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TheatreWashington and Signature Theatre's Summer Hummer to Raise Money for "Their Own"

The burlesque-style fundraiser will feature performances by Nova Payton, Nicholas Rodriguez, and more.

A promotional photo for Summer Hummer.
A promotional photo for Summer Hummer.
(courtesy of Signature Theatre)

TheatreWashington and Signature Theatre have announced the return of Summer Hummer, a burlesque-style fundraiser. Summer Hummer IV: Foreplay will be held August 17 at Signature Theatre with two performances at 7:30 and 9:30.

The Summer Hummer is directed by Eric Schaeffer (Gigi) and Matthew Gardiner (Signature’s Cabaret), and it unites some of Washington’s top theater talent to raise critical funds for Taking Care of Our Own, a program of theatreWashington that provides emergency assistance to Washington-area theater professionals. To date, Taking Care of Our Own has collected over $130,000 to help theater professionals in need.

This year’s event will feature an original opening number by Darius Smith and performances by Evan Casey, Carolyn Cole, Sherri Edelen, Will Gartshore, Donna Migliaccio, Tracy Olivera, Nova Payton, Bobby Smith, Stephen Gregory Smith, and Nicholas Rodriguez. Audience members are encouraged to bring extra cash and spare change for original stripteases from the Jockstrap Boys and Foreplay Pasties.

Audience members can participate by sponsoring a performer for $500. Sponsors receive two reserved seats to Summer Hummer: Foreplay, their name in the program, and a photo with the actor they’ve sponsored.

For tickets and more information, click here.