Is there anything more fun than watching kids on stage?
With big personalities, wild imaginations and magnificent senses of humor the kids in the Thingamajig’s Whatchamawhozit’s Children’s Theatre Program promise to put on a wonderful production of their original play “Game Over.”
Audience members will have to pay close attention and keep up with the kids as the wild story unfolds on April 27 and 28 at 6 p.m .at the Pagosa Springs Center for the Arts. Tickets are only $5 for the event and the show is fun for all ages.
Sets and characters change in record time from such extreme settings as a science lab, pirate ship, deserted island, jungle and castle as the kids move through the untamed web of their magnificent creation.
The story follows three children who get shrunk down by a mad scientist and let loose on his dangerous board game. Moving from square to square, the children try to avoid getting taken as slaves to the evil mermaids of Mermaidia, getting their arms and legs ripped off when giant earthworms attack an underground city or ending up shipwrecked during a horrific storm at sea. They encounter pirates, witches, trickster monkeys, very, very, very secret agents, queens, princesses, arrogant explorers and many more characters as they navigate their way through the tricky world of the board game.
Next up for kids, register with the Whatchamawhozit’s Children’s Theatre annual Summer Camp, which runs July 2-19, Monday through Thursday, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m., with a final performance on July 21.
Pagosa Springs Center for the Arts hosts this fun-filled, three week camp where kids will study acting, singing and dancing through many fun theatre games as they rehearse for the Disney show “Aladdin.”
The camp is open to kids ages 7-12. The cost is $300 for kids who register before June 15 and $350 for kids who register after that date. Campers must be able to attend the final performance unless given special permission by Laura Moore at the time of registration.
The first week of camp is open to kids who are unable to attend the whole camp or the performance for $150.
All campers are invited to ride on the theatre’s Fourth of July float in the town parade.
The camp is run by executive director Laura Moore and counseled by the professional summer stock actors in the Thingamajig Theatre’s productions of “Chicago” and “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown.”
Please contact Laura via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions or would like to register your child for the camp. Registration forms can be found on our website www.pagosacenter.org and checks can be made out and mailed to Thingamajig Theatre Company, 2313 Eagle Drive, Pagosa Springs, CO 81147.