When Heather Frost first saw the script for Bingo: The Winning Musical, she remembers thinking, “Wow, this is a great opportunity. It’s never been done in Colorado, and it’s got that fun, sort of silly entertainment value while still having a wonderful message of friendship running through the whole thing.” So she took the script to Woof! Productions, the theater group she’d founded in 2005. “When the group got together to read through it, we just laughed and laughed and laughed,” she says, “and we thought, ‘We need to do this show.’” And so Bingo became the fourth production staged by Woof!, the first with an interactive element. The musical is set in a bingo hall and includes three actual games of bingo; the audience can play along for a chance to win some small prizes. The show opens at 7:30 p.m. tonight at the Dairy Center for the Arts, 2590 Walnut Street in Boulder, and will continue Fridays and Saturdays through April 2. Tickets are $23; for more information, check or call 303-444-7328.
Fridays, Saturdays, 7:30 p.m.; Thu., March 24, 7:30 p.m.; Sun., March 27, 2 p.m.; Thu., March 31, 7:30 p.m. Starts: March 18. Continues through April 2, 2011