"An empowering story of sisterhood…….dreamy!"
Whether you’re familiar with the film version of Dreamgirls starring Beyonce, Jennifer Hudson and Eddie Murphy, or whether you’ve seen the stage musical, then I think it’s pretty safe to say that you’ve enjoyed your experience.
Dreamgirls is the story of Effie White (Nicole Raquel Dennis) and her ambition to become part of the next big singing group. She sings alongside good friends Deena Jones (Natalie Kassanga) and Lorrell Robinson (Paige Peddie) and under the management of Curtis Taylor Jr. (Matt Mills) they fulfil their dream of becoming the next big thing. Curtis and Effie are a couple; however, Curtis’ affection turns to Deena, and he decides that she should take the lead in the group which results in Effie leaving under bad terms.
Nicole Raquel Dennis as Effie is every inch the powerhouse needed for this role. Every note sung to perfection and of course the “big” number ‘And I Am Telling You I’m Not Going’, the closing song of Act 1 does not disappoint. The standing ovation only added to the emotion of the number. Dennis feels every single word, and this is displayed in abundance during their performance.