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Topic - Erin Driscoll
Signature's 2013-14 season opens with the blockbuster musical "Miss Saigon" by Claude-Michel Schonberg and Alain Boublil, composers of "Les Miserables." They based it on Puccini's opera "Madame Butterfly," the tragic love story about an American officer and a Japanese geisha girl. In their retelling, the setting becomes Saigon in the 1970s during the Vietnam War.
Signature Theatre kicked off its seventh annual Sizzlin' Summer Cabaret series, 13 evenings of performances, on Wednesday and continuing through Aug. 17. A variety of performers, mostly stars of the D.C. theater scene but also a few faces a bit less familiar locally, will shed the personas of the characters they portray and perform a program of their own design meant to give the audience a better sense of who they are as artists.
"This is stuff that I love to sing," said Miss Driscoll. "When [Miss Cook] was younger she sang a lot of Broadway soprano stuff, which is really comfortable for me. As she got older, she did concerts and cabarets of her own and sang a lot of Sondheim. I love every single song I'm singing."