Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Tuna's on a Roll!

Extra! Extra!

It's the last weekend of Greater Tuna. If you haven't seen it, get your tickets and go. Four shows in three days!

Friday, October 2 at 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, October 3 at 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, October 4 at 2:00 p.m.

Friday, September 25, 2009

New Pianist Discovered

15 Million Views and counting on this video. Who knew that a piano playing kitty could be so popular? Maybe IT! should consider this for a show opener.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Tuna Salad

The Reverend Spikes commends you to come to one of the shows this upcoming weekend.

The sheriff says he might have to get rough with you if you don't get your tickets now.

Upcoming shows this weekend are:
Friday, September 25 at 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, September 26 at 2:00 p.m.
Sunday, September 27 at 2:00 p.m.

Git on down the the theater before it's too late! 530-642-0404

Monday, September 21, 2009

Congratulations Elly Award Winners!

Two awards for this year’s Ellys went to Terri Thomas for Costume Design and Dave Patrick for his Lighting Design in The Wizard of Oz. Lanny Langston and Peter Wolfe are appreciative of their commitment and countless hours making the shows at IT! a success.

Terri Thomas says, “Thanks to everyone who worked so hard on all of the costumes with me! You rock!” Terri has worked on several shows including Lil’ Abner and the film portion of Bram Stoker’s Dracula. Currently, she is busy with costumes for Disney’s Beauty and the Beast opening December 4. Most recently, Dave Patrick designed lighting for the current production, Greater Tuna.

The Elly Awards are named for the late Eleanor McClatchy, who was a devoted patron of the local arts. This year marks the 27th anniversary of the awards.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Imagination Theater Receives Two Elly Nominations

The Elly Awards, sponsored by the Sacramento Area Regional Theatre Alliance (SARTA), will be held on Sunday, September 20 at Sacramento’s Crest Theatre.

Two nominations for this year’s awards go to local community theater, Imagination Theater in Placerville. Terri Thomas was nominated for Costume Design for her work in The Wizard of Oz. When learning of her nomination, she said, “I am really honored to have been nominated. Thank you to all the ladies that helped me with costumes. The nomination is yours as well.” Terri has worked on several shows including Lil’ Abner and the film portion of the multi-media production of Bram Stoker’s Dracula (scheduled for spring 2010). Currently, she is busy with Disney’s Beauty and the Beast which opens December 4. Another Imagination Theater volunteer, Dave Patrick, was also honored with a nomination for his lighting in The Wizard of Oz. In addition, he has designed lighting for Greater Tuna, Imagination Theater’s current production that runs through October 4.

The Elly Awards are named for the late Eleanor McClatchy, who was a devoted patron of the local arts. This year marks the 27th anniversary and will feature musical selections performed by Elly-nominated theaters. The Elly Awards honors the best and brightest in local and regional community theatre. Local actors, designers and directors will announce the names of over 80 winners. Tickets are on sale now. General admission is $25; SARTA members and groups of 10 or more are $20; Nominees are $8. Call the office for additional information at (916) 443-8229 or visit the web site at to purchase tickets online.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Tuna Surprise

Actually, it comes at no surprise that Greater Tuna has been well received by opening weekend audiences. Standing ovations concluded each of the shows and the phones have been ringing at the Imagination Theater box office.

People are not falling asleep at the show (besides Vera Carp, played by Jeff Lathrop)

They are cheering like Charlene Bumiller! (also played by Jeff Lathrop)

Don't miss out on the upcoming shows this week/weekend.

Thursday, September 17 at 7:00 p.m. --- ALL tickets $10 for this show only!
Friday, September 18 at 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, September 19 at 2:00 p.m.
Sunday, September 29 at 2:00 p.m.

Call the box office today for tickets, 530-642-0404

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Box Office Hours Update

The theater box office hours are still limited until later in the fall. The hours are:

Monday: 10:00 a.m. to Noon
Tuesday: 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Thursday: Noon to 2:00 p.m.

The IT! Insider will also be available during a few "unscheduled" evenings as well to assist those interested in purchasing tickets for Greater Tuna and Beauty and the Beast. When calling the box office, please leave name, number(s), and best time to reach you. Also indicate date of show and number of tickets. Thanks! 530-642-0404

Tuna opens Friday

Don't miss Greater Tuna, a zany redneck Texas comedy. The show opens Friday at 7:00 p.m.. Tickets can be purchased in advance or at the door.

Two seasoned acting veterans, Richard Gaylord and Jeff Lathrop, take on twenty characters between them, with unique personalities and costume changes – some in as little as nine seconds. The show opens this Friday and runs through October 4. Call the box office for tickets. Tickets will also be avaialble at the door. $16 adult, $13 senior (55+), and $10 children. Thursday, September 17 all seats are $10. Show is suggested for teens and adults. Show dates are listed at here at, and also in Facebook under the Greater Tuna event listing for Imagination Theater. We hope to see you at one of the shows 530-642-0404.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Tuna Melt

Git yer tickets now for this zany, humorous, off-beat play about fictional Tuna, Texas. Call the box office today at 530-642-0404 for tickets. $16 adult, $13 senior, $10 child.