Justin M. Brauer

Music Director | Theatre Educator | Keyboardist

Dreamgirls at Krannert Center

If you follow me on Twitter, you've no doubt seen my posts this summer about Dreamgirls, a co-production between the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts and the Banks Bridgewater Lewis Fine Arts Academy (and also one of the reasons I haven't been posting on here recently, in addition to moving across town during tech week.) I was brought on to the production just before auditions, and it was a fantastic way to spend my summer. The cast varied widely in age (14 to 79) and experience, and I learned a lot about teaching such a diverse group. The event page has links to our radio and television promotional appearances, and I have been told that Krannert will be sharing photographs of the production soon.

With Jimmy Early (Cedric Jones) and the Dreams (J'Lyn Hope, Tafadzwa Diener, and Jasmine Dandrige) at WILL in Urbana, IL.

With Jimmy Early (Cedric Jones) and the Dreams (J'Lyn Hope, Tafadzwa Diener, and Jasmine Dandrige) at WILL in Urbana, IL.

With the Dreams (J'Lyn Hope, Tafadzwa Diener, and Jasmine Dandrige) and Music Director Nathaniel Banks on the set of ciLiving at WCIA in Champaign, IL.

With the Dreams (J'Lyn Hope, Tafadzwa Diener, and Jasmine Dandrige) and Music Director Nathaniel Banks on the set of ciLiving at WCIA in Champaign, IL.

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