By Amy Wolfe
The professional actors arrived this week to begin rehearsals for the production of the musicals by the Thingamajig Theater Company, Bright Star, guys and dolls, and The musical SpongeBob SquarePants.
Costumes are adjusted, sets detailed, music and choreography rehearsed to prepare for a magical summer of live musical theatre. Summer shows and programs are held at the Pagosa Springs Center for the Arts.
Visit our website at pagosacenter.org for links to purchase season tickets and individual tickets to these wonderful shows.
After the opening of the three summer shows, Whatchamawhozit Kids Camp begins on weekdays, July 5 to July 15, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and ends with public performances by The children of the music man July 16-17 led by comeback camp favorite Tyler Price Robinson. The camp works with children ages 7-12 (ask about special consideration for 6-13 year olds) introducing them to all aspects of theater production. Thingamajig’s professional actors for main stage shows work with campers on signing, dancing, storytelling, character development, costume design, painting and lighting while teaching them invaluable job skills. teamwork, public speaking, critical thinking and self-confidence in a fun and active environment.
At Whatchamawhozit Kids Camp, all art forms come together to provide an incredible experience right here in Pagosa Springs. Register your youth at pagosacenter.org to experience the transformative power of theater education. The cost of the camp is $375 and includes admission to the matinee performance on Wednesday, July 13 of The musical SpongeBob SquarePants which presents all the monitors of the camp.
The opening of our Broadway in the Mountains season is only three weeks away, with Shining star on stage on Friday, June 3. Steve Martin and Edie Brickell’s award-winning collaboration is inspired by a true story and their 2013 bluegrass album “Love Has Come for You.” Set in the Blue Ridge Mountains in the 1940s, with flashbacks to the 1920s, the music and script weave a story of loss and the power of love. Allie Tamburello returns to the Thingamajig stage to star in a bucket list dream role as Alice Murphy.
The romantic musical guys and dolls, subtitled “A Musical Fable of Broadway” will open on Friday, June 17 with familiar songs and incredible dancers. The unlikely pairing of Manhattan underworld figures with straight, narrow “dolls” is set in 1920s New York and Havana, Cuba. You’ll sing along to songwriter Frank Loesser’s brilliant compositions, “Bushel and a Peck”, “If I Were a Bell” and “Luck Be a Lady”.
Opening Friday, July 1 The musical SpongeBob SquarePants will transport the audience to the underwater world of Bikini Bottom. Inspired by Nickelodeon’s long-running children’s cartoon SpongeBob SquarePants, trouble is about to break out in Bikini Bottom, producing an unlikely hero. This fun, family-friendly musical is sure to delight audiences of all ages.
Visit our website at pagosacenter.org to purchase tickets and learn more about the Thingamajig Theater Company and the Pagosa Springs Center for the Arts. It’s going to be a GREAT summer!