Posted on: June 7, 2013
Summer has barely begun and I’m already looking forward to the fall because autumn brings the much anticipated cooler temperatures and the ASU Gammage Broadway Across America –Arizona season. I’m positively drooling over the 2013-2014 season that opens with PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT. I have no doubt that it’s bound to be as much crazy fun as the terrific movie that inspired the stage version.
Yes, ASU Gammage will bring to Arizona another Broadway extravaganza of ten terrific shows in a season that runs from September to August. In addition to PRISCILLA, we can look forward to more Broadway hits, including EVITA, THE GERSHWINS’ PORGY & BESS, PETER AND THE STARCATCHER, ONCE as well as the long awaited return of JERSEY BOYS and DISNEY’S THE LION KING. I want to see them all!
Certainly seeing a great show on Broadway is thrilling. But the next best thing is seeing one right here in the beautiful surroundings of ASU Gammage, the historic Frank Lloyd Wright-designed theatre. It’s a totally wonderful experience and an ASU Gammage ticket costs considerabley less than one purchased to a show on Broadway.
Single tickets for LION KING are on sale now. Tickets for PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT will go on sale July 22. All the rest can be purchased on August 19. For more information and to purchase tickets visit www.asugammage.com
The full season includes:
PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT – September 17-22, 2013
This outrageously fun show tells the uplifting story of a trio of friends, on a road trip of a lifetime, who hop aboard a battered old bus searching for love and friendship in the middle of the Australian outback and end up finding more than they could ever have dreamed. This show features more than 500 spectacular Tony Award-winning costumes, a hit parade of dance-floor favorites and eye-popping visuals.
DISNEY’S THE LION KING – October 22 -November 17, 2013
By now everyone is familiar with breathtaking spectacle of animals brought to life through beautifully choreographed life-size puppetry. You’ll remember forever the stunning visual images and gorgeous score by Tim Rice and Elton John.
EVITA – December 3-8, 2013
EVITA tells Eva’s passionate and unforgettable true story, and features some of theater’s most beautiful songs, including “Don’t Cry for Me Argentina,” “Another Suitcase in Another Hall” and “High Flying, Adored.”
MAMMA MIA! – December 31 – January 5, 2014
MAMMA MIA! is the ultimate feel-good show that has audiences coming back again and again to relive the thrill. You’ll have the time of your life at this smash-hit musical that combines ABBA’s greatest hits with an enchanting tale of love, laughter and friendship.
PETER AND THE STARCATCHER- January 14-19, 2014
Winner of five Tony Awards®, this swashbuckling prequel to Peter Pan will have you hooked from the moment you let your imagination take flight.
THE WIZARD OF OZ – February 4-9, 2014
Andrew Lloyd Webber’s new production of THE WIZARD OF OZ is an enchanting adaptation of the all-time classic, contains all the beloved songs from the Oscar®-winning movie score, all the favorite characters and iconic moments, plus a few surprises along the way.
BLUE MAN GROUP – February 25 – March 2, 2014
BLUE MAN GROUP is best known for their wildly popular theatrical shows and concerts which combine comedy, music and technology to produce a totally unique form of entertainment. People of all ages agree that BLUE MAN GROUP is an intensely exciting and wildly outrageous show that leaves the entire audience in a blissful, euphoric state.
ONCE – April 29-May 4, 2014
Winner of eight 2012 Tony Awards® including Best Musical, ONCE is a truly original Broadway experience. ONCE tells the enchanting tale of a Dublin street musician who’s about to give up on his dream when a beautiful young woman takes a sudden interest in his haunting love songs. It’s an unforgettable story about going for your dreams and the power of music to connect us all.
THE GERSHWINS’ PORGY & BESS – June 3-8, 2014
See what Time Magazine exclaims is, “A don’t miss theatre event! The #1 Broadway musical of the year.” Winner of the 2012 Tony Award for Best Revival of a Musical, THE GERSHWINS’ PORGY AND BESS features legendary songs and stunning new staging.
JERSEY BOYS – July 22 – August 10, 2014
More than 24,000 theatergoers cheered when JERSEY BOYS made its sell-out premiere in Tempe in 2006. And now, the show is “Working Its Way Back” to Tempe! JERSEY BOYS is the Tony®, Grammy® and Olivier Award-winning Best Musical about Rock and Roll Hall of Famers The Four Seasons: Frankie Valli, Bob Gaudio, Tommy DeVito and Nick Massi.
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