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SUMMER: The Donna Summer Musical

The Queen is Back: Brittny Smith (Diva Donna) photo by Denise Trupe
The Queen is Back: Brittny Smith (Diva Donna) photo by Denise Trupe
Hot Stuff: Charis Gullage (Disco Donna) photo by Nick Gould

Dazzle at the Kravis Center May 20-26

May 17, 2022


West Palm Beach, FL - (by CRL Media) - Summer has finally arrived in West Palm Beach with SUMMER: The Donna Summer Musical making its premiere at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts May 20-26. Tickets are available online at or by phone at 561.832.7469.

She was a Boston girl with a voice from heaven, who shot to the stars from gospel choir to dance floor diva. But what the world didn't know was how Donna Summer risked it all to break barriers, becoming the icon of an era and the inspiration for every music diva that followed her. With a score featuring more than 20 of Summer's classic hits, including "Love to Love You Baby," "Bad Girls" and "Hot Stuff," this electric experience is a moving tribute to the voice of a generation.

The three actresses who share the role of musical icon Donna Summer are Brittny Smith as "Diva Donna", Charis Gullage as "Disco Donna", and Amahri Edwards-Jones as "Duckling Donna".

The SUMMER cast also includes Porter Lee Anderson III as "Andrew Gaines," John Guaragna as "Bruce Sudano," and Christopher Lewis as "Neil Bogart." The ensemble is made up of Mia Davidson, Candace Haynes, Kayleigh Hegarty, Ciara Jones, Lily Kren, Marisel Lopez, Mind Pornsakulpaisal, Francisco Risso, Lathan A. Roberts, Nissi Shalome, Sara Shomgard, Kyle Southern, David Tanciar, Arial Etana Triunfo, Stephen Vaught, Lamont Whitaker, and Aubrey Young.

SUMMER presents a book by Tony® Award nominee Colman Domingo, Robert Cary and Tony® Award winner Des McAnuff, with songs by Donna Summer, Giorgio Moroder, Paul Jabara and others. This new touring production is directed by Lauren L. Sobon and choreographed by Natalie Caruncho, based on the original direction by Tony® Award® winner Des McAnuff and the original choreography by Tony® Award® winner Sergio Trujillo. The associate choreographer is Angelica Beliard.

Music Supervision is by JP Meyer, Music Director is Erika R. Gamez, Tour Scenic Design is by Robert Andrew Kovach, based on Tony Award® nominee Robert Brill's original stage design, Tony Award®-winning costumes Award® Paul Tazewell, lighting by Russell A. Thompson, sound by David Temby, projections by Chris McCleary. This tour is produced by APEX Touring.

Kravis On Broadway is sponsored by Jim and Judy Harpel, and William A. Meyer.

SUMMER: The Donna Summer Musical opens at the Kravis Center beginning May 20. The functions will take place from Friday May 20 to Thursday May 26 at 8 pm. Matinee performances are Saturday, May 21, Sunday, May 22, and Wednesday, May 25 at 2 pm. Tickets start at $33 and are available on the official Kravis Center website:, or by phone at 561.832.7469.

About the Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts:

The Kravis Center is a nonprofit performing arts center located at 701 Okeechobee Blvd. in West Palm Beach, FL. The mission of the Kravis is to improve the quality of life in Palm Beach County by presenting a diverse lineup of the highest quality national and international artists and companies and by offering comprehensive arts education programs – serving more than three million students since its inception. ; provides a home in Palm Beach County for local and regional arts organizations to showcase their work and also provides an economic and community leadership catalyst in West Palm Beach, supporting efforts to increase travel and tourism to Palm Beach County. 

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