2013 Summer Hummer Sends Funding Totals – and Temperatures – Soaring
All-Star Cast Bares Almost All to Help Colleagues with Emergency Needs
Washington, DC – On Monday, August 19, the 2013 Summer Hummer, a bawdy benefit burlesque in support of Taking Care of Our Own, raised $24,500, greatly exceeding attendance and contributions from last year's inaugural event. Taking Care of Our Own is a program of theatreWashington, providing assistance to Washington area theatre professionals experiencing unforeseen emergencies.
A sizzling and steamy production, helmed by Signature Theatre Artistic Director Eric Schaeffer, the 2013 Summer Hummer filled the Signature stage with more than 65 area performers, ranging from classically trained Shakespearian actors to show-tune belting musical theatre divas.
Along with scorching solos and ribald patter, this year’s Summer Hummer included ensemble numbers choreographed by...