Thursday, September 30, 2010

Sandy and Rizzo at the Teddy Bear Picnic

News is getting out about our upcoming production of Grease. Shelby Wulfert (Sandy) and Krista Unverferth (Rizzo) take time out of their busy schedules to sing at the Teddy Bear picnic in Apple Hill earlier in September. Come see this dynamic duo in December at the theater.

Quilters Audition Update

The audition for Quilters is just weeks away. Quilters auditioners will be seen in the order in which they arrive on October 23rd between noon and 4:00pm. When finished singing a hymn or folk song (please bring sheet music) auditioners will be taken thru a few bars of movement and then excused.

If called back on October 24th, auditioners will be expected to show at 9:00 am and plan on staying until 1:00 pm or when excused. A monologue will be given to all those called back. They will have overnight to build/develop a character. No memorization! Just purposeful character-driven reads from a script. More music and dance will be part of callbacks.

Addison adds: "The staff of Quilters is very excited to cast this show. We welcome all actresses from 14 - 40ish to go for this challenge. Ensemble musicals are great fun and stretch one's skills as well as double the fun in a production like this. This show is actual living history, as the script was taken directly from the womens' diaries from the prarie. The show is truthful, impacting and powerful - and so is the comradie and fun! The music is perfect for the setting and fun to learn."

The stage will be different for this show: "Doing the show "in the round" adds to the challenge and learning experience for all of us. We hope to see you there," notes Addison.

E-mail Chrissie Addison if you have any questions about auditions at:

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Tickets Online is The Ticket!

Things are hopping at the box office for our big opening next week. Don't delay in getting tickets. Save yourself the frustration of playing phone tag and purchase your tickets online. This past Monday, the IT Insider had over a dozen phone calls to return. Online is available 24/7. By the way, if you are a sponsor, don't wait until the last minute to get your tickets. You may find the best seats are gone.

Congratulations Elly Award Winners

Imagination Theater received four Elly awards for this past 2009-2010 season.

Congratulations to:

• Lanny Langston for Direction-Comedy, The Foreigner
• Jouni Kirjola (Ellard), The Foreigner (Supporting Actor - Comedy)
• Virgil Toothaker for Set Design-Comedy for The Foreigner
• Dave Patrick for Lighting Design-Comedy, The Foreigner

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Dracula is coming. . .

Friday, October 8 at 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, October 9 at 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, October 10 at 2:00 p.m.

Thursday, October 14 at 7:00 p.m.
Friday, October 15 at 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, October 16 at 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, October 17 at 2:00 p.m.

Thursday, October 21 at 7:00 p.m.
Friday, October 22 at 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, October 23 at 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, October 24 at 2:00 p.m.

Friday, October 29 at 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, October 30 at 2:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, October 31 at 2:00 p.m.& 7:00 p.m.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Charlotte's Web Scripts

Charlotte's Web scripts will be available after casting, or on an as-needed basis for auditioners. But this preparation is not necessary, and I would almost discourage it, as I would like to see the auditioners' immediate ability to create character and how they act on stage without preparation. However, if you would like to review a script, simply let me know.

Brad Cameron

Charlotte's Web

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Old West Trio Comes to IT! this Saturday

Imagination Theater welcomes the Old West Trio which offers their “Granny-nominated, yodelicious, reel western music” this Saturday, September 25 at 8:00 p.m. From the first yodeling toe-tapper until the last lilting coyote chorus, the Old West Trio delivers uplifting cowboy and folk music to listeners of all ages. The trio, composed of Steve Ide, Leslie Ide, and Steve Johnson, is based right in our own backyard.

As lead guitarist Steve Johnson puts it, “The Old West is the most celebrated era of our American heritage and cowboy music is a history lesson with a melody.” To honor that heritage, the Old West Trio performs both traditional and contemporary songs that explore a variety of styles, including gunfighter ballads, western swing, classic Sons of the Pioneers, and lively yodeling tunes. Leslie Ide adds, “Our contribution to the cowboy culture is in capturing the spirit of the West in song.” All seats are $20.00 and can be purchased online, by phone, or at the door.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Seeking Stage Crew Help

We are excited about our upcoming multi-media stage production, Dracula, coming in October. We are still looking for two people to work behind the scenes for stage crew. If you want to be involved, contact Lanny at 530-903-6361 as soon as possible.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Quilters brings out treasures and stories

The squares came from Allyn Burke, a local Placerville woman who inherited them from her grandmother. Ostensibly 100 - 110 years old. Design is the "log cabin" patchwork. Delicate, beautiful pieces that will be reconstructed by a fabric conservator and probably displayed in local museum, as it will be too delicate to be displayed on stage. This is the kind of gold nugget that has been coming forth during this pre-show process.

Friday, September 10, 2010

STC School of Arts Offers Classes



September 18th - November 13th
Grades 1st - 3rd 9:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.
Grades 4th - 6th 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

September 20th - November 15th
Grades 4th - 6th 4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Grades 7th - 9th 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

For more information, or to audition for the
musical workshop production of Seussical Jr.

Director of Ensemble at:
916.446.7501 x116
or visit us online at

************************************************************************************************************************ Don't miss The Servant of Two Masters
presented by
STC's Young Professionals Conservatory
One week only!
September 22-26

For $15 tickets and show times please contact:
Wells Fargo Pavilion Box Office today!
Questions about Sacramento Theatre Company's
School of the Arts?
Attend our
***School of the Arts Information Night***
September 14 at 6:30 p.m.
STC 1419 H. St
Please RSVP to

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Dracula won't take a bite out of your wallet. . .

. . .all tickets are $15 for this multi-media show. Dracula opens October 8 through October 31 with evening shows at 7:00 p.m. and matinees at 2:00 p.m. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased online at All seating is reserved. The show is rate PG-13+ and is two hours with no intermission.

Friday, September 3, 2010

Purchasing Tickets for the Elly's

In case you wondered how to purchase tickets for the Elly's, here's the link to make your purchase:

Thursday, September 2, 2010

New IT Box Office Hours

Official box office hours to Tuesday and Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. We may be here at other times, so don't hesitate to call (530-642-0404) or email ( We are here to help. Tickets can also be ordered online.

Old West Trio at IT! on Sept. 25 at 8 p.m.

The Old West Trio invites you to take a listen to some of their "Granny-nominated, yodelicious, reel western music” at:

“The Old West is the most celebrated era of our American heritage and cowboy music is a history lesson with a melody.”

Y’all contact the theater online or 530-642-0404 to git yer tickets today.

All tickets $20

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Master Carpenter Needed

Master Carpenters and carpenters are needed for January through March 2011 productions of Charlotte's Web and Quilters. Work is on weekends building sets for both shows. You must have your own tools and a willingness to give up a few hours of your time to build sets.

Tickets to those productions are offered in exchange for work. Please contact the box office at 530-642-0404 for additional information and details. Located on the El Dorado County Fairgrounds, Imagination Theater celebrates its' 10th Anniversary bringing quality, live community theater to Placerville and El Dorado County.