Art Center Theatre - Plano



Jan 20-Feb 5


"There's got to be good times!" Dreamgirls opens NEXT FRIDAY. Do you have a favorite song from the show? Comment your favorite song below!

Purchase tickets for the dream girls pre-show at the door. Purchase your tickets for the show here:




Join the ACT Community for a wonderful time of food, fun, and a cheerful celebration of our 2016 Season at the beautiful Park City Club in Dallas (see map below), and help us raise funds to ensure our continued success in 2017. We need your nominations for the "best of" ACT's 2016 Season, and your attendance at this special event!
February 12, 2017

Adults: $50.00 
Children 17 & under: $35.00
Enjoy the renowned Park City Club Buffet as we commemorate a tremendous 2016. There will be a silent auction, and your ticket purchase is good for one entry in a fabulous prize raffle (additional tickets may be purchased at the event). We will have our final vote on our 2016 Season award winners and honor our great year. Purchase your tickets and submit your nominations below. Reserve your seats today! 

(We really hope you can make it, but if you can't, we still want to know your nominations for the "best of" 2016! Scroll down to the nomination form below to make your voice heard!)
  • For over 30 years, PCC is well known for its warm, friendly atmosphere, outstanding cuisine, and attention to detail, with a fabulous view of downtown Dallas from the 17th floor of this prestigious Highland/University Park location.
  • Enjoy A lavish buffet with made-to-order omelets,  eggs Benedict, waffles, fruit and more.   Chilled salads, soup, smoked salmon, prime rib and an ever-changing array of entrees and a bountiful Dessert Station will tempt any appetite.  Champagne and mimosas are included.
  • Business casual attire such as slacks or Dockers with collared shirts is appropriate. No t-shirts, jeans, shorts or gym clothing


2017 Awards Brunch Tickets

Purchase your ticket(s)go to the site below:

With each ticket purchased you also get one entry into our raffle and a chance to win some exceptional prizes! (Additional entries may be purchased at the event for $10 each.) You'll also have a chance to bid on a wide variety of gift baskets in our silent auction. Be sure to save your PayPal receipt!

Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Once you've purchased your tickets, fill out the awards nomination form The final vote will be taken when you arrive at the brunch. If you have any problems, please email

Thank you!




Charlie Brown

Slots are still available


If you are interested in being in the youth or adults  production of You're a Good Man Charlie Brown contact the theatre for more information.




Breakfast Club

Slots are still available

If you 



If you are interested in being in the youth or adults  production ofThe Breakfast Club, please contact the theatre for more information.




Art Centre Theatre 5220 Village Creek Dr Plano, TX 75093 214-810-3228


Art Centre Theatre presents:


Dreamgirls is the story of three black singers - Deena, Lorrell, and Effie who began as a group called the Dreamettes. They start as three talented, close friends and gradually sharpen their act and rename themselves "The Dreams". Little do they know of the hard, competitive world of show business. Directed by ACT’s Sydeny Cornelius, this ethnically diverse making it bog musical is the second in the Art Centre Theatre’s 2017 Season which features more than 72 productions slated for this year.

The show begins when the girls enter a talent show held in New York's Apollo Theatre. Disappointed in their failure to win the contest, they attract the attention of a sly tongued talent agent named Curtis Taylor, Jr. Curtis' connections get the girls hired as a backup act to James Thunder Early, a rising pop singing star. They go on tour and are widely acclaimed. At first Curtis falls in love with Effie, the full-figured lead singer who seems to spark the act. Later, in an attempt to make the act more sultry, he moves Deena into Effie's lead spot. But when Curtis' love interest also switches to Deena, Effie erupts in a rage, prompted more by hurt than the loss of her singing slot, and announces that she is not going along anymore. Michelle replaces Effie, and the Dreams go on to achieve international stardom and a string of chart-topping hits. But life on top is rocky. Lorrell has long since taken up with James Early, but he is married and refuses to make the break from his wife. His nightclub act has also been slipping and his stardom fading. Deena wants to leave the group to try the movies. Just as the Dreams are falling apart Effie's star is rising as a solo. Curtis tries to undermine her revitalised career by having the Dreams record her current hit song. But Effie outmanoeuvres him for both a personal and a professional triumph. It is announced that the Dreams will disband. However, Effie joins them for the farewell performance . . . before the four Dreamgirls go their separate ways

‘In order to further and preserve the spirit of this production, ACT is offering a musical review of local talent prior to the show each night  – tickets for this will be available at the door.” – Jamey Jamison ACT Executive Director. “Preshow talent includes – Brandi Giles (Songs featuring American Sign Language), “Dreamgirls” Director Sydeny Cornelius (singing), Nnamdi Ibegbu (Saxaphone), Liam Taylor (singing), Kevin Solis (singing). The evening should prove to be a festival for the ears.”

"This show goes beyond the music. A majority of my generation looks at Dreamgirls as a good movie, unaware of how groundbreaking this piece of work truly was when it opened on Broadway." – Darren McElroy (Curtis)

I would like to say that it is been a pleasure working along side Sydney and the cast, the experience is one i will take with me in my future endeavors. “ - Quincy Jones (Marty)

Dreamgirls  runs January 20  through Feb 5  with evening shows on Fridays at 7:30 & Saturdays at 8:30  and Sunday shows at 3:30 –  call the box office for matinee times and prices. Tickets range in price from $5 - $20 and can be purchased on-line at, directly from cast members, at the door or from the box office by calling 214-810-3228.  For a complete schedule and full details visit The Art Centre Theatre is located at 5220 Village Creek Drive, Plano, 75093.  For press passes, please contact Jamey Jamison @


The Art Centre Theatre, strives to offer a full range of professional theatre. Selected works will include classic, contemporary and new plays that audiences will find entertaining as well as thought provoking. Involvement from the community will cross all demographic lines to include educational programs and community service projects. The Theatre is located at 5220 Village Creek Dr. Plano, Texas 75093 – 214-810-3228. For further information, please visit our website

Pictured: (left to right) Rachel Herbert (Effie White), Darren McElroy (Curtis Taylor Jr), Brielle Richardson (Denna White), Bennie Adkins (James “Thunder” Early), Kandice Downer (Lorrell Robinson)

Jamey Jamison, 
Executive Director Art Centre Theatre Plano
5220 Village Creek Drive 
Plano, Texas 75093 / 214-810-3228
"A Place to ACT for Life!"