Written by Paul Whittemore and Suzy Winter
Director: Suzy Winter
Music Director: Emily Hanson
Choreographer: Greg A. Joelson
The sequel to the sold-out hit show Unexpected Songs, DreamBoys features five talented men singing Broadway songs made famous by the bawdy women of the boards. Popular Twin Cities stage personalities Doug Anderson, Tim Kuehl, Bart Ruf, Ryan Shipley, and Paul Whittemore bring a little something extra to timeless classics, diva favorites, and rare gems of the theater. The show is set in a theater lobby moments before an audition, where each man steadies his nerves and wonders...what if I could audition for Eliza instead of Henry Higgins?
Featuring songs from such hit shows as Wicked, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Little Shop of Horrors, A Chorus Line, and contemporary classics The Wild Party, The Last Five Years, and The Light in the Piazza. Expect powerful belting, thoughtful ballads, and a generous dose of gender-bending fun. View video clips from the original production of DreamBoys.
DreamBoys was named Outstanding Music Revue of 2009 by Lavender Magazine.
"Starting with the rather beguiling concept of having men sing Broadway tunes written for women, Dreamboys built on that with a quintet of talented singers who easily glided from tune to tune through the sharp 90-minute program. The compilation — solidly directed by Suzanna Winter — also dug deep into the songbook, pulling out songs that were familiar (pieces from South Pacific and Company) to downright obscure (the jolly 'Mr. Hop-a-long Heartbreak' from Urban Cowboy. The five performers blended well in their group numbers and all had moments to really strut their vocal stuff in solo numbers. The highlight came with Tim Keuhl, who not only belted out the above Urban Cowboy number, but also a gorgeous ballad, 'Lying There.' Dreamboys provided what my soul needed Friday night." —MinnPost.com