September 20 — November 2, 2014
On the U.S. Bank Main Stage

Previews are Sept. 20-25 | Opening night Sept. 26
Music by Henry Krieger
Book and Lyrics by Tom Eyen
Directed by Chris Coleman
Choreography by Kent Zimmerman
Musical Direction by Rick Lewis

Winner of six Tony Awards, this groundbreaking musical, loosely based on the career of The Supremes, takes you to a revolutionary time in American music history where three friends form The Dreamettes and learn hard lessons about love, trust and the changing tastes of the American public.

General Performance Times:
Evenings: Tuesday - Sunday evenings at 7:30 p.m.
Matinees: Saturday and Sundays at 2 p.m.
Thursdays at noon
View the season calendar.

Run Time:
Approximately 2 hours and 35 minutes, including one intermission.

Added Performances:
Due to high demand, we have added performances on 10/21 and 10/28. Check out those Tuesday performances for excellent seating options!

Dreamgirls is recommended for ages 13+; contains some mature content and language. Children under 6 are not permitted at any PCS production. This production uses theatrical haze and strobe-like lighting effects.

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Performance Times

Evenings: Tuesday - Sunday at 7:30 p.m.
Matinees: Saturday and Sundays at 2 p.m.,
Thursdays at noon

*Note: These are general performance times. Certain productions may have exceptions. View the season calendar for more information.

This show's run time will be posted below the synopsis at left near the date of the first performance.

Production blog

PHOTOS: All Dressed Up With Nowhere To Go?

PHOTOS: All Dressed Up With Nowhere To Go?

30 October 2014 & Posted by Allyson Walters

But first - check out the full Halloween photo shoot spread!


Black American Art History

28 October 2014 & Posted by Allyson Walters

After seeing our production of Dreamgirls, Megan Harned was inspired to write this overview of black American art history.


The Dreams and The Supremes

23 October 2014 & Posted by Allyson Walters

Dreamgirls writers and producers deny the connection between the musical’s story line and the Supreme’s life events. However, there are many similarities between the show and actual events. Here’s a quick comparison.



Art and photography for Dreamgirls. View on Flickr »

Video teaser for Dreamgirls. View on Vimeo »

Reviews and Features

Richard Wattenberg | The Oregonian [Review 01 Oct 2014]

Dazzling Dreamgirls launches Portland Center Stage’s new season

“A dazzling, rip-roaring production!”

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Bob Hicks | Oregon ArtsWatch [Review 01 Oct 2014]

At Portland Center Stage, a Dream Supreme

“Looks and sounds terrific! The crowd leapt to its feet at the end!”

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Gigi Little | ut omnia bene [Review 01 Oct 2014]

Dreamgirls is a “music-filled hoot of an evening”

Dreamgirls is nonstop music, nonstop dramatic tension, nonstop Motown-funk-disco-showbiz glamour.”

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Facebook Fans [Review 01 Oct 2014]

From our Fans on Facebook:

Dreamgirls was awesome! It was my dream to see this musical on stage and that dream came true. Lots of powerhouse singers in this show!”

“Loved Dreamgirls! If you haven’t seen it, make sure you go!”

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