THEATREWASHINGTON & SIGNATURE THEATRE
with The Washington DC Theatre Community
SUMMER HUMMER IV: FOREPLAY
TWO SHOWS ONLY: MONDAY, AUGUST 17 @ 7:30 PM & 9:30 PM
AT SIGNATURE THEATRE
A Burlesque-Style Fundraiser Featuring Performances by DC favorites Nova Payton, Nicholas Rodriguez, Tracy Lynn Olivera, Sherri L. Edelen, Carolyn Cole and stripteases from The Jockstrap Boys and Foreplay Pasties
TICKETS NOW ON SALE
theatreWashington and Signature Theatre are proud to announce the return of Summer Hummer, a burlesque-style fundraiser featuring some of DCs best and hottest performers. Summer Hummer IV: Foreplay will be held Monday, August 17 at Signature Theatre with two exclusive one-night-only performances at 7:30 PM and 9:30 PM. Tickets are $35 for General Admission or $100 for the VIP reserved section and are now on sale at SigTheatre.org or by calling 703 820 9771.
The Summer Hummer has become the Washington areas hottest and most provocative annual tradition. Directed by Eric Schaeffer (Broadways Gigi, Follies and Million Dollar Quartet) and Matthew Gardiner (Signatures Cabaret, Sunday in the Park with George, Dreamgirls), it unites some of Washingtons top theatre talent to raise critical funds for Taking Care of Our Own, a program of theatreWashington that provides emergency assistance to Washington-area theatre professionals. To date, Taking Care of Our Own has collected over $130,000 to help theatre professionals in need.
Co-director and creator Eric Schaeffer commented, “The Summer Hummer is a great night for the entire Washington theatre community. With over 100 artists donating their talents in a great, variety vaudeville show – it’s always a night to remember in more ways than one.
Featuring a company of more than 60 singers, dancers and strippers, this years Summer Hummer will feature an original opening number by Darius Smith and performances by Carolyn Cole, Sherri Edelen, Will Gartshore, Donna Migliaccio, Tracy Olivera, Nova Payton, Bobby Smith, Stephen Gregory Smith, Nicholas Rodriguez and original stripteases from The Jockstrap Boys and Foreplay Pasties.
This year audience members can get in on the act by sponsoring a performer for only $500. Sponsors receive two reserved seats to Summer Hummer: Foreplay, their name in the program and a photo with the actor theyve sponsored. Check out the list of hot acts available for sponsorship at https://www.sigtheatre.org/events/2015-16/summer-hummer/ If interested, contact theatreWashingtons Brad Watkins at firstname.lastname@example.org or 202 337 4572 to sponsor your favorite.
In addition to the Summer Hummer, theatreWashingtons Taking Care of Our Own program is funded by a recurring Bucket Brigade, hosted by area theatres. On a rotating schedule, actors solicit donations at curtain then pass bright yellow buckets among the exiting crowd after performances at theaters throughout the metro-D.C. area. Together, the Summer Hummer and Bucket Brigade raised more than $50,000 in 2013.
Tickets for the Summer Hummer are available on sigtheatre.org at $35 for general admission and $100 for VIP reserved seating. Signature Theatre is located in Shirlington Village at 4200 Campbell Avenue, Arlington, VA 22206.