Streamed Event: Runaways (with ASL interpretation) Presented by ASU Music Theatre and Opera


This re-streamed limited edition of Runaways will be presented with American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation and will be available by online advanced reservation only. 

Runaways is a Tony®-nominated Broadway musical from 1978, devised by Elizabeth Swados through workshops with young people who had lived on the streets of New York City. A collage of songs, dances and spoken word pieces about running away from something – perhaps a home, a parent, a partner, a predator, themselves – this musical is fueled by the energy and resilience of young people. With a mold-breaking, multicultural folk, jazz, pop and rock score, "Runaways" explores the substitutes we find to deal with the loss of family, however effective or self-destructive they may be.

Content warnings: strong language, abuse, suicide and substance abuse.

Book, lyrics and music by Elizabeth Swados; direction by Toby Yatso; music direction by Mario Yniguez; choreography by Hannah Victoria Thomas.

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ASU School of Music, Dance and Theatre
Music Theatre and Opera
Online Streamed Event
RSVP Required for Free Virtual Ticket