WHAT: On Tuesday, February 4 at 6:30 p.m., ASU Gammage will honor veterans, active duty military and their families during a Heroes Night celebration on the opening night performance of THE WIZARD OF OZ. That evening, veterans and military will enjoy a hero’s celebration prior to the show with special presentations, giveaways and more. The celebration will feature a pre-show performance by 108th Army Band in the box office plaza; interactive booths from our Military partners; and a pre-show salute from the Gammage stage.
“Nobody more than military families understand the importance of “home” so we thought what a better performance to celebrate Heroes Night. ASU Gammage is proud of our local military families and thankful for all their hard work and sacrifice. We hope they enjoy this evening as we honor them with the best of Broadway, says Colleen Jennings-Roggensack, executive director at ASU Gammage.
Starring Danielle Wade as Dorothy, who was chosen by the Canadian public through CBC TV's reality show “Over The Rainbow,” the tour of THE WIZARD OF OZ is an enchanting adaptation of the all-time classic. Developed from the ever popular MGM screenplay, this new production contains all the beloved Harold Arlen and E.Y. Harburg songs from the Oscar®-winning movie score, all the favorite characters and iconic moments, plus a few surprises along the way, including new songs by Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber.
Click your heels together and join Scarecrow, Tin Man, Lion, Dorothy and her little dog Toto, as they journey through the magical land of Oz to meet the Wizard and obtain their hearts’ desires. Watch out for the Wicked Witch of the West and her winged monkeys as you rediscover the real story of Oz in this fantastic musical treat for all the family.
Heroes Night is part of the US Airways Military Salute at ASU Gammage and is made possible with additional funding provided by APS, George Brazil Home Services, Macy’s, United Healthcare Military and Veteran and The Arizona Republic/AZCentral.
Tuesday, February 4, 6:30- 7:30 p.m. Heroes Night Celebration, 7:30 p.m. THE WIZARD OF OZ performance
ASU Gammage, 1200 S. Forest, on the Tempe Campus of ASU at Mill Avenue & Apache Boulevard
Tickets to the show start at $20 (plus applicable fees)
For more information, please visit asugammage.com.