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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