BROADWAY IN THE MOUNTAINS: Thingamajig Theatre Announces Summer Season

Tickets are now on sale for Thingamajig Theatre Company’s 2017 Summer Season, according to the announcement posted on the Pagosa Springs Center for the Arts website. The company will be offering four award-winning musicals, playing in repertory through the summer from June 16 through August 27: Aida, Hairspray, Big River: The story of Huckleberry Finn and Sister Act.

Below is a short summary of the season’s four selections. For more information and and to purchase tickets, please visit the PSCA website.

AIDA
Music by Elton John; Lyrics by Tim Rice; Book by Linda Woolverton, Robert Falls and David Henry Hwang. Rated PG-13.

Aida is a contemporary spin on Giuseppe Verdi’s grand opera about love and hate, slavery and freedom, war and peace. Featuring one of the most compelling scores of the Broadway stage by the legendary Elton John (Billy Elliot, The Lion King) and Tim Rice (Evita, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat), Aida won four Tony Awards and the Grammy for Best Musical Show Album.

HAIRSPRAY
Music by Marc Shaiman; Lyrics by Scott Wittman & Marc Shaiman; Book by Mark O’Donnell & Thomas Meehan; Based on the 1988 film ‘Hairspray’ by John Waters. Rated PG13.

The world is spinning out of control, but all Tracy Turnblad wants to do is dance. When she wins a coveted spot on “The Corny Collins Show, Baltimore‘s most popular teen dance program, the high school loser with the big heart, big personality and big hair proves everyone wrong and becomes a local TV celebrity. It seems like Tracy will have it all – the eye of heartthrob Link Larkin, the Miss Teenage Hairspray crown, even a modeling gig with Mr. Pinky‘s Hefty Hideaway. But is segregated Baltimore ready to embrace her demand for racial integration? And will her larger-than-life mother ever leave the house?
Stocked with deliriously tuneful songs…

BIG RIVER: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
Music & Lyrics by Roger Miller; Book by William Haputman; Adapted from the novel by Mark Twain. Rated PG-13.

Mark Twain’s timeless story sweeps us down the mighty Mississippi as the irrepressible Huck Finn helps his friend Jim, a slave, escape to freedom at the mouth of the Ohio River.

A thoroughly original retelling of Mark Twain’s classic novel about friendship, freedom, and the untamed Mississippi, Big River was a musical underdog as scrappy and restless as Huckleberry Finn himself. The show was created in the age of British spectacles by a quintessentially American artist — the beloved country-western singer Roger Miller — and his Tony Award-winning score is a scintillating blend of bluegrass, gospel, and honky tonk. More than thirty years later, Big River remains an affecting journey through 1840s America, in all its beauty and savagery.

SISTER ACT
Music by Alan Menken; Lyrics by Glenn Slater; Book by Cheri Steinkellner and Bill Steinkellner; Additional Book Material by Douglas Carter Beane; Based on the Touchstone Pictures Motion Picture ‘Sister Act’ written by Joseph Howard.

Sister Act is the feel-amazing musical comedy smash based on the hit 1992 film that has audiences jumping to their feet! Featuring original music by TONY and 8-time Oscar winner Alan Menken (Newsies, Beauty and the Beast, Little Shop of Horrors), this uplifting musical was nominated for 5 TONY Awards including Best Musical.

When disco diva Deloris Van Cartier witnesses a murder, she is put in protective custody in one place the cops are sure she won’t be a found: a convent! Disguised as a nun, she finds herself at odds with both the rigid lifestyle and uptight Mother Superior. Using her unique disco moves and singing talent to inspire the choir, Deloris breathes new life into the church and community… but in doing so, she blows her cover. Soon, the gang is giving chase only to find them up against Deloris and the power of her newly found sisterhood.

For more information and and to purchase tickets, please visit the PSCA website.

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