Thursday, June 25, 2009

R.I.P. Man in the Mirror

I'm Starting With The Man In The Mirror
I'm Asking Him To Change His Ways
And No Message Could Have
Been Any Clearer
If You Wanna Make The World
A Better Place
(If You Wanna Make The
World A Better Place)
Take A Look At Yourself, And
Then Make A Change
(Take A Look At Yourself, And
Then Make A Change)
(Na Na Na, Na Na Na, Na Na, Na Nah)

--Siedah Garrett and Glen Ballard

Thursday, June 11, 2009

IT! Night and More Info on Pippin at EDHS

InnerArts of El Dorado High School is presenting Stephen Schwartz’s “Pippin” this summer, opening July 1st.

July 11 is "IT! Night" and discounted tickets can be purchased at the door only, and mentioning that you are with IT! If you don't wish to wait (or want to see it twice), tickets are reasonably priced and available online and at the door.

Elly award winning director, Paul Tomei, is producing a summer play with students from 4 different high schools. The InnerArts program’s goal is to promote collaboration and cooperation between the various high schools and to have fun during the summer. The cast of "Pippin" by “Wicked” composer, Stephen Schwartz, is made up of students from El Dorado, Oak Ridge, Union Mine and St. Francis high schools. It is being choreographed by Elly winner, Beverly Stewart and music directed by yet another Elly winner and current high school senior, David Taylor. There are several Elly nominees in the cast as well. Once upon a time, the young prince Pippin longed to discover the secret of true happiness and fulfillment. He sought it in the glories of the battlefield, the temptations and the intrigues of political power (after disposing of his father King Charlemagne the Great). In the end, he found it in the simple pleasures of home and family.

This hip, tongue-in-cheek, anachronistic fairy tale captivated Broadway audiences and continues to appeal to the young at heart everywhere The energetic pop-influenced score by three-time Oscar®-winning composer/lyricist Stephen Schwartz (“Godspell,” “Children of Eden” and the animated films “Pocahontas,” “The Hunchback Of Notre Dame” and “The Prince Of Egypt”) bursts with one showstopping number after another, from soaring ballads to infectious dance numbers.Pop / Rock, Rated PG The show opens on July 1st at the Carl Borelli amphitheater in Placerville at El Dorado High, 561 Canal Street, and runs July 1, 2 ,3, 7, 8 ,9 ,10, 11 at 8pm, gates open at 6:30pm. Tickets are $12 for adults and $10 for students/seniors.

Cast List:

The Leading Player: Ryan Blanning
Pippin : Michael McClellan
Charles : David Taylor
Fastrada: Krista Unverferth
Lewis : Gavin Sellers
Catherine: Shelby Wulfert


Jillian Sorhweide
Seriah Highley
McKenzie Weinhold
Hannah Mahoney
Alyssa Sota
Joslin Schultz
Suzanne Lewis
Arianna Woicekowski
Madelyn Frey
Taylor Flanagan
Leslie McKinney

Monday, June 1, 2009

Announcing the Fall Comedy - Greater Tuna

In September and October, Imagination Theater! presents the comedy, Greater Tuna. The show will run Friday, September 11 through Sunday, October 4.

Greater Tuna is the hilarious comedy about Texas' third smallest town, where the Lion's Club is too liberal and Patsy Cline never dies. Tuna is redneck America, and it's as clever as it is entertaining. Two actors play each and every one of the characters - a total of 20 in Greater Tuna . . . jumping in and out of dresses or overalls in as little as nine seconds.

The play is set in Tuna, a mythical small town in West Texas, where everyone listens to Radio OKKK, all 275 watts of it. Topping the headlines is the winning entry in the American Heritage Essay Contest, entitled: "Human Rights, Why Bother?" Tuna's residents include a variety of eccentrics, bigots, and oddballs. There's Aunt Pearl, who poisons the town's stray dogs; Vera Carp, the richest woman in town and vice president of the Smut Snatchers club, and Didi Snavely, a gun shop owner, who decorates her Christmas tree with hand grenades.

You won't want to miss this off beat comedy. Tickets will go on sale in July.