Author: Nancy

Posted on: August 28, 2013

Priscilla Queen of the Desert, Joan Marcus

PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT will open the ASU Gammage 2013-14 season on September 17. Photo: Joan Marcus

In just a few short weeks ASU Gammage will launch another terrific season of Broadway shows with PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT, September 17-22.  It’s the hilarious and heartwarming story of three friends who embark on a crazy road trip in a battered old bus searching for love and friendship in the middle of the Australian outback. The show features 500 dazzling, 2011 Tony Award® -winning costumes and a hit parade of dance-floor favorites including “It’s Raining Men,” “Finally” and “I Will Survive.” Years ago I saw the Australian film and cult classic The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, which provided the basis for the Broadway show. I loved the movie and can’t wait to see the play.

We’ll have a total of ten outstanding productions to enjoy starting with PRISCILLA  in September and ending with JERSEY BOYS in August.  For more information and to purchase tickets, visit the ASU Gammage website.

DISNEY’S THE LION KING – October 22 -November 17, 2013
By now everyone is familiar with this  breathtaking spectacle of animals brought to life through beautifully choreographed life-size puppetry. The stunning visual images and gorgeous score by Tim Rice and Elton John are truly unforgettable.

EVITA – December 3-8, 2013
EVITA tells Eva Perón’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, 2013 – January 5, 2014
MAMMA MIA! is the ultimate feel-good show that has audiences coming back again and again to relive the thrill. This smash-hit musical 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. It 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.

ONCE – April 29-May 4, 2014
Winner of eight 2012 Tony Awards® including Best Musical, 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.

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
JERSEY BOYS made its sell-out premiere at ASU Gammage 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.

For more information about other great Tempe events, be sure to visit the Tempe Tourism website or call 800-283-6734.

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