Summer in the Squares: Dreamgirls
July 26 @ 8:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Haven’t had enough Beyoncé yet this year?
Jammin’ July concludes with DREAMGIRLS, starring Beyoncé, Jamie Fox, Eddie Murphy, Jennifer Hudson, and Danny Glover.
In this 2006 movie, we follow a fictional girl group in the vein of Diana Ross and the Supremes on their tumultuous path toward commercial success. In the early 1960s, black musicians were refused entry to white venues, and white DJs often refused to play their records, resulting in vastly lower pay for black musicians. On their way to stardom, the Dreamettes – tempestuous Effie, demure Deena, and sentimental Lorell – are torn apart by ambition, romantic rivalries, and the complications of needing to appeal to white audiences to achieve success.
Join us for luxurious beehives, bell bottoms and a dance-worthy girl group, soul, disco, and R&B soundtrack. Bring your own blanket or lawn chair to Mount Vernon Place’s East Square. As always, the popcorn is FREE!