For its final Broadway presentation of the 2012-13 season, Artis—Naples (formerly the Philharmonic Center for the Arts) is presenting Dreamgirls, the popular musical that went from stage to screen and back again winning six Tony Awards, two Grammy Awards and an Academy Award nomination. The show will be in Hayes Hall for one night only, Wednesday, May 22, at 8 p.m.
This new multi-media production of tells the story of “The Dreams,” an up-and-coming 1960s girl singing group as they experience the triumphs and tribulations that accompany their pursuit of fame and fortune in the tumultuous music industry.
This show was created by first-class Broadway veterans, including well-known Broadway Director and Choreographer Bobby Longbottom (with additional choreography from So You Think You Can Dance’s Shane Sparks), and scenery, costumes and lighting designed by Tony Award winners Robin Wagner, William Ivey Long and Ken Billington. The video design, which figures prominently in the telling, was created by Howard Werner, who is also the video designer on Broadway’s Spiderman.
Tickets are available online at thephil.org, by phone at 239-597-1900, toll free at 800-597-1900 or at the box office, Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday noon to 5 p.m.; and until 8 p.m. when there is an evening performance.