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Upcoming shows, call to artists, auditions and the Kids Playshop at the Center for the Arts

The close of the highly successful Thingamajig Theatre production, “Fully Committed” and the gallery show “Uptown,”  means the opening of something new at the Pagosa Springs Center for the Arts.

PSCA encourages all of Pagosa to be a part of the arts at the Center.  Artists, art patrons, musicians, theatergoers, actors and volunteers who have an interest in participating, can visit the  website at www.pagosacenter.org or follow the Pagosa Springs Center for the Arts on Facebook to get all of the current updates.

The Center presents a call to young artists ages 14 and under.  The Children’s Art Show corresponds with the Whatchamawhozit’s Kids Playshop production of “Dream Magic” the weekend of May 7 and 8 as well as a performance by Stephanie Jones’  San Juan Ballet class, which takes place on Friday May 6. There is a $1 per item hanging fee, but no commission will be  taken. If the artist does not wish to sell their art, they may put “Not for sale” on their art tag. Artists ages 14 and under will must bring a business card sized tag to display with their art. All artwork must be submitted on May 1 from 2-6 p.m. and all must be removed on May 8 from 5-8 p.m.. 

The Whatchamawhozit’s Kids Playshop is comprised of 20 students who have been working since February on a play they wrote together. It is the story of a girl who falls asleep in a broken elevator and experiences outrageous dreams. There are pirates and evil queens, tornados and sharks, good queens and a karate kicking granny. Audiences will enjoy watching the wild imaginations of the Pagosa Springs Kids Playshop class come to life on stage for two shows, May 7 and 8 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $5 at the door and the doors to the Center open at 1 p.m. for everyone to enjoy the Children’s Art Show.

Following the Children’s Art Show, the Center issues another call to artists ages 18 years and over for the art show titled “Rustic.”  This show corresponds with the stage play “Brilliant Traces” which takes place in a cabin in the wilds of Alaska. Art that is rustic or nature orientated is welcomed. A $1 per item hanging fee is charged for all art and a 20-percent commission will be taken on art sold in the gallery. Art must be submitted on May 9 from 3-7 p.m. or  May 10 from 2-6 p.m. and removed May 30 from 2-6 or May 31 from 3-7.

Thingamajig Theatre Company presents “Brilliant Traces”  by Cindy Lou Johnson for three weeks in May. It is the story of two people thrown together in the confines of a snowbound cabin who explore the pain of the past and consider the possibilities of the present. The  show opens on May 12 at 7 p.m. for the Thingamajig’s “Final Dress First Thursday” which is a free production open only to high school students. This is a great opportunity for Pagosa’s young people to enjoy a night out together. There are study guides available for the script of “Brilliant Traces” if homeschool parents or high school teachers are interested. On May 13 starting at 6 p.m., the Center for the Arts will host the Champagne Opening of “Brilliant Traces.” Tickets are $25 and include a glass of champagne (or the drink of your choice) and light hors d’oeuvres before the show. The run of “Brilliant Traces” continues May 14-May 29, Thursdays- Saturdays at 7 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. Tickets for these remaining shows can be purchased through the website at www.pagosacenter.org or by phone at 731-SHOW and are priced at $15.

 Auditions for Thingamajig Theatre Company’s next show “Sylvia,” running June 16–July 17, are being held by appointment. Thingamajig Theatre Company is looking for a woman and a man who can play ages between 45-60 to be cast as the Manhattan couple Greg and Kate who find themselves new owners of a dog, Sylvia. The company is also seeking a versatile comedic actor who has the ability to jump between genders to play the characters Tom, Phyllis and Leslie. The role of Sylvia has been cast. Please prepare a comedic monologue and contact Artistic Director Tim Moore at tim@thingtheatre.org to schedule an audition.  All roles are paid positions.

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