(Center) Charis Gullage (“Disco Donna”) and the ensemble of 'SUMMER,' running from Jan. 11-16, 2022 at David A. Straz Center in Tampa, Florida.
Do you ever wish musicals sounded less like a bunch of rent control activists and more like 1979? Get your bad girls ready and tell your man to put on the burgundy slacks because “Summer,” a musical dedicated to Boston’s angelic choir girl turned dance floor queen—Donna Summer—opens in downtown Tampa on Tuesday.
More than 20 classic hits from the disco diva are part of the show, which hits the Straz Center stage eight times through Jan. 16.
Read his 2016 intro letter and disclosures from 2022 and 2021. Ray Roa started freelancing for Creative Loafing Tampa in January 2011 and was hired as music editor in August 2016. He became Editor-In-Chief in August 2019. Past work can be seen at Suburban Apologist, Tampa Bay Times, Consequence of Sound and The...