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Signature Theatre to Preview 2015-16 Season at Annual Open House

The free public event will include a Signature Voice Competition.

Signature Theatre artistic director Eric Schaeffer joins the judging panel for the Signature Voice Competition.
(© David Gordon)

Arlington, Virginia's Signature Theatre has announced its 2015 Open House schedule, featuring concerts, master classes, a one-day-only discounted ticket sale, and sneak previews of Signature's 2015-16 season. The daylong celebration will run from 12pm-8:30pm on Sunday, August 2, and is free and open to the public.

Events will be held throughout the building as well as outdoors on the Shirlington Plaza, where families will find a moon bounce, popcorn, snow cones, crafts, and more.

The theater's Season Highlights Concert will include performances from West Side Story and La Cage aux Folles. The Signature Voice Competition (debuting this year) will feature a celebrity panel of judges including artistic director Eric Schaeffer, NBC4 news anchor Wendy Reiger, and Signature veteran Nova Y. Payton. The winning contestant will perform in the Broadway on the Plaza finale concert later in the evening.

Featured artists who will be performing throughout the day include Mark Evans (The Book of Mormon) from the cast of Signature's upcoming production of The Fix; Desi Oakley (Wicked); Helen Hayes Award-winning Signature alums Natascia Diaz, Sherri Edelen, Tracy Lynn Olivera, and Nova Y. Payton; the New Orleans-style band Junkyard Saints; the gypsy swing ensemble the Bitter Dose Combo; the Army Chorus; and more.

For more information about Signature's upcoming season, click here.