Playwright Tom Eyen Composer Henry Krieger Lyricist Tom Eyen Producer Berkeley Playhouse  [Website] Description It’s the fabulous '60s, and Effie, Lorrell, and Deena are young, determined, and talented. They’ve got a dream to be the next big girl group on the radio, no matter what the cost. When they are discovered at a local talent show by a ruthless manager with his own agenda for fame, they are propelled into a world where dreams do come true—and where success can tear apart even the strongest of relationships. Detailing the epic rise of a Motown-like super-group from obscurity to stardom, the story of two lifelong friends takes center stage in this legendary and soulful musical journey that explores the rewards of shooting for the stars, and the costs of valuing success over family. Running Time 2:30 Performers Tanika Baptiste   [Effie White]
Marissa Rudd   [Deena Jones]
Stephen Wilson   [Curtis Taylor Jr]
Marcel Saunders   [James Thunder Early]
Loreigna Sinclair   [Lorell Robinson]
Chanel Tilghman   [Michelle]
ShawnJ West   [Marty]
Kris Williams   [CC White]
Joe Ayers   [Morgan / Photographer / Reporter / Film Exec]
Isaiah Collins   [Stage Manager / True Tone / Tuxedo / JEB / Reporter]
Johnny Davison   [Security Guard / Reporter / JEB / Tuxedo / Tru Tone]
David Evans
Vida Mae Fernandez   [JoAnne / Les Styles / Reporter]
Ella Ruth Francis   [Sweetheart / Reporter / Photographer]
Jennifer Frazier   [Stepp Sister 2 / Les Styles]
Elizabeth Jones   [Charlene / Les Styles / Reporter]
Aurelia Jordan   [Sweetheart / Reporter / Photographer]
Cadarious Mayberry   [Tiny Joe Dixon / Jerry / JEB / Tuxedo]
Montel Nord   [Little Albert / Frank / Tuxedo / JEB / Reporter]
Zach Padlo   [Dave / Dwight / Film Exec]
Tiana Paulding   [Stepp Sister 3 / Les Styles]
The T   [Wayne / MC / True Tone / Tuxedo / JEB]
Creative Staff Brendan Simon   [Director]
Catherine Snider   [Music Director]
Catherine Snider   [Music Director]
Michael Patrick Wiles   [Music Director]
Brendan Simon   [Choreographer]
Nina Ball   [Scenic Designer]
Bethany Deal   [Costume Designer]
John Tracy   [Lighting Designer]
Lyle Barrere   [Sound Designer]
Lexie Lazear   [Makeup Designer]
Lexie Lazear   [Hair Designer]
Lexie Lazear   [Wig Designer]
Celeste Martore   [Properties Designer]
Production Staff Shannon Reilly   [Stage Manager]

Julia Morgan Theatre

2640 College Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94704   Box Office:  (510) 845-$d X: 8542


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