Arts Briefs for Jan. 20

Local authors club to hold 1st meeting

Local “indie” authors who are interested in sharing the adventure of writing are invited to the inaugural meeting of the Indie Authors Club. The group will meet at 4 p.m. Monday at Durango Natural Foods, 575 East Eight Ave.

Writers should bring published works to the meeting or those in progress.

For more information, email

Auditions scheduled for two Pagosa shows

The Thingamajig Theatre Company of Pagosa Springs will hold two days of auditions for the musicals “Chicago” and “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown.”

Auditions will be held from 5 to 9 p.m. Jan. 30 at the Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College and from 5 to 9 p.m. Feb. 1 at the Pagosa Springs Center for the Arts, 2313 Eagle Drive.

Callbacks will be held at the Pagosa Springs Center for the Arts from 6 to 9 p.m. Feb. 2.

The producers are looking for men and women ages 17 and older because of the adult nature of “Chicago.” Ages 16 and older are welcome for “Charlie Brown.” All roles are paid: The role of Billy Flynn in “Chicago” is pre-cast.

For dance auditions, be prepared to dance at the start of your group dance session – you will learn at least one dance combo. Stretch beforehand and be dressed appropriately for a dance audition.

For vocal auditions, bring sheet music in your key (16 to 32 bars prepared) of a relevant musical theater song that best showcases your vocal ability. A piano accompanist will be provided. Also be prepared to read/sing from the score.

For more information, including rehearsal and performance schedules, email artistic director Tim Moore at

Four to be feted at Arts Center

Tickets are on sale for the 2012 Sweethearts of the Arts presentations, which will be held at 5:30 p.m. Feb. 11, at the Durango Arts Center, 802 East Second Ave.

The honorees are soprano Gemma Kavanagh, Durango Choral Society Director Linda Mack, flutist and former Fort Lewis College professor Rochelle Mann and Mona Wood-Patterson, former director of Durango High School theater and co-producer of Merely Players and Imaginary Friends theater groups.

Dress for the evening is “Theatrically Elegant.” The cost is $75 per person and seating is limited to 200 people. Reservations must be made by Wednesday. To reserve seats, call 259-2606.

Herald Staff