Summer Dinner Theatre

Summer Dinner Theatre

Celebrating our 43rd Year in 2020!

Virtual Summer Workshops

July 13 through August 13

Thank you so much to all those who have expressed interest in SDT for the Summer 2020 season. Unfortunately, the college has canceled the program for this summer due to the current health crisis. The SDT team, however, is working hard to offer students the safest and most professional educational opportunities possible. This summer season, SDT is planning a series of online workshops to keep students active, engaged, and growing both as students and as artists. The series of ten professional workshops include topics in Performance and in Design/Technology. Interested students may enroll in a single workshop or receive a discounted rate for enrolling in multiple workshops. 

Register Today
Descriptions of these workshops, cost, and a link to register can be found on the Community Arts page (scroll down to Summer 2020 Schedule and click on "Distance Learning Performing Arts".)
  • Virtual audition techniques: Kurt Boehm
  • Monologues: Matt Bassett
  • Vocal technique (Golden Age): Lisa Carrier Baker 
  • Vocal technique (Contemporary): Nathan Blustein
  • Acting the song: Evan Casey
  • Hip Hop to Hamilton dance techniques: Christen Svingos Douglass
  • Lighting design: Lynn Joslin
  • Scenic design: Elizabeth McFadden
  • Make up design: Peter Zakutaksky
  • Props design: R. Scott Hengen

We Look Forward to Bringing You These Performances in 2021...

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The Addams Family

June 18 - 20, 25 - 27, 2021


In the kooky, upside-down world of the Addams Family, to be sad is to be happy, to feel pain is to feel joy, and death and suffering are the stuff of their dreams. In one fateful, hilarious night, secrets are disclosed, relationships are tested, and the Addams family must face up to the one horrible thing they’ve managed to avoid for generations: change.

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July 16 - 18, 23 - 25, 2021


In a Berlin nightclub, as the 1920's draw to a close, a garish Master of Ceremonies welcomes the audience and assures them they will forget all their troubles at the Cabaret. The show explores the dark, heady, and tumultuous life of Berlin's natives and expatriates as Germany slowly yields to the emerging Third Reich.

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Performances are held on the MC's Rockville Campus in the Theatre Arts Building.

Montgomery College Summer Dinner Theatre
51 Mannakee Street
Rockville, Maryland 20850
Map and Directions

On performance dates, the box office located in the Theatre Arts Building (TA) will open one hour prior to the doors to the theatre opening.

From the beginning of May until the end of July, the Summer Dinner Theatre Box Office is in the the Robert E. Parilla Performing Arts Center (PAC), located on the south side of the campus.

The PAC Box Office is open Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. - 6 p.m.

PLEASE NOTE: Online sales close 3 hours prior to the performance. To purchase tickets after online sales close, please come to the Summer Dinner Theatre Box Office in the Theatre Arts Building beginning at 5:30 p.m. for evening performances, and 11:30 a.m. for matinées.

The Theatre Arts Building is located at the center of the campus. As there are two theatre buildings on the campus, please look on the Rockville campus map for the building designated with the abbreviation TA.

Purchase Tickets
Call 240-567-7676 or order online

Give to the Summer Dinner Theatre Scholarship Fund

Your gift helps make it possible for promising students in our community to achieve invaluable experience in theatre production each summer. Support the longest running, one-of-a-kind dinner theatre program in our region with your tax-deductible donation.

We have been very fortunate that we have not had to turn away a student in need, thanks to the generosity of our patrons. Scholarships are available for both the college credit and non-credit courses.

  • Students will be given a scholarship application on the first day of class. If you are applying for a scholarship, you will need the application filled out and returned within the first week to qualify.
  • In addition, we will need to know if your parents can claim you as a dependent, and their residence status. If claimed as a dependent, we will need a copy of their most recent tax returns showing the adjusted gross income and number of dependents.

Questions? Send us an email or call us at 240-567-5262.

When filling out the "Make a Gift" form on the Montgomery College Foundation's webpage, be sure to:

  • Select "Other" for your area of support and then write "Summer Dinner Theatre" in the special instructions box. Please also select if the donation is "In Honor of" or "In Memory of" a person you wish to acknowledge.
  • Select "No" to make your donation an anonymous gift.
  • If you select "Yes", we will include your name in future Summer Dinner Theatre programs. Please type how you would like your name to be presented.
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Our Staff

Meet our staff that makes the Summer Dinner Theatre program possible.


Education: MME (emphasis in vocal performance), BM in Musical Theatre. Post graduate: 3 seasons as an Artist in Residence with the Fletcher Opera Institute at North Carolina School of the Arts (formerly National Opera Company) Lisa is happy to be back at SDT, having directed summer productions from 2000-2004. She served as Director of Education at the Musical Theatre Center (now Adventure Theatre MTC) from 2009-2011, and also Director of Ensembles from 2001-present. National Tours: La Boheme (Musetta), L’Elisir D’Amore (Adina), The Merry Wives of Windsor (Anne), and L’Italiana in Algeri (Elvira). Ohio Light Opera: Margot in The Desert Song, Gretel in Christopher Columbus (American Premiere).

In concert, Lisa has enjoyed many performances with symphonies in the US and Canada, including four seasons with the Indianapolis Symphony’s “Yuletide Celebration” under the baton of Jack Everly (American Ballet Theatre maestro). Favorite musical theatre roles: Lyric Theatre: Young Sally in Follies, Zelda Zanders in Singin' In The Rain with Tony Award nominee Lara Teeter, and Mona in Dames at Sea directed by original Broadway cast member, Tamara Long. DC: Kennedy Center: created the role of The Narrator in the world premiere (cast recording) and national tours of The Nightingale, Reyalto in The Emperor’s New Clothes, and several readings of new works with Page To Stage Festivals. American Century Theatre: Nina in Dear World, Washington Savoyards: The Mikado (Yum Yum), The Merry Widow (Valencienne) Toby’s Dinner Theatre: The Sound of Music (Mother Abbess), and Trina in the critically acclaimed Falsetto’s at Ganymede Arts.

Lisa is an adjunct professor of voice at American University and Montgomery College, and her students can be heard on the Broadway stages, national tours, and are local Helen Hayes award winners and nominees. Though theatre is her profession, Lisa’s passion is animal welfare. In 2012 she founded DC Actors for Animals (endorsed by Bernadette Peters), a charitable organization that works with area professional theaters and artists to generate education, advocacy, and rescue for animals in need.


Summer Dinner Theatre is produced in partnership with the Montgomery College Performing Arts Department