, educate and challenge audiences of Southwest Virginia through high-quality, professional theatrical productions and experiences.

They are dedicated to nurturing the next generation of theatre artists and audiences through conservatory and outreach classes and programming; and are committed to ensuring the long-term economic and artistic sustainability of the performing arts in the Roanoke Valley and Southwest Virginia.

To learn more about Mill Mountain Theatre, visit their web site at http://millmountain.org.

This pop-up performance is free and open to the public as part of Roanoke Arts POP!, a winter celebration of arts and culture in Virginia's Blue Ridge.

Nearly two dozen organizations from the region will gather at the Taubman Museum of Art March 6-8 to share what makes them - and southwest Virginia - so culturally vibrant and fun. Don't miss out!

Roanoke Arts POP! is generously supported by the Roanoke Cultural Endowment and Visit Virginia's Blue Ridge.