Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Meet Brenda Lindley - Graphic Designer for Southfork



     How did you get involved in graphic design, and how do you find the time for it among all the other things you do?
I enjoy being creative and am fortunate to have had the opportunity to work with graphic art designs in my day job for many years. I’ve done creative writing, website design, creating and producing videos, graphics, and much more as well.

      Why do you include community theater in your life?
I’ve been involved in community theater since high school and was a drama major in college. As our kids got older, my husband Erick and I went looking for a hobby to do together, so we joined a local theater group. As a director, I love imagining and bringing a script to life on stage.Unlike my everyday life, I love being in the spotlight on center stage of the theater on. I call myself an anti-social extrovert.

      How did you get involved in working on this project?
I am involved with this project because of Chrissie. She’s also the reason I became involved with Imagination Theater in the first place. She directed Quilters, the first show I did at IT! It was a fabulous experience, and I enjoyed it so much that Erick joined me for White Christmas and we’ve never left.

      What are some of your favorite projects/shows you've worked on in the area?
I’ve had great experiences at many theaters in the Sacramento area. I directed She Loves Me at Placer Community Theater in my hometown of Auburn, Our Town at Sutter Street Theater, and Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, at Runaway Stage Productions. We are very fortunate to have a wealth of outstanding community theater options. Of course, my favorite family is IT!

      What shows are on your bucket list to direct or perform in?
On my list to direct are Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, The Sound of Music, and The Dining Room, to name a few. I would love to act in The Drowsy Chaperone as “the chaperone” and portray Norma Desmond in Sunset Boulevard. I very much enjoy dramatic acting; one of my favorite roles was Anne Sullivan in The Miracle Worker. I would do another drama in a heartbeat.

      What unique quality or experience do you bring to this task?
I bring years of experience to this project that includes graphic arts, multimedia, communications, marketing, director, actor, and community theater President/Board Member. I share a great mutual respect for Chrissie and the crew she is fortunate to have working with her. I look forward to being a part of the production and helping her achieve her vision for the show.

Friday, April 7, 2017

Shrek Auditions Coming Soon

We are excited about our 2017 Holiday Show, Shrek, The Musical

Auditions are coming later this month and we encourage you to review the audition notice.  Please note the details if you plan to audition for particular roles.  Full notice is listed on the theater website and in an earlier posting in the theater blog.  

Based on Shrek’s adventures in the classic book and Oscar-winning film. Joining Shrek on his journey from the swamp to the stage will be his wisecracking sidekick Donkey, Princess Fiona, Lord Farquaad and a chorus of fractured fairy tale creatures.

Vocal Requirements for all auditioners:

Ensemble Roles. Auditioners for ensemble roles will be asked to sing a musical theater type song of their choice. Song choice may be from Shrek or any other show. Some ensemble auditioners may be asked to sing in a falsetto voice.

Young and Teen Fiona. Auditioners for Young Fiona or Teen Fiona are expected to sing the Young Fiona and Teen Fiona portions of “I Know It’s Today” from the show.

Adult Fiona. Adult Fiona auditioners are expected to prepare 2 vocal pieces from the show:

(1) The Adult Fiona portion of “I Know It’s Today,” and

(2) “Finale.” Through measure 60.

(3) Adult Fiona auditioners are also expected to prepare a 45 sec to 1 minute tap dance to Morning Person beginning once the rat tappers arrive.

Auditioners for Donkey are expected to sing “Don’t Let Me Go” from the show.

Lord Farquaad. Auditioners for Lord Farquaad will be asked to sing ”What’s Up Duloc?” The song must be sung while kneeling.

Auditioners for Shrek will be asked to sing “Who I’d Be.”

Voice of the Dragon. Seeking a soulful, R and B sound. Please prepare any suitable song.
All auditioners are encouraged to become familiar with the melody and lyrics to “Freak Flag.”  

Memorization of the lyrics is not necessary.

Auditioners should bring their accompanying music as an electronic file on a CD, a computer, an Ipad, or on a cell phone. A live accompanist will not be available. A capella singing is not allowed. Lyrics must be memorized. All vocal auditions must be accompanied by a musical backing track that does not include accompanying vocals. Appropriate backing tracks are available on You Tube.

Audition Schedule:
All auditions are at Imagination Theater.

VOCAL AUDITIONS ONLY FOR YOUNG FIONA AND TEEN FIONA.
Wednesday, April 19, 2017; Check-in at 6:00pm. Auditions from 6:30-9:00pm.
Bring Theater Resume. Headshots or Photos optional.

VOCAL AUDITIONS ONLY FOR ADULT FIONA and CALL-BACK VOCAL AUDITIONS FOR YOUNG FIONA AND TEEN FIONA.
Thursday, April 20, 2017; Check-in at 6:00pm. Auditions from 6:30-9:00pm.
Bring Theater Resume. Headshots or Photos optional.

GENERAL VOCAL, DANCE, AND READINGS AUDITIONS FOR ALL AUDITIONERS
Saturday, April 22, 2017; Check-in at 8:30am.

Vocal Auditions from 9:00am to Noon. There will be a lunch break.

Dance Auditions from 1:00pm to 2:30pm.

Cold Readings from 3:00pm to 5:00pm.

Auditioners for all Ensemble Roles, Shrek, Lord Farquaad, Donkey, and Dragon will sing on Saturday morning.

Bring Theater Resume. Headshots or Photos optional.

Wear loose-fitting, comfortable clothing and suitable dance shoes for all auditions. Dancing in bare feet or sandals is not allowed. Do not wear heavy boots.  Bring water and snacks.

CALL-BACK AUDITIONS BY INVITATION.
Sunday, April 23,2017; 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Will include group singing, cold readings, and additional dancing activities

FOR QUESTIONS E-MAIL THE DIRECTOR, Peter at: pwolfe615@gmail.com

Show dates – Holiday Season 2017




SouthFork Cast Announced

Hitch up your wagons!  It's the SouthFork Confessions Cast List

Father - Tom Loeprich
Mr. Pantier - Chris Rimoldi
Mrs. Pantier - Michelle Harwell
Hangman - Marc Bonham
Whore - Christina Crabtree
Minerva - Cassie Weisenberg
Gambler - Jack Rice
Saloon Mistress - Lori Whittle
Black Bart - Evan Taylor
Railroad Man - Ken Pohl
Railroad Wife - Rebecca Monroe
Maid -  Robin Clark
Maid  - Pam Matthews
Sheriff - Joe Grady
Miner - Tim Chapman
Claim Jumper - Gene Duffy
Jehu - Dan Trainor
English Teacher - Paul Bott
Doc Elliott - Bob Steele
Charly Parkhurst - Jan Le Pouvoir
Milliner - Diana Granger

Thanks to all who came out to audition. 


SouthFork Confessions opens in mid-September.  Tickets will be available in May.

Friday, March 31, 2017

Squeaky Chair Campaign and Theater Renovations

Pick your seat - First come, first served! 


50 Chairs in Phase 1 - $100 or 2 seats for $175
Donations are tax deductible and armrest will have special plaque with your name.

Contact theater at: boxoffice@imaginationtheater.net to reserve yours today!

No, the seats won't be red, but they will still be blue--and comfortable!
As of April 3, the box office and theater will close for spring cleaning and remodeling and will re-open in July following the fair. This will not affect rehearsal schedules or Shrek audition.  Tickets for SouthFork Confessions and Shrek, The Musical will be available in May (online only).  

Monday, March 27, 2017

Final Week of the Satirical Romp, Tuna Does Vegas!

Tuna Does Vegas Closes This Weekend - Don't Miss Out!           

Join us for the next installment from the Greater Tuna series as theater veterans, Jeff Lathrop and Rick Gaylord reprise their roles from Greater Tuna (2009) and Red, White and Tuna (2015) and introduce a some new colorful friends in Tuna Does Vegas!

Thursday, March 30, 7 p.m. ($13 Thursday Show!)
Friday, March 31, 7 p.m.
Saturday, April 1, 2 p.m.
Sunday, April 2 at 2 p.m.

Rick Gaylord and Jeffery Lathrop bring the town of Tuna to life with its silly citizens, hilarious situations and flamboyant costumes. -- Mt. Democrat

A great night at Imagination Theater! Tuna does Vegas is hysterical. The new characters are outrageous! -- Kathleen M.

Loved, loved, loved Tuna! Laughed til my stomach hurt! -- Patricia P.



Reserve Tickets Now Online or order by phone at 1-800-838-3006
Parking is free for theater patrons. When other events are held at the fairgrounds, you will be directed where to park.  Tickets are also available at the door.

Picture by Jackie Penn, Mt. Democrat
Photo from the Mt. Democrat 

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Trot on over to Imagination Theater as Tuna Does Vegas


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See what happens when Tuna, Texas take on Vegas!  
Join us for the next installment from the Greater Tuna team as theater veterans, Jeff Lathrop and Rick Gaylord reprise their multiple roles from Greater Tuna (2009) and Red, White and Tuna (2015) and introduce a few new colorful characters in Tuna Does Vegas!

  • Thursdays ($13) and Fridays at 7:00 p.m.
  • Saturdays and Sundays at 2:00 p.m.

This comedy runs only three weeks.  Reserve now!

Tickets can be reserved ONLINE 
or by phone 1-800-838-3006

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Last Week of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland - Show Closes February 26

It's Alice time!  

Don't miss closing week of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.

Thursday and Friday at 7:00 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday at 2:00 p.m.

Tickets available online, by phone (1-800-838-3006), and at the door!  

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Directors' Workshop Night - March 28 at 7:00 pm

Join the directors of SouthFork Confessions, Shrek The Musical, and The Grapes of Wrath to learn more about their upcoming productions and specific audition information. This is a wonderful opportunity to ask questions and gain valuable insight. Free.

Southfork Auditions - April 1 and 2
Shrek Auditions - April 19-23
The Grapes of Wrath Auditions- September 30, October 1

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Alice continues through February 26

Only two more weeks of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland!  Don't miss all of your favorite characters.  Tickets are available online and at the door.  #GoSeeAlice




Shrek Audition Coming in April

Imagination Theater Audition Notice
Shrek The Musical
Directed by Peter Wolfe     Choreography by Maggie Bush     Vocal Direction by Jerri Myers

1.  Vocal Requirements for all auditioners:
·         Ensemble Roles.  Auditioners for ensemble roles will be asked to sing a musical theater type song of their choice.  Song choice may be from Shrek or any other show.  Some ensemble auditioners may be asked to sing in a falsetto voice.
·         Young and Teen Fiona.  Auditioners for Young Fiona or Teen Fiona are expected to sing the Young Fiona and Teen Fiona portions of “I Know It’s Today” from the show.
·         Adult Fiona.  Adult Fiona auditioners are expected to prepare 2 vocal pieces from the show: 
(1) The Adult Fiona portion of “I Know It’s Today,” and
(2) “Finale.” Through measure 60.
·         Donkey.  Auditioners for Donkey are expected to sing “Don’t Let Me Go” from the show.
·         Lord Farquaad.  Auditioners for Lord Farquaad will be asked to sing ”What’s Up Duloc?”  The song must be sung while kneeling.
·         Shrek. Auditioners for Shrek will be asked to sing “Who I’d Be.”
·         Voice of the Dragon.  Seeking a soulful, R and B sound.  Please prepare any suitable song.
·         All auditioners are encouraged to become familiar with the melody and lyrics to “Freak Flag.” Memorization of the lyrics is not necessary.
·         Auditioners should bring their accompanying music as an electronic file on a CD, a computer, an Ipad, or on a cell phone. A live accompanist will not be available. A capella singing is not allowed. Lyrics must be memorized. All vocal auditions must be accompanied by a musical backing track that does not include accompanying vocals. Appropriate backing tracks are available on You Tube.
2.  Audition Schedule:
·         All auditions are at Imagination Theater.
·         VOCAL AUDITIONS ONLY FOR YOUNG FIONA AND TEEN FIONA.
o   Wednesday, April 19, 2017; Check-in at 6:00pm. Auditions from 6:30-9:00pm.
o   Bring Theater Resume.  Headshots or Photos optional.
·         VOCAL AUDITIONS ONLY FOR ADULT FIONA and CALL-BACK VOCAL AUDITIONS FOR YOUNG FIONA AND TEEN FIONA.
·         Thursday, April 20, 2017; Check-in at 6:00pm. Auditions from 6:30-9:00pm.
·         Bring Theater Resume.  Headshots or Photos optional.
·         GENERAL VOCAL, DANCE, AND READINGS AUDITIONS FOR ALL AUDITIONERS.
·         Saturday, April 22, 2017; Check-in at 8:30am.
·         Vocal Auditions from 9:00am to Noon.  There will be a lunch break.
·         Dance Auditions from 1:00pm to 2:30pm.
·         Cold Readings from 3:00pm to 5:00pm.
·         Auditioners for all Ensemble Roles, Shrek, Lord Farquaad, Donkey, and Dragon will sing on Saturday morning.
·         Bring Theater Resume.  Headshots or Photos optional.
·         Wear loose-fitting, comfortable clothing and suitable dance shoes for all auditions.  Dancing in bare feet or sandals is not allowed. Do not wear heavy boots.
·         Bring water and snacks.
·         CALL-BACK AUDITIONS BY INVITATION.
·         Sunday, April 23,2017; 1:00pm to 4:00pm
o    Will include group singing, cold readings, and additional dancing activities

FOR QUESTIONS E-MAIL THE DIRECTOR, Peter at:  pwolfe615@gmail.com

New Box Office Hours

The theater is undergoing some important renovations in the next few months and we're excited about the changes.  We want to enhance your theater experience from the inside out.  This will take a bit of time--and we apologize for any inconvenience. Thank you for your patience.

New Hours:  Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., one hour prior to show times, and by appointment only through March.  The box office will be closed for renovations in April and re-open in July.  

Ticket hours open 24/7 when you purchase online or call 1-800-838-3006.  We strongly encourage this option for purchasing tickets for Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Tuna Does Vegas.