Chief Theater hosts 1st lip sync and air band contest Saturday |

Chief Theater hosts 1st lip sync and air band contest Saturday

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What: Chief Theater Fundraiser: The Noise! Lip Sync and Air Band Contest

When: 6 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 24

Where: Chief Theater, 813 Lincoln Ave.

Tickets: $20 online or at All That

— Think of a time when a catchy pop tune or an favorite classic ballad comes on the radio — inevitably, one cannot help but sing along.

But what happens when those gratifying moments of seclusion are brought into the spotlight as featured entertainment?

An audience will find out Saturday when the Chief Theater hosts its first “The Noise! Lip Sync and Air Band Contest” with 10 featured teams who have prepped and now anxiously await their moment in the spotlight.

As a fundraiser for the Chief Theater, a silent auction will kick off the festivities at 6 p.m. with a vast assortment of items ranging from box seats at a Nuggets and Spurs game to local restaurant and business gift certificates. The first lip sync or air-guitar act will take the stage at 7 p.m.

“Everybody has band-mimed at one point or another, and this gives people a chance to do it in front of an audience,” said Alice Klauzer, Friends of the Chief board president and a member of the Alpine Bank team.

According to Chief Executive Director Scott Parker, the idea for the event came from his wife, who had seen the trend on late night television shows like The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon and Lip Sync Battle on Spike.

“It gives people a good chance to pretend to be a rock-n-roll star for a night,” Parker said. “So many groups in town have their own yearly fundraiser, and we thought, why aren’t we doing our own? We thought this would be a fun, annual event where people can dress up in funny costumes, have props and pretend to sing and dance.”

The key to a good lip syncing and air band performance actor Todd Danielson said, is the song.

“I’m definitely new to air-banding, but I think that song choice is everything because no matter what you are doing up there, if you have the right song, it makes such a difference,” Danielson said. “With a good song you can just let yourself go and forget about how much of a fool you are making of yourself.”

Who wins the contest is up to the audience.

Each person attending the show will receive a voting sheet and be asked pick a winning team. At the end of the event, votes will be tallied, and winners will be announced. Among the prizes is the chance to be a featured act in the Super Fun Steamboat Show on Nov. 6.

General admission tickets are $20. They can be purchased online or at All That. There is also an option to reserve a table for four online for $100.

To reach Audrey Dwyer, call 970-871-4229, email or follow her on Twitter @Audrey_Dwyer1

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