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Octet Adds Special Performance to Benefit Signature Ticket Initiative

The world premiere of Dave Malloy’s new musical runs through June 30.

The cast of Octet at Signature Theatre.
The cast of Octet at Signature Theatre.
(© Joan Marcus)

Signature Theatre has announced a special benefit performance of Octet on Tuesday, June 25, at 7:30pm to support the Signature Ticket Initiative.

Tickets purchased for this performance will help keep ticket prices affordable through the Signature Ticket Initiative, which offered its millionth subsidized ticket last month. Tickets for the benefit performance are $350 ($265 is tax deductible), which includes the performance, an exclusive talkback with writer Dave Malloy after the show, a glass of prosecco, and an Octet poster. Each ticket purchased will go toward subsidizing 10 tickets for future Signature productions.

The musical, written by three-time Tony Award nominee Dave Malloy (Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812) and directed by Annie Tippe (Ghost Quartet), is described as follows: "Featuring a score for an a cappella chamber choir and an original libretto inspired by internet comment boards, scientific debates, religious texts, and Sufi poetry, Octet explores addiction and nihilism within the messy context of 21st century technology. It is the first musical Signature has produced since its founding in 1991." Octet is the first production in Malloy's Signature Residency, which will include three productions over the course of five years.

Adam Bashian, Kim Blanck, Starr Busby, Alex Gibson, Justin Gregory Lopez, J.D. Mollison, Margo Seibert, Kuhoo Verma, Jonathan Christopher, and Nicole Weiss star.

The creative team includes Or Matias (music supervision and music direction), Amy Rubin & Brittany Vasta (scenic design), Brenda Abbandandolo (costume design), Christopher Bowser (lighting design), and Hidenori Nakajo (sound design).

Octet is scheduled to play through June 30.