Single Tickets Go on Sale July 1 for Signature Theatre's 25th Anniversary Season

Single Tickets Go on Sale July 1 for Signature Theatre's 25th Anniversary Season

On July 1, 2014, single tickets go on sale for Signature Theatre's 25th Anniversary Season. The 2014/15 season will bring three new musicals to life in world premieres including the world premiere of the Sheryl Crow and Barry Levinson penned musical adaptation of the 1982 movie Diner; Kid Victory by John Kander (Chicago, Cabaret) and Greg Pierce; and Soon by Nick Blaemire. The season begins with Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's Pulitzer Prize-winning musical Sunday in the Park with George; and continues with the musical version of Sinclair Lewis's best-selling novel Elmer Gantry; the DC area premiere of Sex with Strangers by Laura Eason; a world premiere concert event Simply Sondheim celebrating the work of Stephen Sondheim; and Kander & Ebb's classic musical Cabaret. Tickets to all of these events as well as Signature's Cabaret and Holiday Follies concerts go on sale to the public July 1 at 10AM.

Single Tickets are on sale by visiting our website at, calling Ticketmaster at (703) 573-SEAT (7328), or visiting the box office at 4200 Campbell Avenue Arlington, VA 22206.


Sunday in the Park with George

August 5 - September 21, 2014

MAX Theatre

A blank canvas. So many possibilities. Signature launches our 25th Anniversary season with Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's Pulitzer Prize-winning Sunday in the Park with George.

Inspired by the painting "A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte" by Georges Seurat, Sunday in the Park with George brings art to vibrant life. In the intimate MAX Theatre, Sondheim and Lapine's stunning masterpiece merges past and present into beautiful, poignant truths about life, love and the creation of art.

Written by the team behind Into the Woods and Passion, and featuring the songs "Finishing the Hat," "Children and Art" and "Putting it Together," Sunday in the Park with George is a special 25th Anniversary celebration of Sondheim -- Signature's signature.

Book by James Lapine

Music & Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim

Directed by Matthew Gardiner

Elmer Gantry

October 7 - November 9, 2014

MAX Theatre

The charismatic, but completely broke, salesman Elmer Gantry stumbles upon a struggling religious tour, led by pious evangelist Sister Sharon Falconer. Falling for Falconer, Gantry joins the troupe as a preacher and, with a little showmanship and theatrics, transforms the revival into the hottest ticket in town. However, inspired by Falconer's earnestness and his reawakened spirit, Gantry inserts one spectacle too many and risks blowing up the entire operation.

Fiery and passionate, with a rich blues, folk and gospel-infused score, Elmer Gantry brings the evangelical charlatan of Sinclair Lewis's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel to life in a new reimagining.

Book by John Bishop

Lyrics by Bob Satuloff

Music by Mel Marvin

Based on the novel by Sinclair Lewis

Directed by Eric Schaeffer

DC Premiere

Sex with Strangers

October 14 - December 7, 2014

ARK Theatre

A raging snowstorm traps strangers Olivia, an unsuccessful, yet gifted, thirty-nine-year-old writer, and Ethan, a tech-addicted and wildly successful young blogger, in a secluded cabin. Opposites instantly attract, undeniable chemistry ignites and sex is imminent. As the dawn rises, however, what could have just been a one-night-stand transforms into something more complicated when online exploits interfere with their real-life connection.

Starring Holly Twyford (The Little Dog Laughed), Sex with Strangers is a sexy, provocative and intimate exposé that playfully explores what happens when private lives become public domain.

Written by Laura Eason

Directed by Aaron Posner

World Premiere


December 9, 2014 - January 25, 2015

MAX Theatre

Nine-time Grammy Award Winner Sheryl Crow and Academy Award-winning original screenwriter Barry Levinson make a stunning debut with the world premiere musical adaptation of the landmark movie Diner.

Christmas, Baltimore: 1959. A circle of childhood friends reunite for the upcoming wedding of one of them. Well, only if his fiancée passes a football trivia test. From the comfort of their all-night diner, the men, now in their early-twenties, confront the realities of adulthood: marriage, careers, money and the ever-mysterious opposite sex. But no matter where life takes them, they know they're welcome back at the diner, the one place they'll always belong.

Infused with swinging 1950s rock and roll sound, three-time Tony Award-winning director and choreographer Kathleen Marshall joins Crow and Levinson to transform Diner's groundbreaking evocation of burgeoning adulthood and friendship for the stage.

Book by Barry Levinson

Music & Lyrics by Sheryl Crow

Directed & Choreographed by Kathleen Marshall

World Premiere

Kid Victory

February 17 - March 22, 2015

MAX Theatre

Kid Victory is a chilling world premiere musical from legendary composer John Kander and acclaimed playwright Greg Pierce (The Landing).

Seventeen-year-old Luke returns home after vanishing a year ago. Profoundly changed, Luke and his parents struggle to adjust to life following his disappearance. Only finding solace with Emily, the quirky proprietor of an offbeat garden shop, Luke grapples with a past undone and a coming of age that came too late to a boy who just wants to fade away.

The second collaboration between Kander (Chicago, Cabaret) and Pierce (Slowgirl), Kid Victory is a hauntingly mesmerizing original musical about what it means to disappear.

Story by John Kander & Greg Pierce

Music by John Kander

Book & Lyrics by Greg Pierce

Directed by Liesl Tommy

A Co-Production with The Vineyard Theatre

World Premiere


March 10 - April 26, 2015

ARK Theatre

It is the hottest summer in human history and, in a few short months, all water on earth will evaporate. In response, twenty-something Charlie has taken to her couch with only her beloved possessions: peanut butter, Wolf Blitzer and Herschel, the fish. Her mother, roommate and sometimes-boyfriend all attempt to persuade her to leave her apartment and enjoy life. However, as Charlie's memories take over, more complicated reasons for her self-inflicted hibernation emerge as she confronts her deferred dreams and considers the possibility of life and love just outside her door.

Filled with Blaemire's (Glory Days) trademark quirky style and reminiscent of past Signature contemporary musicals [title of show] and The Last Five Years, Soon's youthful humor, energy and wit deliver a searing and sardonic commentary on what to do with the time you have left.

Book, Music & Lyrics by Nick Blaemire

Directed by Matthew Gardiner


May 12 - June 28, 2015

MAX Theatre

Willkommen to the Kit Kat Club, the hottest nightclub in seedy, prewar Berlin; here, life is beautiful.

American writer Cliff Bradshaw travels to Berlin searching for inspiration. He finds it in English club performer Sally Bowles and they begin a torrid affair. However, outside their door, the Nazis' impending rise to power heralds a brutal end to their decadent way of life.

Featuring the treasured songs "Maybe This Time," "Willkommen," "Don't Tell Mama" and the title song, Kander and Ebb's Tony Award-winning masterpiece graces the Signature stage for the first time in twenty years.

Book by Joe Masteroff

Based on the Play by John Van Druten

and Stories by Christopher Isherwood

Music by John Kander

Lyrics by Fred Ebb

Broadway Production Directed by Harold Prince

Produced for the Broadway Stage by Harold Prince

Directed by Matthew Gardiner

Special 25th Anniversary Events:

World Premiere

Simply Sondheim

April 2 - 19, 2015

MAX Theatre

An original tribute celebrating Stephen Sondheim and Signature Theatre's special partnership over the last 25 years. With special permission from Sondheim himself, this completely new revue created by Artistic Director Eric Schaeffer and David Loud plays only at Signature and will never be seen again.

Whether you'd like to race Into the Woods with Sweeney Todd and a few Assassins, enjoy A Little Night Music at the Follies on a Saturday Night, or simply relish a Sunday in the Park with George, you'll be in good Company when six Signature favorites and a gorgeous 16-piece orchestra take the stage to honor the genius himself, Stephen Sondheim.

Music & Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim

Co-conceived by David Loud & Eric Schaeffer

Orchestrations by Jonathan Tunick

Musical Supervision & Vocal Arrangements by David Loud

Choreographed by Matthew Gardiner

Directed by Eric Schaeffer

Signature's Open House

August 2, 2014

Kick off the 25th Season with Signature's Annual Open House. Starting at noon, come enjoy performances every fifteen minutes, special ticket offers and a grand finale concert.


The 25 Year Journey: A Conversation

September 15, 2014

MAX Theatre

The Washington Post's Peter Marks interviews Artistic Director Eric Schaeffer.

FREE, reserve tickets by calling 703 820 9771.

Signature Cabarets:

Sizzlin' Summer Nights Series

July 9 - 26, 2014

ARK Theatre

Signature opens our air-conditioned doors once more for the annual Sizzlin' Summer Nights Series. With a different concert act each night, there's always something to keep you entertained!

Cabaret Series - 4 show series

Signature Sisters

October 21 - 25, 2014

The fabulous ladies of Signature doll up in the swinging style of the Andrews Sisters. With a few tight harmonies and a whole lot of doo-woppin', the gals instill a unique contemporary twist to such jitterbugging classics as "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy" and "If They Could See Me Now."

Signature Tenors

February 24 - 28, 2015

Following the success of Jersey Boys on the Great White Way, Signature takes our own spin on the famous high belting tenors from America's past and present. From Frankie Valli to Michael Jackson to Justin Timberlake, four delightful gentlemen serve up some delicious barbershop treats.

Gone Country

April 7 - 11, 2015

Break out your flannel and Stetson, because Signature is throwing a hoe down! From Alabama to Patsy Cline, with samplings of Dolly Parton, the Dixie Chicks, Garth Brooks and maybe even Carrie Underwood, Signature samples the full spectrum of country flavor.

Donna Migliaccio

May 19 - 23, 2015

Signature staple and co-founder Donna Migliaccio takes center stage for a musical journey through some of her favorite roles. From Sweeney Todd's Mrs. Lovett to The Music Man's Mrs. Paroo to Gypsy's Mazeppa, Donna's distinctive voice and sparkling wit make for an unforgettable, riotous evening!

Holiday Follies

December 12 - 23, 2014

The popular holiday cabaret returns! Tune that piano to the key of glee for a jolly festivity featuring special guest performers, buckets of cheer and all your cherished yuletide tunes.

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. Since its founding in 1989, Signature has won 82 Helen Hayes Awards for excellence in the Washington, DC region's professional theater and has been honored with 340 nominations.

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