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Out Boulder County Brings Broadway to Boulder

Out Boulder County Brings Broadway to Boulder


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Cabaret on the Rocks will feature the show-stopping talent of John McDaniel, Hugh Panaro, and Latrice Royale

BOULDER, CO — This spring, Out Boulder County, proudly presents Cabaret on the Rocks, an evening of Broadway show tunes, drag, and dancing to support OBC’s mission to create an inclusive, equitable, just, and connected world for LGBTQ+ people.

John McDaniel

The enchanting evening will take place at Boulder Theater on April 12, featuring performances by Grammy- and Emmy-winning musical director John McDaniel (Bonnie and Clyde, Catch Me If You Can, Annie Get Your Gun), star of Broadway’s Phantom of the Opera Hugh Panaro, and three-time RuPaul’s Drag Race contestant Latrice Royale. Acting as MC for the evening is Jordan Chavez, weekday mornings anchor at 9NEWS in Denver.

Talent for the inaugural performance of Cabaret on the Rocks is made possible by generous underwriting and production support from Boulder residents Greg Hansen and Jeff Bernardy.

“I have a life-long passion for all things music and theater,” Bernardy says. “I started producing fundraising events for AIDS charities in 1989. Cabaret on the Rocks is my way of combining my love of theater with my compassion for the multitude of people in my life that were impacted by the AIDS epidemic.”

OBC has undergone exponential growth over the last five years, with a six-fold increase in operating budget that allowed the organization to bring programming into northern Colorado. To handle the expansion in workforce, programming, and reach, OBC moved its headquarters into the three-level, 10,000-square-foot Equality Center of the Rocky Mountains on April 8, 2022. In January 2024, ground broke at the Equality Center for an elevator that will allow even more people to congregate at this LGBTQ+ community hub.

Hugh Bleacher

Events like Cabaret on the Rocks bring the community together while also providing the financial foundation OBC needs to develop dynamic youth and adult programming, strategize advocacy efforts against anti-LGBTQ+ legislation, and implement culturally responsive behavioral health services.

“Boulder is on the map for a number of reasons, and Cabaret of the Rocks will soon be one of them,” says OBC Executive Director Mardi Moore. “Many people on the Front Range often travel to NYC for Broadway shows. This year they can save that plane ticket and drive to Boulder Theater.”

Bernardy calls music “the universal language of love” and the perfect way to “celebrate our collective spirit of inclusivity, diversity, and equality” while facing the reality of a growing body of anti-trans legislation across the country.

“Our LGBTQ+ communities are facing some new challenges in recent years,” Bernardy says. “Bringing an exciting evening of talented performers to the Boulder Theater will give us the opportunity to raise money and awareness for Out Boulder County and the outstanding work they do to support our Colorado LGBTQ+ communities.”

Event Details: 

Friday, April 12

Boulder Theater

2032 14th St., Boulder

6:30 p.m. | VIP reception

7:30 p.m. | Doors open for GA ticket-holders

8 p.m. | Show begins

Tickets can be purchased here. 

For groups of 10 or more, contact Juan Moreno (720-756-1270), [email protected]) for best pricing and seat selection.

About Out Boulder County

Out Boulder County is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit headquartered in the foothills of Boulder, Colorado. Since launching as Boulder Pride in 1994, OBC has evolved to become the most-supported LGBTQ+ nonprofit organization in the state, serving approximately 20,000 community members annually through more than 60 unique events. OBC’s work is guided by a vision of an inclusive, equitable, and compassionate world where LGBTQ+ people, families, and communities can live authentically. OBC makes that dream a reality by working collaboratively with the community to create connection and provide advocacy, education, research and responsive programs and services. 

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