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The Rake's Progress
February 24th - February 26th, 2023 AZ Time
Online sale ends: 02/24/23 at 10:00pm AZ Time
Evelyn Smith Music Theatre
50 E. Gammage Parkway
Tempe, AZ 85281
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ASU is pleased to present Stravinsky’s rarely performed operatic masterpiece, “The Rake's Progress,” an English-language opera from 1951 in three acts and an epilogue, based loosely on the eight paintings and engravings "A Rake’s Progress" (1733–1735) of William Hogarth. 

The story concerns the decline and fall of Tom Rakewell, who deserts Anne Trulove for the delights of London in the company of Nick Shadow, who turns out to be the Devil. After several misadventures, all initiated by the devious Shadow, Tom ends up in Bedlam, a hospital for the insane at that time situated in the City of London. The moral of the tale is: "For idle hearts and hands and minds the Devil finds work to do."

Music by Igor Stravinsky; libretto by W. H. Auden and Chester Kallman; stage direction by David Lefkowich; music direction by Brian DeMaris.

Suitable for audiences age 12 and up.

The Rake’s Progress is presented by arrangement with Boosey & Hawkes, Inc., publisher and copyright owner.

All ticket sales are ONLINE ONLY. There will be no in-person sales at the event. Please purchase tickets in advance. Guests who do not have a ticket at the door will be directed to purchase them online. Additional ticket service fees apply to every purchase. 

Herberger Institute Complimentary Tickets: Eligible HIDA faculty, staff and students redeem their complimentary ticket(s) from this page. Click the 'Buy Tickets' button, select the desired seat locations and types of tickets, then enter and apply your 10-digit ASU ID as the promo code at checkout. 

For assistance, email hiboxoffice@asu.edu. 

Items Not Allowed
No food or beverages (other than water bottles with lids) are allowed inside the seating area of the venues. No recording devices allowed.
Additional Information
Face coverings are recommended in School of Music, Dance and Theatre indoor performance spaces. University COVID-19 information may be found at https://eoss.asu.edu/health/announcement/coronavirus.

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Event starts at 7:30pm
Doors open at 7:00pm

Adult: $22.00
Faculty/Staff: $16.00
Senior: $16.00
Group (10 or more): $12.00
Student: $12.00
Wheelchair Accessible Adult: $22.00
Wheelchair Accessible Faculty/Staff: $16.00
Wheelchair Accessible Senior: $16.00
Wheelchair Accessible Student: $12.00


Evelyn Smith Music Theatre<br> 50 E. Gammage Parkway<br> Tempe, 85281




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