Summer: The Donna Summer Musical Cast
Tasked with playing Donna Summer are three actresses with backgrounds on the stage and screen. First, playing Diva Donna, is “American Idol” season two finalist, Kimberley Locke. Locke is also well-known for her work on television and Broadway, where she most recently performed in Kristin Chenoweth’s one-woman show, “For The Girls.”
Valerie Curlingford who plays Disco Donna, is from the Netherlands and will highlight Donna Summer’s career in her late teens and early twenties as she first finds success in the iconic 1970s disco era.
D’Nasya Jordan, who most recently starred as Little Inez in “Hairspray”, will play Duckling Donna as she grows up in Boston in the 1960s.
“It is an incredible honor to play Donna Summer along a very talented cast in this highly-rated musical,” said Locke. “Donna Summer’s inspirational story and pioneering talent led the way for so many of today’s brightest vocalists. She has left an immeasurable impact on music and culture, and I am excited to bring her story to guests around the world aboard the beautiful Norwegian Prima.”
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The production will feature more than 20 of Summer’s top hits, including “Bad Girls,” “Last Dance,” and “Hot Stuff,” and will also offer the audience a deeper understanding of the inspiration behind some of Summer’s most memorable songs. The 85-minute musical will be a first at sea, where the Prima Theater itself transforms into a full disco, allowing guests to become part of the show and dance along to Summer’s hit songs.