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Summer: The Donna Summer Musical - 2017 - San Diego, CA (Regional) Tickets, News, Info & More

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.


Mandell Weiss Theatre

(San Diego, CA, )
San Diego, CA,

Summer: The Donna Summer Musical San Diego, CA (Regional) Cast


by Backstage With Richard Ridge - Sep 23, 2021
The North American Tour of SUMMER: The Donna Summer Musical will return to the road with technical rehearsals in York, PA at the Pullo Center, followed by an official tour opening night in Pittsburgh, PA at the Benedum Center on November 16, 2021 (November 16-21, 2021). The tour will then visit more than 40 cities for the 2021-22 touring season.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 6, 2021
Atlantic Theater Company will present Kimberly Akimbo, a new musical with book and lyrics by Pulitzer Prize-winner David Lindsay-Abaire, music by Tony Award-winner Jeanine Tesori, based on the critically acclaimed play of the same name by David Lindsay-Abaire, choreographed by Danny Mefford, and directed by Jessica Stone.
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 22, 2021
Roundabout Theatre Company has released a first look portrait of the cast of the Broadway premiere of Trouble in Mind by Alice Childress, starring Tony & Emmy Award-winner LaChanze and directed by Charles Randolph-Wright.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 18, 2021
Broadway In Boston has announced that the North American Tour of SUMMER: The Donna Summer Musical, will make its Boston premiere at Emerson Colonial Theatre.  This limited two-week engagement will play February 22 – March 6, 2022 as part of the upcoming Lexus Broadway In Boston Season. 
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 1, 2021
Casting has been announced for the North American Tour of SUMMER: The Donna Summer Musical, making its premiere engagement at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts on January 5-9.
by Stephi Wild - Nov 4, 2021
In celebration of its 300 issue, Out Magazine is having a weeklong celebration with new covers being unveiled each day. Today, it was revealed that Broadway veteran, and star of the upcoming West Side Story film, Ariana DeBose, is the last of the six covers to be featured.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 30, 2021
The non-Equity North American Tour of SUMMER: The Donna Summer Musical returned to the road with official tour opening in Pittsburgh, PA at the Benedum Center (November 16-21, 2021). The tour will then visit more than 40 cities for the 2021-22 touring season.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 29, 2021
Atlantic Theater Company’s world premiere musical Kimberly Akimbo features book and lyrics by Pulitzer Prize-winner David Lindsay-Abaire, music by Tony Award-winner Jeanine Tesori, based on the critically acclaimed play of the same name by David Lindsay-Abaire, choreography by Danny Mefford, and direction by Jessica Stone.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 22, 2021
You can now see production photos and video of A Sherlock Carol, a new holiday play, written and directed by Mark Shanahan (NPR’s Ghost Light Series), and opening tonight, Monday, November 22, 2021 for a limited holiday engagement at New World Stages (340 West 50th Street).  The final performance is Sunday, January 2, 2022. 
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 18, 2021
The North American Tour of SUMMER: The Donna Summer Musical will make its Wilmington premiere at The Playhouse on Rodney Square on December 4 & 5, for a two-matinee engagement. Tickets for SUMMER are on sale now and start at $30.
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 17, 2021
The North American Tour of SUMMER: The Donna Summer Musical will make its Detroit premiere at the Fisher Theatre, March 8 – 20, 2022. Tickets start at $39 and will go on sale on Friday, November 26, 2021 online at and in person at the Fisher Theatre Box Office.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 16, 2021
The non-Equity North American Tour of SUMMER: The Donna Summer Musical returns to the road TONIGHT with official tour opening in Pittsburgh, PA at the Benedum Center (November 16-21, 2021). The tour will then visit more than 40 cities for the 2021-22 touring season.
by A.A. Cristi - May 21, 2021
The Broadway Education Alliance has announced the 2020-2021 winner and finalists of the first annual Harmony Helper sponsored award to recognize outstanding high school choirs.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 21, 2020
For the health and safety of the community, the CareFirst® BlueCross BlueShield Hippodrome Broadway Series engagement of Summer: The Donna Summer Musical has been rescheduled again and will now play at the Hippodrome February 9 - 14, 2021.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 18, 2021
The Kravis Center is bringing Broadway back to West Palm Beach with the 2021/2022 Kravis On Broadway season. Series subscriptions starting at $268 go on sale Monday, June 7, and payment plans are available for this season of “impossible to resist” Broadway hits.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 15, 2020
The National Tour of Summer: The Donna Summer Musical will be closing due to the ongoing effects of COVID-19.
by Stephi Wild - May 14, 2021
The nonprofit Tennessee Performing Arts Center (TPAC) is bringing the best of Broadway back to Nashville with its 2021-22 HCA Healthcare/TriStar Health Broadway at TPAC Season.
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 9, 2021
This Thursday evening, Tony & Emmy Award nominee Brandon Victor Dixon will join the nonprofit organization Black Broadway Men for an exclusive and thrilling conversation discussing his inspirations, trials, triumphs and his deep philanthropic call to the culture using his art and talent.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 29, 2021
The revised upcoming season will include: HADESTOWN, JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR, PRETTY WOMAN: The Musical, SUMMER: The Donna Summer Musical, Harper Lee’s TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD, AIN’T TOO PROUD: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF THE TEMPTATIONS, WICKED, ANASTASIA and HAMILTON. Find out the full schedules and how to get tickets.
by Louis Train - Mar 13, 2020
I was born too late to enjoy disco, too early to quite understand what Billie Eilish is. Fortunately, good music knows no generation, and when a?oeEnough is Enougha?? comes on the playlist, I expect everyone from ages 8-80 to jump up and dance with me. And, indeed, we did dance at SUMMER: The Donna Summer musical, visiting Toronto now under the auspices of Mirvish at the Princess of Wales Theatre.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 10, 2020
La Jolla Playhouse's Fly is currently playing through March 29 in the Mandell Weiss Theatre! The cast features Storm Lever (Playhouse/Broadway productions of SUMMER: The Donna Summer Musical) as 'Wendy' and Lincoln Clauss (Bat Out of Hell) as 'Peter Pan.' They are joined by Eric Anderson as 'Hook,' Victor E. Chan as 'Boris,' Audrey Cymone as 'Slightly/Jane,' Jeremy Davis as 'Noodler,' Nick Eibler as 'Nibs,' Collin Jeffery at 'Curly,' Nehal Joshi as 'Smee,' Liisi LaFontaine as 'Crocodile,' Isabelle McCalla as 'Tink,' Sean Pope as 'Twins,' David Price as 'Skylights,' Daniel Quadrino as 'Toodles,' Daniel Stewart Sherman as 'Max,' along with ensemble members Hettie Barnhill, Dayna Jarae Dantzler, Victoria Fiore, Shonica Gooden, Amara Granderson, Masumi Iwai, Emily Grace Kersey, Kamille Upshaw and Naomi C. Walley; and Lillith Freund, Jimmy Larkin, Jake Millgard and Alexia Sky as Swings.
by Stephi Wild - Jun 4, 2020
Today's top stories: stars are speaking out against racism on Broadway, future Hairspray productions will need to be cast as written, and more.
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jun 3, 2021
Celebrating a return to performances after an extended intermission due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the nonprofit Tennessee Performing Arts Center (TPAC) is bringing the best of Broadway “Roaring Back” to Nashville with its 2021-22 HCA Healthcare/TriStar Health Broadway at TPAC Season, featuring a multi-week return engagement of Nashville’s best-loved Broadway musical, Disney’s THE LION KING.
by Jenny Laroche - Jun 3, 2020
Read a piece from Broadway veteran Jenny Laroche, who last appeared on stage as the Dance Captain of Summer: The Donna Summer Musical.
by Little Known Facts w/ Ilana Levine - Jun 29, 2020
Today's episode features Tony-nominated actress Ariana DeBose! DeBose is known for her varying roles on stage as well as on screen. DeBose is perhaps best known for her role as a?oeDisco Donnaa?? in Summer: The Donna Summer Musical.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 28, 2021
The Muny announced today the 12 extraordinary dancers and singers for its third show of its 103rd Season, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, August 12-18. Joining the previously announced Kendra Kassebaum (Milly Bradon) and Edward Watts (Adam Pontipee) are Raymond Baynard (Caleb), Colby Dezelick (Frank), and more.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 22, 2021
The Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center’s Executive Director Janis Martinson has announced the return of the special one-night-only benefit performance of Broadway in the Berkshires on Monday, August 2 at 7:00PM at the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, 14 Castle Street, Great Barrington, MA.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 16, 2021
Broadway In Detroit has announced that Broadway shows will return to the Fisher Theatre October 19 with the RENT 25th Anniversary Farewell Tour with performances through Sunday, October 24.
by Stephi Wild - Jun 14, 2021
The Ordway Center for the Performing Arts today announced the re-launch of its beloved flagship series, Broadway @ the Ordway. Broadway @ the Ordway 2021-2022 includes four popular musicals: 'Fiddler on the Roof,' 'Summer: The Donna Summer Musical,' 'An Officer and a Gentleman' and 'Waitress.'
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 11, 2021
State Theatre New Jersey has announced its 2021-22 Reopening Broadway Season, featuring 10 fantastic shows in a fully renovated theater including brand-new theater seats. The 2021-22 Season will feature Tony Award-winning hits, Broadway fan favorites, and some State Theatre debuts. Season tickets for the 2021-22 Broadway Series are now on sale.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 11, 2021
Signature Theatre has announced a private reading of the new musical Big Country. The reading stars LaChanze (Broadway’s Summer: The Donna Summer Musical, The Color Purple) as Addie Moore and Terrence Mann (Broadway’s Tuck Everlasting, Pippin) as Louis Waters. The reading on June 11 is closed to the public.
by Nicole Rosky - Jul 9, 2021
Roundabout Theatre Company has just announced that Tony & Emmy Award winner LaChanze will star in the Broadway premiere of Trouble in Mind by Alice Childress, directed by Charles Randolph-Wright. LaChanze is a founding member of Black Theatre United; she returns to Broadway following A Christmas Carol (2019) and Summer: The Donna Summer Musical (2018), for which she received a Tony Award nomination for Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 17, 2020
Press and Guide has reported that Broadway in Detroit is planning for a January reopening of shows, scheduling SUMMER: The Donna Summer Musical, Ain't Too Proud a?" The Life and Times of the Temptations and more for 2021. 
by Tanya Seale - Jan 17, 2020
SUMMER: The Donna Summer Musical opens with a swell of music and a chorus full of sequined, big-haired glittered-up dancers who sure can sing. The costumes are dazzling. The strobe lights are electrifying. Everything is loud and large and pulsing and promising. a?oeYou like that modest opening?a?? Diva Donna (Dan'yelle Williamson, one of the three actors who plays Donna) asks the audience outright. a?oeWe just threw it together.a?? It's funny of course, because this is a big production, and nothing is farther from the truth. However...
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 7, 2020
ThreeTimesFast, a new musical by Teresa Lotz and Naomi Matlow, held industry readings on February 3rd and 4th, 2020 in New York City. ThreeTimesFast features music by Teresa Lotz, lyrics by Naomi Matlow, and book by Lotz and Matlow. The reading was directed by Michael Bello (Summer: The Donna Summer Musical, We Are The Tigers), with music direction by Elizabeth Doran (Mean Girls) and dramaturgy by Jessica Kahkoska (Agent 355). Stage Management was by Helen Irene Muller, with casting by Kate Lumpkin Casting.
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 6, 2020
Broadway in Detroit today announced that individual tickets for the Detroit premier of SUMMER: The Donna Summer Musical at the Fisher Theatre, June 9 a?" 21, will go on sale Sunday, February 16. 
by Chris Arneson - Feb 4, 2020
I've almost started to lose track of how many jukebox bio musicals have come out. To be honest, Summer: The Donna Summer Musical isn't one I've given a second thought to since it played Broadway. After seeing ita??I probably won't give it much more either.
by Nicole Ackman - Feb 26, 2020
DPAC has 'Unconditional Lovea' for Donna Summer this week as the National Tour of DONNA: THE DONNA SUMMER MUSICAL is in town. The show uses classic hits of the disco queen like 'Love to Love You Baby' and 'Hot Stuff' to craft a 'concert of a lifetime.' Three women portray Donna at different periods of her life -- Duckling, Disco, and Diva -- to tell how she went from a young girl singing in church in Boston to a top creator of dance floor hits. The show is largely about the adversity that she faced throughout her career, a story that even those familiar with her music may not know.
by Nicole Ackman - Feb 22, 2020
Steven Grant Douglas plays Bruce Sudano in the SUMMER: THE DONNA SUMMER MUSICAL, coming to DPAC February 25 through 29. SUMMER sheds light on the life of musical sensation Donna Summer using her classic hits that audiences know and love. Douglas has previously performed at DPAC with the national tour of GHOST THE MUSICAL and is an alum of the University of Minnesota Duluth.
by Rachel Weinberg - Feb 14, 2020
While Donna Summer may be 'Hot Stuff' when it comes to iconic songwriting and singing, SUMMER: THE DONNA SUMMER MUSICAL is a lukewarm entry in the genre of biographical jukebox musicals. The musical features many of Donna Summer's notable hits-and this national touring cast has the talent to take them all on-but the storyline gave me whiplash. With a book by Colman Domingo and Robert Cary and direction from Des McAnuff, SUMMER careens between the major events of Donna Summer's life at an often breakneck pace.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 12, 2021
Soup Troupe Online, the BroadwayWorld Favorite livestream that interviews various Broadway stars about their favorite soups, talks with stars from the Emmy-award winning TV series Crazy Ex-Girlfriend on February 13 at 1PM EST.
by Taylor Brethauer-Hamling - Feb 10, 2021
It's time for the 2021 edition of 100 Theatre Twitter Accounts You MUST Follow! We chose accounts we find interesting for a number of reasons - be it news, comedy, backstage info, Twitter-savvy performers, or just because we happen to enjoy their feed.
by A.A. Cristi - Dec 30, 2020
Since the 1980's, Brian Edwards - multi-award-winning celebrity talent executive, producer, writer and occasional performer - has worked with many of the biggest names in show business. A brief sampling includes: Donna Summer, Joan Rivers, Cindy Crawford, Susan Sarandon, Melissa Rivers, Whoopi Goldberg, Farrah Fawcett, Shirley Jones, Naomi Judd, and Vanessa Williams.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 11, 2020
Celebrating 15 years of providing kids with a place to be heard and belong, Broadway Bound Kids held its 5th Annual Broadway Bee last night (December 10) in a free live stream raising $43K in support of arts education.
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Aug 3, 2021
It's not just The Music Man's Marian the Librarian who helped DeBose create the character of Emma Tate.
by Stephi Wild - Apr 25, 2021
SOUP TROUPE ONLINE goes live each week to rate soups within a variety of different categories, recall favorite soup memories, and more.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 21, 2021
The American Theatre Guild has announced the Broadway Is Back In Thousand Oaks Series at the Bank of America Performing Arts Center. This season includes AN OFFICER AND A GENTLEMAN, WAITRESS, SOUTH PACIFIC and SUMMER: The Donna Summer Musical. This season will feature Add On/Swap A Show Option SPAMILTON: An American Parody.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 2, 2020
The CareFirst® BlueCross BlueShield Hippodrome Broadway Series has announced that the engagement of SUMMER: THE DONNA SUMMER MUSICAL, originally scheduled to play April 14-19, 2020 at The Hippodrome Theatre, has been rescheduled for August 18-23, 2020.
by Stephi Wild - Apr 19, 2021
The next round of performers has been announced for Miscast21, premiering on Sunday, May 16, 2021 at 8pm ET on MCC’s YouTube Channel. The broadcast will remain available through 11:59pm ET on Thursday, May 20, 2021.
by Alan Henry - Apr 14, 2021
Updated 10/18/2021. After over a year of Broadway tours being paused, productions are now beginning to announce returns to theatre across the country! Find out when Broadway will return to your city.