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 at the Harold Washington Cultural Center. Choose between the following options:
- For $33, you get an outing for one (up to a $66.10 total value), which includes:
- One general-admission ticket for first-floor-rear or second-floor seating (a $46.10 value, including all fees)
A $20 food and drink voucher (a $20 value), valid for tapas and beverages from the concessions menu.
- For $66, you get a VIP outing for two (up to a $133.30 total value), which includes:
- Two tickets for first-floor front seating (up to a $66.65 value each, including all fees)
- VIP reception at 6 p.m. with passed appetizers and drinks
- Valet parking from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.
- Red-carpet access outside and inside the venue
- Cast meet and greet after the show with signed photo
For either option, choose between the following performances:
- Friday, March 2, at 8 p.m.
- Saturday, March 3, at 8 p.m.
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, while mouths sip soft drinks, beer, or cocktails and nibble on finger foods at the tapas bar. VIP ticketholders glide from their vehicles to the venue’s red-carpet path and, after the show, mingle with the evening’s stars. The outing is appropriate for the entire family and will prompt random singing in an effort to time travel to an era where the skinny tie was an accepted form of currency.
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.