Although one would think that ‘The Rocky Horror Show” would show up on a preview of theater in October, this year it did not. Instead October offers some of the most anticipated titles. Denver’s first full immersive musical, the first in the Arvada Center’s Black Box productions, a world premiere, a regional premiere and a fundraiser with the Killer Kids.
‘The Foreigner’- Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities
‘The Foreigner” has become a beloved comedy since its Off-Broadway premiere in 1984. Following the story of two guests at a remote fishing lodge and their interactions with the other patrons. This show is not performed in repertory like the rest of the Arvada Center’s Black Box productions but will feature some of their repertory cast members.
Oct. 13- Nov 18
Black Box Theatre, Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities
‘The Wild Party’- Off-Center
Immersive theater is a new wave in the world of performer-audience interaction, ‘The Wild Party” is that idea on overload. This 360 degree musical invites guests not only to see the show but be in its world. Written by Andrew Lippa this seedy musical brings patrons into a the wildest party of the 1920’s.
Oct 11- Oct 31
The Hanger, Stanley Marketplace
‘Birds of North America’- Boulder Ensemble Theater Company
After winning Boulder Ensemble Theatre Company’s (BETC) Generations new play competition; ‘Birds of North America’ is ready to make its world premiere at BETC. With a simple two person cast the audience watches as John and his daughter Caitlyn spend a decade watching birds and during that time try to understand each other on a deeper level.
Oct 19- Nov 12
Grace Gamm Theater, Dairy Arts Center
The best musicals pull material from real world struggles and what better struggle is there to draw from than adolescence. After Evan and his family move from New York to Indiana he must face what every teenager deals when their world is turned upside down. This show holds the honor as the only Broadway show in history to feature a cast and band of all teenagers. It’s now being presented by Denver’s Killer Kids as a fundraiser for the Denver Actors Fund.
Wolf Theatre, Denver Jewish Community Center
‘Hearts of Palm’- Theatre Esprit Asia
Did you know that palm oil can be found in 50 percent of all proceed goods? ‘Hearts of Palm’ explores what happens when corporate executives visit a South Asian island with the hope of expanding their palm oil business. Theatre Esprit Asia- the southwest’s first and only Asian American theater company- presents the regional premiere of this comedy.
Oct 6- 29
ACAD Gallery Theatre