Firebrand Congresswoman Lauren Boebert was escorted out of a performance of the musical ‘Beetlejuice‘ in downtown Denver after being accused by the venue of vaping, singing, recording the show and ‘causing a disturbance.’
Officials with Denver Arts & Venues noted two patrons were asked to leave the Buell Theatre over the weekend after being issued a warning during intermission about their behavior.
The group did not name the patrons but Boebert’s office confirmed it was the conservative Colorado representative.
An official report suggested that once Boebert and her unnamed friend had been escorted into the theatre’s lobby, they made comments along the lines of, ‘do you know who I am?’ and ‘I will be contacting the mayor.’
In addition to allegedly recording parts of the show, which is expressly forbidden, Boebert and her friend were accused of ‘being loud,’ which Boebert herself admitted to in a tweet about the incident.
‘It’s true, I did thoroughly enjoy the AMAZING Beetlejuice at the Buell Theatre and I plead guilty to laughing and singing too loud!’ the second-term congresswoman wrote.
Congresswoman Lauren Boebert was kicked out of a touring performance of Broadway musical ‘Beetlejuice’ over the weekend in Denver
One Facebook user who saw the touring show over the weekend wondered if he spotted Boebert and her pal in the first row of the audience
Singing along with performers at a musical is generally considered to be extremely taboo behavior.
‘Everyone should go see it if you get the chance this week and please let me know how it ends!’ Boebert added.
A campaign manager for Boebert, Drew Sexton, gave a statement to a Colorado news outlet: ‘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.”
He said that the representative encourages everyone to see the play, but ‘with a gentle reminder to leave their phones outside of the venue.’
Sexton said Boebert used her phone to snap a picture of the show, as she was unaware that photos weren’t allowed.
An incident report noted the two received a warning at intermission about their behavior, according to the Denver Post. But five minutes into the second act, security officials got another complaint about a person being loud and recording the show.
‘They told me they would not leave,’ an usher said, according to the report. ‘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.’
Police were called to the scene and stayed until Boebert and her friend left.
The touring cast of the hit Broadway musical stopped in Denver over the weekend
In addition to allegedly recording parts of the show, which is expressly forbidden, Boebert and her friend were accused of ‘being loud’
Police were called to the scene and stayed until Boebert and her friend left
Boebert has had several notable run-ins with law enforcement in the past
Boebert is at the beginning of her campaign to get elected to a third term representing the third Congressional District of Colorado
Boebert, who is at the beginning of her campaign for a third term representing Colorado’s third Congressional District, has had several notable run-ins with law enforcement in the past.
She has had several firearms-related issues with Capitol Police in Washington, DC, and last summer, her soon-to-be-ex-husband reportedly threatened the family’s neighbors.
In May, Boebert filed for divorce from her husband after 18 years of marriage.
In her statement, the sophomore congresswoman said: ‘It is with a heavy weight on my heart that I have filed for divorce from my husband. I am grateful for our years of marriage together and for our beautiful children, all of whom deserve privacy and love as we work through this process.’
‘I’ve always been faithful in my marriage, and I believe strongly in marriage, which makes this announcement that much more difficult.’
Boebert was herself a teen mom and dropped out of high school during her senior year in 2004 when she got pregnant with Tyler, her oldest.
She had three more sons, including the 2009 birth of Kaydon, which occurred in the front seat of her husband’s pickup truck, and made local news.