According to the incident report, Boebert and a companion were asked to leave for allegedly “vaping, singing, and causing a disturbance” that prompted attendants to file complaints.
Rep. Lauren Boebert, R-Colorado, was escorted out of a performance of the musical “Beetlejuice” in Denver on Sunday night for allegedly disruptive behavior.
Officials with Denver Arts & Venues wrote in an incident report obtained by the local NBC affiliate that two patrons were asked to exit the Buell Theatre in Denver during the performance. Boebert and her companion are not named in the incident report. During intermission, the patrons allegedly engaged in “vaping, singing, and causing a disturbance,” which prompted three complaints from other attendees, according to the report.
While Boebert and her companion are not named in the report, her campaign manager Drew Sexton confirmed the incident to NBC News in a statement.
“I can confirm the shocking 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, which the Denver Post described as ‘zany,’ ‘outrageous,’ and a ‘lusty riot,'” Sexton said in a statement.
According to him, the congresswoman “appreciates the Buell Theatre’s strict enforcement of their no-photos policy and only wishes the Biden Administration would enforce our border laws with the same vigor.”
Boebert, according to Sexton, “strongly encourages” everyone to see the play and its “fantastic cast, tremendous visuals, and plenty of loud laughs,” adding “with a gentle reminder to leave their phones outside the venue.”
The congresswoman, who is running for re-election next year, also alluded to the incident in a Tuesday night post to X, formerly known as Twitter, that included a link to purchase “Beetlejuice” tickets at the Denver theater.
She wrote, “Yes, I thoroughly enjoyed the AMAZING Beetlejuice at the Buell Theatre, and I admit to laughing and singing too loudly!”
She added, “Everyone should see it this week if they have the opportunity, and please let me know how it ends!”
The incident was initially reported by the Denver Post. Boebert’s congressional office deferred comment requests to the congresswoman’s campaign. The city of Denver did not respond promptly to a request for comment from NBC News.
The report stated that the two patrons were “argumentative,” and a complaint filed five minutes into the second act stated that they were “loud” and recording the performance, as reported by an NBC affiliate. Guests are prohibited from photographing or recording performances.
According to the report, when asked to depart, the two patrons refused. They were warned that if they did not exit the venue, they would be committing trespassing.
“I told them I was going to contact the Denver Police. According to the affiliate, the report stated, “They told us to go and get them.”
According to the report, the two eventually departed the theater on their own. The local NBC affiliate obtained surveillance footage from the city of Denver showing them being escorted out of the theater during the “Beetlejuice” performance.