'SUMMER' + The Lodge at Torrey Pines: Play and Stay Package

Enjoy 'SUMMER: The Donna Summer Musical' at The La Jolla Playhouse ahead of your stay at the historic hotel. The next day? Enjoy a brunch with cast members. La Jolla Playhouse

START HUMMING "LAST DANCE"... or "Dim All the Lights" or "She Works Hard for the Money" and you'll soon find yourself singing, instead of humming, and your feet will be moving, and then? You'll find yourself in full performance mode, because that's just what happens when you suddenly hear a Donna Summer in a store or from a passing car or on the radio. (Speaking of which, "On the Radio" is also quite the sing-along-able song, too.) So to encounter a full musical inspired by the iconic chanteuse and the ballads we all know so well is to experience a night full of big notes, lovely lyrics, and high-energy dance. Such a musical is shimmering at the La Jolla Playhouse through Sunday, Dec. 24, and if you've been wanting to take a seat for "SUMMER: The Donna Summer Musical," there's still time as of this typing. But The Lodge at Torrey Pines, in partnership with the La Jolla Playhouse, has a special...

PLAY AND STAY PACKAGE... available on Saturday, Dec. 9. Included in the deal? Two tickets to the show, which is but a short drive from the historic, Craftsman-elegant hotel, overnight accomodations at The Lodge, and two entries to the Cast Meet & Greet Brunch on the property on Sunday, Dec. 10. That's right: You'll visit the theater on Dec. 9 while cast members will visit the hotel on Dec. 10, giving you an opportunity to chat about what you saw on the stage and ask any questions. The brunch itself? Oh yeah, it is themed to the 1970s, with a farm-to-table vibe as far as the primo vittles and cocktails are concerned. The Play and Stay price begins at $599 per couple, and that includes your room and tickets to the show and brunch. Just want to do the brunch? You can, for $95, and that price takes care of everything. It's a rare opportunity to do the theater, and then to have the theater join you for brunch the next day, all in two exquisite, rightfully famous settings: the La Jolla Playhouse and The Lodge at Torrey Pines.