SUMMER: The Donna Summer Musical

World-Premiere Musical

November 7 - December 24, 2017 EXTENDED AGAIN! | Mandell Weiss Theatre

Book by Colman Domingo, Robert Cary and Des McAnuff | Directed by Des McAnuff

Musical Supervision by Ron Melrose | Choreography by Sergio Trujillo

This vibrant, world-premiere musical charts the incomparable life of Donna Summer — the undisputed Queen of Disco. Playhouse Director Emeritus Des McAnuff (Jersey Boys, Jesus Christ Superstar, The Who’s Tommy) directs this musical extravaganza, featuring more than 20 of Summer’s classic hits and electric dance in a tribute to the voice of a generation.

Production Sponsors:

Michael & Melissa Bartell    Brian & Silvija Devine

Photo credit: The cast of SUMMER: The Donna Summer Musical, photo by Kevin Berne.

Cast & Creators
  • Des McAnuffDirector, Book
  • Robert CaryBook
  • Colman DomingoBook
  • Ron MelroseMusic Supervisor
  • Sergio TrujilloChoreographer
Image of Ariana Debose Ariana Debose Disco Donna
Image of Kimberly Dodson Kimberly Dodson Dara/Amanda
Image of Anissa Felix Anissa Felix Adult Mary Ellen
Image of Drew Foster Drew Foster Brian/Detective/Fight Captain
Image of Aaron Krohn Aaron Krohn Neil Bogart/Gunther
Image of LaChanze LaChanze Diva Donna
Image of Storm Lever Storm Lever Duckling Donna/Mimi
Image of Wonu Ogunfowora Wonu Ogunfowora Mary Ellen/Brooklyn
Image of Rebecca Riker Rebecca Riker Bob/Helmuth
Image of Christina Acosta Robinson Christina Acosta Robinson Adult Dara
Image of Ken Robinson Ken Robinson Andrew Gaines
Image of Andra Caston Andra Caston Swing
Image of Aurelia Michael Aurelia Michael Swing
  • Robert BrillScenic Designer
  • Paul TazewellCostume Designer
  • Howell BinkleyLighting Designer
  • Gareth OwenSound Designer
  • Sean NieuwenhuisProjections Designer
  • Victoria TheodoreMusic Director/Conductor
  • Bill Brendle & Ron MelroseOrchestrations
  • Ron MelroseArrangements
  • Charles G. LaPointeWig Designer
  • Steve RankinFight Director
  • Eva BarnesDialect Coach
  • Tara Rubin CastingCasting
  • Shirley FishmanDramaturg
  • Andrew NealStage Manager
  • Lucy KennedyFirst Assistant Stage Manager
  • Samantha PreissAssistant Stage Manager
Venue Info

Mandell Weiss Theatre

The Mandell Weiss Theatre is a 492-seat proscenium arch theatre, with two front rows of removable seats allowing for a greater stage length. The theatre also maintains an upstairs wooden deck for parties, receptions and outdoor gatherings, and a small outdoor amphitheatre for pre-show entertainment.

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