Summer: The Donna Summer Musical

Where: La Jolla Playhouse, 2910 La Jolla Village Drive, San Diego

Cost: $29 - $92

Age limit: Not available

Ongoing: until Sunday, December 24, 2017

If fans of Donna Summer go just for the music, the rewards are many. Led by the amazing LaChanze, as an older Donna Summer doing a concert, the Des McAnuff-directed production out discos disco with one blazing effect after another (Robert Brill's set's a black and white Rubik's Cube on overdrive; as is Sergio Trujillo's kaleidoscopic choreography). LaChanze stops the show several times. But the book, with mere snippets for scenes, is thin as a CD. The musical pays an all-points-bulletin tribute to the great vocalist. But along with being skimpy, the book feels tentative, as if holding back certain truths.  Worth a try.

Recurring dates & times

  • Sunday 2 p.m.
  • Sunday 7 p.m.
  • Tuesday 7:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday 7:30 p.m.
  • Thursday 8 p.m.
  • Friday 8 p.m.
  • Saturday 2 p.m.
  • Saturday 8 p.m.


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