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By Laura Moore
Special to The PREVIEW
Season tickets are on sale until Oct. 12, when Thingamajig Theatre kicks off its winter season with the Champagne Opening of “A Steady Rain,” by Keith Huff.
With ticket prices at $20 for a musical and $18 for a play, Thingamajig Theatre Company boasts prices well below the $33 average of professional theatres in Colorado. And with season tickets, loyal patrons can save even more. For the five show package, at only $92, season ticket holders also receive admission to any of the Champagne Openings at no additional cost. The three-show package at $52 is good to any three shows of the ticket holders choice, including one Champagne Opening. The Early Bird season ticket is the best deal of the season at only $72 for all five shows, (the Early Bird season tickets are only good for the first Saturday or Sunday of the run of each show). Season ticket holders also have the exclusive privilege to purchase a Save Your Seat Option, as well as be invited to special events, like the Wine and Cheese Open Rehearsal for “Chicago” that was held last May. Season tickets for the Winter Season are on sale only until Oct.12. Tickets can be purchased by calling 731-SHOW or by going online at www.pagosacenter.org or by visiting us at the Center for the Arts.
‘A Steady Rain’
“A Steady Rain” is an uncompromising crime drama following the harrowing journey of two Chicago cops that tests their loyalties while changing their lives. A dark duologue filled with sharp storytelling and biting repartee, “A Steady Rain” explores the complexities of a lifelong bond tainted by domestic affairs, violence, and the rough streets of Chicago. Joey and Denny have been best friends since kindergarten, and after working together for several years as policemen in Chicago, they are practically family: Joey helps out with Denny’s wife and kids; Denny keeps Joey away from the bottle. But when a domestic disturbance call takes a turn for the worse, their friendship is put on the line. The result is a harrowing journey into a moral gray area where trust and loyalty struggle for survival against a sobering backdrop of pimps, prostitutes, and criminal lowlifes.
“A Steady Rain” opened on Broadway in 2009 starring Hugh Jackman and Daniel Craig.
Thingamajig’s “A Steady Rain,” starring Tim Moore and New York actor Craig Dolezel is rates R and is entirely inappropriate for children.
Craig has his M.F.A. in acting from Rutgers University and has worked for several years as an actor in New York City. He flew out to Colorado at the first of October for an intensive rehearsal with Denver director Pat Payne, whose credits include Thingamajig Theatre’s “Lion in Winter” and work as assistant director for the Arvada Center’s “Chess,” “Legally Blonde” and “Ragtime,” among others.
Denver’s award-winning lighting designer Jacob Welch, who designed for the Thingamajig 2012 summer season, will join the talented cast and crew as well.
Tickets to the Champagne Opening on Oct. 12 are $30 in advance or $35 at the door. Regular tickets are $18 in advance and $25 at the door. The show runs Fridays and Saturdays at 7 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. Tickets can be purchased by calling 731-SHOW or by going online at www.pagosacenter.org or by visiting us at the Center for the Arts.
‘It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play’
November 30–Dec 23.
“It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play” is one of the best holiday shows around. It’s a fresh and inventive way of reconnecting with a classic story of love and redemption. This beloved American holiday classic comes to captivating life as a live 1940s radio broadcast. With the help of an ensemble of five that brings a few dozen characters to the stage, the story of idealistic George Bailey unfolds as he considers ending his life one fateful Christmas Eve. Complete with period commercial breaks and charming sound effect this holiday treat is for the whole family.
‘The Accounting Division of DynaCorp presents Office Space: The Musical’
Thingamajig is proud to welcome the second floor accountants of the toilet manufacturer Dynacorp to the Black Box stage as they present a musical parody of the cult movie, “Office Space.” The show is an original creation and the first-time ever onstage appearance by the accountants, whose bosses don’t know they’re doing the show —famous for its depiction of cubicle-farm madness and dim-witted managers.
Can the accountants get through the night — and through the performance — without completely embarrassing themselves and raising the ire of their supervisors? As the evening progresses, the accountants find their own lives taking center stage as egos collide, tempers flare, and deep-held infatuations are laid bare for all to see and hear in song. Musical numbers include “Flair,” “Jump to Conclusions,” “Stuck in a Rut,” “Change” and “The Story of Milton.” This is an hilarious musical that will leave you laughing your way out the door.
‘The Vagina Monologues’
Winner of the 1997 Obie Award, “The Vagina Monologues” is a collection of shorts and monologues inspired from interviews with hundreds of women about their “down there.” It is a performance aimed at sex positivity and activism against sexual violence.