The atmosphere may be cool, but the music’s red hot at Signature’s Sizzlin’ Summer Cabaret.
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Sizzlin’ Summer Cabaret Schedule
Matt Scott & Kirsten Scott
Wednesday, July 11 @ 8pm Buy Tickets
Signature favorite Matt Scott (Side by Side by Sondheim, First You Dream and Broadway’s Sondheim on Sondheim) returns to Signature with his wife Kirsten Scott (Broadway’s Follies) with a special cabaret to open our Sizzlin’ Summer Cabaret Series.
Underappreciated & Overexposed
Thursday, July 12 @ 8pm Buy Tickets
Saturday, July 14 @ 9pm Buy Tickets
Will Gartshore returns to Signature with a program of unsung gems excavated from the musical vaults, plus new interpretations of worn-out songs that you’re probably taking for granted. With Chris Wingert on piano and Will leading the way, you’re guaranteed a stroll down some unexplored musical avenues – whether it’s the road you didn’t take or the street where you live.
Signature Sings James Taylor
Friday, July 13 @ 7pm Buy Tickets
Friday, July 13 @ 9pm Buy Tickets
James Gardiner (The Boy Detective Fails, [title of show]) teams up with Emmy Award-winning pianist Lenny Williams and guitarist Steven Walker to salute the musical legacy of one of America’s favorite songwriters, James Taylor. With the help of Helen Hayes Award winners Carolyn Cole (Hairspray), Natasica Diaz (Brother Russia, Kiss of the Spider Woman), Erin Driscoll (Hairspray, Urinetown) and Nova Y. Payton (Hairspray), the evening will explore everything from “Fire and Rain,” “Carolina in My Mind,” “You’ve Got A Friend” to “Steamroller Blues.”
Something to Sing About
Saturday, July 14 @ 7pm Buy Tickets
Songstress Sandy Bainum returns to Signature in Sandy Bainum: Something to Sing About. The performance is a celebration of positivity, featuring songs that are entertaining, engaging and ultimately uplifting. The eclectic musical collection brilliantly weaves together the melodies of several decades and musical genres featuring tunes by composers Rodgers and Hammerstein, Dorothy Fields, David Friedman, Irving Berlin, Stephen Sondheim and John Sebastian. Joining Sandy is her award-winning musical director Lanny Meyers. Directed by Bruce Kimmel.
What I See
Tuesday, July 17 @ 8pm Buy Tickets
Wednesday, July 18 @ 8pm Buy Tickets
Helen Hayes Award winner and star of Signature’s Kiss of the Spider Woman and Brother Russia returns for a special concert. For the first time in DC, Natascia and her longtime collaborator Michael Pemberton will present their mix of songs with a full band, led by Michael, featuring Assistant Music Director Jenny Cartney and introducing Nathan Williams.
Born To Take The BELTway
Thursday, July 19 @ 8pm Buy Tickets
Thursday, July 26 @ 8pm Buy Tickets
Helen Hayes Award winner and star of Signature’s Hairspray returns with a new solo cabaret. Start with some original music, add a hint of Barbra and a whole lotta Rock n’ Roll. You’d be just touching the surface of this “face-melting” cabaret.
Cabaret Sauvignon: A Night of Music and Wine
Friday, July 20 @ 7pm (Wine Tasting Beginning at 6pm) Buy Tickets
Bob McDonald introduces this new Signature event, which pairs two of his passions: music and wine. From classical art songs and opera to Broadway and popular standards, Bob creates a menu of favorite songs and music that go down nicely with a good glass of wine. Ticket cost includes a wine tasting.
*Wine provided by Free Run Merchants, representing quality winemakers of the Pacific Northwest.
Stephen Gregory Smith
Friday, July 20 @ 9pm Buy Tickets
Signature favorite Stephen Gregory Smith (Hairspray, The Boy Detective Fails) explores songs ranging from blues roots and bluegrass to pop and musical theatre, but stripped down to their acoustical threads. Featuring Steve Walker on guitar and several guest appearances, check out Stephen’s most intimate cabaret to date.
Change of A Dress: Songs of Fashion
Saturday, July 21 @ 7pm Buy Tickets
Award-winning NYC singer-comedienne Colleen McHugh returns to Signature, with music director Tedd Firth, to celebrate fashion in all its forms, in this all-new collection of stylish songs. This one-night-only ‘fashion show’ includes Oscar-winners, Broadway show-stoppers, plus original comedy and improv, all performed with McHugh’s signature powerhouse vocals.
A Musical Mélange of Florrie’s Favorites
Saturday, July 21 @ 9pm Buy Tickets
A cabaret embracing variety and alliteration. Join Florrie Bagel for an evening of some of her favorite songs. From Sondheim, to Jazz, to Joni Mitchell, you’ll get a little bit of everything. Everything Bagel? I think so.
Nick Blaemire & The Hustle
Monday, July 23 @ 8pm Buy Tickets
Nick Blaemire and the Hustle is a 9-piece funk/R&B band that blends their love for the live band sounds of 60s and 70s soul musicians like Donnie Hathaway, Stevie Wonder and Michael Jackson with the modern sensibility of musicians like Bruno Mars, Maroon 5 and Justin Timberlake. They have played to sold-out crowds in New York City venues from Ars Nova to the Studio at Webster Hall and Mercury Lounge, and are thrilled to be in DC for the first time to bring their quickly spreading brand of nerd soul to Signature. They released their self-titled debut EP this spring, which is available on iTunes, Bandcamp, Spotify, Amazon, CD Baby and www.nickblaemireandthehustle.com.
Get Happy! The Songs of Harold Arlen
Wednesday, July 25 @ 8pm Buy Tickets
Harold Arlen wrote some of the greatest hits from the 30s and 40s, including the entire score to the classic movie, The Wizard of Oz. Songs such as “Over the Rainbow,” “Get Happy,” “Stormy Weather,” “It’s Only a Paper Moon,” “I’ve Got the World on a String” and “Last Night When We Were Young” are just some of the standards that live on today and have distinguished Harold Arlen as one of the Great American Composers of the 20th Century. We invite you to join us for an evening of Harold’s greatest songs sung by Signature favorite and Helen Hayes Award winner Erin Driscoll.
Friday, July 27 @ 7pm Buy Tickets
Helen Hayes Award winner Geoff Packard (Broadway’s Phantom of the Opera and Rock of Ages, Shakespeare Theatre’s Candide) returns to Signature after starring in our concert presentation last fall of Stephen Sondheim’s Saturday Night. Geoff’s solo cabaret features some of his favorite Broadway tunes as well as his own compositions.
Friday, July 27 @ 9pm Buy Tickets
Singer-songwriter Carrie Manolakos brings her band to Signature for a not to be missed evening of folk, pop and soul. Already positioned in the top 100 of the iTunes pop charts with her debut album “Echo,” her haunting performance of the Radiohead classic “Creep” became an internet sensation. Manolakos appeared on Broadway as Sophi in Mamma Mia! and as Elphaba in Second National Tour of Wicked.
Kenton’s Cool School: The Music of June Christy, Chris Connor, and Anita O’Day
Saturday, July 28 @ 7pm Buy Tickets
With songs such as “Something Cool,” “When Sunny Gets Blue” and “Shoo Fly Pie,” Cory Jamison’s diverse collection celebrates the musical legacies of the three jazz singers, June Christy, Chris Connor and Anita O’Day. In adding her own distinct interpretation to each tune, Jamison brings their artistry to a new generation. Howard Reich of The Chicago Tribune describes Jamison as ‘a triple-threat performer whose obvious musicianship, interpretive savvy, and lovely lyric instrument cannot help but disarm an audience.’
Revenge of the Understudies
Saturday, July 28 @ 9pm
Signature’s understudies take the stage. Featuring performances by a host of talented performers who have understudied at Signature this past season from Hairspray to Really Really.