Sunday, January 31, 2010

Grease Auditon Dates

Mark your calendars now. Auditions for our December 2010 production, Grease, will be held on Saturday, April 10 with call backs on Sunday, April 11. We are excited about this show as it celebrates Imagination Theater’s tenth year bringing live theater to our community. More details (including time, what you will need to prepare, and parking information) will follow soon.

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Dracula Date Update - October 2010

This past year we experienced many bumps in the road with our multi-media production of Dracula. We completed half of the film portion, but unfortunately we were rained out and could not complete the final scenes.

Our desire is to bring you a quality show so the production dates are moved to October 8 through 31, 2010. This new date works really well for the show and gives us the needed time to finish the filming and production work.

If you would like additional information, please call Lanny at 530-903-6361.

Friday, January 29, 2010

Imagination Theater on Facebook

This is just a reminder that you can also find information about Imagination Theater on Facebook. Join our group. It's a great way to learn about upcoming shows and auditions--and share them easily with your Facebook friends.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Registration for Sugarloaf begins Feb. 6

Sugarloaf Fine Arts Camp 2010

Session #1, July 11-17, 2010
Session #2, July 18-24, 2010

Sugarloaf Fine Arts Camp is open to students who will have completed grades five through eleven by July 2010 and who would enjoy the opportunity to explore and to develop an interest in the visual and performing arts. The Sly Park Environmental Education Center (SPEEC) in Pollock Pines, California, is the camp site.

Go to the camp website for detailed registration information:

EDHS presents George Orwell's "1984"

Jan 28, 29, 30 & Feb 3, 4, 5, 6 at 7:30 p.m.
Doors open at 7:00 p.m.
$8 Students, $10 Adults

Tickets available at the door or in advance at

The play, 1984 is adapted from the novel of the same name by George Orwell. It is the story of a future world where war is a constant (only the enemy changes) and Big Brother controls the thoughts and actions of its people.

Winston seemingly is enfolded in The Party. He works for the Ministry of Truth in the Records Department, destroying old stories which might show that the Big Brother was wrong and changes those stories to fit what is happening in the world today. When he gets home, another side of him emerges. He meets and falls in love with Julia, whom he first assumes is a loyal member of The Party and perhaps even works for the Thought Police. Together they suspect that there is an underground group led by the Enemy of the People, Emmanuel Goldstein. They want to join this group. They approach O’Brien, a member of the Inner Party, whom they suspect is a member of the underground. Winston and Julia learn that it's difficult to hide from Big Brother.

Friday, January 22, 2010

Smith Flat Charter presents Cyrano De Bergerac

Cyrano de Bergerac is set in France in 1640 during one of the many skirmishes with Spain over the southwestern boarder of France. Cyrano is the head of the Gascony Cadets, a fierce military division known for their aggressive nature, bravery, and sheer arrogance. Deeply in love with his cousin Roxanna, but afraid she will reject him because of his freakish nose, Cyrano suggest that he woo Roxanna with his poetry through one of his cadets, the strikingly handsome Christian.

Performance Schedule

THU 21 FRI 22 SAT 23
WED 27 THU 28 FRI 29

Doors open at 7:00 p.m.
Show starts at 7:30 p.m.

For further information and tickets go to:
and click on the reservation button.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Show Dates of The Foreigner

These are the scheduled dates for this upcoming comedy:

Friday, March 26 at 7:00 p.m. (Opening Night)
Saturday, March 27 at 2:00 p.m.
Sunday, March 28 at 2:00 p.m.

Thursday, April 1 at 7:00 p.m. (Student Night)
Friday, April 2 at 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, April 3 at 2:00 p.m.
(no show on Easter Sunday)

Friday, April 9 at 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, April 10 at 2:00 p.m.
Sunday, April 11 at 2:00 p.m.

Friday, April 16 at 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, April 17 at 2:00 p.m.
Sunday, April 18 at 2:00 p.m.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Coming soon . . .online ticketing!

By February, we should be up and running with online ticketing. You'll be able to order at home, at all hours even in your jammies.

Stay tuned. . .

IT! Sponsorship

Happy New Year!

We hope you enjoyed our productions and concerts this past year. Our 2009 Season offered something for everyone. Besides our two concerts: Mary Youngblood and Joni Morris, our theater season began with the spring production Man of La Mancha. In October, the two man comedy, Greater Tuna, was well received. Finally, our season concluded with the heartwarming story Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. We are proud of how far we have come and we couldn’t have done it without you. Also, thank you to those who supported us during our second annual live and silent auction fundraiser, An Affair to Remember. Your help during these tough economic times has made a tremendous difference.

Our 2010 Season starts off with the comedy, The Foreigner, opening March 26 and running through April 18th. Next, the drama, The Diary of Anne Frank, runs July 9 through to July 25. In October, the haunting multi-media production of Dracula will open. (We are very excited to finally bring this to you!) Rounding out the year is our 10th Anniversary and the return of Grease.

Having a community theater in El Dorado County is as important as ever. As a non-profit organization, we rely on our sponsors and ticket sales to produce high quality shows. We hope that you consider becoming a sponsor for 2010. Season tickets, public recognition, and advance reservations are just some of the rewards.

Levels of Sponsorship at IT!
(season tickets are for IT! produced shows only)

Stage Crew: $60-159 year
1 Season Ticket

Stage Manager: $160-299 year
2 Season Tickets

Actor: $300-499 year
3 Season Tickets

Music Director (a.k.a. "The 500 Club"): $500-999 year
4 Season Tickets

Director: $1000-2499 year
6 Season Tickets

Producer: $2500+ year
8 Season Tickets

Placerville and El Dorado County would not be the same without the heart and soul of community theater, Imagination Theater. Your contribution, whether large or small, will make a difference. Thank you.

Checks can be mailed to our mailing addresss: P.O. Box 3303, Diamond Springs, CA 95619. You can also contact the box office at 530-642-0404 and pay with a Visa or Mastercard. Your contribution is tax deductible.

Once again, thank you again for your support. We can only grow with your support and belief in what we do.


Lanny and Tish Langston
Peter Wolfe and Linda Wolfe

Thank you IT! Sponsors

With great appreciation, we thank our IT! Sponsors

Lanny and Tish Langston,
Peter and Linda Wolfe,
Joyce Amlick,
Dr. Dean & Jennifer Sands
Umpqua Bank

El Dorado Community Foundation,
Weinberger Law Firm
Christine Addison
Zacharie Button,
Vince & Kathleen Mini
Dave & Shirley Smythe,
Joyce Sobelman,
David & Dorothy Taylor

Music Directors “500 Club”:
49er Federal Credit Union,
Pete and Kate Barbá,
Rick Gaylord & Marsha Myers,
Brian & Sarah Goetz,
Carl Hagen Agency – Farmers Insurance,
Dr. Richard Henifin DDS,
Virgil & Lucile Langston,
Vince & Kathleen Mini,
Minuteman Press,
John and Cindy Mosbacher,
Cal & Debora Reynolds,
Robinson’s Pharmacy,
Barbara Thomsen,
Catherine Winter

El Dorado Savings Bank,
Maryann Roman,
Dan & Sheryl Trainor

Stage Managers:
Alan & Linda Baracco,
Crenna-Armstrong Family
Elder Options,
Susan Felton,
Jerry & Beckie Galloway,
Bill & Sue Greer,
Ron and Doris Henke,
Randy & Diane Palmer,
Metropolitan Arts Partnership,
Jim & Marie Moore,
Dennis & Debbie Murphy,
Dan & Liz Neumann,
Candace Niel,
Louise Smith,
Patrick & Nancy Weddle
Chris & Jennifer Weston

Stage Crew:
Arnolds for Awards,
S. Jean Castberg,
Daniel & Robin Clark,
Haley Clark,
John Herrman,
Robert and Lili Joy,
The McCrea Family,
Judy Puthuff,
Dotti Ann Rice,
Charles & Betty Ripley,
Ken & Jette Shears,
Western Sign

(list current as of 1/15/10)

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Discounted Wicked Tickets

Start the New Year off with a trip to Oz and save on shows (at the San Francisco Orpheum) through February 28. Get up to $30 off orchestra, loge, and mezzanine seats with special priced tickets.

Get $50 ticket for shows Tuesday - Thursday
Get $75 ticket for shows Friday - Sunday

Enter code 26GOOD in the Special Offers box when you order through Ticketmaster.

(I'd have copied the email I received, but I'm not THAT tech savvy to get it to work.)

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Our next production - The Foreigner

Several people have asked me about our next production, The Foreigner. No, we are not hosting the well known 70's and 80's rock band. It is a comedy written by Larry Shue. Here is a synopsis of this playwright's farce.

In Shue's comic gem, you'll meet an unforgettable cast of zany characters. Charlie, an extremely shy proper Englishman who has a fear of speaking to strangers, is brought by his friend, "Froggy," to a fishing lodge in rural Georgia, where Froggy tells everyone that Charlie is a foreigner who doesn't understand a word of English! Soon, everyone is fussing over and confiding in Charlie, including Betty, the kindly caretaker of this lodge; Catherine, a beautiful debutante engaged to be married; Ellard, her sweet but slow brother; and David, the minister to whom Catherine is betrothed. Charlie quickly discovers that all is not what it seems at the lodge and must somehow save the day - without revealing his cover! The Village Voice fittingly described this wildly funny play as "...a constant invitation to relax and laugh at the foolishness of life." We invite you to come on down, relax, and laugh with us at Imagination Theater this spring.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Mary Youngblood in Angels Camp on February 6

Although we had originally planned for Mary Youngblood to come to Imagination Theater this January, she will not be returning this year. Her next concert is at the Bret Harte Theatre in Angels Camp on Saturday, February 6 at 3:00 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at