‘South Park’ co-written ‘Cannibal’ comes to the Avalon Theatre

Although the concept of cannibalism and music may not appear to go together, such is not the case in Grand Junction.

“Cannibal The Musical” takes the Avalon Theatre stage, 645 Main St., at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 16, and Saturday, Oct. 17, as a fundraiser for the Museum of Western Colorado.

The musical, which is intended for mature audiences, is based on the story of Alferd Packer and five gold prospectors who got trapped in snow along the Gunnison River in the 1870s.

Packer emerged alone that spring and was subsequently tried, and acquitted, of murder charges. But he later was imprisoned for manslaughter and never denied eating his companions.

Coloradan Trey Parker wrote the musical script. Parker is famous for co-writing the popular comedy show “South Park” on Comedy Central.

Tickets are $25, $20 for museum members or Mesa State alumni, and $15 for students and seniors.

Tickets can be purchased at Museum of the West at Fourth Street and Ute Avenue; Dinosaur Journey, 550 Jurassic Court in Fruita; Cross Orchards Living History Farm, 3073 F Road; Mesa State College Alumni Office at new.mesastate.edu/alum/index.html; and Grand Junction Subaru, 2496 U.S. Highway 6&50.

Doors open at 7 p.m. for the show.


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