October Theater Preview: Time to Get Wild

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

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The Foreigner promtional material.

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.

Ticket information:

Oct. 13- Nov 18

Black Box Theatre, Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities

Tickets $45

Call 720-898-7200

 

‘The Wild Party’- Off-CenterOctober Theatre is wild

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.

Ticket information:

Oct 11- Oct 31

The Hanger, Stanley Marketplace

Tickets start at $45

Call 303-893-4100

 

‘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.

Ticket information:

Oct 19- Nov 12

Grace Gamm Theater, Dairy Arts Center

Tickets start at $20

Call 303-444-7328

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‘Birds of North America’ promotional photo.

 

‘13 The Musical’

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.

Ticket information:

Oct 8

Wolf Theatre, Denver Jewish Community Center

Tickets start at $20

The cast of ’13 The Musical’ in a promotional photo.

 

‘Hearts of Palm’- Theatre Esprit Asia

October Theatre is wild

Tehatre 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.

 

Ticket information:

Oct 6- 29

ACAD Gallery Theatre

Tickets start at $25

Call 720-492-9479

 

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Meet Darrow Klein of ’13 The Musical.’ She plays Patrice in this story about finding ones teenage self.

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Meet Evan Gibley of ’13 The Musical.’ He plays Archie in this story about finding ones teenage self.

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Meet Hannah Meg Weinraub of ’13 The Musical.’ She plays Molly in this story about finding ones teenage self.

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Author: Avery Anderson

Avery Anderson is the general manager of Met TV. He hosts “The Nightly Met,” an entertainment show that highlights local art and culture. He loves the theater and all art and is an advocate for local theater companies through his many stories. He also enjoys gardening and being outside.
Connect with him through email at aande133@msudenver.edu.

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