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The 25th ANNIVERSARY 2014/15 SEASON!

Don’t miss out on this very special season that honors our past and ignites our future.


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Sunday in the Park with George

August 5 – September 21, 2014

A blank canvas. So many possibilities. Signature launches our 25th Anniversary season with Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine’s Pulitzer Prize- winning Sunday in the Park with George.

Inspired by the painting “A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte” by Georges Seurat, Sunday in the Park with George brings art to vibrant life. In the intimate MAX Theatre, Sondheim and Lapine’s stunning masterpiece merges past and present into beautiful, poignant truths about life, love and the creation of art.

Written by the team behind Into the Woods and Passion, and featuring the songs “Finishing the Hat,” “Children and Art” and “Putting it Together,” Sunday in the Park with George is a special 25th Anniversary celebration of Sondheim – Signature’s signature.

Book by James Lapine | Music & Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim | Directed by Matthew Gardiner


Specialty Nights

  • Pride Night – September 12, 2014
  • Discussion Nights – August 27 & September 9, 2014

Sponsored by The Ted & Mary Jo Shen Charitable Gift Fund and the HRH Foundation.
Additional support provided by Jeffrey Thurston and Charlie Berardesco. 


Elmer Gantry

October 7 – November 9, 2014

The charismatic, but completely broke, salesman Elmer Gantry stumbles upon a struggling religious tour, led by pious evangelist Sister Sharon Falconer. Falling for Falconer, Gantry joins the troupe as a preacher and, with a little showmanship and theatrics, transforms the revival into the hottest ticket in town. However, inspired by Falconer’s earnestness and his reawakened spirit, Gantry inserts one spectacle too many and risks blowing up the entire operation.

Fiery and passionate, with a rich blues, folk and gospel-infused score, Elmer Gantry brings the evangelical charlatan of Sinclair Lewis’s Pulitzer acclaimed novel to life in an adventurous new reimagining.

Book by John Bishop | Additional Book Material by Lisa Bishop | Lyrics by Bob Satuloff 
Music by Mel Marvin | Based on the novel by Sinclair Lewis | Directed by Eric Schaeffer


Speciality Nights

  • Pride Night – October 24, 2014
  • Discussion Nights – October 28 & November 5, 2014

Sponsored by Peter and Ann Tanous.


Sex with Strangers

October 14 – December 7, 2014

Washington, DC Premiere

A raging snowstorm traps strangers Olivia, an unsuccessful, yet gifted, thirty-nine-year-old writer, and Ethan, a tech-addicted and wildly successful young blogger, in a secluded cabin. opposites instantly attract, undeniable chemistry ignites and sex is imminent. As the dawn rises, however, what could have just been a one-night-stand transforms into something more complicated when online exploits interfere with their real-life connection.

Starring Holly Twyford (The Little Dog Laughed), Sex with Strangers is a sexy, provocative and intimate exposé that playfully explores what happens when private lives become public domain.

By Laura Eason | Directed by Aaron Posner



Specialty Nights

  • Pride Night – November 7 & 21, 2014
  • Discussion Nights – November 12 & 18 & December 3, 2014



December 9, 2014 – January 25, 2015

World Premiere by Sheryl Crow and Barry Levinson

Nine-time Grammy Award Winner Sheryl Crow and Academy Award-winning original screenwriter Barry Levinson makes a stunning debut with the world premiere musical adaptation of the landmark movie Diner.

Christmas, Baltimore: 1959. A circle of childhood friends reunite for the upcoming wedding of one of them. Well, only if his fiancée passes a football trivia test. From the comfort of their all-night diner, the men, now in their early-twenties, confront the realities of adulthood: marriage, careers, money and the ever-mysterious opposite sex. But no matter where life takes them, they know they’re welcome back at the diner, the one place they’ll always belong.

Infused with swinging 1950s rock and roll sound, three-time Tony Award®-winning director and choreographer Kathleen Marshall joins Crow and Levinson to transform Diner’s groundbreaking evocation of burgeoning adulthood and friendship for the stage.

Book by Barry Levinson | Music & Lyrics by Sheryl Crow | Directed & Choreographed by Kathleen Marshall

Specialty Nights

  • Pride Night – January 16, 2015
  • Discussion Nights – January 7 & 13, 2015

Sponsored by Bonnie and Kenneth Feld and
Michelle S. Lee, President & CEO, STG International, Inc. .
Additional support from 


Kid Victory

February 17 – March 22, 2015

A World Premiere Musical by John Kander & Greg Pierce

The highly anticipated and chilling world premiere musical from legendary composer John Kander and acclaimed playwright Greg Pierce (The Landing).

Seventeen-year-old Luke returns home after vanishing a year ago. Profoundly changed, Luke and his parents struggle to adjust to life following his disappearance. Only finding solace with Emily, the quirky proprietor of an offbeat garden shop, Luke grapples with a past undone and a coming of age that came too late to a boy who just wants to fade away.

The second collaboration between Kander (Chicago, Cabaret) and Pierce (Slowgirl), Kid Victory is a hauntingly mesmerizing original musical about what it means to disappear.

Story by John Kander & Greg Pierce | Music by John Kander | Book & Lyrics by Greg Pierce
Directed by Liesl Tommy | A co-production with The Vineyard Theatre

Speciality Nights:

  • Pride Night – March 13, 2015
  • Discussion Nights – March 11 & 17, 2015

Sponsored by Mike Blank.



March 10 – April 26, 2015

World Premiere by Nick Blaemire

It is the hottest summer in human history and, in a few short months, all water on earth will evaporate. In response, twenty-something Charlie has taken to her couch with only her beloved possessions: peanut butter, Wolf Blitzer and Herschel, the fish. Her mother, roommate and sometimes-boyfriend all attempt to persuade her to leave her apartment and enjoy life. However, as Charlie’s memories take over, more complicated reasons for her self-inflicted hibernation emerge as she confronts her deferred dreams and considers the possibility of life and love just outside her door.

Filled with Blaemire’s (Glory Days) trademark quirky style and reminiscent of past Signature contemporary musicals [title of show] and The Last Five Years, Soon’s youthful humor, energy and wit deliver a searing and sardonic commentary on what to do with the time you have left.

Book, Music & Lyrics by Nick Blaemire | Directed by Matthew Gardiner

Speciality Nights:

  • Pride Night – March 27, 2015
  • Discussion Nights – March 31 & April 7, 2015

Sponsored in part by Rick Kasten.



May 12 – June 28, 2015

Willkommen to the Kit Kat Club, the hottest nightclub in seedy, prewar Berlin; here, life is beautiful.

American writer Cliff Bradshaw travels to Berlin searching for inspiration. He finds it in English club performer Sally Bowles and they begin a torrid affair. However, outside their door, the nazis’ impending rise to power heralds a brutal end to their decadent way of life.

Featuring the treasured songs “Maybe This Time,” “Willkommen,” “Don’t Tell Mama” and the title song, Kander and Ebb’s Tony Award®-winning masterpiece graces the Signature stage for the first time in twenty years.

Book by Joe Masteroff | Based on the play by John Van Druten and stories by Christopher Isherwood
Music by John Kander | Lyrics by Fred Ebb
Broadway production directed by Harold Prince | Produced for the Broadway stage by Harold Prince
Directed by Matthew Gardiner

Specialty Nights

  • Pride Night – June 5, 2015
  • Discussion Nights – May 20 & June 9, 2015

Sponsored by the Bernard Family Foundation. Generous support also provided by Dottie Bennett & Richard Morton, Mike Blank and United Technologies.


Signature 25th Anniversary Events 

HRH Foundation
Sondheim @ Signature

Simply Sondheim

April 2 – 19, 2015

A World Premiere Event - Two and a half weeks only!

Tickets $75 for subscribers or $90 for general public

An original tribute celebrating Stephen Sondheim and Signature Theatre’s special partnership over the last 25 years. With special permission from Sondheim himself, this completely new revue created by Artistic director Eric Schaeffer and David Loud plays only at Signature and will never be seen again.

Whether you’d like to race Into the Woods with Sweeney Todd and a few Assassins, enjoy A Little Night Music at the Follies on a Saturday Night, or simply relish a Sunday in the Park with George, you’ll be in good Company when six Signature favorites and a gorgeous 16-piece orchestra take the stage to honor the genius himself, Stephen Sondheim.

Music & Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim | Co-conceived by David Loud & Eric Schaeffer
Orchestrations by Jonathan Tunick | Muiscal Supervision & Vocal Arrangements by David Loud
Choreographed by Matthew Gardiner | Directed by Eric Schaeffer

Sponsored by the HRH Foundation.


Signature’s Open House

August 2, 2014

Kick off the 25th Season with Signature’s Annual Open House. From Noon to 10PM, come enjoy performances every fifteen minutes, special ticket offers and a grand finale concert. FREE

FREE tickets for performances in the MAX (Theatre ONE) and ARK (Theatre TWO) will be distributed one hour prior to show times at the Ticket Booths near Harris Teeter. Tickets do not guarantee admission. Limit two tickets per person.

The 25 Year Journey: A Conversation

September 15, 2014 at 7:30PM

The MAX Theatre

The Washington Post’s Peter Marks interviews Artistic Director Eric Schaeffer. FREE, reserve tickets by calling 703 820 9771 starting July 1.

25th Anniversary Concert

October 20, 2014

The MAX Theatre

With 50 singers and a 25-piece orchestra, this one-night-only event pays musical tribute to the past 25 years of Signature history. For more information and tickets, contact Signature Theatre’s Development Office at 571 527 1828 or

2015 Sondheim Award Gala

Monday, April 20, 2015

Join us for a very special evening honoring a true legend of musical theater. For more information, call the Development Office at 571 527 1828 or email

Sizzlin’ Summer Nights Series

July 9 – 26, 2014

Tickets $25 per show
All-Access Pass only $150

Signature opens our air-conditioned doors once more for the annual Sizzlin’ Summer Nights Series. With a different concert act each night, there’s always something to keep you entertained!

Click here to see the full schedule. 

Holiday Follies

December 12 – 23, 2014

Tickets $32 for subscribers or $35 for general public

The popular holiday cabaret returns! Tune that piano to the key of glee for a jolly festivity featuring special guest performers, buckets of cheer and all your cherished yuletide tunes.

Cabaret Series

Tickets $32 for subscribers, $35 for general public or buy all four for $124

Signature Sisters
October 21 – 25, 2014

The fabulous ladies of Signature doll up in the swinging style of the Andrews Sisters. With a few tight harmonies and a whole lot of doo-woppin’, the gals instill a unique contemporary twist to such jitterbugging classics as “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy” and “If They Could See Me now.”

Signature Tenors
February 24 – 28, 2015

Following the success of Jersey Boys on the Great White Way, Signature takes our own spin on the famous high belting tenors from America’s past and present. From Frankie Valli to Michael Jackson to Justin Timberlake, four delightful gentlemen serve up some delicious barbershop treats.

Gone Country
April 7 – 11, 2015

Break out your flannel and Stetson, because Signature is throwing a hoe down! From Alabama to Patsy Cline, with samplings of Dolly Parton, the Dixie Chicks, Garth Brooks and maybe even Carrie Underwood, Signature samples the full spectrum of country flavor.

Donna Migliaccio
May 19 – 23, 2015

Signature staple and co-founder Donna Migliaccio takes center stage for a musical journey through some of her favorite roles. From Sweeney Todd’s Mrs. Lovett to The Music Man’s Mrs. Paroo to Gypsy’s Mazeppa, Donna’s distinctive voice and sparkling wit make for an unforgettable, riotous evening!

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Looking Ahead!

Dempsey and Rowe’s musical The Fix will open our 2015/16 season in August 2015 to cap off the year-long celebration of Signature’s 25 years of groundbreaking regional theatre.

In Dempsey and Rowe’s outrageous musical comedy The Fix, when a popular presidential candidate dies in his mistress’s bed, his ambitious wife, Violet, thrusts their lackluster son into the spotlight. With the help of her strategic brother-in-law, Violet transforms the lay about into the perfect citizen. Together, they create one of the most dysfunctional, yet brutally entertaining, almost-first families.

With a rock-laced, eclectic score and scandalous lyrics, the team behind The Witches of Eastwick and Brother Russia skewer the American bureaucratic machine. Reminiscent of Sondheim, with tinges of Kander and Ebb, and a voice uniquely its own, The Fix is a darkly brilliant, over-the-top, audaciously fun ride through the shenanigans of political elections.

Book & Lyrics by John Dempsey | Music by Dana P. Rowe | Directed by Eric Schaeffer