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

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

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. 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 or 530-620-6844 for quilt submission information.