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Theatre Raleigh Is Holding Auditions for “Dreamgirls”


Dreams Do Come True!

THEATRE RALEIGH Holding Auditions for DREAMGIRLS April 2nd, 2015

aleigh, NC- Theatre Raleigh will hold auditions for the 2015 Hot Summer Nights production of Dreamgirls on April 2nd, 2015. Dreamgirls will run at Kennedy Theatre July 8th-26th, 2015.

Dreamgirls it is the musical based on the show business aspirations and successes of acts such as The Supremes, The Shirelles, and James Brown. The story follows a young female singing trio from Chicago who get their big break at an amateur competition and begin singing backup vocals for James “Thunder” Early. However, things begin to spin out of control when their agent, Curtis Taylor, Jr., makes Deena and not Effie, the star of what will become known as “The Dreams.”

Summary of Roles:

Effie White (Lead) African American, 20-30, belt, large and in charge lead singer of The Dreamettes

Deena Jones (Lead) African American, 20-30, mezzo, backup singer for The Dreamettes, takes Effie’s place as lead singer of The Dreams

Lorrell Robinson (Lead) African American, 20-30, soprano, backup singer of The Dreamettes and The Dreams, romantically involved with Thunder Early

Curtis Taylor, Jr. (Lead) African American, 30-40, tenor, smooth talking, charismatic, manipulative manager of The Dreams

James “Thunder” Early (Lead) African American, 30-40, tenor, flashy star for whom The Dreams sing backup

C.C. White African American, 20-30, Effie’s brother, writes the music for The Dreamettes

Michelle Morris African American, 20-30, belt, sings backup for The Dreams when Effie leaves the group

Ensemble – males and females to play various roles.



All those auditioning must be available for both production and rehearsal dates (which run two or three weeks prior to the production’s opening). No conflicts allowed.


Theatre Raleigh Studios: 3027 Barrow Drive Raleigh, NC 27616 (off of Old Wake Forest Road)


April 2nd from 3pm – 7pm.


Please prepare 32 bars from a song of your choice. An accompanist will be provided but please bring your own sheet music. Be prepared for a cold reading.


To schedule an audition, please electronically submit a headshot and resume to

If you have worked with us before, please submit yourself electronically for the show(s) you are interested in. We will contact you regarding callbacks.

Remaining Hot Summer Nights 2015 Season Lineup

Pump Boys and Dinettes (Kennedy Theatre): May 27th-June 7th

A Few Good Men (Kennedy Theatre): June 17th-28th

Dreamgirls (Kennedy Theatre): July 8th-26th

Sleuth (Kennedy Theatre): August 5th-16th

Carousel In Concert (Fletcher Theater): August 27th-30th

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