ASU Gammage held a Military Family First Night on Wednesday, February 15 for WICKED where more than 100 family members of deployed military personnel received tickets to attend. More than 300 families this season from the Arizona National Guard Family Readiness Program attended the show and had the chance to enjoy an exclusive post-show meet-and-greet with the cast.
"ASU Gammage is honored to continue this program and to be able to open our doors to military families. These families sacrifice so much for their country; it is our privilege to let them enjoy an evening at the theater together," says Colleen Jennings-Roggensack, ASU Gammage Executive Director.
"With more than 1,000 veterans and active-duty service members employed at US Airways, it is very important to us to recognize the sacrifices and accomplishments of our service members and families. We're proud to partner ASU Gammage to support the Military Family First Nights as a way to say thank you to our dedicated service men and women for their distinguished service to our country," says Kelly Balthazor, US Airways Community Relations Manager.
The program is made possible with the generosity of THE BROADWAY LEAGUE; long-time ASU Gammage donor and patron, Retired Command Sergeant Major Chuck Van Dam; US Airways; Blue Star Moms and the Association of the United States Army (AUSA). This three year program is a partnership with ASU Gammage and THE BROADWAY LEAGUE’S Family First Nights® program is specifically designed to encourage at risk families to attend theater on a regular basis.
ASU Gammage will also host families to MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET in June. For more information about Family First Nights, please call 480.965.5062.