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Education & Outreach
Student Matinees

Each season, special student matinees of selected mainstage productions are offered for shows which fall during the school year. To enhance the theatre-going experience, complimentary engagement guides and in-school pre-performance workshops are made available to the schools who attend a student matinee performance.


2017/2018 Season


SUMMER: The Donna Summer Musical

World Premiere Musical

SUMMER: The Donna Summer Musical

Thursday, November 30, 2017 at 10:30 am

Mandell Weiss Theatre

Book by Colman Domingo, Robert Cary and Des McAnuff
Musical Supervision by Ron Melrose
Choreographed by Sergio Trujillo
Directed by Des McAnuff

This vibrant, world-premiere musical charts the incomparable life of Donna Summer — the undisputed Queen of Disco. Playhouse Director Emeritus Des McAnuff (Jersey Boys, Jesus Christ Superstar, The Who’s Tommy) directs this musical extravaganza, featuring more than 20 of Summer’s classic hits and electric dance in a tribute to the voice of a generation.

Recommended for middle school and high school aged students.


SUMMER: The Donna Summer Musical eGuide

For booking and more information regarding student matinees, contact Paola Kubelis, Education & Outreach Coordinator, at
(858) 550-1070 x101 or by email at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .