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604 South Gay St, Knoxville, TN 37902

Summer: The Donna Summer Musical

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Closed April 10, 2022

Summer's dance-o-licious high-energy hits are still as irresistible as ever! The show instantly draws you in for a warm embrace of nostalgia

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Why See Summer: The Donna Summer Musical?

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Feel love with this brand new tour

Get ready for some hot stuff as Summer: the Donna Summer musical wows on tour! Documenting many of the disco icon's successive hits, including, "She Works Hard for the Money", "Hot Stuff", "Bad Girls", and "No More Tears (Enough is Enough)" among many more! A cult hit on Broadway, this brand new production has been praised as being not just a celebration of Summer, but of women as a whole. So get ready to be dazzled by the glitter and joy of this exciting new musical lands in your town!

The story of a legend

Donna Summer didn't just sing disco; she grew up as a gospel choir singer, but also sang in a rock band, and spent a year in Germany as a member of the cast of Hair, before joining the Viennese Folk Opera. She found fame a few years after settling in Munich and meeting producing and songwriting team Giorgio Moroder and Pete Bellotte. The result saw them create The Hostage and her first album, Lady of the Night. In 1975 they recorded Love to Love You Baby, which became a huge hit in Europe and topped the Billboard club chart.

She had a score of disco hits during the 70s but when her subgenre supposedly ended, Summer changed direction, released She Works Hard for the Money and became an MTV star releasing high energy hits that continued to smash the charts. Her final chart-topping single, To Paris with Love, was released in 2010; she died two years later of lung cancer leaving behind her an incredible legacy that inspires and thrills to this day.

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Opening night: 8 April 2022


13 +

Run time

One hour and 40 minutes with no intermission

And before you stop reading

Images are taken from the Broadway production and do not necessarily reflect casting for this tour.


You may be required to have had a COVID vaccine in order to attend this performance or show proof of a negative test. Please contact the venue directly for more information on this.

Cast and Creative


Brittny Smith as Diva Donna/Mary Gaines
Charis Michelle Gullafe as Disco Donna
Amarhi Edwards-Jones as Duckling Donna/Mimi
Porter Lee Anderson III as Andrew Gaines
Christopher Lewis as Neil Bogart/Gunther
John Guaragna as Bruce Sudano


Mia Davidson, Candace Haynes, Kayleigh Hegarty, Ciara Jones, Lily Kren, Marisel Lopez, Mind Pornsakulpaisal, Francisco Risso, Lathan Arrkel Roberts, Nissi Shalome, Sara Shomgard, Kyle Southern, David Tanciar, Ariel Etana Triunfo, Stephen Vaught, Lamont Whitaker and Aubrey Young


Book by Colman Domingo, Robert Cary and Des McAnuff
Songs by Donna Summer, Giorgio Moroder, Paul Jabara and others
Directed by Des McAnuff
Choreographed by Sergio Trujillo
Music supervised by Ron Melrose

What you thought

17 reviews, average rating: (3.5 Stars)

3.5 star rating

Nuggy: “Saw it on Broadway”

I loved it! I have been a Donna Summer fan since I was 10 years old and... more

Rich R: “Wonderful”

I loved it. I don't understand why anyone could calling boring. It was... more

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