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Entertainment Brief: Dreams Come True Starting Nov. 13

Signature Theatre sparkles this holiday season with the arrival of “Dreamgirls,” playing in the MAX Theatre starting Tuesday, Nov.13. Directed and choreographed by Associate Artistic Director Matthew Gardiner (Xanadu, Really Really), this show captures the heart and hopes of a soulful female singing trio as they rise to international fame.

Nova Y. Payton stars as Effie White, the talented and headstrong lead singer of The Dreams. She is joined by Shayla Simmons (Deena Jones) and Crystal Joy (Lorrell Robinson). David Bazemore plays songwriter C.C. White, and Sydney James Harcourt plays Curtis Taylor Jr., the band's manager. Cedric Neal plays R&B star James "Thunder" Early. Rounding out the cast are Kara-Tameika Watkins (Michelle Morris), Bus Howard (Marty), and Sean Maurice Lynch (Wayne).

Dreamgirls plays from Nov. 13, 2012 - Jan. 6, 2013. Performances run Tuesday through Sunday evenings, with matinees on Saturday and Sunday. There will be no performance on Thanksgiving Day.

Tickets are now on sale and start at $40. Single tickets are available in person at the Signature Box Office at 4200 Campbell Avenue in Shirlington, or by calling Ticketmaster at 703-573-SEAT. Signature Theatre is located at 4200 Campbell Avenue off I-395 at the Shirlington exit. Call 571-527-1860 or visit www.signature-theatre.org for information on special performances and pricing.