January 2018: Applause Magazine puzzle solution

by John Moore | Jan 26, 2018
With each new issue of Applause Magazine, we offer readers a puzzle related to our current shows. Here is the most recent crossword puzzle, covering The King & I, Stomp, Zoey's Perfect Wedding, American Mariachi and The Great Leap (which we took as permission to ask a few random questions about sports and theatre).


Applause Crossword 800

ACROSS clues:
  • 4. American Mariachi playwright José Cruz González also wrote the DCPA’s world-premiere play Sunsets and _______
  • 6. Stomp started as two miming British street artists performing a genre widely known as ______
  • 8 Zoey playwright Matthew Lopez also wrote The _________ Man.
  • 10. Lyric: “Whenever I feel afraid, I hold my head erect and whistle a ____ tune.”
  • 12. Stomp features eight performers who employ unconventional variations of this type of musical instruments
  • 13. Zoey's Perfect Wedding playwright Matthew Lopez also wrote The Legend of Georgia _______
  • 14.  A performance of Stomp contains none of these, because the creators believe everyone can fully understand it without them.
  • 17.  The King & I is set in this city, which also has bloodlines to a famous song from Chess.
  • 18.  In the 1970s, it was unheard of for this gender to be playing mariachi music.
  • 20. Mariachi bands generally wear this kind of suit in performance.
  • 22. The idea behind Stomp is to try to find music within this, a word that usually describes unwanted sound.

    DOWN clues
  • 1. The most famous American to play professional basketball in China to date is Stephon _______
  • 2. Matthew Lopez was named the DCPA’s first- ever _________ Fellow in 2014
  • 3. Acclaimed baseball play about the first openly gay major-league player: Take Me _______
  • 4. Doctors believe playing this can help reach a patient with dementia even as memory fails
  • 5. Last name of the actor who played King Mongkut in The King and I 4,625 times on stage.
  • 7. The King & I is based on the novel Anna and the King of ____.”
  • 9. The generally very organized wedding _____ is typically not the drunkest person at the party. Typically.
  • 11. According to the playwright, this is the only Western sport that has never been banned in China
  • 13. The tradition of mariachi music is believed to have begun in this country.
  • 15. Song from The King & I: Shall We ______?
  • 16. Howlingly well-received current Broadway play about girls’ soccer: The _______
  • 19. Last name of basketball player who was famous for the accuracy of his underhanded free throws
  • 21. Last (family) name of the Chinese center who played in eight NBA All-Star Games as a member of the Houston Rockets.

Zoey Crossword Puzzle. Adams Viscom

Mallory Portnoy and Nija Okoro in 'Zoey's Perfect Wedding.' Photo by AdamsVisCom.

Applause crossword puzzle solution

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John Moore
John Moore
Award-winning arts journalist John Moore has recently taken a groundbreaking new position as the DCPA’s Senior Arts Journalist. With The Denver Post, he was named one of the 12 most influential theater critics in the US by American Theatre Magazine. He is the founder of the Denver Actors Fund, a nonprofit that raises money for local artists in medical need. John is a native of Arvada and attended Regis Jesuit High School and the University of Colorado at Boulder. Follow him on Twitter @moorejohn.

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