PSCA and Thingamajig Theater presents West Side Story

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Daniella Delahuerta, Director-Melissa Firlit, Phia Wyatt-choreographer and Zulfiya Astenio during Open Rehearsal for West Side Story.

Pagosa Springs Center for the Arts and Thingamajig Theater recently had their Open Rehearsal for Friends of the Theater.  Attendees were able to see a LIVE rehearsal of the upcoming West Side Story, opening weekend June 22 – 23rd.   “Dance at the Gym” is an iconic scene where Maria and Tony establish their Romeo and Juliet-esque relationship that steers the rest of the play.

West Side Story
Photo: Jeff Laydon

Zulfiya Asquino plays the lead role, Maria, who’s character falls in love with Tony, played by Nick Drias, a previous member of her brothers rival gang, at a local dance.

“They see someone completely different than themselves and still fall in love.  It was an important message then and still is now.”  Zulfiya says.

Zulfiya has worked on plays in Fort Collins and is excited to be a part of the PSCA and Thingamajig Theater.  As well as being in West Side Story she also appears in Legally Blonde and Thoroughly Modern Millie this summer.

“I graduated a year ago and had worked in Fort Collins on Ragtime  and Fun Home at the Midtown Arts Center. This is my first play here. It’s exciting!”

Pagosa Springs Center for the Arts and Thingamajig Theater are a 501c3 Nonprofit Organization that brings theater artists from all over the world to perform splendiferous theater productions for the community.  This summer is no exception.  West Side Story, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Legally Blonde, Pinkalicious and Little Shop of Horrors grace the stages of this intimate and theatrically powerful venue.  If you haven’t seen a show at PSCA, this summer is your chance!

West Side Story
Kenny Tran is as excited as we are for West Side Story this summer!

Tickets for West Side Story can be purchased online at

Don’t fret if tickets are sold out (they do go fast!), this summer is packed full of show dates and you can see them all!



Become a Friend of the Theater

PSCA Open Rehearsal
Jim Quigley and Mary Miller are Friends of the Theater and volunteers. Jim has helped with building and staging and Mary with costuming. They love to help the theater!

The actors in the summer shows hail from all over the world and some even from Pagosa Springs.  Having the support from the community enables these performers to entertain us with their talent and wonderful showmanship throughout the season.  “The Friends of Thingamajig have been instrumental in ensuring that the Artists’ House – residence to our actors and crew – is a welcoming and comfortable place to live.” (

Donating to the arts, volunteering, and attending shows are great ways to continue having top performances showcased here in Pagosa Springs.

Friends of Thingamajig Theatre Company is a social organization in support of Pagosa Springs’ nonprofit professional theatre. “Friends of Thing” fundraise, organize social events, and advocate on behalf of the theatre to the local government and community. Friends work to ensure long term success and sustainability of quality professional theatre in Pagosa Springs.Pagosa Springs Center for the Arts

Being a part of the theater has its perks;  first look at upcoming plays at a live rehearsal, visiting and getting to know the cast, directors, and everyone involved with the production, and being a part of bringing something special to Pagosa Springs.  If you would like more information on how to become a Friend of the Theater, volunteer, or donate, please visit:  Friends of the Theater and Pagosa Springs Center for the Arts website

PSCA Open Rehearsal
Friends of the Theater get to enjoy a sneak peek at the upcoming show while enjoying wine and exquisite hors d’oeuvres.


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