Saturday, October 30, 2010

Don't miss Dracula before he disappears!

If you want to catch Dracula before he disappears, your best chance is Halloween night. We have a handful of tickets remaining for the matinee in the afternoon. So set the candy bowl aside and come to see Dracula before it's too late. Contact the box office at 530-642-0404, go online (see what's left for the last show at

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Quilters is cast!

Director Chrissie Addison is happy to announce a great cast for Quilters. Addison says, “We were happy to see some very good auditioners and choosing a cast was difficult. We thank all who came forth with a prepared audition for their time and interest in the show. We welcome new faces to our cast as well as returning actresses.”

The Quilters cast of seven women will start rehearsals in January, but will receive their scripts in October to start preparations for portraying 98 different characters in 16 scenes. The scenes illuminate stories of frontier life – all taken from the trail diaries of the settlers in the 1870s and 80’s.

The cast is as follows:
Sarah – Georgette Barton
Jenny – Elizabeth Zangari
Margaret – Brenda Lindley
Lisa – Holly Salvestrin
Jody – Rachel Wessman
Jane – Mattie McKenzie
Dana – Hannah Mahoney

Quilters will open at Imagination Theater March 24th and run thru April 17th. Follow the threads of this production as we hit the trail!!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Make a Halloween date with Dracula!

Enjoy a visual treat with some stage and film tricks this Halloween weekend as the multi-media tale Dracula concludes at Imagination Theater in Placerville. Richard Sharp’s version of Bram Stokers’s Dracula is brought to life with exciting film footage laced throughout the play to enhance the story and give the audience a new look at an old tale. The high definition digital process was shot in several locations, including the historical Central Pacific Railroad Passenger Station in Old Town Sacramento, the Preston School of Industry in Ione, a private residence in Cedar Grove, and a private ranch in Pleasant Valley. Come see this creatively told story!

Matinees for Dracula are at 2:00 p.m. and evening shows at 7:00 p.m. both Saturday and Sunday, October 30 and 31. Friday’s show is sold out. Tickets can be purchased online at via PayPal or contact the box office at (530) 642-0404. Advance ticket purchase is highly recommended. All tickets are $15 and are reserved. The show is rate PG-13+. Located on the El Dorado County Fairgrounds, Imagination Theater celebrates its' 10th Anniversary bringing quality, live community theater to Placerville and El Dorado County.

Free Vocal Lessons For Sac Area Men

This message is going to out to Sacramento Area performing arts groups that might have members of their group/troupe who would be interested in improving their vocal capabilities.

For the next 4 Thursday's starting this upcoming Thursday (October 28th), the American River Chorus will be hosting a series of free vocal lessons, open to men of all ages that wish to learn or brush-up on their vocal production techniques. The lessons will be lead by Mr Ron Black, who is a nationally recognized leader in vocal pedagogy for male singers. We expect the sessions to be fun as well as informative.The chorus is providing these lessons as part of our mission to inspire musical excellence and promote singing in our community. We also hope to raise awareness of the American River Chorus, which is a fairly new performing group in the Sacramento Area. Our expectation is that these lessons will be useful to singers of all levels. The lessons will run from 7:30-9pm and will be conducted at Kobasics Hall, at 5324 Riverside Blvd in Sacramento.

For additional information, please visit our website at or contact us at or call (800)385-3659. Please come join us or pass this information along to any men you know that would benefit from such an opportunity.

Rich Brunner

American River Chorus

World Series Schedule

If you want to see Dracula this weekend and are a SF Giants fan, the matinees of Dracula on Saturday and Sunday will be just the ticket for you! Both shows start at 2:00 p.m. Following the show, grab a pizza or take out Chinese food and you are ready for the game. Dracula tickets can be purchased online or by phone.

2010 World Series Schedule

Game 1 RANGERS @ GIANTS – Wednesday, Oct. 27 at 7:30 PM
Game 2 RANGERS @ GIANTS – Thursday, Oct. 28 at 7:30 PM
Game 3 GIANTS @ RANGERS – Saturday, Oct. 30 at 6:30 PM
Game 4 GIANTS @ RANGERS – Sunday, Oct. 31 at 8:00 PM
Game 5* GIANTS @ RANGERS – Monday, Nov. 1 at 7:30 PM
Game 6* RANGERS @ GIANTS – Wednesday, Nov. 3 at 7:30 PM
Game 7* RANGERS @ GIANTS – Thursday, Nov. 4 at 7:30 PM

(* if necessary)

All 7 games (if necessary) will be televised on FOX TV.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Dracula at Imagination Theater Continues through Halloween Night

Dracula Tickets Available Online (preferred) or contact the Box Office (530-642-0404)

Join the Dracula Cast at Miraflores Winery on 10/20/10

Sacramento Bee 10/16/10 article and online photo gallery about Dracula

Dracula Film Trailer

Dracula Cast Party at Miraflores Winery

Make your reservations at Miraflores to have a drink, a BITE and an interesting conversation with DRACULA! The cast for Imagination Theater's smash hit Dracula will be here at Miraflores Winery on October 20th from 5:30 - 9PM , for a cast party! Enjoy some delicious bites and some really delicious blood red wine, while talking with the stars. Bring a few friends for a fun ghoulish evening. While you are here take a look into our new beautiful tasting room. Please call the winery to make your reservations with Dracula! 530-647-8505 -$10 per person. See you there...

Monday, October 18, 2010

Charlotte's Web Cast List

Thanks to all who auditioned!

Rebekah Wilkinson

Tiana Vlaovich

Fern Arable

Jordan Coble

Mr. John Arable
Ben Riepe

Mrs. Martha Arable
Colleen Crooks

Avery Arable
Chandler Bruttig

Mr. Homer Zuckerman

Mrs. Edith Zuckerman
Haley Clark

Noah Gray

Steve Esling

Goose and Gander
Chris Sota
Sarah Erickson

Rose Christeson

Anna Salvestrin

Baby Spiders
Cami Wilson
Grace Salvestrin
Riley Coble

Anna Christeson
Isabella Mini
Caffrey Lynch
Sasha Presley
Sloane Martin

Paul Sobelman

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Dates for Grease

Tickets are available now! (preferred) or 530-642-0404

Friday, December 3 at 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, December 4 at 2:00 p.m.

Thursday, December 9 at 7:00 p.m.
Friday, December 10 at 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, December 11 at 2:00 p.m.
Sunday, December 12 at 2:00 p.m.

Thursday, December 16 at 7:00 p.m.
Friday, December 17 at 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, December 18 at 2:00 p.m. AND 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, December 19 at 2:00 p.m.
Wednesday, December 22 at 7:00 p.m.
Thursday, December 23 at 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, December 26 at 2:00 p.m. AND 8:00 p.m.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Intermission Added for Dracula

Due to audience response to two preview shows, we decided to add an intermisson to Dracula. Hooray! Miraflores Winery is serving wine in addition to our regular concession items.

Friday, October 8, 2010

Feeling a little stir crazy?

Get out of the house and come see Dracula tonight--opening night--here at Imagination Theater. The box office opens at 6:30 p.m. Show starts at 7:00 p.m. 530-642-0404

Thursday, October 7, 2010

"It's okay, Lucy. . .Dracula opens this Friday. . ."

Dracula opens tomorrow. . .October 8. Come and see this unique multi-media drama opening this weekend. Friday and Saturday shows are at 7:00 p.m. Sunday (10-10-10) is at 2:00 p.m.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Grease Set Construction - Help Needed

1. Now that Dracula is open it is time to start construction of Grease. Here is a tentative construction schedule that details what we will be doing, where we will be doing it, and how many, and what type of volunteer help we need.

2. In addition to the Grease cast and crew, we need as many "tool and painting savy" volunteers as we can find as we have a very limited amount of time to actually build Grease. After the close of Dracula, there are only 4 weekends to put Grease in place! Now is the time to find any and all volunteers.

3. There will be set construction sign-up sheets on the bulletin board in the green room at the theater.

Grease Set Construction Schedule

Sat. Oct. 23 7:00-9:00 pm Peter's House (2740 Tunnel St. Placerville)
Building Steps Need 3 adults

Sat. Oct.30 1:00-4:00 pm Peter' House
Finish Steps; Start Burger Palace Counter
Need 3 adults

Mon. Nov.1 6:00-9:00 pm At IT. Complete Dracula Strike and place main floor
units for Grease set. As many adults and cast
members as possible.

Tues. Nov. 2 7:00-9:00 pm at IT. Painting walls and placing platforms.
As many adults and cast members as possible.
Construct Teen Angel Platform.

Wed-Fri. Nov. 3-5 9:00am-3:00pm Set construction. 3 or 4 adults who can work
during the day are needed. This will be the
"push" to get most of the major portions of the
set built. Due to the short construction period,
these 3 days are critical to the success of the

Sat. Nov. 6 9:00am-3:00pm Entire cast to sign up for at least 2 hours of help.
Construction and painting. Need several adults in
addition to cast. Paint furniture.

Sun. Nov. 13 9:00am-Noon Entire cast by sign-up list. Construction and painting.
Need several adults in addition to cast.

Sat Nov. 20 9:00am-Noon Entire cast by sign-up list. Need adults in addition to

Sun. Nov 21 1:00-5:00 pm Entire cast by sign-up list. Set Construction and
Theater Clean-up. Need adults also.