Tuesday, March 31, 2009

First Impressions at Auditions

With Beauty and the Beast auditions coming up this Saturday, I thought it might be a good idea to review some tips on making a good first impression at auditions. I believe this came from Chrissie Addison, one of our IT! supporters. It was one of those hidden treasures found in the IT Insider's desk drawer.

  • Arrive on time
  • Be ready
  • Be prepared to stay as long as necessary
  • Think through your commitment before you make it
  • Get plenty of sleep the night before
  • Bring your appointment/date book
  • Be positive. Be prepared. Be professional

Preparing your material:

  1. Know the type of audition (general, specific, cold)
  2. Know the length of the selection desired. Stick to it!
  3. Select something that shows your best
  4. Avoid well-known, overdone pieces.
  5. Bring music
  6. Prepare an up-to-date resume and locate your latest head shot

Preparing yourself:

  1. Get plenty of rest
  2. Rehearse well before you go on your pieces, songs etc.
  3. Present a neat and neutral appearance
  4. Arrange for transportation and your work schedule for day off

At audition:

  1. Don't bring family and friends
  2. Don't second guess or distract panel by leaving and reentering room unneccesarily
  3. Don't wait to be coaxed up on to stage
  4. Make no disclaimers before or during auditions
  5. Keep going no matter what
  6. Know about the play, the playwright, the director, the company
  7. Ask the see the rehearsal schedule
  8. Be friendly, ready to do whatever is asked of you
  9. Read whatever is asked of you. Any part

Have fun! Stay healthy. Continually study acting, dancing, singing etc. Become a student of theater!

Monday, March 30, 2009

Man of La Mancha Opening Night Review

The production was great! We all enjoyed it! I'm always amazed at the talent we have here in El Dorado County. My students loved it. In fact, they studied the program and want to come again next Fall, probably to Beauty and the Beast. I'll pass the word around here that everyone should come to Man of LaMancha. Thanks!

Union Mine High School
El Dorado, CA

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Tickets Available Next Weekend, April 3-5

Did you miss the opening weekend of Man of La Mancha? It's not too late to purchase tickets for next weekend's shows. Tickets are still available for Friday, April 3 at 7:00 p.m., Saturday, April 4 at 2:00 p.m., and Sunday, April 5 at 2:00 p.m. See the show soon; you won't be disappointed.

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Man of La Mancha Photos

The Vision

Sancho and Aldonza

Prison Attack


Governor's Trial

Aldonza and Quixote

Aldonza and the Muleteers

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Dracula Needs Sandwiches!

Volunteers are needed to make sandwiches for the Dracula filming on Monday, April 6 and Tuesday, April 7. IT! is looking for simple sandwiches--including peanut butter and jelly. Ingredients will be provided. We need a few people to make them. Be a part of this groundbreaking film and theater production. Contact the box office at 530-642-0404 or Lanny at 530-903-6361 for details.

IT! Needs Cookies

The film portion of Dracula is coming up the first week of April. We are looking for a few good cookie bakers (or purchasers) to donate a few dozen cookies for the cast and crew of the production. Contact the box office at 530-642-0404 or Lanny at 530-903-6361 if you are interested in this vital role.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Man of La Mancha opens March 27

Tickets are on sale now for the musical Man of La Mancha. Contact the box office at 530-642-0404. Below is a video of Ambassadors in Harmony singing one of the songs from the musical. Very cool.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

"Extra, Extra! Read all about it!"

Imagination Theater is looking for a dozen more extras for the train scene in Dracula. On Monday morning, April 6, IT! and Porter Media Group will film a scene at the train musuem in Old Town Sacramento. We are looking for men and women, young and old. You will need to wear dark shoes. Costuming takes place on site. Contact the theater at 530-642-0404 or email ITPlacerville@yahoo.com with your name, phone and email address if you are interested. First come, first served.

Friday, March 6, 2009

Workshop Postponed

Due to the scheduling of the filming of Dracula and full schedule of the theater, we have postponed the Intermediate Acting Workshop to later this summer.

The new dates (tentative schedule) are:

Tuesday, July 28 to Friday, July 31, 9:00 a.m. to Noon
Saturday, August 1 from 9:00 a.m. to Noon (Dress Rehearsal)
Monday and Tuesday, August 3 and 4, 9:00 a.m. to Noon
Wednesday, August 5 - Performance at 7:00 p.m.

If you have an interest and would like to be added to the waiting list, please contact the theater at 530-642-0404.

Monday, March 2, 2009

How do you spell relief?

Although the following clip is about the upturn in movie audiences during the downturn in the economy, it still is a reminder that RELIEF can also be spelled


Imagination Theater! tickets prices are a great value--even more reasonable than a movie ticket. Man of La Mancha, opening at the end of the month, all tickets will be $9 on Thursday nights, April 9 and 16. Weekend matinees aren't much more, especially if you come in a group. Spend an afternoon or evening with us--and escape to another place and time. 530-642-0404 for tickets.