U.S. Representative Lauren Boebert of Colorado reportedly attended a recent performance of Beetlejuice's national tour in Denver. But instead of the smiley photo ops usually granted to VIPs, Boebert's visit resulted in grainy security cam footage of her and her party being removed from the venue mid-performance.
According to The Denver Post, venue officials reported that a group was ejected from the Buell Theatre, at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts, following multiple audience reports that they were "causing a disturbance" during the performance, including allegations of vaping, singing, and recording. Though the venue's report did not list Boebert by name, the representative's campaign office has confirmed that she was removed at this same performance, further confirmed by that security footage.
Boebert must not be a regular Playbill reader, for she would know that all of that behavior is a big no-no when out at the theatre. But no worries—it's never too late to get acquainted with theatre etiquette best practices.
Broadway's Beetlejuice embarked on its first national tour last year at Paducah, Kentucky's Caron Center. Justin Collette and Isabella Esler lead the company as Beetlejuice and Lydia, respectively, alongside Megan McGinnis, Will Burton, Jesse Sharp, and Kate Marilley. The production remains in Denver through September 17, after which it has stops planned in Minneapolis, Sioux Falls, Des Moines, St. Louis, Tampa, and more. For a full touring itinerary, visit BeetlejuiceBroadway.com.
Based on the cult-favorite, Tim Burton-directed 1988 film, Beetlejuice tells the story of Lydia Deetz, a strange and unusual teenager whose life changes when she meets a recently deceased couple and
Betelgeuse Beetlejuice, a demon with a thing for stripes. When Lydia calls on Beetlejuice to scare away anyone with a pulse, this double-crossing specter unleashes a (nether)world of pandemonium.
Tony winner Alex Timbers (Moulin Rouge!) directs, with an original score by Tony nominee Eddie Perfect (King Kong) and a book by Tony nominees Scott Brown and Anthony King. Music supervision, orchestrations, and incidental music are by Kris Kukul, and choreography is by Connor Gallagher.
The creative team also includes Tony-nominated scenic designer David Korins, Tony-winning costume designer William Ivey Long, Tony-winning lighting designer Kenneth Posner, Tony-winning sound designer Peter Hylenski, Tony-nominated projection designer Peter Nigrini, puppet designer Michael Curry, special effects designer Jeremy Chernick, hair and wig designer Charles G. LaPointe, and make-up designer Joe Dulude II. Casting is by The Telsey Office.
The musical played its final performance at Broadway's Marquis Theatre January 8, 2023. Beetlejuice originally opened in 2019 at the Winter Garden Theatre, earning eight Tony nominations. The show closed during the pandemic Broadway shutdown, returning to Broadway in April 2022, taking a new home at the Marquis Theatre. Alex Brightman reprised his performance as the titular poltergeist opposite newcomer Elizabeth Teether as Lydia.