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Signature Theatre Hosts Pride Night Celebration 1/7

Signature Theatre will be wasting no time ringing in the new year. The Tony Award-winning Theatre will be hosting "Pride Night" on Friday, January 7, 2011 - a special event for members of the GLBT community. The evening includes a performance of the highly anticipated Andrew Lloyd Webber musical Sunset Boulevard -- followed by a lively one-hour post-show cocktail and hors d'oeuvres reception.

To accommodate DC residents who do not have their own mode of transportation, Signature has teamed up with Fleet Transportation, and is offering shuttle service from Dupont Circle on P Street (across from the CVS) directly to the Theatre. The shuttle will leave for the Theatre at 6:30pm. For the return trip, the bus will depart Signature at 11:30pm back to Dupont Circle.

The roundtrip bus ticket is $5 (payable in cash at the pick-up point). Tickets for the performance can be purchased through the box office at (703) 820-9771. Reservations for the shuttle must be made through the Signature Box Office at the time of ticket purchase. Seats on the shuttle are limited and subject to availability.

Sunset Boulevard began previews on December 7th and runs through February 13, 2011. The lush Hollywood musical, based on the classic, Oscar-winning Billy Wilder film, stars Florence Lacey (Broadway's Evita and Signature's Follies) as the tragic silent film star Norma Desmond. Ms. Lacey is complemented by D.B. Bonds (The Phantom of the Opera, Les Misérables, Signature's The Visit) as Joe Gillis, Susan Derry (Wonderful Town) as Betty, and Ed Dixon (The Iceman Cometh, The Three Musketeers) as Max von Mayerling. Three-time Helen Hayes Award winner J. Fred Shiffman plays Sheldrake. The production is directed by Signature Artistic Director, Eric Schaeffer and is played to the music of a 20-member orchestra.
The performance of Sunset Boulevard begins at 8:00pm
"Pride Night" tickets are $86 and $91 (includes reception with complimentary wine and beer and light appetizers). The $5 round-trip bus ticket is in addition to the ticket.

ABOUT SIGNATURE

Recipient of the 2009 Regional Theatre Tony Award, Signature Theatre is a non-profit professional theater company in Arlington, Virginia dedicated to producing contemporary musicals and plays, reinventing classic musicals, and developing new work. Under the leadership of co-founder and Artistic Director Eric Schaeffer and Managing Director Maggie Boland, Signature has presented 31 world premiere productions and is renowned for combining Broadway-quality productions with intimate playing spaces.
In addition to hosting the finest talent from the DC metropolitan area and New York, Signature has been home to such theatre luminaries as Chita Rivera, George Hearn, Hunter Foster, Emily Skinner, Marc Kudisch, Judy Kuhn, John Kander and Fred Ebb, Cameron Mackintosh, Terrence McNally, and the company's signature composer, Stephen Sondheim. Since its founding in 1989, Signature has won 70 Helen Hayes Awards for excellence in the Washington, DC region's professional theater and has been honored with 276 nominations.
Signature is partially supported by a grant from the Virginia Commission for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts and by a gift from Arlington County through the Arlington Commission for the Arts and the Cultural Affairs Division of the Department of Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Resources.
Directions

The Signature Theatre complex is located at 4200 Campbell Avenue (22206) off I-395 at the Shirlington exit. After the exit, blue Signature signs mark the way to the theater. Free parking is available in two adjacent public garages. Please note that Campbell Avenue was renamed in 2007 and some GPS online mapping systems do not yet recognize Signature Theatre's address. For directions visit http://signature-theatre.org/map.htm.

Contact Information
Subscriptions: (703) 820-9771
Single Tickets: Ticketmaster (703) 573-SEAT (7328)
Signature Administration (571) 527-1860

Signature Theatre
4200 Campbell Avenue
Arlington, VA 22206
http://www.signature-theatre.org

 


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