Thrill Me: The Leopold & Loeb Story, an unlikely musical thriller by Stephen Dolginoff, to Denver for its regional premiere. That’s business as usual for Equinox, which is known for its campy musicals (like Evil Dead: The Musical and its special seats offered in the “splatter zone”). Thrill Me, with Colin Roybal as Nathan Leopold and Maximus JD Nielsen as Richard Loeb, opens at 7:30 p.m. Friday, July 28, at the Bug Theatre, 3654 Navajo Street, and runs on Fridays and Saturdays through August 19. Learn more and get $20 advance tickets at equinoxtheatredenver.com, or pay $25 at the door.
The story of Leopold and Loeb — two affluent, Nietzsche-obsessed teens who in 1924 kidnapped and murdered a fourteen-year-old acquaintance just for the thrill of committing a perfect crime — has been retold countless times in fiction and film, as well as on stage, since the premeditated act was dubbed the “crime of the century.” Now Equinox Theatre is bringing one interpretation,