Following the Broadway closing, the Candlelight Theatre in Chicago produced the show. It was the first post-Broadway regional production. After its run at the Candlelight, DREAMGIRLS embarked on a short tour.

The information here is from the post-Candlelight tour.

Creative

BOOK & LYRICS BY
...
MUSIC BY
...
PRODUCED BY
...
Columbia Artists Management, Inc.
 
...
Guber/Gross Productions, Inc.
 
...
in association with Candlelight Playhouse
DIRECTED BY
...
ORIGINAL CANDLELIGHT PRODUCTION DIRECTED BY
...
Wiliam Pullinsi
CHOREOGRAPHED BY
...
Danny Herman
MUSICAL DIRECTION BY
...
G. Patrick Gandy
SCENERY BY
...
Robin Wagner
COSTUMES BY
...
ORIGINAL LIGHTING BY
...
LIGHTING REPRODUCED BY
...
David Grill
SOUND BY
...
Robert Mengel
ORCHESTRATIONS BY
...
VOCAL ARRANGEMENTS BY
...
HAIR STYLES BY
...
Denise Bookmyer
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER
...
Manny Kladitis
GENERAL MANAGER
...
Niko Associates
 
...
Abbie M. Strassler
PRODUCTION SUPERVISOR
...
Thomas A. Bartlett

Cast

M.C. / MR. MORGAN
...
Eric William Ferguson
THE STEPP SISTERS
...
The Stepp Sisters
CHARLENE
...
Gaye Thornton
JOANNE
...
June Murphy
MARTY
...
Stephen Finch
CURTIS TAYLOR JR.
...
Alton F. White
EDNA BURKE
...
Gaye Thornton
DEENA JONES
...
Lyn MacDonald
TINY JOE DIXON
...
Wayde Matthews
LORRELL ROBINSON
...
Victoria Jones
C.C. WHITE
...
Reggie Phoenix
EFFIE MELODY WHITE
...
Lynette G. DuPre
LITTLE ALBERT & THE TRU-TONES
...
Amar
 
...
Kenny Ingram
 
...
Fletcher Nickerson
 
...
Vincent Zamora
JAMES THUNDER EARLY
...
Philip Gilmore
THE JAMES EARLY BAND
...
Amar
 
...
Kenny Ingram
 
...
Fletcher Nickerson
 
...
Vincent Zamora
WAYNE
...
Terrence "TC" Carson
DAVE
...
Steve Hilterbrand
FRANK
...
Steve Hilterbrand
DWIGHT
...
Steve Hilterbrand
T.V. STAGE MANAGER
...
Vincent Zamora
MICHELLE MORRIS
...
Lee A. Munn
JERRY
...
Wayde Matthews
CARL
...
Eric William Ferguson
THE FOUR TUXEDOS
...
Amar
 
...
Kenny Ingram
 
...
Fletcher Nickerson
 
...
Vincent Zamora
LES STYLE
...
June Murphy
 
...
Gaye Thornton
SECURITY MAN
...
Wayde Matthews
ANNOUNCERS, FANS, REPORTERS, STAGEHANDS, PARTY GUESTS, PHOTOGRAPHERS
...
Amar
 
...
Danette Askew
 
...
Eric William Ferguson
 
...
Steve Hilterbrand
 
...
Kenny Ingram
 
...
Wayde Matthews
 
...
June Murphy
 
...
Fletcher Nickerson
 
...
Gaye Thornton
 
...
Vincent Zamora
SWINGS
...
Kathi Ridley
 
...
Marvin E. Thornton

Understudies

EFFIE
...
Kenny Ingram
DEENA
...
Lee A. Munn
LORRELL
...
Kathi Ridley
MICHELLE
...
Gaye Thornton
Curtis/James Thunder Early/Marty
...
Robert Clater
C.C.
...
Marvin E. Thornton