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Unleash your inner flapper at a 360˚ musical set in the Roaring Twenties, brought to life by the producers of Sweet & Lucky
The Wild Party closed in October, 2017. Thank you to all our fans!
Unleash your inner flapper at a 360˚ musical set in the Roaring Twenties, brought to life by the producers of Sweet & Lucky The Wild Party closed in October, 2017. Thank you to all our fans!
587 backers pledged $27,521 to help bring this project to life.

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You’re invited to leave your inhibitions (and Prohibitions) behind from October 11 – 31 as you join a decadent party in the Roaring Twenties, brought to you by the producers of Sweet & Lucky.

The Wild Party is a musical by Michael John LaChiusa, based on a 1928 poem so scandalous that it was banned outright. It follows a mix of debaucherous vaudevillians as they attempt to drink and dance their way out of personal problems over the course of one fateful night. In our immersive staging, you’ll be smack in the middle of all the drama as we convert the 10,000 square foot Hangar at Stanley Marketplace into an art-deco dream of days long past.

Just like in Sweet & Lucky, you’re more than an audience – you’re a guest at the party enjoying big musical numbers and getting whisked away for special surprises. Indulge your inner flapper as you mingle with an unruly mix of playboys, divas, former boxing champs and ingénues in a Manhattan apartment lost in time. As the night loses control and our characters unmask to reveal their true selves, you just might discover a side of yourself that only one wild night can reveal.

Whether you’re a wallflower or a jitterbug, we hope you’ll help us bring this jazz-and-gin-soaked dream to life.

Meridith C. Grundei in Sweet & Lucky. Photo Credit: Adams VisCom
Meridith C. Grundei in Sweet & Lucky. Photo Credit: Adams VisCom

 

Off-Center is committed to thinking outside the box and creating exciting ways to surprise our audiences, plucking them out of reality for 360-degree shows of all sizes. 

Last year we embarked on the largest immersive theatre experience Denver had ever seen, Sweet & Lucky, and were met with overwhelming support from our community. Thanks to everyone who backed our successful Kickstarter campaign, we were able to fill a massive warehouse with antiques, a swimming hole, a time-bending house and a whole lot of memories. The sold-out show was the start of a new era for Off-Center, and we’ve been aiming to push the envelope ever since.

The Wild Party will share some familiar faces from the Sweet & Lucky team, including two performers from the cast to direct (Amanda Berg Wilson) and choreograph (Patrick Mueller), as well as the costume designer (Meghan Anderson Doyle) and sound designer (Sean Hagerty). The Wild Party will also feature a new immersive set by Frankenstein's scenic designer Jason Sherwood, music direction by David Nehls, and lighting design by Jason Lynch.

Jason Sherwood’s immersive scenic design for “The View UpStairs” Off-Broadway. Photo credit: Kurt Sneddon
Jason Sherwood’s immersive scenic design for “The View UpStairs” Off-Broadway. Photo credit: Kurt Sneddon

 


By supporting our Kickstarter, you’re giving our team of local actors, musicians and artists the chance to create a thrilling new theatrical experience for our community. But to bring the party to life, we need your help.

Funds raised on Kickstarter will enable us to fully realize the creative team’s bold vision for this show. Every object should feel intentional and every element will take you deeper into the story. They weren’t called the Roaring Twenties for nothing, and we want the experience to scream of the times.

By donating to our Kickstarter campaign, you’ll not only help us tell this story, but you’ll also become a part of it. Check out all of our incredible rewards to see how you can elevate your experience at The Wild Party.

The Roaring Twenties
The Roaring Twenties

 

Risks and challenges

Putting on an immersive production outside of our stages has many risks, but with successes such as Sweet & Lucky and Travelers of the Lost Dimension, we’re honing in on what our team needs and what our audience wants out of a 360º experience. Without backers like you, elements of the show would need to be scaled back and our bigger vision would need to shrink. Your support will allow this party to be wild, not mild, and help us pull off our ambitious approach to telling this musical.

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    EARLY BIRD TICKET PRESALE

    • Be the first to be able to purchase tickets to The Wild Party before the public. With a limited number of shows, these tickets will go fast!

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    PRE-GAME LIKE IT’S 1920

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    • Set the mood for your experience with our curated Spotify jazz mix, Roaring Twenties costume guide and bathtub gin fizz cocktail recipe.

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    BE THE FIRST TO SCOPE THE JOINT

    • All of the above, plus:
    • Be the first to experience the show at a test audience dress rehearsal and help shape the finalized production by providing valuable feedback to our creative team. These performances may start or stop mid-show as our artists continue to put the finishing touches on the experience.
    • Test audience dress rehearsals are October 8 and 10 at Stanley Marketplace.

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    GET STUCK ON QUEENIE

    • All of the above, plus:
    • Contribute to the show décor! Write a fan letter to Queenie and send a photo to be included in the set.
    • Receive a keepsake invitation to the party.
    • Receive your very own copy of The Wild Party by Joseph Moncure March with illustrations by Art Spiegelman.

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    PERFECT YOUR FABULOUSLY FLAPPER LOOK

    • All of the above, plus:
    • Join our invite only costume class for two with The Wild Party Costume Designer Meghan Anderson Doyle.
    • Create a keepsake costume element to wear to the show.
    • The class will include a pre-event mix and mingle with light refreshments and first look at The Wild Party costume development and creation.
    • Date and location will be announced at a later time.

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    DISCOVER THE REAL MCCOY

    • All of the above, plus:
    • Receive four tickets to a preview performance of your choice
    • Preview performances are October 11 – 13 at Stanley Marketplace.
    • Go on a post-show behind-the-scenes tour.

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    PUT ON YOUR GLAD RAGS

    • All of the above, plus:
    • Receive four VIP tickets to a preview performance of your choice
    • Preview performances are October 11 – 13 at Stanley Marketplace.
    • Meet and greet the creative team with a toast for two on set.
    • Snag a photo with Queenie and Burrs.

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    PARTY WITH THE BEST OF 'EM

    • All of the above, plus:
    • Receive two tickets to the opening night performance of The Wild Party on October 14 at Stanley Marketplace.
    • Mix and mingle with the cast at the exclusive post-show opening night party.
    • The Wild Party costumer Meghan Anderson Doyle will send you to the show in style with unique keepsake costume accessories selected especially for you and your guest.

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    PUTTING ON THE RITZ

    • All of the above, plus:
    • You and a guest will arrive to the party impeccably dressed with one-of-a-kind costumes.
    • Work with Costume Designer Meghan Anderson Doyle to choose a personalized look for the show.
    • Costumes will arrive mid-September along with suggested makeup and shoes to complete the look (tailoring not included).

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