Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Superbowl Sunday - 5:00 p.m. Goldilocks Show Canceled

IT! has decided to cancel the 5:00 p.m. show on Sunday, February 5.  There are tickets available for the 2:30 p.m. show earlier that day.  Tickets are available by phone, online, or at the door.  Come out and see these classic tales.  Game on!

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Follow the blog for The Secret Garden...

If you are interested in The Secret Garden, you will want to follow the director's blog that can be found here   Learn more about the show, the characters, and the upcoming audition.  Auditions are in April.  The show opens in September at Imagination Theater.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Jane Austen Plays at IT this weekend - January 14 and 15 at 7:00 p.m.

For more information about Cherry On Top Productions of Jane Austen's  Pride and Prejudice and Emma, please click here.  If you see both plays, the price is discounted.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Audition Information for A Little Princess (Musical)

Directed by Peter Wolfe and Produced by Lanny Langston

Auditioners must be available for all dates and times listed below

Saturday March 24, 2012, 9:00 a.m. – Noon - Girls, Age 8 through 16; Singing Only
Sunday March 25, 2012, 6:30-- 9:00 pm Girls, Age 8 through 16; Reading and Movement
Monday March 26, 2012, 6:30 – 9:00 pm Adult Men and Women and Girls over 16: Singing and Reading
(Some younger girls who audition on Saturday and Sunday may be called back to read on Monday)

Tuesday March 27, 2012, 6:30 - 9:00 pm Call-Back Audition & Casting; All Ages
Saturday April 7, 2012, 9:00 am – Noon Read-Through and Cast Meeting

Audition Requirements

Singing: Auditioners may sing any song with musical accompaniment from a CD or I- pod or with a live piano accompanist. (An accompanist will be available). Backing recordings must be instrumental only (No vocal back-up). Singing without accompaniment will not be allowed. Songs must be sung from memory.
Readings: Will consist of cold readings from the script. Scripts are available for check-out from the Imagination Theater Box Office after January 1, 2012.
Movement & Dance: Advanced dancing experience is not necessary. Auditioners will learn and then demonstrate some very basic dance steps. Auditioners should wear comfortable, loose-fitting shoes and clothing. Flip-flops, sandals, and bare feet are not allowed for auditions.
Photographs: Auditioners must bring a photograph of themselves (minimum 5”x7” size) to attach to the audition form they will receive at the auditions. Expensive or elaborate head-shots are not required. Resumes from all auditioners are encouraged.
Fees: There is no fee for auditioning. There is a $65.00 Participation fee for those cast in the production. (Used primarily to pay for insurance). This fee is due at the April 7th Read-Through.
Rehearsal and Performance Schedules: Will be distributed at the end of the Call-Back Audition.

Story Summary

Adapted from Frances Hodgson Bumett’s classic story “Sara Crew,” this new musical version of a “Riches-to-rags-to-riches” story takes place mostly at Miss Minchin’s Select Seminary for Young Ladies in Victorion-era London. The scenes of the play occur in a classroom, an attic, and the parlor of the wealthy Mr. Carrisford.


• Sara Crew A little Princess, intelligent and imaginative. Age 10-12

• Becky An orphan servant girl. Sara’s new friend. Age 10-13.

• Lavinia A pupil at the school. Dislikes Sara. The “mean Girl. Any age.

• Ermengardde St. John A “challenged” student. Spells poorly. Nice. Age 10-12.

• Lottie The youngest pupil. Age 8-10.

• Alice Same age as Ermengardde. Friendly.

• Jessie Another pupil. Any age. Energetic.

• Ensemble of Students Girls of various ages 8-12. Various heights.

• Miss Minchin School Owner and Head Misstress. Stern, mean, money-hungry. Adult.

• Miss Amelia The teacher. Miss Minchin’s younger sister. Sympathetic and nice. Perky. Age: older teen or adult.

• Mr. Barrow An Attorney. Adult.

• Cook Character role. Busy-body. Overworked. Adult Woman.

• Mr. Carmichael A wealthy neighbor. Works for Mr. Carrisford. Could be “older.”

• Mrs. Carmichael The neighbor’s wife. Non-singing role.

• Mr. Carrisford Another wealthy neighbor.

• Perkins House Servant to Mr. Carrisford. Adult male or female. Singing role.

• Ram Servant to Mr. Carrisford. Adult male. Singing role. “Mysterious and exotic”

Musical Requirements

The entire cast is on-stage as street people on a London Street for the prologue. The pupils perform several numbers as an ensemble chorus. Sara, Lavinia, and Becky have major solos as do Miss Minchin, Miss Amelia, Cook, Ram, and Perkins. One of the adult males will sing off-stage as the voice of Captain Crew, Sara’s Father.

A note about the production schedule: The Little Princess is being cast well in advance of the start of actual rehearsals to accommodate a trip being taken by the Director during the period April through July. During those months, there will be periodic read-throughs and vocal assessments to be conducted by the production staff in the Director’s absence.

Friday, January 6, 2012

Partner with us for 2012 and become a sponsor!

Complimentary Season Tickets are available to our sponsors.  It's not too late!  We have four productions in 2012.  Sponsors receive tickets to each of our shows.

Actor $200+ - 2 Tickets

Music Director/“500 Club” $500+ year - 4 tickets

Director $1000+ year - 6 tickets

Producer $2500+ year - 8 tickets

Contributions are tax deductible.  Contact the theater at itplacerville@yahoo.com or 530-642-0404 for details.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Goldilocks Opens Thursday, February 2

Get your tickets now to this classic storybook tales brought to the stage. Goldilocks and the Three Bears is the story of three lovable, trusting, and playful bears who experience a home invasion by a selfish and naughty little girl otherwise known as Goldilocks. On the... other hand, Little Red Riding Hood couldn’t be sweeter. Unfortunately, her kindness is no match for the scheming, cunning, and dangerous wolf. After all, who ignores the signs of danger that one finds in the thick woods void of any other life save for that of an extremely helpful wolf with huge fangs? Common sense may not be her strong suit, yet one can’t help but fall in love with Little Red.
These family friendly tales run from February 2-12 with two shows on Saturdays and Sundays. Tickets can be purchased online (PayPal) at www.it-tickets.org. and are also available through the box office at (530) 642-0404.

Two Weekends Only!

Thursday, February 2, 7:00 p.m. - Special Show!  All tickets are $5.00!
Friday, February 3, 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, February 4, 11:00 a.m. and 2:30 p.m
Sunday, February 5, 2:30 p.m.
Thursday, February 9, 7:00 p.m.
Friday, February 10, 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, February 11, 11:00 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.
Sunday, February 12, 2:30 p.m.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Follow The Secret Garden Blog. . .

Plans are underway for this amazing musical production coming in September. If you would like to follow the story behind the story, please follow the director's blog. Lorrene Baum-Davis will be sharing her thoughts and insights about her vision for this show. Tickets will be available later this spring.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

The Secret Garden Audition Information

The Secret Garden Music: Lucy Simon Book & Lyrics: Marsha Norman

Based on the novel by Frances Hodgson Burnet, The Secret Garden tells the story of Mary Lennox, a lonely little girl who is sent to live with her uncle Archibald in Yorkshire, England after being orphaned by a cholera epidemic in India. Still grieving over the loss of his beloved wife Lily, who died ten years earlier during childbirth and distraught over the condition of his bedridden son, Archibald casts a dark shadow over the manor until Mary discovers a secret garden that had once belonged to Lily. By nursing this garden back to life, Mary somehow restores life to her grieving uncle and his sick son.

This uplifting show will fill everyone watching with hope, the promise of joy and love. Go to this You Tube site to watch a review of some of the show’s music at the 45th Annual Tony Awards. There are CD’s of the show and a sample script to borrow before the auditions.

Auditions will take place at Imagination Theater! on Saturday April 21st from 9am to 3pm and then call backs will be on Sunday April 22nd between 1 and 5pm.

Auditioners should bring:
• Five copies of theater resume’
• One head shot
• Sing a song similar to the musical and to the role that is being pursued.
• Dress in comfortable clothing
• Bring lunch and drinks.
There will be an accompanist so bring sheet music or a CD to sing to.

Mary Lennox: female mezzo 8 to 12 lead
Archibald Craven: male tenor 35 to 45 lead
Colin Craven: male soprano 8 to 12 lead
Lily Craven: female soprano 26 to 39 supporting
Dr. Neville Craven: male baritone 25 to 40 supporting
Martha: female mezzo 18 to 30 supporting
Dickon: male tenor 16 to 28 supporting
Rose: female mezzo 21 to 35 supporting
Albert: male tenor 30 to 45 supporting
Ben Weatherstaff: male tenor 40 to 65 supporting
Mrs. Medlock: female spoken 30 to 45 supporting
Ayah: female alto 21-50 supporting
Fakir: male tenor 25 to 40 supporting
Mrs. Winthrope: female spoken 30 to 50 cameo
William: male tenor 18 to 30 cameo
Betsy: female alto 18 to 30 cameo
Lieutenant Ian Shaw: male tenor 24-34 cameo
Alice: female soprano 21 to 35 cameo
Claire: female soprano 30 to 45 cameo
Major Holms: male bass 32 to 48 cameo
Lieutenant Peter Wright: male baritone 24 to 34 cameo
Timothy: male bass 18 to 30 cameo

Email 2012TheSecretGarden@gmail.com for more information on the production.