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DREAMGIRLS Audition Notice

Presented by The Augusta Players

Music by: Henry Krieger
Lyrics: Tom Eyen
Book: Tom Eyen

Production Team
Director: Sean Moton
Music Director: Paul Barton Jones
Production Stage Manager: Ashley Gambill
Costume Designer: TBA
Lighting Designer: Ben Rawson
Choreographer: Santrena Hammonds

Audition Dates- November 11th and 12th
Performance Dates: February 23rd, 24th and 25th

A sweeping and inspirational journey through 20th century American pop music, Dreamgirls chronicles one Motown group’s rise from obscurity to superstardom. Through gospel, R&B, smooth pop, disco and more, Dreamgirls explores themes of ambition, hope and betrayal, all set in the glamorous and competitive world of the entertainment industry.

Looking for performers of all types, ethnicities, shapes, sizes. Ages 17 and up.

Looking for:

Actors who sing, singers who move well, dancers who sing,

All roles are open.

General Open Auditions
Saturday, November 11th, 10AM – 5PM

Sunday, November 12th, 1PM


Please read this whole notice before calling The Augusta Players.

If you cannot attend the in-person auditions:

Video submissions will also be accepted until 4pm on September 23rd.

Please email video submissions or YouTube links to:

Videos should include:

  • Your name, phone number and email address
  • A section of a song (See below) no longer than 1 minute.
  • If auditioning for a specific character, one of the posted audition songs.

PLEASE also attach the completed audition form which you can download HERE:

Audition form– DREAMGIRLS


(Other links will be added soon)



Please prepare a verse and a chorus of a pop song from the 60’s or 70’s that best shows off range. Songs from similar Broadway shows or Dreamgirls are also acceptable. Examples would be the show:  Ain’t Too Proud, Memphis, The Wiz, etc. You can also sing from the show.

Callback songs will be:  

Effie – And I Am Telling You, I Am Changing
Deena – Dreamgirls, One Night Only (Disco)
Lorrell – Ain’t No Party
Jimmy – Fake Your Way (Intro), Baby-Baby
CC – Family
Curtis/Marty – You Are My Dream
Female Ensemble – Dreamgirls, One Night Only (Slow), One Night Only (Disco)
Male Ensemble/Dave – Family, You Are My Dream, Steppin to the Bad Side, Cadillac Aria

An accompanist will be provided, but you must provide your own sheet music unless you are singing from the show.

No a cappella singing, please.



Dance combinations will be taught. You can get a head start by looking at the video link (coming soon)

Please be prepared for movement by bringing jazz, character or tennis shoes and wearing comfortable clothes. A hard soled, closed toe shoe will be acceptable.

Gymnastics also a plus but not required.

Please bring personal calendars and be prepared to list all conflicts (Mondays-Sundays) beginning with Monday, January 1, 2024 – February 25, 2024. Please do not assume that we know when any general holidays are (ie., school breaks, etc) and plan to list those as conflicts if you will be out of town or otherwise engaged. Conflicts must be noted at the audition and will influence casting. Only conflicts noted at the audition will be taken into consideration. NO CONFLICTS ALLOWED FROM February 12 – February 25.



To learn more about the show explore these links:

Download audition scene / sides HERE: DREAMGIRLS AUDITION SIDES


Character Breakdown

DEENA JONES: (Black, Female, 20s-30s) Initially modest and svelte backup singer for The Dreamettes, turned lead singer of The Dreams. An endearing ingenue with regality, grace, and quiet confidence. Her humble beginnings make her an unsuspected underdog. As the lead singer, she is magnetic, effortless, and effervescent. Replaces her best friend, Effie under pressure. Embodies both innocence and star power. Mezzo, full belt to E5

EFFIE MELODY WHITE: (Black, Female, 20s-30s) Lead Singer of The Dreamettes. A powerhouse and a soaring singer with undeniable talent. The true underdog. A vibrant, confident, and outspoken young woman who wears her heart of gold on her sleeve. Becomes overcome with anger, jealousy, and paranoia when Curtis betrays her trust. Her journey from snappy confidence to depths of betrayal ultimately ends in triumph. Must have strong gospel belt to G5

LORRELL ROBINSON: (Black, Female, 20s-30s) The group’s youngest member. Bubbly, energetic, youthful, and pragmatic. Eager for success, she’s swept off her feet by the married James Thunder Early. Speaks her mind. A high-energy, quirky, hopeless romantic. Has a keen sense of humor and comedic skill.Soprano belt to G5

C.C. WHITE: (Black, Male, 20s) Effie’s songwriting younger brother. Idealistic, loyal, endearing, and soft-spoken. While initially inspired by Curtis’s business savvy, his efforts to do the right thing are ultimately eclipsed by Curtis’ controlling vision. Goes through the journey of losing and regaining himself. Baritone to G4

MICHELLE MORRIS: (Black, Female, 20s-30s) Replacement for Effie. A Dynamic singer/performer that better fits into Curtis’ aesthetic for The Dreams. Headstrong and sure of her place. Falls in love with C.C. and facilitates the reunion of him and his sister, Effie. Mezzo belt to E5

JAMES THUNDER EARLY: (Black, Male, 30s – 40s) Self-proclaimed King of Soul. A chart-topping and dynamic performer. A sexy, high-energy star full of flash, charisma, and pizazz. Once a trendsetter, the newer trends threaten to pass him by. A deeply troubled showman of the era, who lets loose in every aspect of his life. Rock R&B Tenor to B4

CURTIS TAYLOR JR: (Black, Male, 20s – 40s) Former Cadillac dealer turned entertainment manager, turned music mogul. Charming, funny, handsome, smooth, and seductive but ruthless in the pursuit of his dreams. He is motivated by his hunger for mainstream success, an appreciation for crossover music, and keen business mind. Takes over the management of Jimmy Early’s career and oversees the rise to stardom of The Dreams. Initially warm and approachable, he becomes hardened by wealth, power, and control. Baritone to G4

MARTY: (Black, Male, 40s-60s) NON-SINGING. Street savvy, long-time manager of Jimmy’s career, and the one to clean up after his mistakes. Represents an earlier age of black entertainment; honest and loyal, never overstepping his bounds. At odds with Curtis and his ideas and schemes. Later oversees Effie’s comeback. Baritone to G4

DAVE (White, Male, 20s-30s) Cadillac Car soloist. Lead singer of Dave and The Sweethearts. “All American” pop singer of the 1960s. Covers Jimmy Early and the Dreamettes’ ‘Cadillac Car’ and steals their thunder.

ENSEMBLE OF EXCELLENT SINGER / DANCERS: Singer/Dancers for various supporting roles: strong singers who move very well. All possess unique and vivid personalities and have the ability to play a wide variety of characters including Tiny Joe Dixon, Dave & the Sweethearts, The Stepp Sisters, The Tuxedos, Charlene, Joann, M.C., Stage Manager, Little Albert, Mr. Morgan, The Tru-Tones, Dwight, fans, reporters, stagehands, party guests, photographers, film executives, etc.

They sing and dance throughout the entire show. Looking for energetic singers who move well. Dancers who can sing. Trained dancers in ballet and jazz. Featured roles and solos will come from the ensemble.


If you have other questions after reading this notice, you may contact The Augusta Players at

(706) 826-4707 or email

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