May 8, 2017
ASU Gammage has announced season tickets for its 2017–2018 Desert Schools Broadway Across America – Arizona season will be available for purchase starting at 10 a.m. May 15.
The hit musical about America's founding father, "Hamilton," will anchor ASU Gammage’s largest Broadway season ever, which also includes groundbreaking new works and heartwarming favorites such as "Fun Home," "Something Rotten!", "The Bodyguard," "The King and I," "The Color Purple," The Humans" and "School of Rock."
Eight-show season ticket packages including "Hamilton start at only $190. Due to the anticipated demand and limited availability, patrons are encouraged to purchase season tickets at asugammage.com.
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“We are so excited to bring the very best of Broadway to the Valley and with our 2017–2018 season we have truly raised the bar,” said Colleen Jennings-Roggensack, executive director of ASU Gammage and ASU vice president for cultural affairs. “Some other cities with "Hamilton" have sold out of season ticket packages this year, so we’re recommending patrons who are interested in season tickets purchase them right away. You don’t want to miss your shot to get eight shows for as little as $190! Four weeks of "Hamilton," the first engagement on a university campus is a game-changer and as a result, we expect record-breaking season ticket sales creating a surge of economic impact to the Valley.”
Becoming a season ticket holder is the best way to guarantee seats to "Hamilton" and the rest of the 2017–2018 season.
Due to the anticipated demand and limited availability, patrons are encouraged to purchase season tickets online at asugammage.com. This will be the fastest and most efficient way to secure seats for this blockbuster season.
There are two ways to buy season tickets:
• online asugammage.com (strongly recommended)
• in person at the ASU Gammage Box Office
Eight-show season tickets are priced as follows:
• Tuesday–Thursday: $190, $410, $495, $585, $750*
• Friday and Sunday evening: $225, $455, $550, $635, $820*
• Saturday matinee, Saturday evening, Sunday matinee: $240, $475, $570, $665, $850*
* Requires donation to ASU Gammage VIP Club. Some seating zones may be sold out prior to public on sale with season ticket renewals.
Additional recommendations include:
• best availability Sunday evening
• have several days of the week in mind in the event that your first-day choice is unavailable
• have several seating zones in mind in the event that your first-price level is unavailable
• buying online is the fastest and easiest way to purchase tickets, and you get to experience an interactive seating map
If you don’t have an account with ASU Gammage on Ticketmaster, visit asugammage.com and click "Your Account" tab to start an account. This will ease your process purchasing season tickets.
The 2017–2018 full season includes:
Sept. 5–10, 2017
The winner of five 2015 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, "Fun Home" is based on Alison Bechdel’s best-selling graphic memoir. The production introduces us to Alison at three different ages, revealing memories of her uniquely dysfunctional family that connect with her in surprising new ways.
Oct. 31–Nov. 5, 2017
Set in the ‘90s — the 1590s — "Something Rotten!" tells the story of Nick and Nigel Bottom, two brothers who are desperate to write their own hit play while the "rock star" Shakespeare keeps getting all the hits. When a local soothsayer foretells that the future of theatre involves singing, dancing and acting at the same time, Nick and Nigel set out to write the world’s very first musical.
Nov. 28–Dec. 3, 2017
Based on the hit film, the award-winning musical tells the story of former Secret Service agent turned bodyguard, Frank Farmer, who is hired to protect superstar Rachel Marron from an unknown stalker. Each expects to be in charge; what they don’t expect is to fall in love.
Jan. 30–Feb. 25, 2018
"Hamilton" is the story of America's founding father Alexander Hamilton, an immigrant from the West Indies who became George Washington's right-hand man during the Revolutionary War and was the new nation’s first Treasury Secretary. Featuring a score that blends hip-hop, jazz, blues, rap, R&B, and Broadway, "Hamilton" is the story of America then, as told by America now.
"The King and I"
March 20-25, 2018
Set in 1860’s Bangkok, the musical tells the story of the unconventional and tempestuous relationship that develops between the King of Siam and Anna Leonowens, a British schoolteacher, whom the modernist King, in an imperialistic world, brings to Siam to teach his many wives and children.
"The Color Purple"
April 17-22, 2018
"The Color Purple" is the 2016 Tony Award-winner for Best Musical Revival. With a score of jazz, gospel, ragtime and blues, this re-imagining of a Pulitzer Prize-winning story is about a young woman’s journey to love and triumph in the American South.
May 29-June 3, 2018
Stephen Karam’s "The Humans" takes place over the course of a family dinner on Thanksgiving. Breaking with tradition, Erik Blake has brought his Pennsylvania family to celebrate and give thanks at his daughter’s apartment in lower Manhattan. As darkness falls outside the ramshackle pre-war duplex, and eerie things start to go bump in the night, the Blake clan’s deepest fears and greatest follies are laid bare.
"School of Rock"
June 19-24, 2018
Based on the hit film, this musical follows Dewey Finn, a wannabe rock star turned substitute teacher who transforms a class of straight-A students into grade-A rockers. It features 14 new songs from Andrew Lloyd Webber, all the original songs from the movie and musical theater’s first-ever live kids rock band.
ASU Gammage was awarded the 2017 Economic Driver Award in the Small to Medium Business category for its positive influence on the Valley’s business community and economy, as part of the Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce’s (GPCC) Impact Awards.