To get in the mood for Halloween, you can head up to Colorado Springs for a campy combination of '60s slasher and beach movies, or hear spooky stories come alive onstage in Denver; meanwhile, dance aficionados can get their fix at an intergenerational mashup in Boulder. Keep reading for details.
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Charles Busch: Hit the Lights 7:30 p.m. October 28 and October 29 Tickets: $25 to $35 (UCCS students free)
Theatreworks brings good silly fun to stage with Charles Busch's Psycho Beach Party, a mystery spoof filled with surfers, movie stars, beatniks and other denizens of the wildest beach around. But that's not all: Busch, who's also a drag grande dame known from Hollywood to New York City, will appear in person at the Dusty Loo for two performances of his cabaret act of torch songs and saucy chatter.
Stories on Stage will raise the dead for this special edition of the dramatic storytelling series at the Merc. Drew Horwitz, Josh Robinson, Erin Rollman and SOS's Anthony Powell will perform horrifying and hilarious tales of the living dead by bestselling zombie author Max Brooks, zombie haiku and more. Costumes are encouraged, and kids ages ten and older are invited to join in.
Boulder choreographer Nancy Cranbourne's One Big Yes Productions will bring regional dancers of all ages and skill levels together for this extravaganza of jazz, modern, contemporary, tap, hip-hop and comic dance theater. Along with Cranbourne herself, choreographers Lauren Beale, Katie Elliott (3rd Law Dance Theater), Kat Gurley, Amanda Leise, the Janes, Linzee Klinkenberg (New Breed Dance), Jenny Schiff (the Schiff Dance Collective) and guest artist Wade Madsen will roll out a show that never stops moving, from start to finish. Part of the proceeds will benefit Community Food Share, fitting the show's theme of feeding the soul while feeding the community.
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