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Acting classes at the Pagosa Springs Center for the Arts

By Laura Moore
Special to The PREVIEW

Thingamajig Theatre Company has added adult scene study classes to their schedule, alongside the Whatchamawhozits Children’s Theatre Camp that runs in July.

The adult classes are open to beginners and advanced performers alike, ages 16 and up, and are taught by Thingamajig summer stock actor Kurt Brighton (Sir Bevidier in “Spamalot,” and Harry in “Full Monty”).

The classes will be held on six Saturdays from noon to 2 p.m. starting Saturday July 6.  Actors can sign up for one class at a time at $25 each or by registering for all six classes for only $125.  Class space is limited. Call 731-7469 to register or come by the Pagosa Springs Center for the Arts.

Registration is also open for Thingamajig Theatre Company’s children’s summer camp.  The Whatchamawhozits’ Summer Camp runs July 1-18, Monday through Thursday, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m., with a performance of the Disney musical “Aristocats” on July 20.

Camp is run by Laura Moore, who has years of experience running the children’s theatre program at the Backstage Theatre in Breckenridge,  being the educational director for the Lake Dillon Theatre Summer Camp, as well as performing in and direction numerous professional productions, including the nationally-renowned Arvada Center Children’s Theatre program.

Camp is taught by the professional singers, actors and dancers in Pagosa Springs for Thingamajig’s summer season.  This is a wonderful summer activity for kids that strengthens their confidence, expands their horizons, teaches them the crafts of theatre, exposes them to professionals in the field and is simply a rambunctious  fabulous summertime activity.

The summer camp is a bargain for early registration at only $300 for  the full three weeks or $150 for the first week.

The class is open to kids 7-12 years of age.

Registration forms can be found on the Center for the Arts website,  www.pagosacenter.org  under the tab Whatchamawhozits.  You can drop off registration forms at the Center for the Arts at 2313 Eagle Drive, or put them in the mail to the same address.  Camp usually fills up quickly, so be sure to register early.

If you are interested in sponsoring a child with a scholarship, call Laura Moore  at 507-0408.

This story was posted on June 27, 2013.