2018-05-05 / The Bullhorn

RCS sophomore performs in Dream Girls


Ahn Overbey Ahn Overbey Ahn Overbey, Roxboro Community School (RCS) sophomore, performed in the most recent Roxboro Little Theater production of Dream Girls at the Kirby Theater in Uptown Roxboro.

The performances were on April 27, 28 and 29 at the Kirby. Overbey played the role of Joanne.

Dream Girls is the story of three African American 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.”

“I wanted to be in Dream Girls because I had seen the movie, heard the story, and the music from the show. I just really wanted to be apart of this production because it was relevant to me, and I just wanted to be involved in bringing it to Roxboro. I also really love theater,” said Overbey.

“To be able to perform in Dream Girls is very important and special to me,” said Overbey. “This is an amazing opportunity. I am able to work with a cast full of amazing and talented people, and an amazing director,

Fred Motley.”

Overbey started theatre when she was 11 years old; she has been in it ever since.

This was one of her biggest productions she has done so far. Her biggest role was Jeffrey in the musical Godspell.

Overbey would practice from one day a week to all the way to four times a week. She also plays high school soccer at RCS and has a very busy schedule.

“I plan to continue performing as long as I possibly can because I love theater, and I love meeting people and taking on new characters.” explained Overbey.

She plans to audition for the role of Paulette in Legally Blonde Jr. this summer, and be involved in whatever else comes up.

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