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Monty Python’s ‘Spamalot,’ summer knights in Pagosa

By Laura Moore
Special to The PREVIEW

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Photo courtesy Thingamajig
The Knights of Ni come alive, and in a big way! Dustin Hebert stars as a 14-foot Ni Knight, Lancelot, French Taunter and Tim the Enchanter in Thingamajig’s “Spamalot,” opening June 14 at Pagosa Springs Center for the Arts.

The summer season at Thingamajig Theatre has arrived!

Rehearsal for “Spamalot” has begun and the enormous cast of 18 professional actors are dancing their butts off to give you a show you’ll never forget.

Director Pat Payne, from Denver, has rejoined our team after his debut in Pagosa Springs almost two years ago with the production of “The Lion In Winter.”

Jodi Kurz, previously seen in “Office Space” and “Chicago,” graces the stage again in a variety of stunning roles in this show.

Recent Pagosa Springs High School graduate Hayley Hudson brings her musical and rhythmic talents back after starring as Sienna in last month’s holocaust drama, “Hidden.”

Kenneth Breece, another familiar face from “Hidden,” stars as Prince Herbert, the historian, and Not-Dead-Fred.

Kurt Brighton, better known as King Henry II from “The Lion In Winter,” has also returned to Pagosa Springs this time as the renowned Sir Bedevere, a knight of the round table.

And, of course, last but certainly not least of the familiar faces you’ll be seeing in this production, Tim Moore is once again taking the spotlight as King Arthur of Camelot.

This truly all-star cast has been joined by numerous new talents sure to dazzle and amaze in the coming months as Monty Python’s “Spamalot” makes its mark on the town. Full of laughs, music, dancing, more laughs, incredible costumes, beautiful damsels —and, did I mention laughs? — “Spamalot” is a show for all ages and sure to entertain even the most skeptical.

Opening its doors for the first time on June 14 for the traditional Champagne Opening, this show runs two days a week in rep with two days of “The Full Monty” through Aug. 11.

Call 731-SHOW, visit pagosacenter.org, or stop by the Pagosa Springs Center for the Arts located at 2313 Eagle Drive if you have questions and to reserve your tickets today.

‘The Full Monty’

Opening on June 21, The Full Monty will be the second show included in Thingamajig Theatre’s 2013 summer season.

This rousing and revealing musical version of the 1997 film of the same name follows the story of six unemployed Buffalo steelworkers frustrated with money, women, and life without a paycheck.

Determined to be the best Chippendale-style strippers Buffalo, N.Y., has ever seen, the workaday men dance their way through a strip club act that ultimately teaches them what it really means to be a man.

“The Full Monty” isn’t just about showing off what’s on the outside; it’s what’s on the inside that really counts.

Sharing many of the cast members with “Spamalot,” this show promises to be an unforgettable spectacle of music, dancing and humor, while adding a little something special.

The Champagne Opening on June 21 begins the run with subsequent shows playing through Aug. 4. Prices are $22 in advance and $27 at the door on normal show days with the Champagne Opening costing $30 in advance and $35 at the door.

Call 731-SHOW, visit pagosacenter.org, or stop by the Pagosa Springs Center for the Arts at 2313 Eagle Drive if you have any questions and to reserve your tickets for the show. Ask about group rates and purchasing summer season tickets to enjoy additional perks.

Fill your summer with theatre and entertainment; we look forward to seeing you.

This story was posted on June 6, 2013.