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Whatchamawhozits to present Improv Showcase

By Laura Moore
Special to The PREVIEW

Thingamajig Theatre Company’s children’s division — the Whatchamawhozits — is presenting an Improv Showcase on March 2 at 6:30 p.m. at the Pagosa Springs Center for the Arts.

This spring, the kids have been in a class that focuses on improvisation, speech, character development and stage presence. The class was held every Friday after school from Jan. 18 to March 1. The Whatchamawhozits are kids ranging in age from 7-12 and are certain to delight the audience while displaying their talents.

With audience participation, the young actors will have to stay on their imaginative toes and carefully follow the twists and turns of their acting partners’ imaginations — all the while staying in the maze of Improv Game Rules that apply to each different game.

Tickets to the Showcase are $5 and can be purchased at the door.

Doors to the Center will open at 6 p.m. for the show.

The kids would love a nice, rowdy audience for their first Showcase and your attendance will be greatly appreciated.

Following the Improv Showcase, the next project for the Whatchamawhozits will be the summer camp held in July.

Camp includes an amazing, kid-decorated float for the Fourth of July parade, three weeks of professional instruction by Thingamajig’s summer stock actors, directors and choreographers, and a performance of a Disney musical, TBA.

If you have questions about how to join the Whatchamawhozits troupe, e-mail Educational Director Laura Moore at laura@pagosacenter.org.

This story was posted on February 28, 2013.