Syesha Mercado in Dreamgirls Begins Apollo Theater Previews Tonight

The national touring company of the musical Dreamgirls, featuring Season 7 Idol, Syesha Mercado as Deena, opens in previews at the Apollo Theater in New York tonight (11/7).

The show officially opens on November 22 and will run until December 6, prior to touring the country.

Check out Syesha and her fellow Dreams strutting their stuff (in costume!) on the Wendy Williams show last week, after the jump.

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  • huckleberryfriend

    Good luck, but I don’t think Syesha will make it as a solo artist. I would like to see Syesha, Nadia Turner, and Trenyce form a super group. That would be cool and get a lot of interest. The new Destiny’s Child!

  • suenigma

    Very cool idea! I love Nadia and Trenyce too!. Nadia has the hip, edgy persona, Trenyce is the sweetheart, and Syesha can be the beautiful ice queen, with the golden pipes. Supremes take Two.

  • gingerly

    WTF are they wearing? Looks like queen (possibly king) size bed sheets.

  • mmb

    i don’t know about syesha, but the guy who is playing james thunder early (the eddie murphy part in the movie) is FANTASTIC…he has been in hairspray and tarzan and is just an incredible performer…the production is worth seeing just for him

  • abbysee

    I think the Supergroup is a wonderful idea. I am a BIG fan of Trenyce’s and think it sucks that she was never signed. She’s a wonderful singer and an awesome performer. She, Syesha, and Nadia, not a bad idea! Somebody get on that right away!

  • CathyMK

    Syesha sounds fantastic! Her voice is perfect for this role.

    On the other hand, there are some fashions that should never be worn again, whether they fit the period or not, and, boy, those caftans are one of them..

  • Grammie Kari

    I also think the supergroup idea is terrific, but what about the Diva attitude? LOL.

  • justjude

    I concur, Re Syesha, Trenyce, and Nadia, They could be a really good
    grouping.They have quite big charisma quotient among them.Does’nt
    Trenyce also do song writing as well. Hee!! How about and off the cuff name…..SHE FINE X3
    Fun to dream!!!!!Voices, Skills, and Attitude!!!!

  • Suzanne

    I’d kind of like to see the show. The whole point of the show is that Effie is the better singer but Deena is more beautiful, so when Deena becomes the lead singer and Effie is eventually pushed out in the power struggle, the audience is outraged for Effie. Syesha is an outstanding vocalist; the actress playing Effie would have to be even more outstanding for the dynamic to work.