BINGO THE MUSICAL Opens Tomorrow at PACE Center
Ben Dicke, winner of the Culture West People's Choice Denver Theatre Person of the Year Award, will be directing Bingo at the Parker Art, Culture and Event (PACE) Center in September. Dicke's directorial credits include Xanadu and The Hobbit, among others. Starkey Theatrix, who also produced Always...Patsy Cline and Little Shop of Horrors at the PACE Center, will be producing Bingo.
Bingo is a splashy, zippy, fun new musical comedy about a group of die-hard bingo players who let nothing get in the way of their weekly game. Best friends and bingo pals Vern, Honey and Patsy brave a terrible storm in order to attend the yearly celebration of the birth of bingo and tribute to its founder, Edwin S. Lowe. As the storm knocks out power at the Bingo Hall, Patsy and Honey remind each other of the ominous night fifteen years ago that began in the same way. In flashback, Honey tells us about the night Vern, and her best friend, Bernice, had their falling out. Bernice's sweet, yet headstrong daughter, Alison, enters the Bingo Hall in disguise - Bernice's health is failing, and Alison is determined, with the help of bingo, to reunite her mother with her long-lost best friend.
In between the number calling, strange rituals and fierce competitions, love blossoms and long lost friends reunite. These lovable characters spring to life with a smart, funny script and bouncy, hummable score. Audiences will be laughing in the aisles, when they aren't playing games of bingo along with the cast.
Bingo...The Winning Musical is in the Mainstage Theater at the PACE Center for five shows, September 12-15. Tickets start at $20 at PACEcenteronline.org, 303.805.6800 or at the PACE Center Box Office located at 20000 Pikes Peak Avenue, in downtown Parker. Group discounts are available.