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By Rick Artis
Special to The PREVIEW
StageStruck Productions, the production arm of Springs Theatre Company, is pleased to announce its summer 2014 season. In a departure from previous seasons, this year’s calendar will highlight two plays every week from late May until late August. In addition, four Sundays have been reserved for big band dances.
Also new this season is the venue. The pavilion tent will be erected on the grounds of Canyon Crest Lodge, located at 580 Yeoman Drive, near the end of Trails Boulevard.
Each Monday from May 19 through Aug. 25, StageStruck will present a brand new melodrama, “It’s All or Nothing or Twenty-One and No Beau in Sight.” This summer’s run will feature this recently commissioned work, written and directed by local playwright Rick Artis.
Doors open at 6 p.m. in anticipation of a 6:30 p.m. curtain. Concession snacks will be available beforehand and during intermission. Family-friendly ticket prices are $10 for adults and $5 for children under 12.
Every Wednesday from May 21 through Aug. 27 (except July 30), guests are invited to play along and solve a murder mystery. “Girl’s Night Out” will test the audience’s sleuthing ability as the murder takes place during dinner at “A Taste of Tuscany.” Anyone, including an audience member, could be the killer and each week it might be someone new. 2014 marks the premiere season for this new work, as well.
A three-course meal will be served during the performance. Again, doors open at 6 p.m. with a 6:30 p.m. curtain. All seats for this evening’s entertainment are $30, and advance purchase is required.
The last Sunday of each month, May 25, June 29, July 27 and Aug. 31, have been reserved as “Swinging Sundays.” From 2 p.m. until 5 p.m., Pagosa Springs’ only big band, Pagosa Swings, will delight audiences and dancers alike with music from the ’20s through the ’80s.
Doors open at 1:30 p.m. The music begins at 2 p.m. All tickets are only $10. Concession snacks will be available.
Tickets for all performances are available through PayPal on the Springs Theatre Company website (http://springstheatrecompany.org/tickets.htm), and at various lodges, hotels and resorts. For additional information, please call 946-1262.