Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Final Week of White Christmas

Despite our sunny weather here in Placerville (like in Vermont :), we have nothing but snow in the weekly forecast. We have four more evenings of White Christmas. Don't delay in getting your tickets soon. The shows are expected to sell out. The show on Tuesday is already sold out. Tickets are available online at http://www.it-tickets.org/ (PayPal only) or by phone at 530-642-0404.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

Don't miss out on the shows this coming week. The Sunday, December 11 matinee is sold out!

Thursday, December 8 at 7:00 p.m.
Friday, December 9 at 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, December 10 at 7:00 p.m.

We hope to see you at one of them!
530-642-0404 or www.it-tickets.org





Monday, December 5, 2011

Stop dreaming and come see White Christmas!

Upcoming Show Dates

Thursday, December 8, 7:00 p.m.
Friday, December 9, 7:00 p.m.
Saturday December 10, 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, December 11, 2:00 p.m.

Thursday, December 15. 7:00 p.m.
Friday, December 16, 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, December 17, 2:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m.

Tuesday, December 20, 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday, December 21, 7:00 p.m.
Thursday, December 22, 7:00 p.m.
Friday, December 23, 7:00 p.m.

Tickets are available at 530-642-0404
or http://www.it-tickets.org/

Saturday, December 3, 2011

White Christmas

Come see the show! Click on the image to make it larger.

Friday, December 2, 2011

White Christmas Opening Weekend

Start your December off with a little White Christmas. There are two shows opening weekend-- Friday, December 2 at 7:00 p.m. and Saturday, December 3 at 2:00 p.m. Tickets are still available for both shows. $17 Adults, $14 Senior, and $10 Child. Show up at the door!

The box office opens a half an hour prior to the show.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

The Secret Garden Auditions

Audition:

Saturday, April 21 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Call Backs:

Sunday, April 22 from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m.

Show Dates: September 2012

Mark your calendars and plan on joining us for the audition for this musical.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Final Costume Date

We have seen quite a few people come by the theater to purchase items from our costume sale over the past three Saturdays. Tonight, Thursday, October 27 from 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. is your last chance. Don't miss out on this opportunity to find that wacky item to complete your outfit--and support the theater at the same time.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Announcing our 2012 Season

Goldilocks and the Three Bears/Little Red Riding Hood
Directed by Lori Whittle
February 2012

Camelot
Directed by Lanny Langston
March/April 2012

Secret Garden
Directed by Lorrene Baum-Davis
September 2012

The Little Princess
Directed by Peter Wolfe
November/December 2012

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Congratulations Goldilocks and Little Red Cast!

Narrator: Sam Dodson
Sprites: Charllee Dodson, Jana Hudak, Alayna Short

Act I:
Goldilocks- Trinity Harwell
Papa Bear- Austin Bell
Mama Bear- Anna Salvestrin
Baby Bear- Grace Salvestrin
Stars/Moon- Addison Heppler, Ashleigh
Butterfly- Taryn Harwell
Stage Crew: Karly Valencia, Hannah Saitman, Will Buelna

Act II:
Little Red Riding Hood- Hannah Saitman
Mother- Karly Valencia
Grandmother- Addison Eppler
Grey Wolf- Austin Bell
Birds-Ashleigh, Grace Salvestrin
Huntsman- Will Buelna
Stage Crew- Trinity Harwell, Anna Salvestrin, Taryn Harwell

Friday, October 14, 2011

Costume Sale Continues

We still have another two Saturday mornings selling costumes from our costume closet. Come out and find just what you are looking for. This Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to Noon. Make us an offer we can't refuse!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Sneak Peak Show Dates for Goldilocks

Thursday, February 2
Friday, February 3
Saturday, February 4 (2 shows)
Sunday, February 5 (2 shows)

Thursday, February 9
Friday, February 10
Saturday, February 11 (2 shows)
Sunday, February 12 (2 shows)

Thursday and Friday shows are at 7:00 p.m. Weekend shows will be late morning and early afternoon shows. Ticket go on sale in December.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

More Goldilock and Little Red Details

Act I: Goldilocks and the Three Bears
Goldilocks and the Three Bears is the story of three lovable, trusting, and playful bears who experience a home invasion by a selfish and crude little girl otherwise known as Goldilocks.

Narrator
Sprites
Goldilocks
Baby Bear
Mama Bear
Papa Bear
Stars
Moon
Butterfly


Act II
As far as little girls go, Little Red Riding Hood couldn’t be sweeter! Unfortunately, her sweetness is no match for the scheming, cunning, and dangerous wolf. After all, who ignores the signs of danger that one finds in thick woods void of any other life save for that of an extremely helpful wolf with huge drippy fangs? Common sense may not be her strong suit, yet one can’t help but fall in love with Little Red.


Narrator
Sprites
Little Red Riding Hood
Mother
Grandmother
Grey Wolf
Friendly birds
Woodsman
Wildflowers

Come ready for a cold reading of the script and some fun improv this Saturday!

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Auditions for Goldilocks and the Three Bears and Little Red Riding Hood

Auditions are scheduled for two children's plays directed by Lori Whittle: Goldilocks and the Three Bears and Little Red Riding Hood. Characters will assigned parts in both plays.

Narrator: Adult

Ensemble: Ages 10-17
Sprites (2)
Baby Bear
Mama Bear
Papa Bear
Goldilocks

Little Red
Mother
Grandmother
Wolf
Woodsman

Auditions will be held Saturday, October 15 from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. with callbacks at 7:00 p.m. (**Note this time was changed to later in the afternoon as there is an event at the fairgrounds earlier in the day). Auditioners should wear comfortable clothes and be ready for cold readings from the script and some improvisation. The play will run February 3-12 with eleven performances. Please contact the theater at 530-642-0404 if you have any questions.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

IT! Costume Sale – October 8, 15, 22 and 27

Looking for that special costume for an upcoming party? Imagination Theater is clearing out their costume closet just in time for Halloween. Many unique, cool, nostalgic, eclectic, colorful, crazy, fun, classy, and one of a kind items will be available. Prices will be very reasonable and you won’t want to miss out. Each of the three Saturdays October 8,15, and 22 from 9:00 a.m. to Noon, new items will be placed on the racks. The last opportunity will be on Thursday, October 27 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.—just in time for the weekend. The sale will be held at the theater.

Monday, September 26, 2011

IT! Receives Four Elly Awards

On Sunday, the Sacramento Area Regional Theatre Alliance held their 29th Annual Elly Awards at the Crest Theatre in Sacramento. IT! received four awards. David Patrick received two awards--for lighting Dracula and Charlotte’s Web. Set design was awarded for both Dracula (Peter Wolfe) and Charlotte’s Web (Karen Lewis). We appreciate all who were involved in these award winning plays. Thank you!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Here comes the bride!

Don't miss the final three shows of Father of the Bride--Thursday and Friday, September 22 and 23 at 7:00 p.m. or our final show on Saturday September 24 at 2:00 p.m. at Imagination Theater on the El Dorado County Fairgrounds.

All tickets are $15 and are available online, by phone, or at the door.

Congratulations to the Camelot Cast!

Arthur - Jermey Carlson
Merlyn - Dennis Murry
Guenevere - Tamalisa Carlson
Lancelot - vacant
Pellinore - Peter Wolfe
Mordred - Nick Highburger
Morgan Le Fey - Michelle Harwell
Tom of Warwick (the young boy at end of show) - Ryan Johnson
Sir Dinadan - Paul Sobelman
Sir Lionel - Dennis Murry
Sir Sagramore - Craig Zangari
Squire Dap - Austin Bell
Lady Anne - Elizabeth Zangari
Nimue - Haley Clark

Lords and Ladies of the Court

Lady Catherine - Robin Clark
Lady Sybil - Danielle Badger
Lady Susan - Jan Le Pouvior
Lady Grace - Debbie Murphy
Lady Mary - Jerri Myers
Lady Elizabeth - Stevie Sobelman
Lady Diane - Sarah Erickson
Lord Guilliam - vacant
Lord Colgrevance - vacant
Lord Bliant - vacant
Lord Castor - vacant
Sir Clarius - Adam Clark
Herald - Sam Murphy
Herald - Liam Drennan
Page - Chris Sota
Priest/Page - Dan Snow

We are still looking for Lancelot. Our frontrunner accepted a part from another theater. We also need some knights for the chorus. If you are interested, contact Lanny at 530-903-6361.

Friday, September 9, 2011

Father of the Bride Opens Tonight, September 9

Make a date and come on out to opening night at the theater to see Father of the Bride. The show starts at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are $15 and available at the door.

If you aren't able to come tonight, there are two more shows this weekend--both Saturday and Sunday at 2:00 p.m.

High School students are 2 for the price of 1 opening weekend.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Father of the Bride 2 for 1 for Students

OPENING WEEKEND FATHER OF THE BRIDE: All high school students are two for the price of one ($15 for 2 students). Bring a friend and come see the show! This offer is good at the door only.

Box office opens half an hour prior to showtime:
Fri, Sept 9 at 7 p.m.
Sat, Sept 10 at 2 p.m.
Sun, Sept 11 at 2 p.m.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Come Opening Night for Father of the Bride

A doting father faces mountains of bills and endless trials when his daughter marries.

Friday, September 9 at 7 p.m.
Saturday, September 10 at 2 p.m.
Sunday, September 11 at 2 p.m.

Thursday, September 15 at 7 p.m.
Friday, September 16 at 7 p.m.
Saturday, September 17 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Sunday, September 18 at 2 p.m.

Thursday, September 22 at 7 p.m.
Friday, September 23 at 7 p.m.
Saturday, September 24 at 2 p.m.

Tickets are on sale now online at http://www.it-tickets.org/ and by phone: 530-642-0404. Seating is on stage as well as Rows A through D.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Seven Ellys for Bram Stoker's Dracula!

Congratulations to Imagination Theater Elly Nominees for Dracula:

Carol Cramer and Terri Thomas (Costumes)
Dave Patrick (Lighting)
Peter Wolfe (Set Design)
David Campfield (Supporting Actor)
Jessicah Nuefeld (Supporting Actress)
Sarah Klaren (Lead Actress)
and Overall Production-Drama.

The Elly Awards will be presented on Sunday, September 25 at the Crest Theater in Sacramento. The adult award ceremony begins at 8:00 p.m. Tickets are available through the SARTA website.

Congratulations to our Elly Nominees - Charlotte's Web

Congrats to Elly Nominees for Charlotte's Web:

Haley Clark (Costumes)

David Patrick (Lighting)
Set Design (Karen Lewis)
Tiana Vlaovich (Supporting Actress/Child)
Bradley Cameron (Direction)
Overall Production (Young People's Play)

The Elly Awards will be presented at the Crest Theater on Sunday, September 25 at 6:00 p.m. for youth.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Fundraiser this Friday

Join us for our Fourth Annual Silent and Live Auction Fundraiser this Friday, August 19 at 6:00 p.m. at the Smith Flat House. Tickets are $25. Click here for Evite invitation with additional details and ability to get directions from the map. Lots of great items have been donated to support the theater. We hope to see you there!

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Tickets on sale for White Christmas!

Tickets are now on sale for Irving Berlin's White Christmas. Tickets are $17 Adult, $14 Senior, $10 Student. The show runs December 2-23. Stop dreaming of a White Christmas and get a jump start on it! Purchase your tickets now for the best seating in the house at www.it-tickets.org or by calling 530-642-0404.

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

Thursday, December 8, 7:00 p.m.
Friday, December 9, 7:00 p.m.
Saturday December 10, 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, December 11, 2:00 p.m.

Thursday, December 15. 7:00 p.m.
Friday, December 16, 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, December 17, 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.

Tuesday, December 20, 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday, December 21, 7:00 p.m.
Thursday, December 22, 7:00 p.m.
Friday, December 23, 7:00 p.m.

Friday, August 5, 2011

Thank you Flea Market Vendors and Supporters!

On July 30th, 12 families assembled on Main Street in Placerville to sell their goods promising to donate 20% of their proceeds to IT! Although it was the hottest day this year, there was a flurry of activity relieving the sellers of much of their stock of treasures. Notes Chrissie Addison, coordinator: “We sold everything from furniture to wagons to dolls! Many town folk came through and I heard comments all day about the importance and appreciation of IT!” The result was $608 toward the purchase of a new light board to light up the shows.

Many folks helped make this event possible and kudos are due: Thanks to Phil Redden and Craig Zangari for loading up tents and boxes and for helping with set up. Thanks to Roger Filippelli for keeping us hydrated and with sales. Thanks to Beth Zangari for collecting donation items and selling them. Thanks to Paul Sobelman for helping with cleanup. Thanks to Craig and others who assisted with cleanup in the parking lot. And lastly, thanks to the families who donated items and brought tents and sold at the market.

We hope to do something more in the future so set aside your "treasures" and we’ll use them in our next sale to benefit IT!

Thursday, August 4, 2011

White Christmas Dates

Bob Wallace and Phil Davis, two iconic song-and-dance men, follow a sister act to Vermont, only to discover that the nearly-bankrupt lodge they were to perform at is owned by their former commanding general.

Based on the beloved and timeless 1954 film that starred Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Rosemary Clooney and Vera Ellen, the musical version went on Broadway for the holiday season in 2008 and 2009. This heartwarming musical adaptation features 17 Irving Berlin songs and a book by David Ives and Paul Blake.

The dazzling score features well known standards including “Blue Skies”, “I Love a Piano”, “How Deep is the Ocean” and the perennial favorite, “White Christmas.”

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

Thursday, December 8, 7:00 p.m.
Friday, December 9, 7:00 p.m.
Saturday December 10, 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, December 11, 2:00 p.m.

Thursday, December 15. 7:00 p.m.
Friday, December 16, 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, December 17, 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.

Tuesday, December 20, 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday, December 21, 7:00 p.m.
Thursday, December 22, 7:00 p.m.
Friday, December 23, 7:00 p.m.

Tickets will be available in August!

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

White Christmas Cast List

A Much Belated Congratulations to the Cast of White Christmas! Tickets will be going on sale this month.

Bob Wallace - Erick Lindley
Phil Davis - TBA
Betty Haynes - Alison Ehlers
Judy Haynes - Danielle Badger
General Henry Waverly - John Prock
Martha Watson - Brenda Lindley
Susan Waverly - Samantha Garaygay
Ralph Sheldrake - Glen Eastman
Rita - Kathleen Mini
Rhoda - Tori Kientz
Mr. Snoring Man / Ezekial Foster - Brian Goetz
Mike - Randy Palmer
Tessie / Assistant Seamstress - Diane Palmer
Mrs. Snoring Man / Seamstress - Heather Hamilton
Cigarette Girl / Dancer - Zacharie Button
Train Conductor - John Brehm
Dance Captain - Janet Postelwait
Ed Sullivan Announcer / Quintet Captain - Marsha Myers
Chorus
Kol Chaiken
Lilyann Cope
Kasey Cope
Sofia Garaygay
Grace Harrison

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

IT Flea Market in Downtown Placerville This Saturday

All supporters of IT! are encouraged to buy items at our “open air/flea market/parking lot” sale on Saturday, July 30th from early morning until about 1:00 p.m. Twelve families will join together at the Inter County Title Company on Main Street in Placerville, across from the Farmer’s Market. Get some locally grown fruit and veggies and stop on by across the way for some great bargains.

Proceeds go toward a new mixing light board. Chrissie Addison is organizing this event so contact her at foothillsinger@comcast.net if you have any questions. See you there!

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

It's Elly Nominee Time!

ELLY Nomination Party
Sunday, August 21 at 7pm
Bob and Ro Productions
1028 R Street, Sacramento

Elly nominations for the 2010-11 season will be announced! Free admission. Light refreshments will be served. Call 916-443-8229 or e-mail: sarta@sarta.com for more information.

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Audition for Camelot in September


Imagination Theater presents: Camelot

Auditions: September 17 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Call Backs: TBA

Scripts for check out will be available in mid-July.

The show opens with King Arthur nervously preparing to meet his new Queen, Guinevere. While initially, Guinevere tries to escape the marriage, the two young people soon fall in love, to the pleasure of Arthur's wise tutor, Merlyn. In order to bring upon peace and stability in the kingdom, Arthur establishes the Knights of the Round Table. Included amongst these knights, is the most famous of them all, Lancelot. Soon, Lancelot and Queen Guinevere fall in love. Their affair is brought public with the help of Arthur's evil illegitimate son Mordred and his aunt, the sorceress Morgan le Fey. As a result, peace ends and war breaks out in as Arthur's troops fight Lancelot's French army.

The show is scheduled for Spring 2012. Please contact the box office at itplacerville@yahoo.com for additional information.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Group Ticket Sales - Father of the Bride

It's summer and strange enough...it is supposed to rain later today and tommorow! However, this shouldn't stop you from getting a group together to see Father of the Bride in September. This is the best time to reserve the seats you want on the day you want! Groups start at ten or more people! The only way to reserve your seats is to contact the box office at 530-642-0404.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Space Available for Flea Market on July 30

Chrissie Addison says there is still space available if you would like to sell your treasures and help the theater get a new lightboard. She can be reached at 626-4464. There is no fee to display items and the farmers market is going on across the street at the same time.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Spirits of the West Update

We still have great seats available for the Mary Youngblood Old West Trio Concert. Although the front row seats are sold out, the good news is that we still have great seats for only $25 and $35. Make at date with your sweetheart and come out for a very special evening with Grammy Award Winner, Mary Youngblood with Sisters of the Earth and the Old West Trio. Tickets can be purchase online at www.it-tickets.org or by calling the box office at 530-642-0404

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Tickets for Spirits of the West $25-$50

Imagination Theater welcomes the return of two time Grammy Award winning artist Mary Youngblood and the "yodel'icious" Old West Trio on Friday, July 8 at 7:30 p.m. Each artist will showcase their music and later join together for a final song. All seats for this concert are reserved and are reasonably priced from $25+ per ticket. Tickets can be purchased online at www.it-tickets.org

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Art Space Update - Call to Artists

CALL TO STUDENT & EMERGING ARTISTS of El Dorado County. EDAC ArtSpace Juried Student /Emerging Artist Art Exhibit (Aug 2 – Sept 3, 2011). Ages 13 – 21; All Media. El Dorado Arts Council ArtSpace, 459 Main Street, Placerville, CA 95667. Contact Susan for details at artspace@eldoradoartscouncil.org or 530-295-3496.



CALL TO ARTISTS of El Dorado County: Mind Games at EDAC ArtSpace, Sept 6 – Oct 1, 2011. All Media; art that address the theme of Mind Games; images can be inspired by the writings of Edgar Allen Poe and/or what it means to play mind games. El Dorado Arts Council ArtSpace, 459 Main Street, Placerville, CA 95667. Contact Susan for details at artspace@eldoradoartscouncil.org or 530-295-3496.



CALL TO ARTISTS of El Dorado County: Landscapes at EDAC ArtSpace, Oct 3 – Nov 12, 2011. All Media; Representational or artistic interpretation of landscapes. El Dorado Arts Council ArtSpace, 459 Main Street, Placerville, CA 95667. Contact Susan for details at artspace@eldoradoartscouncil.org or 530-295-3496.

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

July 30th Imagination Theater Flea Market

(partial proceeds will help fund light board for Imagination Theater)

WHO: All supporters of Imagination Theater are invited to sell or buy used items from our community.
WHAT: Open air/flea market/parking lot /junktique sale!
WHEN: July 30th – Saturday. Arrival for setup 7:00 – 7:30a.m..
We will wrap it up by 1:00 – 2:00p.m.
WHERE: Inter County Title Company on Main Street in Placerville. We will be in their parking lot which is across the street from the Farmer’s Market. Main Street and Cedar Ravine intersect there, and with the added draw of the Farmer’s Market, the location is excellent.
WHY: Donations of 20 – 25% of your sales will go toward a new mixing light board for IT! to better light up their shows. Donations collected at end of day. No charge for space to display in!
WHAT ELSE: Chrissie Addison is organizing this event. If you are interested, please contact her ASAP @ foothillsinger@comcast.net or call (530) 626-4464. We have room for 10 – 12 separate spaces.
All are invited to join or stop by! We hope to seed the fund to purchase a needed light board for the light booth. Call and reserve a spot today!

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Don't Miss the "Spirits of the West" Concert this July

Grammy Award Winning Flautist, Mary Youngblood and Sisters of the Earth joins the Academy of Western Artist Nominee, the Old West Trio as they return to Imagination Theater with a special concert, “Spirits of the West” on Friday, July 8 at 7:30 p.m.

$50 Campfire Seats
(Row A – Total of 18 seats)
This price includes two glasses of wine or soft drink, plate of appetizers, and an autographed program.

$35 Rows B, C, and D
$25 Rows E, F, G, H, I, J

Tickets are onsale now at www-it-tickets.org.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

2011 Fundraiser New Location! Need Items!

May 2011

Dear Imagination Theater Supporters, Sponsors, and Friends:

Imagination Theater is excited to hold our fourth annual Silent and Live Auction, An Affair to Remember on Friday, August 19 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. at a new location—the Smith Flat House, located on Smith Flat Road. Please join us for a wedding themed evening of food, wine, and desserts from local businesses. The reception features the cast from our September production, Father of the Bride.

We want to make this event as successful as possible and with your help it can happen. This is our major fundraiser so your support is greatly appreciated. We are a non-profit, 501(c)3 corporation and our tax I.D. # is 680448569. Your financial support or product donation is a tax deduction. The money raised will help toward our outreach programs in the community as well as workshops and theater improvements.

We also hope you will attend and bring your friends and family. Grab that bridesmaid dress or tuxedo in your closet and join us for this fun-filled event. We have already started receiving some unique and interesting auction items, and we look forward to including your donation in the mix!

All contributors will be given recognition in the auction program. Thank you in advance for your help. We hope to see you on August 19. If you have any questions related to this event, please contact Lanny at (530) 903-6361.

Lanny and Tish Langston
Peter Wolfe
Board of Directors of Imagination Theater

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

White Christmas Auditions This Saturday

Don't miss auditions for the holiday favorite, White Christmas. Auditions will be held May 14 at 9:00 a.m. with callbacks following on May 15 at 1:00 p.m. Please come with a song prepared from the 1940's (Irving Berlin songs preferred). The audition will also consist of dance combinations and cold readings. Wear comfortable clothes and appropriate dance shoes (Character, Jazz, and/or Tap). No acapella singing will be allowed. Please provide a back-up CD or sheet music for our accompanist. Visit i-Tunes and search “Irving Berlin’s White Christmas” for song samples.

This play has many ensemble parts for adults of all ages and some children. Actors interested in lead roles for Bob, Phil, Judy and Betty need to be between the ages of 20 and 35 (or look those ages!) with singing and dancing experience. Supporting roles open for adults of all ages, with two roles (one man and one woman) for adults over 50, and one child role for a girl aged 8-12. Strong Tap and Jazz dancers needed for chorus parts. The show dates are December 2-23, 2011. The play is directed by Vanessa Lathrop and more information is available by contacting her at foothillsdance@directcon.net or (530) 676-9800.

HGTV Casting You and Your Living Room (for your friends in LA)

CASTING: Fun, energetic, creative homeowners or renters* to appear on an HGTV design series (mid-20's - mid-40's)! Submit, asap!

We're primarily interested in LIVING ROOMS, but are open to bedrooms or other bonus rooms! Space must be fairly large & visually interesting (structurally, architecturally). Must have interesting pieces (furniture or other)!

Selected participants get an awesome room makeover (valued at thousands of dollars) AND will be featured on an HGTV show! MUST be open to 'out-of-the-box' design ideas & live within LA county.**

*Renters must obtain permission from property owner BEFORE applying. **Preferred Locations: Beach Cities (Redondo, Hermosa, Manhattan, Marina Del Ray, Venice, Santa Monica), Culver City, Hollywood, West Hollywood, Beverly Hills, central LA, Century City, Westwood, Brentwood, Inglewood, Los Feliz, Echo Park, Silver Lake. However, we are open to other areas.


If you'd like to submit, you MUST:
- Email to 3clcasting@gmail.com (don't just reply to this). Include your first/last name and city in the subject line. Example: Jane & John Doe, Culver City.
- In the body of your email, you must include:
Your name (include names of all applicants & your relationship), contact info (cell, home, etc) & complete address, including your neighborhood/area.
Confirm you own your home or have received permission to participate from property owner (verifiable).
Type & size of room. Include condition of flooring & big furniture.
List all indoor/outdoor pets.
Brief description of applicants, what you do for a living (& for fun) and what makes you unique! Sell your personality!
3-4 wide photos of the space featuring different angles, AS IT IS NOW!
Note cool collections, interesting pieces, ANYTHING STRUCTURALLY OR ARCHITECTURALLY INTERESTING (include condition). If you have special or meaningful items, tell us what & why.
CURRENT photos of applicants (big personality)!
Parking situation (nearby lot, permit only, big driveway, etc), general neighborhood - we need space to off-load trucks!
Photos & size of front yard, back yard, driveway. We do projects in the yard, so it helps to understand access & dimensions. It's great to have a visually interesting outdoor space to work in.

Additional Notes:
Homeowners must be willing to appear on camera & provide strong opinions about their likes/dislikes as it relates to design. The show features imaginative room makeovers reflecting a variety of styles that appeal to design-savvy viewers. Our designers & contractors "do" the work. Homeowners do NOT pay for anything! The professionally designed room will include thousands of dollars in materials & labor. This isn't about shopping showrooms, but it IS about getting a cool, sophisticated look that is customized to the homeowners needs, personalities and tastes.


It'd be great to have a few pieces of furniture to work with! We'd like to feature favorite items (special to you) or something personal you want to work into the room!


Best wishes!
Adam DeLisi Casting Director
Tynan Coleman Casting Associate
Jonathan Zermeno Casting Asst
212-330-9357

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Father of the Bride Cast - Congratulations!

Mr. Banks
Dennis Murry

Mrs. Banks
Kathleen Mini

Kay Banks
Michelle Mansour

Ben Banks
Casey Elis

Tommy Banks
Gavin Sellers

Youngest Banks Sister
Samantha Garaygay

Buckley
David Taylor

Peggy Swift
Danelle Aros

Delilah, the maid
Cynthia Flaherty

Ms. Bellamy
Michelle Harwell

Ms. Pulitzki
Darcy Hall

Buzz Taylor
Austin Bell

Ms. Massoula
Matti Mackenzie

Joe
Martin Sherin

Asst. Seamstress
Sarah Bennett

Furniture Movers
Gwen Lacher
Beth Howard
Diana Erickson

Auditions were held in April. The show opens in September. Tickets go on sale in Mid-May.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Theater Box Office Open Until Mid-May

Due to the upcoming county fair, the Imagination Theater Box Office will close in mid-May. We will re-open the week following the fair.



Tickets are on sale for the Spirits of the West Concert on July 8. Tickets for Father of the Bride will be available (online only) later this month.








Friday, April 29, 2011

Father of the Bride Coming this September

Tickets will be available in May for Father of the Bride. Below is a list of the show dates to help you make your plans...



Friday, September 8 at 7 p.m.
Saturday, September 9 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Sunday, September 10 at 2 p.m.

Thursday, September 15 at 7 p.m.
Friday, September 16 at 7 p.m.
Saturday, September 17 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Sunday, September 18 at 2 p.m.

Thursday, September 22 at 7 p.m.
Friday, September 23 at 7 p.m.
Saturday, September 24 at 2 p.m.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

New Location for our Fourth Annual Fundraiser

Mark your calendar now for a great evening of fun, friends, and food at this year's new location, the Smith Flat House. Support your local homegrown community theater. The theme for this year’s event is based on our upcoming show, Father of the Bride. Come to the best wedding reception in town! If you are interested in supporting the fundraiser, consider donating an item or service for our auction. Tickets will be $20 in advance, $25 at the door. Contact the box office for details 530-642-0404 or itplacerville@yahoo.com.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Chicago at Studio 81 (EDHS) this May

Looking for an evening out at the theater this spring? Come see the talented cast of Chicago at El Dorado High School. Additional information and tickets can be purchased here.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Charter Smith Flat Presents Pride and Prejudice

Showing 1: THU 19th Advanced Drama Performance 7:00PM Show
Showing 2: FRI 20th Advanced Drama Performance 7:00PM Show
Showing 3: SAT 21st Advanced Drama Performance 2:00PM Matinee Show

Tickets: $5 Adult, $3 Child
Charles Brown Educational Campus, 6520 Oak Dell Road, El Dorado, CA
Doors open 6:30PM (Th & F) & 1:30PM (Sat)

Reserve your ticket here.

A Spring Catare Choral Concert, May 15

George and Ira Gershwin, Irving Berlin, Randall Thompson, William Shakespeare, and more!

May 15, 2011 at 4:00 p.m.
Pollock Pines Community Church
6361 Pony Express Trail
Pollock Pines, California
Adults: $10.00 Students: $5.00

Tickets available from Cantare members or at the door
Contact us at: CantareChorale@yahoo.com or check the website at: http://www.CantareChorale.com

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Closing Quilters Show This Weekend

If you haven't had a chance to see Quilters, tickets are available for Sunday, April 17 at 2:00 p.m. Please purchase your tickets in advance as this show is expected to sell out. Friday and Saturday shows are sold out. 530-642-0404

Calling All Artists - El Dorado Arts Council

CALL TO STUDENT & EMERGING ARTISTS of El Dorado County. EDAC ArtSpace Student /Emerging Artist Art Exhibit (Aug 2 – Sept 3, 2011). Ages 13 – 21; All Media. El Dorado Arts Council ArtSpace, 459 Main Street, Placerville, CA 95667. Contact Susan for details at artspace@eldoradoartscouncil.org or 530-295-3496.

CALL TO ARTISTS: Abstracted at EDAC ArtSpace, June 28th – July 30th, 2011. All Media Abstract art by El Dorado County artists. El Dorado Arts Council ArtSpace, 459 Main Street, Placerville, CA 95667. Contact Susan for details at artspace@eldoradoartscouncil.org or 530-295-3496.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Miscellaneous casting call...

On behalf of the official casting department of "I Hate You Dad," we'd like to inform you of a major casting call. Feel free to forward!

SONY PICTURES and HAPPY MADISON are seeking 13 & 18 year old boys WHO LOOK EXACTLY LIKE ADAM SANDLER for roles in the new Adam Sandler feature film "I Hate You Dad" shooting June 2011. No experience necessary.

Dates: Sat, April 16th AND Sat, April 23 from 10am - 4pm.
Location: 5933 W. Slauson Ave, Culver City, CA 90230
Bring: One non-returnable current photo.

Minors must be accompanied by an adult.

Feel free to call our office with any questions or if you'd like to receive an official flyer to post, we will send you one!

Note: This is an "R" rated movie.

Sincerely,
Debbie DeLisi, Casting Assistant
Rachel Tenner Casting
310-244-0144

There is never a "fee" to audition. Any such claim is fraudulent & should be reported at once.

Here is more information about the project.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Auditions for Father of the Bride This Saturday

Imagination Theater in Placerville has scheduled auditions for the timeless comedy, Father of the Bride, April 9 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. with call backs April 10 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. The show is directed by Peter Wolfe.

Cold readings from the script and improvisation will be asked of those auditioning. The cast must be available for rehearsals beginning April 30. Full schedule is available at the audition. (No Rehearsals during holiday weekends or Sugarloaf camp sessions).

Please indicate to fairground parking staff that you are attending the auditions and you will be directed where to park (no charge). Please see event link for additional details and share this information with your theater friends! 530-642-0404 or itplacerville@yahoo.com

Cast Details for Father of the Bride

Father of the Bride – Casting/Crew Requirements
Director: Peter Wolfe, 306-1205
Performance run September 9-25, 2011

Men/Boys
1 Mr. Banks – the Father
2 Ben Banks – elder son, Peggy’s boyfriend
3 Tommy Banks – younger son
4 Buckley Dunstan – Kay’s fiancĂ©e
5 Buzz Taylor – friend of Tommy, same age
6 Mr. Massoula – wedding planner
7 Joe – assistant wedding planner
8 Red – furniture mover
9 Pete – furniture mover
10 Tim’s man – flower shop delivery guy

Women/Girls
1 Mrs. Banks – the Mother
2 Kay Banks – daughter/bride-to-be
3 Peggy Swift – Ben’s girlfriend
4 Delilah – the Maid
5 Miss Bellamy – Mr. Banks’ secretary
6 Mrs. Pulitzki – seamstress

Cast must be available for rehearsals beginning April 30; see schedule (No Rehearsals during holiday weekends or Sugarloaf camp sessions in July)

Crew- if interested, please call Director
1 Lighting operator; no exp req, must be reliable, age 16+
2 Stage manager; prior exp only, attend rehearsals from 8/8
3 Property manager; props (1940’s period) complete by 8/15
4 Stage crew; no exp req, must be reliable, age 14+ Crew must be available for tech rehearsals beginning August 15; see schedule

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Quilters Tickets Selling Briskly

If you have not already made your reservation (purchased) tickets for Quilters, consider doing this soon. As the stage and theater has been altered for this production, there are almost half the seats available from our regular shows. It doesn't take long to have "good seats" available to a "few off to the side and some singles" available. www.it-tickets.org or 530-642-0404

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Quilters Opens this Friday, March 25

Friday, March 25, 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, March 26, 2:00 p.m.
Sunday, March 27, 2:00 p.m.

Thursday, March 31, 7:00 p.m.
Friday, April 1, 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, April 2, 2:00 p.m.
Sunday, April 3, 2:00 p.m.

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

Friday, April 15, 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, April 16, 2:00 p.m.
Sunday, April 17, 2011, 2:00 p.m.

Get yer tickets online at www.it-tickets.org with PayPal. You can also see the seating availability should you wish to pay at the door. Or, contact the box office at 530-640-0404.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Quilters needs cowhides

Our production, Quilters, is in need of some cowhides. If you can help, please contact the theater.

Facebook for Artists Workshop at EDAC

How to use Facebook Workshop.
(to get found & get customers)
Lead by Susan Keale, EDAC ArtSpace Coordinator.

Saturday, April 23rd 2:00pm – 4:00pm
Free to EDAC members. $35 for non-members

The fee includes workshop and membership.
Limited space available.

El Dorado Arts Council ArtSpace
459 Main St.,
Placerville, CA



Contact: Susan Keale 530-295-3496

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

An Interview with Quilters' Director, Chrissie Addison

1. Why have you chosen to bring Quilters back to IT? I was in Theatre El Dorado’s production of Quilters back in ’87. It was a memorable experience for me and for most folks attending the show. When acting, I grow to love most of the characters I’ve played, and some have been real characters from history – like playing Annie in Annie Get Your Gun a few years back. Quilters is a vibrant celebration of real roles women played in settling our country and are an important part of her-story... (get it? his-story)

2. Why is this an important story to tell? To me, it’s important to know about where we’ve come from – as a collective culture and as a country. And living in the West, I love stories about those who died trying to get here to the magical draw the West held.

2. Why theatre in the round? With the audience surrounding the stage, the experience will be more intimate, more real. Also, I wanted to be a part of the fun challenge of doing it for the first time. And, for God’s sake, it is a challenge.

3. Why is there a 12 and up age audience rating? Being that all 16 stories (and many short pieces, monologues) are real, the action depicts death, fires, struggle, loss and such. The show is full of hope and determination, but it’s not a children’s show in general. Children over the age of 12 are more suited for this material.

4. What kind of an impact are you hopeful the viewers of Quilters will come away with? I would hope people feel uplifted and entertained, if not more knowledgeable about our living history in America. Quilters isn’t a typical show like most Broadway musicals. The music is actually more difficult than most musicals. It’s unlike anything most of us have seen on stage before; it’s an experience one shares along with the actors.

5. What is it like directing an all-female cast? This is the third show I’ve directed with all women. The same challenges and hard work ethic are required of all of us in any show, regardless of one’s sex, but I will say this: a group of determined women can make a strong cast. What I do enjoy seeing is the camaraderie and fun they can spontaneously share together. I usually end up wishing I could join them onstage.

6. With El Dorado County steeped in history of the “Quilters” period, many docents and history buffs will likely be attending. How have you found the nexus between historical accuracy and artistic direction? In all aspects the artistic staff has striven to be as accurate historically as possible: costumes, props, stage design, staging and the like. I only wish I could visit 1870 for a day and hear their dialects, slang and see their body language and ways of being. On those levels we only guess. The audience coming to most shows is not just interested in seeing a “museum” piece; they want to be entertained as well. We’re striving to do all of this.

7. What has been the most challenging part of directing the show and what has been the most fun? Every aspect of directing this show has been challenging – especially with putting it in the round. Accomodations and adjustments have to be made everywhere. I’ve enjoyed this process. Being on stage and working the action with the gals is my reward for all the planning and prep work. Once we get rolling, I love watching them warm up and get their energies together to deliver a good show.

8. Do you identify with any one of the characters in particular? Which one and why? I see pieces of my life entertwined throughout the script. Twenty three years ago I had favorites I played on this same stage; this time I relate to them all more and more.

9. What will be done with this production of Quilters that will set it apart from most musical productions? First it is non-fiction – verbatim scenes from real diaries of the westward movement. Also, it is all women playing 98 different roles. And the music is different and enjoyable. No walls or major scenery will seem different. And having a covered wagon on stage will seem unique! Most aspects of the production will seem “different”. I hope to see all theater fans there!


Tickets are available now by phone at 530-642-0404
or online (PayPal only) at www.it-tickets.org

Saturday, February 19, 2011

“Spirits of the West” Concert - Friday, July 8, 2011

Grammy Award Winning Flautist, Mary Youngblood and Sisters of the Earth joins the Academy of Western Artist Nominee, the Old West Trio as they join together and return to Imagination Theater with a special concert, “Spirits of the West” on Friday, July 8 at 7:30 p.m.

$50 Campfire Seats
(Row A – Total of 18 seats)
This price includes two glasses of wine or soft drink, plate of appetizers, and an autographed program.

$35 Rows B, C, and D
$25 Rows E, F, G, H, I, J

Tickets will go on sale in March and will be available online and by phone.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Quilters to Take the Stage March 25

After over a year of planning and three months of rehearsal, Quilters will open on March 25th at Imagination Theater on the El Dorado County Fairgrounds in Placerville. This captivating musical, based on the hand-written diaries of the women who helped settle the American west, has been called “a theatrical masterstroke which will linger in the mind and memory long after the houselights have dimmed.” In sixteen scenes, or “blocks,” a mother and her six daughters tell the moving story of pioneer life which captures the beauty, terror and joy, the harsh challenges and heartfelt rewards of frontier life: girlhood, marriage, childbirth, parties, twisters, fire, illness and death.

Directed by Chrissie Addison, Quilters promises to be a musical and visual delight. It features a five-piece band, costumes and props of the period (including an authentic covered wagon) and lively choreography. Addison has chosen to stage Quilters “in the round,” placing the audience up close on all four sides of the playing area. Besides being an artistic challenge for the director and cast, this approach will make theatre-goers feel part of the action as each story unfolds.

Quilters opens March 25th and will run Fridays at 7:00 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays at 2:00 p.m. through April 17th. There will also be two Thursday night performances on March 31st and April 14th. All tickets for Quilters are $15. The seating availability can be viewed at http://www.it-tickets.org/ and tickets can be purchased online there as well (PayPal only). Tickets are also available by phone at (530) 642-0404. The box office is open Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Located on the El Dorado County Fairgrounds, Imagination Theater recently celebrated its' 10th Anniversary bringing quality, live community theater to Placerville and El Dorado County.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

More information on Beginning Acting Workshop

A beginning acting workshop has been scheduled for this summer, July 25- 29. This four day workshop is for teens through adults and include basic stage directions and terminology, characterization techniques, tricks for memorizing lines, practice with accents and movement, the rehearsal process, and theater etiquette. The focus will be memorizing a monologe and presenting it at the closing "show."

Workshop attendees are expected to attend ALL of the classes as well as the final performance on Thursday night. Cost is $25. Class size is limited to 15 and payment must be made in advance to secure your place.

Dates are:

Monday, July 25 from 9:00 to 3:00 p.m.
Tuesday, July 26 from 9:00 to Noon
Wednesday, July 27 from 9:00 to Noon
Thursday, July 28 from 9:00 to Noon
Thursday night, July 28 at 7:00 p.m. (PERFORMANCE)

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

DVDs Available for Charlotte's Web

If you are missing Wilbur, Charlotte, Templeton and the gang, you can order DVD's of Charlotte's Web through RJRuby Productions at:

3921 Ironwood Dr.
El Dorado Hills, CA 95762
DVD's are $20 and $5 for shipping.

Roger can also be reached at 916-358-5011 or rjruby@comcast.net

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Costume Designer Help Needed

We are looking for an Assistant Costume Designer and two seamstresses to work with the Lead Costume Designer, Carol Cramer, for our 2012 production of Camelot. Contact Lanny at the theater if you are interested or would like to receive additional information, 530-642-0404.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

More White Christmas Audition Information

Imagination Theater is holding auditions for Irving Berlin's White Christmas Saturday, May 14th, with call-backs Sunday, May 15th.

Please come with a song prepared from the 1940's (Irving Berlin songs preferred). Audition will also consist of dance combinations and cold readings. Please come in comfortable clothes and appropriate dance shoes (Character, Jazz, and/or Tap). No acappella singing will be allowed - please provide a back-up CD or sheet music for our accompanist.

Based on the beloved and timeless 1954 film that starred Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Rosemary Clooney and Vera Ellen, the musical version went on Broadway for the holiday season in 2008 and 2009. This heartwarming musical adaptation features 17 Irving Berlin songs and a book by David Ives and Paul Blake.

The dazzling score features well known standards including “Blue Skies”, “I Love a Piano”, “How Deep is the Ocean” and the perennial favorite, “White Christmas.” Visit I-Tunes and search “Irving Berlin’s White Christmas” for song samples.

Overview: Bob Wallace and Phil Davis, two iconic song-and-dance men, follow a sister act to Vermont, only to discover that the nearly-bankrupt lodge they were to perform at is owned by their former commanding general.

This play has many ensemble parts for adults of all ages and some children. Actors interested in lead roles for Bob, Phil, Judy and Betty need to be between the ages of 20 and 35 (or look those ages) with singing and dancing experience. Supporting roles open for adults of all ages, with two roles (one man and one woman) for adults over 50, and one child role for a girl aged 8-12. Strong Tap and Jazz dancers needed for chorus parts.

Song list:
Happy Holidays
Let Yourself Go
Love And The Weather
Sisters
The Best Things Happen When You’re Dancing
Snow
What Can You Do With A General?
Let Me Sing And I'm Happy
Blue Skies
I Love A Piano
Falling Out Of Love
Love, You Didn't Do Right By Me
How Deep Is The Ocean
The Old Man
White Christmas
I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm


For further information contact Vanessa at:
Foothills Dance & Performing Arts Studio
3976 Durock Rd, Suite 101
Shingle Springs, CA 95682
(530) 676-9800

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Don't miss the final week of Charlotte's Web. . .

Thursday,
Feb 10 at 7 p.m.

Friday,
Feb 11 at 7 p.m.

Saturday, Feb 12
at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.

Sunday, Feb 13
at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.

Tickets can be purchased online (with Paypal), by phone (530) 642-0404, or at the door. The box office is open on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and a half an hour prior to scheduled shows.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Friendship is celebrated!

Bring a friend and join us for this heartwarming tale between Wilbur, Charlotte. Don't miss seeing Charlotte's Web during our second, and final, weekend.
Tickets are still available for our Thursday and Friday evening shows at 7:00 p.m. The box office opens a half an hour prior to the show.
All tickets are $10.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Student Show - Thursday, February 10th

Don't miss the final shows of Charlotte's Web this week. Student night is Thursday, February 10 at 7:00 p.m. After the show, the audience can ask the cast questions about the production. Tickets are available for all other shows as well. All tickets to this show (and all others) are $10.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Beginning Acting Workshop Scheduled

A beginning acting workshop has been scheduled for this summer, July 25- 29. This four day workshop is for teens through adults and include basic stage directions and terminology, characterization techniques, tricks for memorizing lines, practice with accents and movement, the rehearsal process, and theater etiquette.

The focus will be memorizing a monologe and presenting it at the closing "show."

Additional information will be provided as the workshop draws closer.

Friday, February 4, 2011

Charlotte's Web Opens Tonight

Don't miss seeing this children's classic in this February. The show opens Friday, February 4 and closes Sunday, February 13. Tickets are available by phone, online, and at the door. Specific show dates are listed here on the blog (click on Charlotte's Web label for all posts), on our Facebook Charlotte's Web event page, our website, and ticketing site.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

"Audio for Actors" Workshop Offered February 19

The voice is a key tool for actors to convey character, emotion and presence onstage. In this era of TV and internet, microphones and multi-media audio have become the standard in even the smallest settings. Join Imagination Theater's new Technical Director and Sound Designer, Kevin Pratt as he shows how actors can use microphones and other audio devices to their advantage while maintaining a natural, realistic delivery in any medium.

Kevin Pratt has been a Theatrical, TV and Radio engineer and designer for decades. He has extensive experience in recording and live sound. The workshop will be held at the theater on February 19 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. The cost is $40. Please contact the theater at 530-642-0404 to sign up.

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Interview with Charlotte's Web Director, Bradley Cameron

So Bradley, how long have you been involved with Imagination Theater(IT)?
I have been with IT for about 5 years starting with Peter Pan. Since that time I have been in 12 shows--10 at Imagination Theater.

What are some of your more memorable roles?
I enjoyed playing Dr. Carassco in Man of La Mancha, the Scarecrow in The Wizard of Oz, and Theodore Lawrence III in Little Women.

What moved you from the stage to the director's chair?
I wanted to use my some of my creative abilities and visions to a show as much as I have with acting. I would randomly get creative ideas about shows and were able to direct my fellow cast members in characters and be taught by them, and I wanted to direct to really see if I could do it.

What about Charlotte's Web appeals to you?
Charlotte's Web is a moving story of great and true friendship in spite of all differences. The fact that this show is widely loved (for obvious reasons) and the rarety of its showings make it a terrific choice!

What has been the biggest challenge directing this show?
The biggest challenge has been juggling the other off-chair aspects of directing with the actual “direction” aspect of directing. Having to make schedules, run rehearsals, get stage and light people together, develop a poster, aid in designing the set, and make costume decisions while being "artistic" with the stage side is quite a challenge.

What has been the most enjoyable part of directing this show?
It is exciting to develop people into their characters and help make them believable and loveable--then stepping back and watching them make the characters their own.

Why should someone come and see Charlotte's Web?
This show is a story for children with lessons for the entire family. The actors tell this story with such life and energy! Also, the efforts of Peter, Karen, Lanny, Kevin Pratt, Dave Patrick, Danielle Badger (Assistant Director), and Haley Clark (Costumes) have helped frame these talents and the actors impressive efforts to tell this moving story.

Will you continue to direct?
I may continue, it has been such a learning experience. I enjoy acting more than directing I've discovered, but directing is still a hobby. I would more than love to dabble in it now and again.

Are you planning to continue acting in college?
Yes, I plan to audition, sing, and perform in choirs in college. Being a music minor, I could not see my college life being complete without a healthy dose of theater either. It’s part of who I am now--and I don't think I’d be able to get rid of it, even if I tried.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Group Ticket Prices for Quilters $13

Some have asked about group tickets for Quilters. If your group is 10 or more people, group tickets are $13 a ticket. Tickets are purchased by phone only. Our box office is open Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Call 530-642-0404 and purchase with a Visa, Mastercard, or American Express.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Read the quilting book that inspired the play

http://www.amazon.com/Quilters-Women-Domestic-Oral-History/dp/0896724107

Strength and courage comes tumbling out of the words of these women of the Southwest, just as the colors came tumbling out of their scrap bags. From these they created spectacular quilts to counter life in homes dug into the earth, dust storms, and the incessant sound of wind. Busy fingers gave solace as they faced the loneliness of a land "stretched flat to the edge of the sky". I found these accounts to be profoundly moving. This is not a "how to quilt" book, but a compassionate account of the texture and fiber of the lives of pioneer women. It's impact continued when a play, "The Quilters", based on the book, became an internationally successful Tony nominated Broadway play.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Quilters Shows dedicated to Quilters

On Saturdays, March 26th and April 2nd at 2:00 p.m. Imagination Theater's show, Quilters, is dedicated to all quilters. The actors will have a quesion and answer session following the show and have pictures taken with any quilters on stage. Bring your quilting group to join us for this wonderful show.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Legacy Quilt Unveiled

"Audrey Keebler, quilt coordinator for Quilters, and Chrissie Addison, director, take a peek at the unveiling of the Legacy Quilt top to be used in the final scene of Quilters. The Legacy Quilt contains patches which represent all 16 blocks/scenes in the show.

Local quilt guilds have also finished construction on 16 seperate quilt patches used to introduce each scene. Busy hands in local quilt guilds have made this possible using material donated by women in El Dorado County - thus it is "green".

Raffle tickets will soon be available to win this beautiful quilt, suitable for a king-sized bed. $1 each/ 6 for $5. Tickets will be available through the box office or a cast or crew member soon!"

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Charlotte's Web opens February 4

The timeless story of unlikely friends, Wilbur the young “some pig, avoiding the butcher," and Charlotte, a caring gentle spider who proves to be “a true friend and a good writer.” The inspiring and creative sacrifices of these friends bring the appreciation of all forms of life. Called “the best American children's book of the past two hundred years,” this play is at heart, a piece on the beauty of life. Directed by Bradley Cameron. The show runs only two weekends, February 4 through February 13. All tickets are $10. Contact the box office Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at 530-642-0404 or buy tickets online via Paypal.

Friday, February 4, 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, February 5, 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.
Sunday, February 6, 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.

Thursday, February 10, 7:00 p.m.
Friday, February 11, 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, February 12, 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.
Sunday, February 13, 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Announcing our 2011 Season

We are excited for this upcoming year at IT! We have four great shows with a mix of comedy, drama, music, and everything in between. We have shows that appeal to the young, old, and young at heart! Tickets are available for Charlotte's Web (only a two week run in early February) and Quilters (March and April 2011). Tickets can be purchased online at http://www.it-tickets.org/

General audition information for Father of the Bride and White Christmas can be found under our audition and show links.

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Call to 3D Artists and Quilters

CALL TO 3D Artists
EDAC ArtSpace is accepting submissions for 3D artwork and jewelry from El Dorado County Artists. Work to be displayed for sale atEDAC ArtSpace from March - May 2011. Submissions accepted for quarterly 3D exhibits. Deadline for March quarter is Feb. 1, 2011. Please contact Susanfor more information. http://us.mc357.mail.yahoo.com/mc/compose?to=artspace@eldoradoartscounil.org or 530-295-3496.

Call To Quilters in El Dorado County
In March, 2011 EDAC ArtSpace will behosting an exhibition and sale of quilts created by members of the local quilting guilds Gold Bug Quilters, Needle Nellies, and Dorcas. Please contact Audrey Keebler at http://us.mc357.mail.yahoo.com/mc/compose?to=akeebler@comcast.net or 530-620-6844 for quilt submission information.