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Dreamgirls

Dreamgirls (1981)   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to American Theatre (3 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2004
Subject:
Performing arts, Theatre
Length:
230 words

...took a solid, although by now traditional, book about sordid backstage manipulations and a score that effectively re‐created the black musical styles of the 1960s and turned it all into a dazzling piece of entertainment. Added strengths were the superb performances of Holliday and a physical production that Elliot Norton of the Boston Herald American described as “a vivid moving pageant of lights in perpendicular towers and horizontal bridges, lights visible and invisible, that move about the stage to frame the actors and keep the action...

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