Each of the three pieces has a unique story with thoughtful influences, including everything from a magical pocket watch to Patsy Cline, and will be done Ballet Idaho-style, with glimmering costumes and mesmerizing technical skill.
According to a press release, Daisy's Madhouse sold out all seven performances of its Evil Dead The Musical production last year. The nonprofit theater company is bringing back the hilariously horrifying story of five people who journey to a remote cabin and end up turning into zombies. The return production promises not only more opportunities to see the show, but even more fake blood.
Rocky Horror virgins can expect an exceptionally interactive theater experience, with veterans singing along and shouting often-outlandish phrases. Purchase a kit of Rocky Horror accessories for $5, and enjoy doing the sorts of things you were never allowed to do during childhood--like throwing toilet paper, shooting water guns indoors and making lots of noise.
Storytelling pro Daniel Bishop wants to "bring the campfire to you," or, more specifically, the Linen Building Friday, Sept. 21. Bishop will weave some creative yarns onstage as part of the storytelling event Boise's Biggest Liar.
Audiences can expect all the drama of Victor Hugo's 19th-century novel, which was re-engineered for the stage by Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schonberg and made the names Cosette and Jean Valjean famous.
Local improv troupes will take to the stage at Fatty's on three consecutive Saturday nights, with the first Saturday, Sept. 8. And while the who-knows-what-they'll-say stuff of the improv will be in full force, expect more of a theoretical cage match than the violent physical duel in a literal cage seen in arenas and on TV.
But this yard party is infinitely cooler than the one you threw last weekend, at least musically. It'll substitute the jams bellowing from your iPod dock with live musical performances from local electro dudes Mozam, the Thomas Paul Trio, hip-hoppers Dedicated Servers, Edmond Dantes, Boise Rock School, Joanna Richard, The Project, Matthew Lon Shockey and BW's own Josh Gross.
Expect male and female dancers donning pasties, satire, original music performed by a live band and some of the best burlesque stage names ever, such as LaLa Vulvaria and Velveeta the Cheetah (related to the Cheeto mascot?).
After soaking in the atmosphere of spurs and gun slingers for a bit, attendees can nosh on a full buffet dinner of marinated tri-tip and barbecue chicken by H&M Meats and Catering before settling in for the Western Action Adventure Show.
The signs of spring are everywhere: tulips, leaves on trees and slightly warmer weather. Add to that list of season-change indicators Idaho Dance Theatre's Spring Show, which will take place Friday, April 13-Sunday, April 15.
The newest Homegrown Theater production involves a cat and a wad of cash. Veronica Livingstone, I Presume tells the story of a deceased millionaire and the ultimate crazy cat lady, who leaves her fortune not to her son but to her feline friend.
The play will run Tuesday, April 17-Thursday, April 19 at the Linen Building.