Here’s the Schedule for Tomorrow’s Open House at Signature Theatre

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August 4, 2012-Signature Open House Schedule:

Beginning at Noon
One day ticket sale!

50% off select shows for next season.
Available at the Box Office only!
Box Office open 11:45am to 9:30pm on Aug 4

The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas: Previews 8/14 – 8/19
Dying City: Previews 10/2 – 10/7 & 10/19
Dreamgirls: 11/13 – 11/19
Shakespeare’s R&J: Previews 2/5 – 2/10
Crimes of the Heart: Previews 4/3 – 4/7
Company: 5/21 – 5/26

Only available in person at the Box Office today. Subject to availability and not available on previously purchased tickets.

Limit 4 tickets per person per show.

Season tickets also available. Today only buy a 3 -, 4 -, 5 – or 6-show subscription and get an additional show free! See season brochure for pricing. Only available when purchased in person at the Signature Box Office August 4, 2012. Not applicable on previously purchased subscription packages and subject to availability.

OPEN HOUSE SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

12:00pm – In the MAX
SIGNATURE SEASON HIGHLIGHTS CONCERT
Highlights from the new season featuring renowned songs from the Broadway musical favorites The Best Little Whorehouse in TexasDreamgirlsHello, Dolly!, and Company – plus highlights from the acclaimed dramas Shakespeare’s R&JDying City, and Crimes of the Heart. The Season Highlights Concert will feature many of this season’s Signature stars.

Beginning at Noon:

One day ticket sale!
50% off select shows for next season.
Available at the Box Office only!
Box Office open 11:45am to 9:30pm on Aug 4

The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas: Previews 8/14 – 8/19
Dying City: Previews 10/2 – 10/7 & 10/19
Dreamgirls: 11/13 – 11/19
Shakespeare’s R&J: Previews 2/5 – 2/10
Crimes of the Heart: Previews 4/3 – 4/7
Company: 5/21 – 5/26

Only available in person at the Box Office today. Subject to availability and not available on previously purchased tickets.
Limit 4 tickets per person per show.

Season tickets also available. Today only buy a 3-, 4-, 5- or 6-show subscription and get an additional show free! See season brochure for pricing. Only available when purchased in person at the Signature Box Office August 4, 2012. Not applicable on previously purchased subscription packages and subject to availability.

OPEN HOUSE SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

12:00pm – In the MAX
SIGNATURE SEASON HIGHLIGHTS CONCERT
Highlights from the new season featuring renowned songs from the Broadway musical favorites The Best Little Whorehouse in TexasDreamgirlsHello, Dolly!, and Company – plus highlights from the acclaimed dramas Shakespeare’s R&JDying City, and Crimes of the Heart. The Season Highlights Concert will feature many of this season’s Signature stars.

12:15pm – In the ARK
FAMILY CABARET
The perfect cabaret for everyone in the family! From Disney show tunes to the latest kid-friendly hits on the radio, this cabaret is guaranteed to get your young ones hooked on show business!

12:30pm – In the Lobby
MY AUDITION BOOK I
Listen to a cabaret performance by DC actors singing from their very own audition books – from the recent Tony Award®-winning musicals to the classics like Rodgers & Hammerstein. Your chance to get a terrific snapshot of the great American musical!

12:45pm – In the Shen, 4th Floor
PERFORMANCE MASTER CLASS: ERIC SCHAEFFER
Signature’s Artistic Director Eric Schaeffer (Broadway’s Follies and Signature’s Hairspray) leads a master class for pre-selected students on the art of acting out a song. Watch and learn! An interactive question-and-answer period will follow.

1:00pm – 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, blending funk, swing, Latin, R&B, with a splash of zydeco to round out the mix.

 1:15pm – In the MAX
CAROLYN COLE
Helen Hayes Award winner and star of Signature’s Hairspray brings original music, a hint of Barbra and a whole lotta Rock n’ Roll to the
Open House.

1:30pm – In the ARK
OVERTURES’ ON STAGE
Students from Signature’s intensive summer musical theatre institute perform their favorite songs. Be the first to see
the stars of tomorrow!

1:45pm – In the Lobby
MY AUDITION BOOK II
Listen to a cabaret performance by DC actors singing from their own audition books – from the recent Tony Award®-winning musicals to the classics like Rodgers & Hammerstein. Your chance to get a wonderful snapshot of the great American musical!

2:00pm – In the Shen, 4th Floor
VOCAL PERFORMANCE MASTER CLASS: TRACY LYNN OLIVERA
Signature favorite Tracy Lynn Olivera (Les MiserablesMerrily We Roll Along) leads a master class for pre-selected students on acting a song. Watch and learn from one of DC’s most popular actresses. A question-and-answer period will follow.

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, blending funk, swing, Latin, R&B, with a splash of zydeco to round out the mix.

2:30pm – In the MAX
CHUCK MEAD AND HIS GRASSY KNOLL BOYS
The man in charge of bringing the music of Broadway’s Million Dollar Quartet to life and co-founder of the famed 90′s alternative country quintet BR549, Chuck Mead, brings his band to Signature Theatre for a special concert.

2:45pm – In the ARK
FAMILY CABARET
The perfect cabaret for everyone in the family! From Disney show tunes to the latest kid-friendly hits on the radio, this cabaret is guaranteed to get your young ones hooked on show business!

3:00pm – In the Lobby
MY AUDITION BOOK III
Listen to a cabaret performance by DC actors singing from their audition books – from the recent Tony Award®-winning musicals to the classics like Rodgers & Hammerstein. Your chance to get a terrific snapshot of the great American musical!

3:15pm – In the Shen, 4th Floor
DANCE MASTER CLASS: BEST LITTLE WHOREHOUSE CHOREOGRAPHY
Associate Choreographer of next season’s The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, Brianne Camp, and members of the Whorehouse company lead a master class in dance. Come learn some of the choreography for next season’s production of The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas. Bring your cowboy boots and get ready to start two-steppin’ and boot-scootin’! A question-and-answer period follows.

3:30pm – On the Plaza Stage
ROB BRITTON LYONS IN CONCERT
Rock ‘n’ Roll will fill the streets of Shirlington when Rob Britton Lyons, star of Broadway’s Million Dollar Quartet, brings his extraordinary sound to the Plaza stage.

3:45pm – In the MAX
SIGNATURE IDOL COMPETITION
The tension builds as six 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 Heidi Blickenstaff, Music Director (Million Dollar Quartet) Chuck Mead, and WETA’s Robert Aubry Davis. Now in its 3rd year — who will be this year’s Signature Idol?

4:00pm – In the ARK
NATASCIA DIAZ IN CONCERT
Helen Hayes Award-winner and star of Signature’s Kiss of the Spider Woman and Brother Russia returns. This “remarkable performer” (New York Post) is sure to blow the roof off the ARK Theatre with her incredible voice and dynamic presence.

4:15pm – In the Lobby
MY AUDITION BOOK IV
Listen to a cabaret performance by DC actors singing from their audition books – from the hit musical Wicked to Rodgers & Hammerstein. This is your chance to get a snapshot of the great American musical!

No Rules Theatre Company Season Preview
Come meet this exciting emerging theatre company. Next year Signature Theatre will host several No Rules’ productions in our Ark Theatre. Come check out what this new company is all about!

4:45pm – On the Plaza Stage
CHUCK MEAD AND HIS GRASSY KNOLL BOYS
The man in charge of bringing the music of Broadway’s Million Dollar Quartet to life and co-founder of the famed 90′s alternative country quintet BR549, Chuck Mead, brings his band to Signature Theatre for a special summer concert.

5:00pm – In the MAX
SIGNATURE SEASON HIGHLIGHTS CONCERT
Highlights from the new season featuring renowned songs from the Broadway musical favorites The Best Little Whorehouse in TexasDreamgirlsHello, Dolly!, and Company – plus highlights from the acclaimed dramas Shakespeare’s R&JDying City and Crimes of the Heart. The Season Highlights Concert will feature many of this season’s Signature stars.

5:15pm – In the ARK
HEIDI BLICKENSTAFF IN CONCERT
Star of Broadway’s [title of show] and Signature Theatre and the Kennedy Center’s First You Dream, performs a set of her favorite songs selected especially for Signature. Only two chances to see this unbelievable performer at Signature Theatre today – will you be part of the special audience that gets to hear her in our 120-seat ARK Theatre? Get in line now!

5:30pm – In the Lobby 
MY AUDITION BOOK V
Listen to a cabaret performance by DC actors singing from their very own audition books – from the recent Tony Award® -winning
musicals to the classics like Rodgers & Hammerstein. Your chance to get a snapshot of the great American musical!

5:45pm – In the Shen, 4th Floor
SIGNATURE’S DANCE ‘N’ KARAOKE PARTY
Need a little break from all the performances? Do you feel the need to just get out all of your excitement by breaking out into song-and-dance? We understand. Signature’s Club Blue DJ, Victor Adams, helps turn the Shen Rehearsal Room into the ultimate dance party with some special chances to show off your singing skills on the karaoke machine. (5:45pm – 8pm)

6:00pm – 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.

6:15pm – In the MAX
NATASCIA DIAZ IN CONCERT
Helen Hayes Award winner and star of Signature’s Kiss of the Spider Woman and Brother Russia returns. This “remarkable performer” (New York Post) is sure to blow the roof off the MAX Theatre with her incredible voice and dynamic presence.

6:30pm – In the ARK
ROB BRITTON LYONS
Rock ‘n’ Roll will fill our ARK Theatre when Rob Britton Lyons, star of Broadway’s Million Dollar Quartet, takes the stage in this special, intimate setting.

6:45pm – In the Lobby
MY AUDITION BOOK VI
Listen to a cabaret performance by DC actors singing from their audition books – from the recent Tony Award®-winning musicals to the classics like Rodgers & Hammerstein. Your chance to get a great snapshot of the great American musical!

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 40′s-era swing will quench your summer thirst for rhythm.

7:30pm – In the MAX
HEIDI BLICKENSTAFF IN CONCERT
Star of Broadway’s [title of show] and Signature Theatre and the Kennedy Center’s First You Dream, performs a set of her favorite songs selected especially for Signature’s audience in our MAX Theatre.

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!

ONGOING OPEN HOUSE EVENTS
SIGNATURE STREET – On the Plaza
Who doesn’t enjoy free cotton candy, sno-cones, popcorn, water, moon bounce, Skee-ball and basketball hoops? The Plaza will have something for everyone!

ALI’S BAR IN THE MEAD LOBBY
Enjoy selections from our special Open House bar menu and beverages all day long.

THEATRE INFORMATION
You’ll find staff on hand to answer any questions about the Theatre and our upcoming 2012/13 season-a season of reinvention!

 DIRECTIONS

You’ll find staff on hand to answer any questions about the Theatre and the upcoming season.

All performances and times are subject to change.

No tickets are required; seating is first-come, first-serve.

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