The diminutive Sid King was the giant personality behind Sid King’s Crazy Horse Bar, a famous strip club that graced East Colfax Avenue for more than 35 years. King’s son Mike will return to Denver with The Fifth Dentist in Search of Sid’s Treasure, a play about the life and times of the Mile High City’s “Sultan of Striptease.”
A pediatric dentist, writer and comic in New York, Mike King had been sharing bits and pieces of his father’s life with patients and in his own standup act for years. He decided to compile the stories into what he calls a “love letter to my dad” – a production that simultaneously details Sid King's life and that of his son.
“I was always interested in my dad's business and how it related to me. He was such a great guy, and even though he was in this infamous, naughty business, there was so much more to him,” says Mike, who stars in the play, too. He'll be joined on stage by Broadway actress Carol Shuberg for a performance that’s sure to bring back memories for former Crazy Horse customers while also intriguing new Denverites.
The Fifth Dentist in Search of Sid King’s Treasure will make its Denver debut at 7 p.m. August 6 at the Studio Loft of the Ellie Caulkins Opera House, in the Denver Performing Arts Complex. Tickets are $50 to $90, with all proceeds going to Children’s Hospital of Colorado, an institution for which Sid King himself often raised money at his club. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit sidstreasureplay.com.
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