The human voice can be raised to command attention, lowered to communicate confidence, or thrown to covertly heckle the ref at a child’s soccer match. Hear versatile voices in action with today’s Groupon to see Dreamgirls Chicago presented by John Ruffin Entertainment at the Harold Washington Cultural Center. For $66, you get a VIP outing for two (a $133.30 total value), which includes the following:
- Two tickets for premium, first-floor seating near the stage
- Meet-and-greet with the cast following the performance
- Signed photo<p>
Choose from the following Saturday performances, which begin at 8 p.m.:
- March 10
- March 17
- March 31<p>
The elegant Harold Washington Cultural Center hosts a local production based on Dreamgirls, the soulful ‘60s story of the rise and demise of a female vocal group, which stormed Broadway and later claimed two Academy Awards. Chicago playwright and director John Ruffin leads a talented cast that belts out the original production’s Motown-flavored musical numbers in the midst of everyday life, whether while walking down the street or meditatively hovering over a bus seat. American Idol top 24 contestant Ta-Tynisa Wilson rounds out the trio of ladies whose fame and fortunes in the music industry unfold on stage.
Inside the Bronzeville landmark of the Harold Washington Cultural Center, feet patter over the foyer’s terrazzo marble or amble up the spiraling iron staircase that leads to the second level, where the venue’s wall of fame weaves guests through a history of donors. After absorbing unfettered views from premium seats, VIP ticketholders venture to a post-performance meet-and-greet to mingle with the evening’s stars and attempt to find Waldo in a signed photo of the cast.
Harold Washington Cultural Center
Named in honor of Chicago’s first African-American mayor, the Harold Washington Cultural Center hosts theatrical and musical events that echo the center’s mission of African-American cultural preservation. This event helps celebrate the 10-year commemorative anniversary for the Harold Washington Cultural Center. In addition to its entertainment, the center performs community outreach each year to serve more than 45,000 youth through arts programs, teen summits, and special events.