Jennifer Hudson picked up the Best Supporting Actress Oscar statuette as Effie in DREAMGIRLS, but for many audiences Jennifer Holliday's (pictured) Tony-winning turn offered the definitive performance of the ill-fated Motown diva. Holliday reprises the role for Theatre of the Stars' touring production of the Tom Eyen/Henry Krieger musical through Sun., JULY 29. The arrival coincides with the National Black Arts Festival and gives Atlanta audiences a fresh chance to see how the recent film compares with the original stage version. Plus, you can argue whether Holliday raises the roof higher than Hudson with Effie's signature song, "And I'm Telling You I'm Not Going." $20-$59. Tues.-Sat., 8 p.m.; July 22, 7 p.m.; July 28, 2 and 8 p.m.; July 29, 1:30 p.m. Fox Theatre, 660 Peachtree St. 404-252-8960. www.foxtheatre.org.