BroadwayWorld honors Thingamajig with 28 nominations, voting underway

Thingamajig Theatre Company actors, directors and designers received a record 28 nominations for awards in the prestigious 2023 statewide contest currently being conducted by BroadwayWorld Denver. 

Voting is underway now, providing you the opportunity to help the talented artists who make our live professional theater so remarkable receive the recognition they deserve. 

Thingamajig Theatre is located in the Pagosa Springs Center for the Arts. Note that both designations are used on the ballot.

Thingamajig nominees

Here are the Thingamajig people and productions that made it to the final ballot in this respected competition:

Best cabaret/concert/solo performance: Dan Morrison, Trevor Brown and Samantha Luck, all for the 2023 gala.

Best choreography of a play or musical: Dani Loewen, “Jersey Boys.”

Best costume design of a play or musical: Alexandra Saeger, “Jersey Boys.”

Best direction of a musical: Dennis Elkins, “Jersey Boys.”

Best direction of a play: Melissa Firlit, “Last Call at the Riptide.”

Best ensemble: “Godspell.”

Best lighting design of a play or musical: Mackenzie Lowe, “Godspell.”

Best music direction: Boni McIntyre.

Best musical: “Jersey Boys,” “The Great American Trailer Park Musical” and “Godspell.”

Best new play or musical: “Last Call at the Riptide.”

Best performer in a musical: Trevor Brown, “Jersey Boys”; Samantha Luck, “The Great American Trailer Park Musical”; Trevor Brown, “Godspell.”

Best performer in a play: Ivy King, “Last Call at the Riptide.”

Best play: “Last Call at the Riptide.”

Best scenic design of a play or musical: JD Madsen, “Great American Trailer Park Musical.”

Best sound design of a play or musical: Tim Moore, “Great American Trailer Park Musical.”

Best supporting performer in a musical: Nadia Belaouchi, “Great American Trailer Park Musical”; Samantha Luck, “Jersey Boys” and “Godspell”; Trevor Brown, “Great American Trailer Park Musical.”

Best supporting performer in a play: Karissa Bruin, “Last Call at the Riptide.”

Best theater for young audiences production: “Newsies Jr.”

Favorite local theater: Thingamajig Theatre. 

How to vote

If you want to vote in this awards contest, go to

Online voting is underway now. Voting runs through Dec. 31, and winners will be announced in January. 

Here are three tips to make your vote count:

• Be sure to fill out the required information boxes at the end of the ballot or your vote will not be counted. Note that not all the information they request is required.

• Very quickly after you finish voting you will receive an email confirming your vote. You need to click on the “Click Here to Confirm Your Vote” line. If you don’t do this, your ballot will be discarded.

• If you do not see that email in your new mail, check your spam folder to ensure your vote is counted.

High-caliber competition

BroadwayWorld oversees the largest theater audience awards on the globe, covering Broadway in New York, the West End in London, and many other key artistic locations in the U.S. and worldwide including in Australia, Austria, Canada, Germany, Ireland, Norway, Sweden and South Africa. 

Thingamajig competes in the impressive Denver regional professional theater market, with this year’s nominees also coming from Rocky Mountain Repertory Theatre, Vintage Theatre, Merely Players, Front Range Theatre Company, Arvada Center, Boulder Dinner Theatre, Cherry Creek Theatre and many more. 

This means that the caliber of the competition is extremely high. 

Reaction from

“These BroadwayWorld nominations give us an opportunity to celebrate the impressive talents of the actors, directors and production experts who helped us put on so many amazing live-theater shows in 2023,” said Tim Moore, artistic director and co-founder of Thingamajig with his wife, Laura. “It was a joy for our audiences to experience the skills of some of our most popular favorites from previous years as well as be introduced to talented new performers who came to Pagosa for the first time.” 

Thingamajig Theatre Company was co-founded in 2011. 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 designers come from across the U.S. and around the world to produce musicals, comedies and dramas year-round.