Tickets are now available for Thingamajig Theatre Company’s exciting 2018 summer repertory season. Thingamajig is a professional nonprofit 501(c)(3) theatre company in residence at Pagosa Springs Center for the Arts.
The five-musical summer season includes Legally Blonde (opening June 15-16), West Side Story (opening June 22-23), Thoroughly Modern Millie (opening July 6-7), Little Shop of Horrors (opening July 13-14) and ThingamaWHO’s Pinkalicious the Musical (opening July 7).
Current patrons will be happy to hear that several actors are returning from last year, including Heather McCall (Elle Woods in Legally Blonde), Dan Morrison (Riff in West Side Story), Hannah Zilber (Audrey in Little Shop of Horrors), and Tyler Price (Audrey II in Little Shop of Horrors).
Local actors Ivy King and Andy Donlan have also been cast in this summer’s repertory offering.
Due to last year’s demand for summer season opening night tickets, Thingamajig will feature an opening weekend – two champagne openings and post-show talk-backs with cast and crew. Summer Season subscriptions include champagne openings, plus the mimosa and muffin opening for ThingamaWHO’s Pinkalicious. Pinkalicious the Musical is a professional production featuring local teens acting alongside Thingamajig’s summer cast.
CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE SUMMER SEASON CALENDAR & PURCHASE INDIVIDUAL TICKETS. (Summer Season begins in June.)
For more more show and ticket information, please call 731-SHOW (7469) or visit pagosacenter.org.
Here are the shows, in opening night order:
LEGALLY BLONDE THE MUSICAL
June 15 – August 31, 2018
Book by Heather Hach
Music and Lyrics by Laurence O’Keefe Nell Benjamin
Based on the novel by Amanda Brown and the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer motion picture
“Harvard’s beloved blonde takes the stage by pink storm in this fun, upbeat story of self-discovery.”
A fabulously fun award-winning musical based on the adored movie, Legally Blonde The Musical, follows the transformation of Elle Woods as she tackles stereotypes and scandal in pursuit of her dreams. Action-packed and exploding with memorable songs and dynamic dances – this musical is so much fun, it should be illegal!
“Ridiculously enjoyable from start to finish.”
– The Independent
“Musical theatre at its best – great songs, witty lines. Smart, sassy, spectacular.”
– The Daily Telegraph
“[A] high-energy… hymn to the glories of girlishness.”
– The New York Times
WEST SIDE STORY
June 22 – August 29, 2018
Book by Arthur Laurents
Music by Leonard Bernstein
Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Based on Conception of Jerome Robbins and Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet
“Young lovers are caught between prejudice and warring street gangs in this seminal retelling of Romeo and Juliet.”
From the first notes to the final breath, West Side Story is one of the most memorable musicals and greatest love stories of all time. Arthur Laurents’ book remains as powerful, poignant and timely as ever. The score by Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim — a collection of standards that includes “Tonight,” “America,” “Maria,” “I Feel Pretty” and “Somewhere” — is widely regarded as one of the best ever written. And the extraordinary, Tony-winning choreography by Jerome Robbins completely changed the language of Broadway dance. This groundbreaking new production offers a bold new design that builds on the show’s raw power and emotion to create a fresh experience unlike any that came before it. Don’t miss this thrilling presentation of a matchless work of art.
“Bernstein’s score… [is] a ravishment of modernist dissonance and smashing schmaltz, as irresistible as Puccini.”
– The New York Times
“West Side Story, with its matchless ability to weave a solemn narrative through music and dance, still dazzles after more than 50 years. …Both a brilliant evocation of its period and a timeless tragedy of disharmony and hate.”
“Furiously, fabulously, sensationally…it will be a long time before, I, too can shake off the spell of this titanic show.”
– Daily Mirror
THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE
July 6 – August 30, 2018
New Lyrics by Dick Scanlan
New Music by Jeanine Tesori
Book by Richard Henry Morris Dick Scanlan
Original Story and Screenplay by Richard Morris for the Universal Pictures Film
“Forget about the boy when a small-town girl searches for a new life in the bright lights of 1920s New York City.”
The winner of six Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Thoroughly Modern Millie was the 2002 season’s most awarded new show on Broadway! Based on the 1967 Academy Award-winning film, Thoroughly Modern Millie takes you back to the height of the Jazz Age in New York City, when “moderns,” including a flapper named Millie Dillmount, were bobbing their hair, raising their hemlines, entering the workforce and rewriting the rules of love. This high-spirited musical romp is a delightful valentine to the long-standing spirit of New York City and the people who seek to discover themselves there.
“The lightweight joys of Thoroughly Modern Millie are the music, especially the rousing title number, and the refreshingly consequence-free world it creates.”
– The New York Times
“A thoroughly feel-good, joyous romp…. Perfect family entertainment.”
– The Examiner
“There is no denying that Thoroughly Modern Millie is a darn near perfect family show.”
– Talkin Broadway
LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS
July 13 – August 29, 2018
Book by Howard Ashman
Music by Alan Menken
Lyrics by Howard Ashman
Based on the film by Roger Corman, screenplay by Charles Griffith
“Feed the need for musical hilarity with this delicious sci-fi smash about a man-eating plant.”
A deviously delicious Broadway and Hollywood sci-fi smash musical, Little Shop Of Horrors has devoured the hearts of theatre goers for over 30 years. The meek floral assistant Seymour stumbles across a new breed of plant he names “Audrey II” – after his coworker crush. This foul-mouthed, R&B-singing carnivore promises unending fame and fortune to the down and out Seymour as long as he keeps feeding it, BLOOD. Over time, though, Seymour discovers Audrey II’s out of this world origins and intent towards global domination!
“Leaves the audience… feeling just like Audrey II between victims – ravenous for more.”
– The New York Times
“This horticultural horror will have you screaming with laughter….”
– New York Post
“Giddy, irresistible entertainment….”
– Women’s Wear Daily