ASU GAMMAGE TO HONOR MILITARY MEMBERS THROUGH
NEW PROGRAM: OPERATION DATE NIGHT
Tempe, AZ – ASU Gammage is thrilled to announce that they are launching a new program to celebrate and honor the members of the United States military. This program is called “Operation Date Night,” and its mission is to allow soldiers and their spouses/significant others a night away from their day to day stresses and to get some much need alone time together. ASU Gammage has partnered with various Tempe restaurants, APS and VetTix to provide 60 military couples with dinner and tickets to the opening night performance of MOTOWN THE MUSICAL at no expense to the couples. Operation Date Night is part of ASU Gammage’s commitment to the military as part of their Connecting CommunitiesTM mission.
“We are proud to honor our military and families through an evening at the theater, their sacrifice, hard work and dedication to our country is invaluable and we hope to offer this experience to create long-lasting family memories,” says Colleen Jennings-Roggensack, executive director of ASU Gammage.
Directed by Charles Randolph-Wright, MOTOWN THE MUSICAL is the true American dream story of Motown founder Berry Gordy’s journey from featherweight boxer to the heavyweight music mogul who launched the careers of Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Smokey Robinson, Marvin Gaye and so many more.
Featuring more than 50 classic hits such as “My Girl” and “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough,” MOTOWN THE MUSICAL tells the story behind the hits as Diana, Smokey, Berry and the whole Motown family fight against the odds to create the soundtrack of change in America. Motown shattered barriers; shaped our lives and made us all move to the same beat.
About ASU Gammage
ASU Gammage celebrates 50 years of Connecting CommunitiesTM and presenting the best of Broadway and renowned international performing artists, as a top cultural destination in the Valley. Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright and located on the Tempe campus of Arizona State University. It is one of the largest university-based presenters of performing arts in the world and top touring market for Broadway. Home to the Desert Schools Broadway Across America–Arizona and BEYOND series, the mission of Connecting CommunitiesTM goes beyond the stage and the programs and impacts the community through shared experiences in the arts.
About Vet Tix
Veteran Tickets Foundation is a national 501(c)3 non-profit foundation supporting our military community. Vet Tix provides free event tickets to currently serving military, veterans and family members of KIA to sporting events, concerts, performing arts and family activities. Our military and veterans experience many difficult transitions as they reintegrate back into their families, their communities and eventually civilian life. Attending these events improves morale, strengthens family bonds through shared interests and encourages service members to stay engaged with local communities and American life. In gratitude for their service and to support their reintegration processes, Vet Tix is dedicated to giving back to those who gave us so much. Please visit our website www.VetTix.org