Breckenridge’s Backstage Theatre, winner of the 2010 Outstanding Regional Theatre award by the Colorado Theatre Guild, is proud to present a zany look at the great movie factory in Completely Hollywood Abridged, opening June 21.
Just when you thought it was safe to go back into the theatre…the guys from our past hit, The Complete Works of William Shakespeare Abridged, boldly go where few would dare:
Tinseltown! These bad boys of abridgment take on America’s largest cultural and economic export (well, except for weapons) in this seriously silly showbiz satire. Giving Hollywood more than just a nip and tuck, the Shakespeare boys cut through the clutter of celluloid to condense 186 of the greatest films of all time into 97 minutes, along the way highlighting the 11 cardinal rules of filmmaking. Enjoy film spoofs, wickedly horrendous star impersonations, movie mash-ups, and a complete compilation of classic cinematic cliches – plus a few brand new cliches they just made up.
Completely Hollywood (Abridged) is written by Reed Martin, Austin Tichenor with additional material by Dominic Conti. The show stars Seth Maisel (Backstage’s Cannibal The Musical), Christopher Willard (The Wedding Eve), and Chris Boeckx (The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee). All three actor are veterans of the Completely franchise and eat, breathe, and sleep the power of “The Movies” – at least the movies people choose to see when they are done watching The Avengers for the 50th time.
Completely Hollywood (Abridged) opens June 21 and plays through July 22 at the Breckenridge Theatre, located at 121 S. Ridge Street in Breckenridge. Complete performance schedule is: June 21, 22, 23, 28, 29, 30, July 6, 7, 12, 14, 19, 20, 21 at 7:30 PM and June 24, July 8, 15, 22 at 6:30 PM. Tickets are $23 for Adults (all fees included) if you order online and $25 (all fees included) at the door or by phone. Tickets for Youth under 18 are $18 online and $20 at the door or by phone. For online tickets, visit backstagetheatre.org. To order via phone, call 970.453.0199. Tickets are available at the door, one hour before showtimes. A special Champagne Opening will be held on June 21 with desserts and complimentary champagne. Food and drink served at 6:30 PM. Add $10 to the regular ticket price for this exclusive Champagne Opening event. Mixed drinks, soft drinks, popcorn, and snacks are available for purchase at the box office.
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