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I Dream (musical)

I Dream
Music Douglas Tappin
Lyrics Douglas Tappin
Book Douglas Tappin
Productions Atlanta, GA

I Dream is a fully through-composed musical by Douglas Tappin (librettist, lyricist, composer) based on the life of Martin Luther King, Jr. I Dream is produced by Dej Mahoney, Sola Mahoney and Tim Bowen. The world premiere opened in July 2010[1] on the Alliance Stage of the Woodruff Arts Center in Atlanta, Georgia and was directed by Jasmine Guy.

Original Atlanta Cast

Original Atlanta Orchestra

Critical Acclaim

I Dream opened to mostly positive reviews from both the press and those involved with the Civil Rights Movement. said "The life of Dr. King as chronicled in the stage musical I Dream, is right on time as a reminder of what the fight was for. The dynamically talented cast delivered stirring performances to move audience members through each riveting scene.”[2] Creative Loafing reported that "Tappin's hugely ambitious world premiere follows the example of Broadway's big, rock-influenced musicals such as Jesus Christ Superstar, Evita and Les Miserables."[3] The Huffington Post stated "[The show brought] some of the heartiest former Civil Rights activists in the house to tears, before raising them to their feet at the finale for, perhaps, the greatest standing ovation the show will ever receive."[4]

Nominated in 10 categories for Atlanta's 2009-2010


External links

  • Official website
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