Direct from Harlem’s world famous Apollo Theater in New York City, a sensational new stage production of DREAMGIRLS comes to Tampa. Full of onstage joy and backstage drama, DREAMGIRLS tells the story of an up-and-coming, 1960s singing girl group, and the triumphs and tribulations that come with fame and fortune. The DREAMGIRLS Tampa engagement features the unforgettable hits: "And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going," "One Night Only" and "Listen." Broadway director and choreographer Robert Longbottom (Bye Bye Birdie Broadway revival) and co-choreographer Shane Sparks (TV's So You Think You Can Dance), along with some of Broadway's top designers, re-envision this Tony® and Academy® Award-winning musical so it sparkles like never before. Catch the dream! For the official site, go here. Buy your DREAMGIRLS Tampa tickets by clicking the link on this page.

Nov. 16 - 21, 2010 Carol Morsani Hall
  • Tickets go on sale Aug. 15.

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Show Dates & Times

Tues., Wed., Thurs. 7:30 p.m., Fri. 8 p.m., Sat. 2 and 8 p.m., Sun. 2 and 7:30 p.m.


Regularly priced tickets start at $38.50.

Receive a 10% discount for groups of 15 or more and a 15% discount for groups of 40 or more.

Educator's Discount: 50% off, limit 2 tickets, Tuesday and Wednesday evening performances only, balcony and gallery seats only

There is a maximum ticket allotment of eight tickets per account/household/business for paid, ticketed events. (For some shows, it may be less.) Applicable service charges added at point of purchase. There is no maximum for free, non-ticketed events.

Pursuant to s.817.36, Florida Statutes, no Straz Center ticket may be offered or resold for more than $1 over the face value of the ticket.

What to Expect

The Nov. 20, 2 p.m., performance will have audio description and open captioning.

The Nov. 21, 7:30 p.m., performance will have sign language.

About the Show

Moya Angela is Effie White
Syesha Mercado is Deena Jones
Adrienne Warren is Lorrell Robinson
Margaret Hoffman is Michelle Morris
Chaz Lamar Shepherd is Curtis Taylor, Jr.
Chester Gregory is James "Thunder" Early
Trevon Davis is C.C. White
Milton Craig Nealy is Marty Madison
Patrice Covington is Effie White at certain performances

The cast also includes:
Tallia Brinson, Felicia Boswell, Ronald Duncan, Talitha Farrow, Brittney Griffin, James Harkness, Robert Hartwell, Eric Jackson, Jared Joseph, Nikki Kimbrough, Brittany Lewis, Douglas Lyons, Kimberly Marable, Jarran Muse, Amaker Smith, Marc Spaulding and Terrance Lemar Thomas


"Syesha blossoms in Dreamgirls role" -- Jay Handelman, Herald-Tribune

"One word only will do: Spectacular" -- Chicago Sun-Times.

"Dreamgirls has crackling electricity" -- Entertainment Weekly.

"Big Voices and Eye-Popping Technology Make Touring Show a Hit" -- Cincinnati City Beat.

"Dreamgirls Sings Its Way Into Your Heart" -- Cincinnati Enquirer.

"Dreamgirls Still Has the Magic" -- Orange County Register.

"DREAMGIRLS An Unforgettable Electrifying Musical Masterpiece" -- Broadwayworld.com

"Glittery Dreamgirls proves irresistible at Arsht Center" -- South Florida Theatre Review

 "Dreamgirls Dazzles: Touring musical has plenty of flashy pop to go with sizzling songs" -- Sun-Sentinel

electric at the Arsht" -- Miami Herald



Stay after the Wed., Nov. 17, performance for a talk-back with the artists.

Click here to download the study guide.

Run-time: 2 hours and 40 minutes (includes intermission)