Make plans to see ‘Bright Star’ Friday or Saturday

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Photo courtesy Justin Treptow
Pictured are Trevor Brown as Jimmy Ray Dobbs and Allie Tamburello as Alice Murphy from “Bright Star,” the Thingamajig Theatre Company production continuing at the Pagosa Springs Center for the Arts on Friday and Saturday.

By Amy Wolfe | Thingamajig Theatre Company 

The musical “Bright Star” continues to run at the Pagosa Springs Center for the Arts this Friday and Saturday, June 24 and 25, at 7 p.m., with doors opening at 6 p.m. 

Thingamajig Theatre Company’s production of Steve Martin’s and Edie Brickell’s award-winning musical is becoming an audience favorite. 

“Broadway-quality show,” is how Marvin Bloomquist described Thingamajig’s production of “Bright Star” after friends encouraged he and wife Judy to see it. “We have seen dozens of shows at Thingamajig and this is the best we have seen.” 

Lee Eden said, “I have been going to Thingamajig Theatre for years and ‘Bright Star’ is the best ever!” 

She went on to say that this one stands out.

“Bright Star” is filled with emotion from the joyful folly of youth to heart-wrenching pain as the story bounces from the 1940s to the 1920s and back again. 

Allie Tamburello as Alice Murphy tells her story with song masterfully crafted in the bluegrass music rooted in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina. The professional cast brings this story to life with superb acting, singing and dance. Andrew Barrett Lewis, who directed “Bright Star,” has created a masterpiece for Thingamajig Theatre Company that audiences will talk about for years to come.

The only way to truly know how this show will move you is to be part of the audience. Call the box office at (970) 731-SHOW (7469) or visit pagosacenter.org to purchase tickets. 

“Bright Star” will continue to run in repertory through Aug. 18 as part of the Broadway in the Mountains summer season. “The SpongeBob Musical” will open on Friday, July 1, and “Guys and Dolls” will return to the stage on July 5. 

Thingamajig Theatre Company was co-founded in 2011 by Tim and Laura Moore. It is an award-winning professional nonprofit 501(c)(3) theater in residence within the Pagosa Springs Center for the Arts. Its talented actors, directors and production teams come from across the U.S. and around the world to produce Broadway-level musicals, comedies and dramas year-round. Thingamajig is also dedicated to providing educational opportunities for youth and teens in our community.