DOMA Theatre Company opens its second “all musicals” season with a Tony, Drama Desk and Grammy Award-winning hit that sizzles with R&B soul. First a smash Broadway musical, then an award-winning motion picture, Dreamgirls captures the spirit and hope of Motown. Inspired by show biz stories of 1960s R&B acts like The Supremes, The Shirelles, James Brown, Jackie Wilson and others, it tells the story of a black girl group from Chicago that makes it big in a business controlled by white men. As superstardom challenges their musical and cultural identity, the trio fights for recognition, fellowship and love. The musical’s message about striving to “get to the top” and the personal cost invoked to stay there is universal.

“I love the glitter and the spectacle,” says director Marco Gomez. “But the heart of Dreamgirls is the music. The songs are so emotional. Achievement. Love. Betrayal. It’s a roller coaster ride.”

Dreamgirls opens on Friday, March 1 and runs through April 7. Tickets are $30-$34.99. DOMA Theatre Co. @ The MET Theatre is located at 1089 N. Oxford Ave. Los Angeles CA 90029; $30-$34.99; 323-802-4990; www.domatheatre.com

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