POSTPONED: Runaways by ASU Music Theatre and Opera


Runaways will be an online streamed event. All streamed event ticket sales will be available by online purchase 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.

Audience members attending opening night will be invited to a pre-show discussion with the performers and creative team at 6:30 p.m. by Zoom, as well as a post-performance Virtual Stage Door to meet and greet the cast, sponsored by the Music Theatre and Opera Student Lab.

This production adheres to all federal, state, local and university guidelines for safety and physical distancing. University COVID-19 information may be found at

Ticket link will become available on Tuesday, Jan. 19.

Music Theatre and Opera
ASU School of Music, Dance and Theatre
Jan 24 2021 - 7:00pm
Online Streamed Event
Less than $10