The Ordway warms up winter with “Summer: The Gave the summer Musical “, on stage from December 28 to January 2 in the downtown Saint Paul Hall. The new touring production tells the astonishing story of the singer, songwriter and” Queen of Disco ” Gave the summer. This will be the premiere of the musical in Minnesota.

Gave the summer has become an icon by crossing barriers and risking everything. Featuring over 20 of his greatest hits, including “Hot Stuff”, “She Works Hard For The Money” and “Last Dance”, this musical is a touching tribute to the voice of a generation. Spend the night in its electrifying world.

“You know Gave the summerbig hits, but you probably haven’t heard his incredible personal story, “said Ordway’s artistic director of production. Rod Kaats. “Starting out in a gospel choir, she became a star of the dance floor that inspired all music divas to follow. This steamy production celebrates its groundbreaking history, iconic music and enduring legacy. “

Three actresses share the role of the musical icon: Brittny Smith as “Diva Donna”, Charis Gullage as “Disco Donna” and Amahri Edwards-Jones as “Duckling Donna”.

SUMMER Presents Tony Award Nominee’s Book Colman Domingue, Robert cary and Tony Award winner McAnuff, with songs by Gave the summer, Giorgio Moroder, Paul jabara and others. This new touring production is directed by Lauren L. Sobon and choreographed by Nathalie Caruncho, based on the original staging of the Tony Award winner McAnuff and original Tony Award winning choreography Sergio trujillo. The associated choreographer is Angelique Béliard.

“We are delighted to welcome ‘Summer: The Gave the summer Musical ‘in Minnesota for the first time,’ said Chris Harrington, President and CEO of Ordway. “Full of energy and unforgettable music, this production is the perfect way to celebrate the New Year.

As the Ordway welcomes the public once again, the health and safety of participants remains a top priority. All guests must show proof of full COVID-19 vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test result taken within 72 hours of attending an event. All guests and staff will be required to wear masks inside the venue, except when eating or drinking in the halls. To learn more about Ordway’s health and safety policies, visit reopening.

Tickets start at $ 44 and can be purchased online at, by phone at 651-224-4222, or in person at the Ordway box office from Friday to Sunday two hours before the curtain until intermission.

This presentation of “Summer: The Gave the summer Musical “is sponsored by SPIRE Credit Union and is part of the Broadway @ the Ordway series, sponsored by Bremer Bank.