Song and dance is the backbone to any good musical, just as lizards and power tools are the backbone to any decent kindergarten show and tell. Paint your ears with song with today’s GrouponLive deal: for $56, you get a ticket package for two to see Dreamgirls Chicago, presented by John Ruffin at the Harold Washington Cultural Center (up to a $112.20 total value). The package includes:
- Two tickets for general-admission seating (up to a $92.20 value, including all ticketing fees). Doors and the box office open one hour before showtime.
- Two $10 food and beverage vouchers (a $20 value). For options and pricing, see the menu.
Choose from one of the following performances:
* Friday, March 16, at 8 p.m.
* Sunday, March 18, at 5 p.m.
* Friday, March 23, at 8 p.m.
* Sunday, March 25, at 6 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 that 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 putter over the foyer’s terrazzo marble or amble up the spiraling iron staircase as mouths sip soft drinks, beer, or cocktails and nibble on finger foods at the tapas bar. 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.
4701 S King Dr.
Chicago, IL 60615