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You can catch Summer: The Donna Summer Musical at Gaillard Center in Charleston, showing Feb 7, 2022More info Book tickets
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.
Opening night: 28 January 2020
One hour and 40 minutes with no intermission
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.
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
14 reviews, average rating: (3.3 Stars)
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