By Carole Howard
Thingamajig Theatre Company is pleased to present its annual ‘Broadway Gala’ on Tuesday, July 25 at 7pm at the Pagosa Springs Center for the Arts.
Four award-winning Broadway musical hits are playing in rotation this summer at the Thingamajig Theatre Company, in residence at the Pagosa Springs Center for the Arts. As well, a gala fundraiser featuring hidden talents of the exciting, accomplished cast and an auction for unique interactions with the actors will take place on Tuesday, July 25 at 5pm to raise funds for the non-profit professional theatre company.
The ‘Broadway Gala’ Fundraiser
Only about half of the costs of Thingamajig productions are covered by ticket sales. The remainder of the theatre’s funding comes from private donors, business sponsors, program advertising, grants and proceeds from this annual gala fundraiser.
Tickets to the gala are $100 each.
Among the many treats at this special event will be hors d’oeuvres from theatre sponsor Alley House Grille and backstage tours conducted by cast members. When the performers take the stage for a fun cabaret-type show, the audience will have the opportunity to bid on a variety of unique private events with the actors for this very good cause.
The many one-of-a-kind offerings awaiting your bids include a serenade by Luke Hefner at your private party or as a delightful gift for a friend on a special occasion; a progressive dinner for 10 people when actors will chauffeur you and your friends to four incredible locations where you’ll enjoy wine pairings, serenades and delicious food prepared by the cast; and a photo shoot for four where the actors will do your hair and makeup as you enjoy champagne and chocolate, then provide costumes before you pose with the cast for a very special picture that could be your best Christmas card ever.
“We know from previous galas that our guests have been surprised and delighted by the evening – and especially the clever and creative auction opportunities,” said Laura Moore, co-founder of Thingamajig Theatre with her husband Tim. “We are deeply grateful for everyone’s support because the four musicals that folks are seeing on stage this summer would not have been possible without the funding raised at the gala.”
This summer’s 28 actors and production staff of 17 is the largest ever at Thingamajig.
For tickets for the gala… or summer season shows, click here… or phone 790-731-7469.