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Brooks-i Band adds ‘flair’ to ‘Office Space’

By Tim Moore
Special to The PREVIEW

Photo courtesy Doug ChapinThis is the final weekend for “Office Space: The Musical,” at the Pagosa Springs Center for the Arts. As an added treat, the Brooks-i Band will entertain at an after party Friday.

Photo courtesy Doug Chapin
This is the final weekend for “Office Space: The Musical,” at the Pagosa Springs Center for the Arts. As an added treat, the Brooks-i Band will entertain at an after party Friday.

“Office Space: The Musical” has entertained near-capacity audiences every night for the past two weekends and this Friday, Jan. 25, Thingamajig Theatre is kicking the entertainment value up a notch with the Brooks-i Band playing after the show.

Following the performance of “Office Space: The Musical,” the Brooks-i Band, including “Office Space” cast members Brooks Lindner and Jarret Heber, will be playing an after-party set in the Arts Center lobby. Come see the play, then enjoy some original rock-n-roll, beer and margaritas at the after party. If you can’t attend the play, you can still come check out the Brooks-i Band starting at 9:30.

A staple of the music scene around Pagosa Springs, Lindner has recently made a return to the Thingamajig stage in “Office Space: The Musical,” playing the construction worker turned sage, Lawrence, as well the all-too-eager-to-please waiter, Brian. Last year, Lindner starred with Tim Moore and Robin Hebert in the hit ice fishing musical “Guys on Ice.”

On his return to acting, Brooks notes, “It has been a lot of fun. Like playing music, acting in front of an audience really puts you in the moment, and that is always a rush. One of the things I really enjoy is finding the rhythm of the dramatic performance. It is also fun and challenging to play different characters and think about how you are going to portray them.”

In “Office Space,” Lindner gets big laughs as he portrays several different roles. When asked how that compares with his role as Lloyd, in “Guys on Ice,” Brooks noted, “Guys was really pretty low maintenance in terms of rehearsal and performance because there were only two main characters, so the cues and rhythm were just between the two of us (Moore). ‘Office Space’ is much more of an ensemble with many different cues and lots of different singing parts. It has been challenging to work that all out, but, again, fun to find the rhythm there. I like the idea of knowing that you are just a part of a greater whole and figuring out how you can be the most effective, the most entertaining in that role.”

Don’t miss the final weekend of Thingamajig’s hit musical comedy “Office Space: The Musical” and enjoy a night of original classic rock, as well.

Thingamajig Theatre Company presents “Office Space: The Musical” one final weekend, Jan. 25-27. This show contains adult content and is recommended for mature audiences. Tickets are on sale now by visiting www.pagosacenter.org or calling 731-SHOW.

This story was posted on January 24, 2013.