We had a nice break from the exhausting world of chronic illness, with its tests, meds and doctor visits, this weekend attending the Signature Theatre Open House.
Signature Theatre produces some amazing work and some of our favorite DC shows. Who can forget their Hairspray, The Last Five Years, Dreamgirls, and our new fave Cake Off. We love that they give audiences a mix of new shows and favorites. They have an amazing season coming up, more on that later, and it was exciting to learn more about their new shows. Plus, the open house had tons of fun stuff like snow cones, popcorn and balloons. The day was filled with performances from upcoming shows, as well as other Signature Theatre favorite performers. We could have easily stayed all day watching the awesome performances, there was truly something for everyone.
The Family Cabaret was the perfect show to attend because we had G with us. G loves theater, music and dance. We all enjoyed this energetic show. G in fact has been requesting, “Let It Go” and “Shake it Off” ever since. The selection of songs from High School Musical, Frozen and other kid-friendly music was very well assembled and the performers were great. G actually tried to run for the stage at one point he enjoyed the music so much! I guess that’s what happens when we let him watch the Tony awards on our DVR and listen to show tunes all the time. Kudos to the cast for such a great presentation. Henceforth, we will never think that “Let It Go” belongs to Idina Menzel or Demi Lovato; it belongs to Nova Y. Payton. Her rendition was so stunning that it gave us chills.
Remember how we were talking about the amazing season that Signature Theatre has coming up in 2016/2017? Check out what shows we’re excited about!
Jelly’s Last Jam– The dancing and music look incredible for this show.
Freaky Friday– Who doesn’t love the book and movie for Freaky Friday? Plus the score is from the composers of Next to Normal? Did we also mention Heidi Blickenstaff from Something Rotten is going to be in too?
Silver Belles– We love Christmas fun and this show sounds hilarious.
Titanic: The Musical– Confession: Kari used sing “Lady’s Maid” so much when she was in high school it drove her family crazy. This show has such a great score, we can’t wait to see what Signature Theater does with it.
Mrs. Miller Does Her Thing– Debra Monk is a national treasure and this show sounds so charming, plus it contains some great pop standards.
Jesus Christ Superstar– We’ve never actually see this show before, which is shocking! So we’re looking forward to getting more familiar with it.
What a season! Thanks to Signature Theatre for such a fun event and for giving our community so much great theater. We can’t wait!
For more information on any of the shows or to learn more about Signature Theatre, click here.