The Duke Ellington School of the Arts (3500 R Street, NW) is putting on a production of Dreamgirls from Thursday, December 2 through Saturday, December 18 in the Duke Ellington Theater. The original Dreamgirl, Jennifer Holliday, will perform on Thursday, December 9 at 7 p.m. and will host a "One Night Only" VIP reception following the show. The Dreamgirls performances are directed by New York-based Broadway actress Lynda Gravatt, and other Broadway and Hollywood professionals are working with the production as master artists. The show will be held at 7:30 p.m. nightly, and 2 p.m. shows will be held on December 4, 11 and 18. Tickets are $25, $30 and $35.