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Summer at the PSCA theatre

Following the 2011-2012 season finale of “Doubt: a Parable” (May 18-June 3), the Summer Season boasts three delightful and diverse musicals. Kander & Ebb’s “Chicago” opens the Season on June 15 and runs every other week through August 12 with shows Wednesday through Sunday. “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown” begins on June 22 and runs in rep with “Chicago” through August 5. Rounding out the summer is the regional premiere of “The Last Five Years,” opening on Sept. 7, and running through the Sept. 23.

‘Chicago’

“Chicago” opens on June 15.

“Chicago” will give them the old Razzle-Dazzle! Girls, guns, glitz and glamour hit the Breaks Black Box Stage at the Pagosa Springs Center for the Arts with the multi Tony Award-winning Broadway musical “Chicago”. The sizzling tale of corruption and celebrity, inspired by the sensationalized trials of 1920’s Chicago, has John Kander music, lyrics by Fred Ebb, choreography inspired by Bob Fosse and all that Jazz! Get your tickets early — the shows are already starting to fill up.

‘You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown’

“You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown” Opens on June 22.

Based on the beloved comic Peanuts, “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown” is an updated classic that enjoyed a successful run on Broadway. The show is a day made up of little moments picked from all the days of Charlie Brown, from Valentine’s Day to the baseball season, from wild optimism to utter despair, all mixed in with the lives of his friends (both human and non-human) and strung together on the string of a single day, from bright uncertain morning to hopeful starlit evening. Two new songs, “Beethoven Day” and “My New Philosophy,” are added to a score which includes the wonderful numbers “The Baseball Game,” “Suppertime” and “Happiness”. This musical is appropriate for all ages and shouldn’t be missed by children and adults alike.

Season tickets

Summer Season Theatre Tickets are on sale until June 15.

Thingamajig Theatre Company’s Summer Season is about to heat up and season tickets are on sale now. Season Tickets are by far the most affordable way to enjoy all of the Thingamajig shows, and include admission to the Champagne Openings of each of the three productions at no additional cost. Patrons attending the Champagne Openings receive a free “Come Again” ticket that grants free admission to a future performance when they bring a paying friend to see the show. Summer Season tickets can save you up to 60 percent if used to their full advantage!

Summer Season tickets are only $60, or you can upgrade to the Save Your Seat feature that allows you to reserve the seat of your choice for only $70. Thingamajig Theatre proudly remains the most affordable option see professional theatre in Colorado. Summer Season tickets can be purchases online at www.pagosacenter.org, by calling 731-SHOW(7469) or by mailing a check to Thingamajig Theatre Company, 2313 Eagle Drive.

Kids’ summer camp

Next up for kids, register with the Whatchamawhozit’s Children’s Theatre Annual Summer Camp that runs July 2 though July 19, Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m.-3 p.m., with a final performance on July 21.

Pagosa Springs Center for the Arts hosts this fun-filled, three-week camp where kids will study acting, singing and dancing through many fun theatre games as they rehearse for the Disney show “Aladdin”.  The camp is open to kids ages 7-12.  The cost is $300 for kids who register before June 15, and $350 for kids who register after June 15.  Campers must be able to attend the final performance unless given special permission by Laura Moore at the time of registration. 

The first week of camp is open to kids who are unable to attend the whole camp or the performance for $150.  All Campers are invited to ride on the theatre’s Fourth of July float in the town parade. The camp is run by Executive Director Laura Moore and counseled by the professional summer stock actors in the Thingamajig Theatre’s productions of “Chicago” and “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown”. Please contact Laura via e-mail at laura@pagosacenter.org if you have any questions or would like to register your child for the camp. Registration forms can be found on our website, www.pagosacenter.org, and checks can be made out and mailed to Thingamajig Theatre Company, 2313 Eagle Drive.

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