Signature Theater's 2013-2014 Season OPEN HOUSE - Free!

  • August 3, 2013 · 12:00 PM
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SIGNATURE THEATER'S 2013-2014 SEASON OPEN HOUSE

This event offers ONE DAY TICKET SALES for 50% off select shows for next season. Available at the Box Office only!

Join me for a sneak peak at the upcoming season at the Signature Theater.  FREE shows every 15 minutes on 4 Signature stages!

Featuring The best of DC theater and Broadway!

Including:
Signature Idol, family cabarets, Broadway on the Plaza and all that jazz!

Schedule of Events

12PM – In the MAX
SIGNATURE SEASON HIGHLIGHTS CONCERT
Highlights from the new season featuring songs from the Signature’s 2013/14 season including Miss Saigon, Crossing, Gypsy, Beaches and The Threepenny Opera — plus a taste of Pride in the Falls of Autrey Mill and Tender Napalm. The Season Highlights Concert will feature many of this season’s Signature stars.
FREE Tickets available at 11AM at Ticket Booth ONE


12:15PM – In the ARK
FAMILY CABARET
The perfect cabaret for everyone in the family! From Disney show tunes to the latest kid-friendly radio hits, this cabaret is guaranteed to get your young ones hooked on show business.
FREE Tickets available at 11:15AM at Ticket Booth TWO

12:30PM – In the Lobby
SONDHEIM SONGBOOK
Listen to a cabaret performance by DC actors singing songs by Signature’s favorite composer. From West Side Story to Sweeney Todd, Sondheim is Signature’s Signature!
No tickets required

12:45PM – In the Shen, 4th Floor
DANCE MASTER CLASS: KARMA CAMP
Choreographer of Miss Saigon, Karma Camp, and members of the Miss Saigon company lead a dance master class. Come learn some of the choreography for Miss Saigon. Get ready dance the “American Dream!”  A question and answer period will follow.
No tickets required

1PM – On the Plaza Stage
JUNKYARD SAINTS
Junkyard Saints is a DC/Baltimore based seven-piece band with full horn section performing its own brand of New Orleans- style party music by blending Funk, Swing, Latin and R&B –  with a splash of Zydeco to round out the mix.
No tickets required

Tony Award® nominee Carolee Carmello

1:15PM - In the MAX
CAROLEE CARMELLO IN CONCERT
Tony Award® nominee Carolee Carmello (Broadway’s Parade, Mamma Mia and Signature’s Saving Aimee), returns to Signature with a set of her favorite songs selected especially for Signature’s audience.
Tickets available at 12:15PM at Ticket Booth ONE

1:30PM – In the ARK
OVERTURES ON STAGE
Students from Signature’s intensive summer musical theater institute perform their favorite songs. Be the first to see the stars of tomorrow!
Tickets available at 12:30PM at Ticket Booth TWO

1:45PM – In the Lobby
KANDER & EBB SONGBOOK
Listen to a cabaret performance of songs by the men who wrote Chicago, Cabaret and the hit song “New York, New York.” Featuring some of DC’s finest talent, you won’t want to miss out on “All that Jazz.”
No tickets required

2PM – In the Shen, 4th floor
ON THE TRACKS: INSIDE CROSSING
Join Artistic Director Eric Schaeffer and composer Matt Conner as they give you an inside look at the world premiere musical Crossing. Learn more about what inspired this new musical and hear a few selections. The world premiere recording will be on sale and a CD signing will follow the exciting conversation about what it takes to write a new musical.
No tickets required

2:15PM – On the Plaza Stage
JUNKYARD SAINTS
Junkyard Saints is a DC/Baltimore based seven-piece band with full horn section performing its own brand of New Orleans- style party music by blending Funk, Swing, Latin and R&B –  with a splash of Zydeco to round out the mix.
No tickets required

2:30PM – In the MAX
SIGNATURE DIVAS
DC’s most talented musical theater actresses take the stage in a concert to blow the roof off! Featuring Carolyn Cole, Felicia Curry, Erin Driscoll, Natascia Diaz, Sherri L. Edelen, Kellee Knighten Hough, Donna Migliaccio, Nova Y. Payton, Bayla Whitten and Lauren Williams.
Tickets available at 1:30PM at Ticket Booth ONE

2:45PM - In the ARK
FAMILY CABARET
The perfect cabaret for everyone in the family! From Disney show tunes to the latest kid-friendly radio hits, this cabaret is guaranteed to get your young ones hooked on show business.
FREE Tickets available at 1:45AM at Ticket Booth TWO

3PM – In the Lobby
CONTEMPORARY BROADWAY SONGBOOK
Listen to a cabaret performance of songs by the exciting new composers writing for Broadway. From Jason Robert Brown to Adam Guettel, some of our favorite performers will give you a taste of Broadway’s new sound.
No tickets required

3:15PM - In the Shen, 4th floor
INSIDE MISS SAIGON
After the success of Les Misérables, Signature brings another huge Broadway hit from the same writers to our intimate MAX Theatre. Join Miss Saigon director Eric Schaeffer and the cast as they takes you on an inside look at Signature’s brand new environmental production of Miss Saigon.
No tickets required

3:30PM – On the Plaza Stage
LEVI STEPHENS
Levi Stephens is a local pop, rock, blues artist who goes far beyond the confines of R&B and seamlessly melds a variety of genres, from soul to gospel to folk.
No tickets required

3:45PM – In the MAX
CAROLEE CARMELLO IN CONCERT
Tony Award® nominee Carolee Carmello (Broadway’s Parade, Mamma Mia and Signature’s Saving Aimee), returns to Signature with a set of her favorite songs selected especially for Signature’s audience.
Tickets available at 2:45PM at Ticket Booth ONE

4PM – In the ARK
SIGNATURE DIVAS
DC’s most talented musical theater actresses take the stage in a concert to blow the roof off! Featuring Carolyn Cole, Felicia Curry, Erin Driscoll, Natascia Diaz, Sherri L. Edelen, Kellee Knighten Hough, Donna Migliaccio, Nova Y. Payton, Bayla Whitten and Lauren Williams.
Tickets available at 3PM at Ticket Booth TWO

4:15PM – In the Lobby
CLASSIC BROADWAY SONGBOOK
Listen to a cabaret performance by DC actors singing some of their favorite songs from the Golden Age of Broadway. From Rodgers & Hammerstein to Irving Berlin, this is your chance to take in some of those great tunes from days gone by.
No tickets required

4:30PM – In the Shen, 4th floor
AUDITION MASTER CLASS: MATTHEW GARDINER
Signature’s Associate Artistic Director Matthew Gardiner, director of last season’s hit musical Dreamgirls, leads a master class for pre-selected students on how to make your audition stand out. A question-and-answer period will follow.
No tickets required

4:45PM – On the Plaza Stage
LEVI STEPHENS
Levi Stephens is a local pop, rock, blues artist who goes far beyond the confines of R&B and seamlessly melds a variety of genres, from soul to gospel to folk.
No tickets required

5PM – In the MAX
SIGNATURE SEASON HIGHLIGHTS CONCERT
Highlights from the new season featuring songs from the Signature’s 2013/14 season including Miss Saigon, Crossing, Gypsy, Beaches and The Threepenny Opera — plus a taste of Pride in the Falls of Autrey Mill and Tender Napalm. The Season Highlights Concert will feature many of this season’s Signature stars.
Tickets available at 4PM at Ticket Booth ONE

5:15PM – In the ARK
CHUCK MEAD AND HIS GRASSY KNOLL BOYS
Chuck Mead, the man in charge of bringing Broadway’s Million Dollar Quartet music to life and co-founder of the famed 90’s alternative country quintet BR549, returns to Signature with his band for a special concert.
Tickets available at 4:15PM at Ticket Booth TWO

5:30PM – In the Lobby
POP SONGBOOK
Take a break from all the musical theater and listen to a cabaret performance by DC actors singing some of their favorite songs from the radio. Expect everything from Michael Jackson to Adele.
No tickets required

Nova Y. Payton

5:45PM - In the Shen, 4th floor
ACTING A SONG MASTER CLASS: NOVA Y. PAYTON
Star of Signature Theatre’s Dreamgirls and upcoming production of Crossing, Nova Y. Payton, leads a master class for pre-selected students on acting a song. A question-and-answer period will follow.
No tickets required

6PM – On the Plaza Stage
THE BITTER DOSE COMBO
The Bitter Dose Combo is the District’s premiere gypsy swing ensemble featuring accordion, clarinet, bass and several guitars. Their vibrant, yearning impressions of jazz manouche and 40s era swing will quench your summer thirst for rhythm.
No tickets required

6:15pm – In the MAX
SIGNATURE IDOL COMPETITION
The tension builds as five finalists get narrowed down to the one winner who will perform in the Broadway on the Plaza Concert. Our celebrity panel of judges includes Artistic Director Eric Schaeffer, Broadway’s Carolee Carmello and WETA’s Robert Aubry Davis. Who will be this year’s Signature Idol?
Tickets available at 5:15PM at Ticket Booth ONE

Click here for official Signature Idol rules and guidelines.

Cedric Neal

6:30PM – In the ARK
CEDRIC NEAL IN CONCERT
Cedric Neal returns to Signature after his Helen Hayes Award-winning performance in Dreamgirls. Cedric’s unique cabaret showcases his soulful voice, smooth style and electric energy.
Tickets available at 5:30PM at Ticket Booth TWO

6:45PM – In the Lobby
BROADWAY TOP 40 SONGBOOK
Listen to a cabaret performance by DC actors singing some of their favorite songs from Broadway’s latest hit shows.
No tickets required

7:15PM – On the Plaza Stage
THE BITTER DOSE COMBO
The Bitter Dose Combo is the District’s premiere gypsy swing ensemble featuring accordion, clarinet, bass and several guitars. Their vibrant, yearning impressions of jazz manouche and 40s era swing will quench your summer thirst for rhythm.
No tickets required

7:30PM – In the MAX
CHUCK MEAD AND HIS GRASSY KNOLL BOYS
Chuck Mead, the man in charge of bringing Broadway’s Million Dollar Quartet music to life and co-founder of the famed 90’s alternative country quintet BR549, returns to Signature with his band for a special concert.
Tickets available at 6:30PM at Ticket Booth ONE

8:30PM – On the Plaza Stage
BROADWAY ON THE PLAZA – GRAND FINALE
A special finale concert that features Broadway and DC actors celebrating the astounding music of Broadway and Signature Theatre!
No tickets required

ONGOING OPEN HOUSE EVENTS

SIGNATURE STREET – On the Plaza
Get a taste for what Signature’s upcoming season has to offer while your kids jump around in our moon bounce, play skeeball and shoot hoops. Grab popcorn, snow cones and cotton candy – all for FREE.

ALI’S BAR IN THE MEAD LOBBY
Enjoy refreshments such as hot dogs, pizza, salads and sandwiches with beverages and sweets all day long.

ALL PERFORMANCES AND TIMES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE.
FREE tickets for performances in the MAX and ARK will be distributed one hour prior to show times at the Ticket Booths in front of Harris Teeter. Tickets do not guarantee admission.


Complimentary taxi rides for new users (up to $30) provided by Uber.  Existing Uber users receive a 20% discount on their ride to or from the Theatre.

Special thanks to the Arlington Library.

DIRECTIONS:

From Southern Virginia

Take I-395 North
Take Exit 6 – Shirlington / Quaker Lane.
Bear left over highway, move immediately into right lane, and turn left at the first traffic light on to Arlington Mill Dr.
Cross through traffic light at intersection of S. Randolph St. and Arlington Mill Dr. then make the next left on to Campbell Ave.

From Washington DC or Maryland

Take I-395 South
Take Exit 7 – Shirlington / Glebe Road and remain in the left lane of the exit – overhead sign is marked “Shirlington.”
After passing below overpass, bear to the right to exit into Shirlington.
At the end of the exit, go straight through the traffic light crossing Shirlington Rd to proceed on to Arlington Mill Dr.
Cross through traffic light at intersection of S. Randolph St. and Arlington Mill Dr. then make the next left on to Campbell Ave.

PARKING INFO:

PARKING IS PERMITTED FOR SIGNATURE PATRONS IN THE FOLLOWING SPACES: Campbell Garage (next to the Harris Teeter): In all unmarked and shared parking spaces on the 2nd and 3rd floor. Randolph Garage (behind Cake Love): In any unmarked spot. Signature recommends parking in the Randolph Garage as there are fewer restricted parking spaces. Cars parked in restricted spots will be towed.

Public Transportation

The closest Metro stop to Signature is Pentagon City. From there, Signature Theatre is only a short taxi ride away. A taxi stand is located in front of the Ritz Carlton Hotel. The fare is approximately $12.

The Pentagon Bus Terminal is steps from Pentagon Metro station. From the bus terminal, the 7A, 7F, 25A and 25D buses can be taken to the Shirlington Transit Centre, around the corner from the Theatre. The Transit Centre is the first stop on the bus from Pentagon. Buses arrive approximately every 10 to 15 minutes.

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  • Lynne

    I am not sure if I'll be there early enough to meet the group, so if I bump into you'll I'll give a "hey". Have a great time.

    August 2

  • Phia

    Thanks for posting travel directions. I'm relocating to the DMV in a month so that was very helpful.

    July 28

  • Becky Rife

    This event is great but more and more popular and last year was a zoo. It will be hard to meet up and get to many events.

    July 23, 2013

    • Sue D.

      Also, as everyone's taste is different, we may not want to see the same events. I propose meeting up at the Robeks Fruit Smoothie & Healthy Eats at 11:30 before heading to the first events. I will be there earlier...around 10:30 to get in line for the tickets that will be made available outside HARRIS TEETER.

      1 · July 23, 2013

    • Becky Rife

      It's worth the hassle and I'll be there. Thanks for your extra work, Sue.

      1 · July 25, 2013

  • Ursula Sereal

    looks like much fun to spend on my Birthday. I will join you and leave later for another outing!

    1 · July 24, 2013

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