Saturday, February 28, 2009
Opens: Friday, December 4
Closes: Sunday, December 27
It is a full schedule. (Shows are not scheduled between Dec 22-25)
Friday, February 27, 2009
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
Thursday, February 19, 2009
Meaning: Success comes to those who prepare well and put in effort.
Origin: This is first recorded in John Ray's "A collection of English proverbs 1670, 1678"
"The early bird catches the worm" is a common proverb that explains that the best comes to those who seek out the best, don't wait (procrastinate), or expect that someone is going to do the work for them. Imagination Theater! would like you to prepare to come, invite your friends, and purchase group tickets for Man of La Mancha.
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
Friday, February 13, 2009
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
Location: Studio 24, 2220 K Street.
Saturday, February 28th, .
UPDATED INFORMATION (2/17/09) Auditions for Nosferatu (dancers) will be from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon. at Foothills Dance Studio, 3965 Durock Road, Suite C. in Shingle Springs.
Auditions for acting roles are from 3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. at Imagination Theater
100 Placerville Drive on the El Dorado County Fairgrounds
All roles are open and include Dracula, Dr. John Seward, Lucy Westernra, Mina Murray, Jonathan Harker, Renfield, Dr. Abraham Van Helsing, and eight Nosferatu (brides and victims of Dracula, all dancers). All Nosferatu must be at least 18 years of age.
Sunday, March 1st, 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Imagination Theater in Placerville.
This multi-media presentation will use film to stage and stage to film seamlessly with incredible special effects. The film segment of the production will be shot at different locations from April 9 to 15. Actors selected must be available these days for evening shots. For further information call the director, Lanny Langston at (530) 903-6361. Scripts for review are available at the box office.
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
If you were unable to attend our audition for singers for our Christmas CD this past weekend, another audition will be held on Saturday, February 21 from 1-4 p.m. at Imagination Theater.
Please bring a CD or sheet music to audition. An accompanist will be available. Christmas music only for the audition. Ages: 8 years of age and older.
Wednesday, February 4, 2009
Advance ticket reservations for Man of La Mancha are currently underway for our sponsors. Tickets to the general public will go on sale on February 17. Contact the box office at 530-642-0404 for tickets.
Tuesday, February 3, 2009
Tuesday and Wednesday, April 7 and 8 from 6:30 – 9:00 p.m.
Tuesday and Wednesday, April 14 and 15 from 6:30 to 9:00 p.m.
Saturday, April 18 from 9:00 a.m. to Noon – Dress Rehearsal
Tuesday, April 21 from 6:30 -9:00 p.m.
Wednesday, April 22 - 7:00 p.m. Performance for family and friends
The class builds upon the beginning acting workshop (monologues) held last year. The intermediate class includes rehearsing a scene with other classmates. Those who wish to sign up must commit to attending all of the classes. The workshop is for ages 10 and up. The class is limited to 15 participants. IT! has received a grant for this class. Cost is $10 to cover the cost of materials. Email ITPlacerville@yahoo.com to reserve your spot!
Monday, February 2, 2009
Miguel de Cervantes, aging and an utter failure as playwright, poet and tax collector, has been thrown into a dungeon in Seville to await trial by the Inquisition for an offense against the Church. There he is dragged before a kangaroo court of his fellow prisoners, who plan to confiscate his few possessions—including the uncompleted manuscript of a novel, Don Quixote.
Cervantes, seeking to save the manuscript, proposes his defense in the form of a play. The "court" agrees, and Cervantes and his manservant don make-up and costumes, transforming themselves into Don Quixote and Sancho Panza. They then play out the story with the prisoners taking the roles of other characters.
Quixote and Sancho take to the road in a quest to restore the age of chivalry, battle all evil, and right all wrongs. The famous battle with the windmill follows, with Quixote blaming his defeat on his enemy, the Great Enchanter.
In a roadside inn—which Quixote insists is really a castle—Aldonza, the inn's serving girl and part-time prostitute, is being propositioned by a gang of muleteers. Quixote sees her as the dream-ideal whom he will serve forever and insists her name is Dulcinea. Aldonza is confused and angered by Quixote's refusal to see her as she really is.
The padre and Dr. Carrasco arrive at the inn and are frustrated by Quixote's lunatic logic. They are interrupted by the arrival of an itinerant barber, and Quixote confiscates his shaving basin, believing it is the "Golden Helmet" of Mambrino.
Later Aldonza encounters Quixote in the courtyard where he is holding vigil, in preparation for being knighted by the innkeeper. She questions him on his seemingly irrational ways , and Quixote answers her with a statement of his credo, The Impossible Dream. Aldonza catches the fever of Quixote's idealism but, attempting to put it into practice, is cruelly beaten and ravaged by the muleteers.
Not knowing Aldonza's plight, Quixote and Sancho leave the inn, encounter a band of Gypsies, and are robbed. They return to the inn, only to encounter the disillusioned Aldonza who sings her denunciation of Quixote's dream in the dramatic Aldonza. The Knight of the Mirrors enters and defeats Quixote by forcing him to see himself as "naught but an aging fool." The knight reveals himself as Dr. Carrasco, sent by Quixote's family to bring him to his senses.
At home again, the old man who once called himself Don Quixote is dying. Aldonza, having followed, forces her way into the room and pleads with him to restore the vision of glory she held so briefly. Quixote, remembering, rises from his bed to reaffirm the stirring Man of La Mancha, but collapses, dying. Aldonza, having glimpsed the vision once more, refuses to acknowledge his death, saying, "My name is Dulcinea."
Back in Cervantes's dungeon the prisoners have been deeply affected by his story and restore to him his precious manuscript. Cervantes is summoned to his real trial by the Inquisition. The prisoners unite to sing him on his way with The Impossible Dream.
The show, directed by Wendy Silverthorn, will run at Imagination Theater from March 27 to April 19.
Sunday, February 1, 2009
Whether or not you watch the Superbowl for the game or the commercials--here's something fun for today.
Maybe they got the idea from 15 million views of this: