Friday, November 27, 2009

Treat Yourself After the Show

It's always nice to have a special treat after going to the theater. Whether I had played in the orchestra or just attended a show, going out to Bumbleberrys (think purple 70's decor) for pie and ice cream was a great way to conclude the evening. Eating out for dessert was a big deal.

In Placerville, one option that is worth considering is Whistle Stop Yogurt. Their flavors change from day to day so there's always something new to try. If you want to see the flavors for the day, check out their calendar. My favorite topping is hot fudge, which sounds kind of boring, but is very good. In December, look for the ad in the program and bring your ticket in for the discount.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Upcoming Theater Workshops

More details will follow shortly, but Imagination Theater! will be offering two workshops, one for adults and one for kids 13 and up. Participants will receive hands on experience helping build the set for our spring production, The Foreigner.

Set Design Workshop (adults) January and February 2010
  • January 5, 7-9 p.m.
  • January 7, 7-9 p.m.
  • January 20, 7-9 p.m.
  • February 3, 7-9 p.m.
  • February 18, 7-9 p.m.
Kids' Tool Workshop (Middle Schoolers/Age 11+)
  • Monday, February 8, 6:30 - 9:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, February 13, 9:00 - 2:00 p.m.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Rendezvous at Imagination Theater!

Rehearsals are happening almost nightly for Beauty and the Beast. Pictured is Talia Vlaovich, Chris Weston, and Natalie Lytle.

"Girls. . .I'm just getting married. Don't tell me a little thing like that's going to change your feelings for me?"


Tickets are selling briskly. Get them by phone at 530-642-0404. You might even catch the IT! Insider in the evening in the box office.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Who Ya Gonna Call. . .IT!

Some people are wary about leaving a message on the IT! voice mail box. They may be wondering who will receive the message and if we will get the information. Let me assure you that we listen to the message, gather the information, and respond as quickly as possible. Here are a few pointers when calling for tickets.

1 - Give your name and phone number (clearly)

2- The date and time of the show you are interested in

3- The number of tickets (and if you know how many Adult, Senior, or Child even better!)

Adult $17
Senior (55+) $14
Child $10
Groups 10+ are $13, Groups 20+ are $12

4- Best time to call back, or alternate phone number

If you know of people who are interested in seeing Beauty and the Beast, encourage them to buy their tickets soon. Currently, most people are able to get the seats of their choice. Ticket sales are picking up, so be smart and call early. 530-642-0404

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Take our new poll

Though the holidays loom before us, those that responded to our poll felt lighthearted and hospitable like Mrs. Potts and Lumiere.

Our next poll asks which Beauty and the Beast show you think will sell out first. I have not included the show on Saturday, December 12 because a local school district has purchased most of the seating for that evening. Matinees are most popular and we've had quite a number of groups calling for tickets. People also tend to wait to purchase tickets, though this show has surprised me in terms of people calling ahead.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

2011 IT! Trip to England, Wales, and Ireland

EF Tours and Lanny Langston are taking travelers from the El Dorado County area to Great Britain, July 27 to August 10 in 2011. Yes, 2011! Now is the time to sign up for this wonderful scenic trip to the British Isles.

We will be touring London, seeing Westminster Abbey, Buckingham Palace (with the changing of the guard), some plays in the West End, roaming through Leeds Castle with side trips to Stonehenge and other historic sites. Then we're off to Liverpool for some welsh hospitality where we will visit where the Beatles became famous, Strawberry Fields, Penny Lane, and the waterfront district. Three days later, we'll go by ferry to Dublin, Ireland to see many sites of the city and surrounding areas. Next, we'll head south to Cork and spend three glorious days in the Irish Countryside visiting castles, ancient ruins, kiss the Blarney Stone at Blarney Castle and more. Finally, we'll head back to Dublin for some shopping before we leave the next day for home.
The trip costs approximately $4,200 per person which includes round trip airfare and airport transfers, all transfers to and from the hotels and destinations between cities, all overnight accommodations in first class, superior tourist class, high quality hotels with private bathrooms, continental breakfast daily, dinner on days 2 and 14, full time services of a tour director, and entrance fees to many of the scheduled sites such as Leeds Castle, St. Patrick's Cathedral, Book of Kells, Queenstown Story Museum, Cohn, Blarney Castle, and much more. All with guides and free days to roam as well. If you are interested in finding out more about the trip, give Lanny Langston a call at 530-903-6361.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Thursday Night is the $10 Ticket

Feeling the pinch in your wallet? In response to the times, Imagination Theater! is offering two Thursday Night shows at $10 a ticket for all seats.

Thursday, December 10 at 7:00 p.m. - Community Night
Thursday, December 17 at 7:00 p.m. - Student Night

Normally seats sell between $10 (for kids), $14 for seniors, and $17 for adults. These Thursday nights are a great savings for you and is a wonderful way to take advantage of seeing Disney's Beauty and the Beast. On the 17th, the cast and crew remain after the show to meet the audience and for a short question and answer session about the show. If you want to know how many hours rehearsals the cast spent or how the set was designed, bring those questions and don't be shy. You do not need to be "just a student" to attend. The show length is about 2 hours and 20 minutes including intermission. Purchase your seats by contacting the box office at 530-642-0404.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Audition Notice for Two Shows in 2010

The Foreigner (Spring 2010)
(a comedy)

What does a shy Englishman in search of rest do when he visits a fishing lodge in Georgia? In Larry Shue s hilarious farce, Charlie Baker, a proof reader by day and a boring husband by night, adopts the persona of a foreigner who doesn't understand English. When others begin to speak freely around him, he not only becomes privy to secrets both dangerous and frivolous, he also discovers an adventurous extrovert within himself.

Auditions are on Saturday, November 21 at 9 to Noon at the theater
Parts for two women and five men. Also townspeople.
(No parts for children)

Call Backs on Sunday, November 22 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Read through at 7:30 p.m.

Call Lanny for script and additional information: 530-903-6361

Diary of Anne Frank (July 2010)

Auditions on Saturday, December 12 at 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the theater


  • Anne Frank (13)
  • Margo (18)
  • Mr. and Mrs. Frank (40s-50s)
  • Mr. Kraler (40's)
  • Miep Gies (20's)
  • Mr. Dussel, Dentist (40-50's)
  • Mr. and Mrs. Van Daan (40s)
  • Peter (13/14)
  • German Soldiers

For details about the characters, please click here.

Call Backs (if needed): December 13 from 6:30 -9:00 p.m. (includes read through)
For additional information, call Lanny at 530-903-6361