CORONAVIRUS: Latest updates here.

An independent show guide not a venue or show. All tickets 100% guaranteed, some are resale, prices may be above face value. We're an independent show guide not a venue or show. We sell primary, discount and resale tickets, all 100% guaranteed prices may be above face value. We are an independent show guide not a venue or show. We sell primary, discount and resale tickets, all 100% guaranteed and they may be priced above or below face value.

Sorry! You missed Summer: The Donna Summer Musical at Buell Theater

venue exterior

If you're happy to travel

You can catch Summer: The Donna Summer Musical at Gaillard Center in Charleston, showing Feb 7, 2022

More info Book tickets

Summer: The Donna Summer Musical is also touring to:


Denver Center for the Performing Arts, 1350 Curtis St, Denver, CO 80202

Summer: The Donna Summer Musical

4 star rating4 star rating4 star rating4 star rating

Closed February 9, 2020

The new must-see Broadway musical of the moment.


Why See Summer: The Donna Summer Musical?

Broadway ShowsMusicalsMusic-focusJukebox

Feel love with this brand new tour

Get ready for some hot stuff as Summer: the Donna Summer musical wows on tour! Documenting many of the disco icon's successive hits, including, "She Works Hard for the Money", "Hot Stuff", "Bad Girls", and "No More Tears (Enough is Enough)" among many more! A cult hit on Broadway, this brand new production has been praised as being not just a celebration of Summer, but of women as a whole. So get ready to be dazzled by the glitter and joy of this exciting new musical lands in your town!

The story of a legend

Donna Summer didn't just sing disco; she grew up as a gospel choir singer, but also sang in a rock band, and spent a year in Germany as a member of the cast of Hair, before joining the Viennese Folk Opera. She found fame a few years after settling in Munich and meeting producing and songwriting team Giorgio Moroder and Pete Bellotte. The result saw them create The Hostage and her first album, Lady of the Night. In 1975 they recorded Love to Love You Baby, which became a huge hit in Europe and topped the Billboard club chart.

She had a score of disco hits during the 70s but when her subgenre supposedly ended, Summer changed direction, released She Works Hard for the Money and became an MTV star releasing high energy hits that continued to smash the charts. Her final chart-topping single, To Paris with Love, was released in 2010; she died two years later of lung cancer leaving behind her an incredible legacy that inspires and thrills to this day.

show content hide content

Additional Information


Opening night: 28 January 2020


13 +

Run time

One hour and 40 minutes with no intermission

And before you stop reading

Images are taken from the Broadway production and do not necessarily reflect casting for this tour.


You may be required to have had a COVID vaccine in order to attend this performance or show proof of a negative test. Please contact the venue directly for more information on this.

Cast and Creative


Dan'yelle Williamson as Diva Donna
Alex Hairston as Disco Donna
Olivia Elease Hardy as Duckling Donna
Steven Grant Douglas as Bruce
John Gardiner as Neil/Gunther/Sommelier
Erick Pinnick as Andrew Gaines
Jennifer Byrne as Pete Bellotte/Don Engel
Jay Garcia as Brian/Helmuth Sommer
Tamrin Goldberg as Norman Brokaw
Cameron Anika Hill as Young Dara/Amanda

Brooke Lacy, Trish Linstrom, Maria Lucas, Jo'Nathan Michael, Dequina Moore, Kyli Rae, Katherine Roarty, Crystal Sha'Nae, De'Ja Simone, Sir Brock Warren, Candace J. Washington, Brittany Nicole Williams, Jennifer Wolfe


Book by Colman Domingo, Robert Cary and Des McAnuff
Songs by Donna Summer, Giorgio Moroder, Paul Jabara and others
Directed by Des McAnuff
Choreographed by Sergio Trujillo
Music supervised by Ron Melrose

What you thought

14 reviews, average rating: (3.3 Stars)

3.5 star rating

Nuggy: “Saw it on Broadway”

I loved it! I have been a Donna Summer fan since I was 10 years old and... more

Rich R: “Wonderful”

I loved it. I don't understand why anyone could calling boring. It was... more

Read all reviews Write a review


Venue home

Venue home





Additional Information

seating chart
SeatingSeating map

Spread the word

Sound good to you? Share this page on social media and let your friends know about Summer: The Donna Summer Musical at Buell Theater.

Keep up to date

I want email news and updates for events in my area! Read how we protect your data.

Please note: The term Buell Theater and/or Summer: The Donna Summer Musical as well as all associated graphics, logos, and/or other trademarks, tradenames or copyrights are the property of the Buell Theater and/or Summer: The Donna Summer Musical and are used herein for factual descriptive purposes only. We are in no way associated with or authorized by the Buell Theater and/or Summer: The Donna Summer Musical and neither that entity nor any of its affiliates have licensed or endorsed us to sell tickets, goods and or services in conjunction with their events.