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Big year planned by Thingamajig Theatre Company

Thingamajig Theatre Company is proud to announce its 2012-2013 Theatre Season including a sneak peak at their 2013 Summer Season which includes a regional premiere of a show fresh off Broadway!

2012

October.

“A Steady Rain,” by Keith Huff. Directed by Pat Payne.

October–November 2012.

Rated R, mature audiences only.

 An uncompromising crime drama following the harrowing journey of two Chicago cops that tests their loyalties while changing their lives.

One night on a routine call, two Chicago cops begin a journey over three harrowing days that will change their lives forever. Joey and Denny are longtime partners and best friends. They are also men with flaws. Joey is single, a recovering alcoholic and lonely. Denny is married with children, but there are clearly secrets. What begins as a domestic disturbance call snowballs into an avalanche and the friends are eventually forced to offer their differing accounts of what happened. “A Steady Rain” is an investigation where the audience becomes the jury and Joey and Denny’s lives become changed forever.

November and December.

“It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play,” adapted by Joe Landry from the screenplay by Frances Goodrich, Albert Hackett, Frank Capra and Jo Swerling. Directed by Tim Moore.

Rated G.

“One of the best holiday shows around. 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 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.

2013

January.

“The Accounting Division of DynaCorp Presents Office Space: The Musical,” by Jamie Bruss, Christopher Willard and Donna Debreceni. Directed and choreographed by Laura Moore.

January–February 2013.

Rated R, adult humor.

A parody of the cult classic, “Office Space.”

Pagosa Springs is proud to welcome the second floor accountants of the toilet manufacturer Dynacorp to the Thingamajig Theatre 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.”

February.

“The Vagina Monologues,” by Eve Elsner, directed by Laura Moore.

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.

May.

“Hidden: Stories from the Dutch Resistance,” by Jamie Bruss and Christopher Willard, directed by Christopher Willard.

May-June 2013.

A powerful new play written by award-winning writers, Jamie Bruss and Christopher Willard.

Seven lives intersect in this compelling drama inspired by the true stories of rescuers and hidden children in Nazi-occupied Holland. The voices of the oppressed, the oppressors, and the quiet heroes come together to share their bold stories of defiance in this eloquent play celebrating hope and humanity —and the hidden courage inside us all.

2013 Summer Season

Monty Python’s “Spamalot,” book and lyrics by Eric Idle, music by John DuPrez, Eric Idle and Neil Innes.

June-August 2013.

2005 winner of three Tony Awards, including Best Musical.

“Spamalot” sets musical theatre back a thousand years! Lovingly ripped off from the classic film comedy Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Spamalot is written with a book by the third tallest Python, Eric Idle, and an almost but not entirely new score by Eric Idle (no relation) and John du Prez. It retells the legend of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table, and features a number of gratuitously scantily clad showgirls, not to mention the cows, killer rabbits and French people.

June-August 2013.

“The Full Monty,” book by  Terrence McNally, music and lyrics by  David Yazbek.

Based on the motion picture released by Fox Searchlight Pictures, written by Simon Beaufoy, produced by Uberto Pasolin and directed by Peter Cattaneo.

Winner of 2001 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Music and nine Tony nominations.

Based on the hit British indie film, “The Full Monty” comes to life onstage! Seeing how much their wives enjoy watching male strippers during their “Girls’ Night Out,” unemployed steelworkers in Buffalo, New York come up with a bold way to make some quick cash. In the process they find renewed self-esteem, the importance of friendship and the ability to have fun.

“’The Full Monty’ is that rare crowd-pleaser that you don’t have to apologize for liking. Memory-grabbing melodies, outlandish lyrics, delightful performers. Even those who go expecting to sneer are likely to be surprised by the smiles that keep sneaking onto their faces” — Ben Brantley, The New York Times.

August 2013.

 “Xanadu,” book by  Douglas Carter Beane and Jeff Lyne.

Four weeks in August 2013.

Winner of 2008 Outer Drama Critic’s Circle for Best Musical and four Tony nominations.

In the heart of Mt. Olympus, the young and beautiful muse known as Kira yearns for something more. When watching over a struggling young artist, Sonny, she descends from the heavens to find herself in the last place she possibly imagined: Venice Beach, CA- 1980! Kira must aid Sonny in the creation of the world’s greatest artistic endeavor since the Parthenon — the first roller disco. Kira’s covetous sisters interfere when she falls hopelessly in love with Sonny, even though it is forbidden for immortals.

In this hilarious hit from Douglas Carter Beane, coupled with fantastic orginal super-hit music from Jeff Lyne (Electric Light Orchestra), you’re sure to catch roller-fever and fall in love with “Xanadu.”

So get your boogie-shorts, roller skates and ’80s attire ready to roll right into this summer’s smash hit. Get going, get Greek and get groovy!

Tickets are on sale now for the 2012-2013 Season by visiting www.pagosacenter.org or calling 731-SHOW. Tickets for Thingamajig’s 2013 Summer Season will go on sale spring of 2013.

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