If you have been missing that irresistible disco beat of the 70’s, “SUMMER” is where you can find it– “SUMMER: The Donna Summer Musical,” that is, now in its final weeks at the La Jolla Playhouse. Directed and co-written by Des McAnuff (along with Colman Domingo and Robert Cary), this production takes us full-throttle through the remarkable life of the artist we’ve come to know as the Queen of Disco. Hers is an extraordinary journey from her childhood, one of seven siblings in Boston in a loving church-going family, where she dreamed of “singing like Mahalia” to her meteoric rise as an internationally acclaimed icon of the disco era. [read more]

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