“THE AUDIENCE REACHES A FEVER PITCH”– Entertainment Weekly
“The audience craves it with an intensity I don’t recall ever seeing before”– Chicago Tribune
“Don’t miss it. A vibrant and sparkling homage to the queen of disco” – Vogue
TICKETS ON SALE
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 27th AT 10AM PST
Full Casting Announced
DAN’YELLE WILLIAMSON, ALEX HAIRSTON and
OLIVIA ELEASE HARDY star as Donna Summer
(San Francisco, CA, September 24, 2019)—SHN and the producers of SUMMER: The Donna Summer Musical announced today the three actresses who will play the role of musical icon Donna Summer in the North American tour that will play the Golden Gate Theatre December 3-29, 2019. Dan’yelle Williamson will portray “Diva Donna,” Alex Hairston “Disco Donna” and Olivia Elease Hardy “Duckling Donna”, each playing Donna at different points in her career.
Tickets for SUMMER: The Donna Summer Musical will go on sale this Friday, September 27, 2019. To purchase tickets, visit shnsf.com or call SHN Audience Services at 888-746-1799. Tickets prices start at $56.
She was a girl from Boston with a voice from heaven, who shot through the stars from gospel choir to dance floor diva. But what the world didn’t know was how Donna Summer risked it all to break through barriers, becoming the icon of an era and the inspiration for every music diva who followed. With a score featuring more than 20 of Summer’s classic hits including “Love to Love You Baby,” “Bad Girls” and “Hot Stuff,” this electric experience is a moving tribute to the voice of a generation.
The cast of SUMMER also includes Steven Grant Douglas as “Bruce Sudano,” John Gardiner as “Neil Bogart,” and Erick Pinnick as “Andrew Gaines.” The ensemble is comprised of Jennifer Byrne, Jay Garcia, Tamrin Goldberg, Cameron Anika Hill, Brooke Lacy, Trish Lindström, Mara Lucas, Jo’Nathan Michael, DeQuina Moore, Kyli Rae, Crystal Sha’nae, De’Ja Simone, Sir Brock Warren, Candace J. Washington, Brittany Nicole Williams and Jennifer Wolfe.
SUMMER features a book by Tony Award® nominee Colman Domingo, Robert Cary and Tony Award winner Des McAnuff, with songs by Donna Summer, Giorgio Moroder, Paul Jabara and others and is directed by Des McAnuff and choreographed by Tony Award winner Sergio Trujillo, with music supervised by Ron Melrose and scenic design by Tony Award nominee Robert Brill, costumes by Tony Award winner Paul Tazewell, lighting by Tony Award winner Howell Binkley, sound by Tony Award nominee Gareth Owen and projections by Sean Nieuwenhuis. This tour is produced by the Dodgers and Tommy Mottola.
DAN’YELLE WILLIAMSON (Diva Donna/Mary Gaines), a Broadway veteran with a passion for storytelling, is delighted to share in the legacy that is Donna Summer all over the US! Last seen in the American Premier of Life After and a Holiday Celebration Concert in Tokyo, Japan. Broadway: Memphis, Scandalous and Rocky. Additional credits: The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Sister Act, Disgraced, Mamma Mia!, The Lion King (National Tour) and Wicked (Chicago). Film soundtrack: 12 Years a Slave. IG: @dubbzlove / danyellewilliamson.com
ALEX HAIRSTON (Disco Donna). Dreams come true. Broadway: Beautiful – The Carole King Musical. Nat’l Tour: Motown. Regional: West Side Story, Smokey Joe’s Cafe, Hairspray, Chicago. NCL Vocalist: Vegas!, Legally Blonde, Priscilla, Burn the Floor. NCSA High. alexhairston.net @alexasusual
OLIVIA ELEASE HARDY (Duckling Donna/Mimi). Originally from Sicklerville, NJ, Olivia is thrilled to be joining the cast of SUMMER: The Donna Summer Musical as her First National Tour! Now a rising senior Musical Theatre major at The University of Michigan, she could not be more excited to be a part of this incredible production!
For more information: TheDonnaSummerMusical.com
Tickets go on sale on Friday, September 27 at 10am PT through shnsf.com.
Ticket Prices: $56-$256. Prices subject to change.
Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday at 7:30pm
Friday & Saturday at 8pm
Wednesday, Saturday & Sunday at 2pm
No performance on December 24 and December 25
Added performances on Monday December 23 at 7:30pm, Thursday, December 26 at 2pm and Sunday December 29 at 7:30pm