By Joe Contreras, Latin Life Denver Media
Buckle up and get ready to enjoy this two and half hour non stop ride of dazzling sets, costumes, music and songs that will have wanting to get back in line no sooner the rides over.
While the songs may not be original, the way they are presented in telling this story certainly are. There are so many of them that are seamlessly woven together in this artistic theatrical tapestry.
In total 70 songs. Most all are recognizable, ‘Brick House’, “Burning Down the House”, “Everlasting Love”, “Jungle Boogie”, “Material Girl”, “Roxanne”, “What’s Love Got To Do With It,” “Tainted Love”, “You Cant’ Always Get What You Want” “Marmalade” and on and on each presented in its own unique way. The only original song is “Come What May” the love ballad of the plays lovers Satine and Christian.
Moulin Rouge is a story about show people and the theatre that has been their home for so long. Now the Moulin Rouge is on the brink of being taking away. It is a story of their grit and determination to persevere over those elements that threaten to destroy the only life most have ever know. It is also the story of an unlikely love affair that endures its own challenges. Or does it?
The production also features several Latinos as part of the cast including Gabe Martinez as Santiago and Denver’s own Andres Quintero. (see our related article HERE.)
From the Denver Center for the Performing Arts:
Baz Luhrmann’s iconic film comes to life onstage, remixed in a new musical mash-up extravaganza. Moulin Rouge! The Musical is a theatrical celebration of Truth, Beauty, Freedom, and – above all – Love. Moulin Rouge! The Musical is more than a musical; it is a state of mind.
As in the film, Moulin Rouge! The Musical celebrates over 160 years of music – from Offenbach to Lady Gaga. The stage musical features many of the iconic songs from the movie, and includes recent hits released since the movie premiered 20 years ago.
Released by 20th Century Fox, Baz Luhrmann’s MOULIN ROUGE! premiered at the 2001 Cannes Film Festival. At the 74th Academy Awards. The film was nominated for eight Oscars, including Best Picture, and won two.
The Moulin Rouge of Paris, is a dazzling and spectacular universe, the symbol of the Parisian way of celebrating since 1889. Starting life as a popular cabaret and dance hall, the venue became an iconic music hall in the Roaring Twenties, and then a theatre where numerous famous French and international artists stepped out into the limelight. Today, the Moulin Rouge and its 60 artists present the Féerie revue show: two hours of amazement between cabaret and music hall styles where dance scenes and surprise acts intersperse – without forgetting the Moulin Rouge’s most emblematic dance, the French Cancan! Since its creation, the Moulin Rouge of Paris has always been an invitation to live and share all the emotions and effervescence of a unique party extravaganza. http://www.moulinrouge.fr/
Tickets are now on sale at Denvercenter.org.
In advance of the start of performances, the production announced today that it will host a digital ticket lottery offering fans the chance to purchase a limited number of $45 tickets available per performance.
How to enter:
- Make a Lucky Seat account if you do not have one already. If you enter, be sure to keep an eye on your email around 11:00 a.m. on the dates listed below to find out if you won. Winners will have a limited window to purchase and claim their tickets. Fans who have been selected can then purchase up to two (2) tickets at $45 each.
- Performances on June 14 – 19
Entries must be received by Fri, June 10 at 10:30 a.m.
- Performances on June 21 – 26
Entries must be received by Fri, June 17 at 10:30 a.m.
Entrants must be 18 years or older. A valid, non-expired photo ID that matches the name used to enter is required for pickup. Seat locations awarded by the lottery are subject to availability. Read the full official rules.
ABOUT MOULIN ROUGE! THE MUSICAL
Enter a world of splendor and romance, of eye-popping excess, of glitz, grandeur and glory! A world where Bohemians and aristocrats rub elbows and revel in electrifying enchantment. Pop the champagne and prepare for the spectacular spectacular … Welcome to Moulin Rouge! The Musical.
Please be advised that the DCPA — denvercenter.org — is the ONLY authorized ticket provider for these productions in Denver. As with all production produced and/or presented by the DCPA, ticket buyers who buy tickets from a ticket broker or any third party run the risk of overpaying or buying illegitimate tickets. Patrons should be aware that the DCPA is unable to reprint/replace lost or stolen tickets and are unable to contact patrons with information about time changes or other pertinent updates about the performance if they buy from a ticket broker or any third party. The DCPA is not able to intervene with ticket purchases through a third party or ticket broker. Patrons found in violation of the DCPA Ticket Purchase and Sale Terms and Policies may have all their tickets cancelled.
THE DENVER CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTSIn advance of the start of performances, the production announced today that it will host a digital ticket lottery offering fans the chance to purchase a limited number of $45 tickets available per performance.