Grand Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce: BBmann | SUMMER The Donna Summer Musical from February 1 to 6, 2022. Tickets on sale Friday, October 22
SUMMER: Donna’s Summer Musical
The musical premieres at
Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall at FSW
February 1-6, 2022
Tickets go on sale Friday, October 22
The North American Tour of SUMMER: Donna’s Summer Musical will premiere in Fort Myers at Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall at FSW from February 1-6, 2022 for a limited number of 8 performances. Tickets go on sale Friday, October 22 at 10 a.m. online at www.bbmannpah.com, call (239) 481-4849 or in person at the box office.
SUMMER: The summer musical Donna is part of the Fifth Bank’s Broadway series 2021-2022.
SUMMER presents a book by the Tony Awards® nominee Colman Domingue, Robert cary and winner of the Tony Award® McAnuff, with songs by Gave summer, Giorgio Moroder, Paul Jabara and others. This new touring production is directed by Lauren L. Sobon and choreographed by Nathalie Caruncho, based on the original staging of the Tony Award® winner McAnuff and original Tony Award® winner choreography Sergio Trujillo. The associated choreographer is Angelique Béliard.
Music supervision is provided by JP Meyer, The musical director is Erika R. Gamez, scenographic visit by Robert Andrew Kovach, based on the original stage design of the Tony Award® nominee Robert Brill, Tony Award® winner costumes Paul Tazewell, lighting by Russell A. Thompson, its by David Temby, projections by Chris McCleary. This tour is produced by APEX Touring.
It was a Boston girl with a voice from heaven, who walked through the stars from the gospel choir to the dance floor diva. But what the world didn’t know was how Donna Summer risked everything to break down barriers, becoming the icon of an era and the inspiration for all the music divas that followed. With a score featuring over 20 classic summer hits, including “Love to Love You Baby”, “Bad Girls” and “Hot Stuff”, this electric experience is a touching tribute to the voice of a generation.
KEY CREATIVE BIOS
LAUREN L. SOBON (Director) has produced, directed, choreographed or performed over 120 productions during his 30-year career. Recent credits include the associate producer for the 2020 national tour of Chicago, Artistic Producer / Casting Director for the 2020 National Tour of Find Neverland, international 2019 and national tours 2018/19 of The Wizard of Oz as well as the 2017 national tour of Pippin, the musical. She was the director and artistic producer of the 2016 national tour of Million Dollar Quartet, and choreographer and associate producer for the 2014 national tour violin on the roof. Additional production / casting credits on national tour: Seven wives for seven brothers, All brewed. Recent regional credits for staging / choreography: Million Dollar Quartet, Honky Tonk Angels, Nonsense, Offspring, Musical High School, Shrek, A Christmas Carol, A wonderful life, How to succeed …, and The sound of music.
NATALIE CARUNCHO (Choreographer) is delighted to be working on Summer. Natalie was part of the original Broadway company of On your feet! as a dance / swing captain. Subsequently, she worked as an associate choreographer for the production, creating companies for the 1st National Tour, Holland and London West End. she put On your feet! at Broadway Palm & Dutch Apple Theaters. Preferred credits include: Lightning dance (associate choreographer 2nd national tour), In the heights (Set) and A Choir line (Diane Morales).
ANGELICA BELIARD (Associate choreographer) is very happy to work on Summer one more time. Angelica was in the original Broadway company of Summer (Together). Previously, she made her Broadway debut with the company of On your feet! (Ensemble) and was last seen regionally in John Leguizamo’s new musical Kiss my aztec (Ensemble / Dance Captain). As an Afro-Latina, it is with immense pride and integrity to create art during such a fragile but promising time. Let’s go for collaboration and expansion!
This press release was produced by the Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce. The opinions expressed here are those of the author.