Summer Dinner Theatre
Summer Dinner Theatre will be back!
See you in Summer 2022!
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 donation form on the Montgomery College Foundation's webpage, be sure to:
- Select "Give to a program fund or different area of support." Choose "Other" and then write "Summer Dinner Theatre" in the details box.
- 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.
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.