Music by Richard Rodgers, Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
Conceived by Walter Bobbie
Saturday, December 21 at 7:00pm
Thursday, Friday, Saturday, December 26-28 at 7:00pm
Sunday, December 29 at 2:00pm
Thursday, Friday, Saturday, January 2-4 at 7:00pm
Sunday, January 5 at 2:00pm
Thursday, Friday, Saturday, January 9-11 at 7:00pm
Sunday, January 12 at 2:00pm
Thingamajig Theatre Company, Pagosa’s nonprofit professional theatre company now in its ninth season, is pleased to announce the opening of A Grand Night for Singing — a musical revue showcasing the classic songs of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II. The revue opens tomorrow, Saturday, December 21 and runs through January 12.
Says Thingamajig Artistic Director Tim Moore about A Grand Night for Singing:
“It’s been said that Rodgers and Hammerstein’s songs are like snowflakes: no two are alike… and we can’t think of a better way to celebrate the Great American Songbook!”
Moore selected Director/Choreographer Andrew Barratt Lewis to helm the production, with a cast of new and returning actors and singers — Cassidy Giddens, Amy Harper, Perry Davis Harper, Jesse McFarland, and Jessi Miller — with musical direction by Paula Millar, scenic design by Laura Moore, lighting by Elaine Wong and costume design by Adrienne Young.
This fresh musical Review includes 30 legendary songs including favorites like, “I’m Gonna Wash That Man Right Outta My Hair”, “Some Enchanted Evening”, “Oh, What a Beautiful Morning”, and “If I Loved You.” The show opens Saturday and then continues after Christmas, from Thursday December 26 through Sunday January 12, with performances at 7pm and Sunday matinees at 2pm.
A Grand Night for Singing was originally was presented cabaret-style at the Rockefeller Center in New York, featuring songs from such lesser-known works as “Allegro”, “Me and Juliet”, “State Fair”, and “Pipe Dream” as well as hit Broadway shows like “Carousel”, “Oklahoma”, “The King and I”, “South Pacific”, and “The Sound of Music”. The Broadway production, directed by Walter Bobbie and choreographed by Pamela Sousa opened in November 1993, at the Criterion Center Stage Right, where it ran for 52 performances. It was nominated for two Tony Awards, for Best Musical and Best Book of a Musical, and the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Revue.
More than five decades after Rodgers and Hammerstein’s final collaboration — “The Sound of Music” — their musical legacy still comes across as fresh and vital, and allows for up-to-date interpretations by the Thingamajig performers.
A Grand Night for Singing will take place in the Pagosa Springs Center for the Art’s Black Box Theatre located in the back of our theatre.
In-ear listening devices are available at all of our shows! Devices are limited so reservations are recommend. To reserve your device, call (970) 731-7469.