Lauren Boebert Thrown Out of ‘Beetlejuice’ Musical for Violating ‘No Vaping/No Boeberts’ Policy

Apparently, shouting ‘Boebert! Boebert! Boebert!’ makes a ghoul appear
Lauren Boebert Thrown Out of ‘Beetlejuice’ Musical for Violating ‘No Vaping/No Boeberts’ Policy

Rep. Lauren Boebert got the boot from a Denver production of the Beetlejuice musical Sunday. Apparently, she was in violation of the show’s strict “No Boeberts/No Vaping” policy.

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While Anthony King, who wrote the book for the musical, was just goofing on Twitter, he wasn’t far off in describing what actually happened during the performance. Officials with Denver Arts and Venues asked Boebert and a companion to leave the city-owned Buell Theater thanks to vaping, singing, recording and “causing a disturbance” during the performance, according to The Denver Post. Boebert herself confirmed that she was shown the door. 

“I plead guilty to laughing and singing too loud,” said Boebert, punctuated by a tee-hee emoji. The laughing part we get but who goes to a Broadway show and loudly vocalizes along with the cast? It’s not one of those Disney singalong editions in movie theaters where patrons can expect to be seated next to exuberant, off-key fans. Tickets for tonight’s show in Denver are going for more than $200 a pop on reseller sites — who wants to pay those kinds of prices only to be seated in front of a braying member of Congress?

Boebert and her pal were issued a warning during the show’s intermission after three different audience members went to complain about their behavior. When Boebert kept it up in Act Two, she was escorted from the premises but didn’t go quietly. According to an incident report, an usher needed assistance with Boebert’s dismissal: “They told me they would not leave. I told them that they need to leave the theater and if they do not, they will be trespassing. The patrons said they would not leave. I told them I would (be) going to get Denver Police. They said go get them.”

Surveillance video backs up the report. It takes a couple of staff members an extended period of time to get Boebert and her companion to vacate their seats. Turn on the surveillance microphones next time, Buell Theater, we think we probably missed some good stuff. Indeed, the report says the couple exited with remarks “like ‘do you know who I am,’ ‘I am on the board’ (and) ‘I will be contacting the mayor.’ ”

This week, Boebert’s campaign manager denied the vaping part of the report while issuing a statement worthy of an esteemed representative of the state of Colorado: “I can confirm the stunning and salacious rumors: in her personal time, Congresswoman Lauren Boebert is indeed a supporter of the performing arts (gasp!) and, to the dismay of a select few, enthusiastically enjoyed a weekend performance of Beetlejuice.

Don’t worry that Boebert might have been traumatized by her run-in with theater security. The Denver Post reports that she had been arrested or summonsed at least four times prior to her 2020 election, and since then she’s had a few run-ins with the Capitol Police. This particular adventure seems pretty tame in comparison.

As for Beetlejuice himself? As he says in the movies, “That is why I won’t do two shows a night anymore, babe.”

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