SIGNATURE THEATRE COMMUNITY PROGRAMS
Winter & Spring 2014
All programs are free. No reservations required.
Brown Bag Thursday
On the first Thursday of the month, join us for a casual glimpse into the lives and creations of Signature’s artists and staff.
Programs are subject to guest artist availability.
Please check monthly for any program changes.
1PM to 2PM
Signature’s Mead Lobby
4200 Campbell Avenue
Arlington, VA 22206
January 2 – Louise and June. Arguably the most famous pair of sisters in musical theatre. Come listen to Nicole Mangi and Maria Rizzo talk about their experience playing these parts-of-a-lifetime in Joe Calarco’s production of the critically-acclaimed Gypsy. Nicole has appeared in Gypsy on Broadway and has played roles across the country and on television. Ms. Rizzo is a popular DC performer, having been seen at Signature in Spin, The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas and Xanadu.
February 6 – The tables turn! Signature’s Director of Education, David Zobell, usually the host of Brown Bag Thursdays, is the guest this time. In addition to discussing his career and experience, he will discuss the state of education both at Signature and beyond.
March 6 – Meet the cast and crew of Hero Worship, this year’s Signature in the Schools play written by playwright/director Joe Calarco. The production opens on March 10 at 8:00 PM.
April 3 – Elan Zafir makes up half the cast of Signature’s production of the critically-acclaimed Tender Napalm. Elan will discuss his exciting career and his work on this play that the London Times declared to be “Heart-stopping…intoxicating.”
May 1 – Signature favorite, Natascia Diaz, returns to the MAX, this time playing Jenny in Brecht’s revolutionary The Threepenny Opera. Ms. Diaz has been seen at Signature in Brother Russia, Kiss of the Spiderwoman and numerous cabarets.
June 5 – Eric Schaeffer, Signature’s founder and Artistic Director, will sit down and review Signature’s 24th season and give us a special preview of the upcoming 25th anniversary season.
Off Book: Signature at the Library
A new variation on old themes: We’re still meeting on the first Monday of every month downstairs in the Shirlington Library. Come on down to learn more about the shows upstairs. Meet with artists to discover the secrets behind Signature’s shows. This is your chance to get a deeper look at the scripts, the scores, and everything in between.
Programs are subject to guest artist availability. Please check website for any program changes.
Arlington Public Library, Shirlington Branch
4200 Campbell Avenue
Arlington, VA 22206
January 6 – Popcorn and Movie Night: GYPSY
SPECIAL TIME – 6:30 PM
Starring Rosalind Russell as Rose and Natalie Wood as Louise, this classic film adaptation of Gypsy guarantees to be an evening well spent.
February 3 – From The Sonny and Cher Show to the recent Broadway musical The People in the Picture to the various incarnations of Beaches, author and playwright, Iris Rainer Dart has had a career and life worthy of discussion. Come join for this very special Off Book.
March 3 – Mara Davi, set to wow audiences as Bertie in the world premiere musical Beaches, sits down with us to discuss this moving new piece and her fascinating career. Ms. Davi, a Broadway veteran (A Chorus Line) is making her Signature debut in Beaches.
April 7 – Starring in Tender Naplam, Laura C. Harris, has appeared at several theaters including Round House, Studio Theatre, Theater J, Folger and Source. She now appears in Signature’s transfixing, intimate and savage exploration of love in the face of heartbreak.
May 5 – Mischa Kachman, one of the most innovative scenic designers in DC, has worked across DC and across the globe and has returned to Signature to design The Threepenny Opera. His past Signature credits include Really Really, Brother Russia and Side by Side by Sondheim.
June 2 – Ed Dixon, last seen at Signature as Max in Sunset Boulevard, returns to Signature with Cloak and Dagger. But this time, he’s not here as an actor but as the writer behind this madcap musical comedy. This delightful discussion promises to be a happy ending to this season’s free community events.