Monday, April 30, 2012

Run For Your Wife Audition

Auditions: September 8—9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Call Backs September 9—6:00 p.m to 8:00 p.m.

This madcap British farce is the story of mischievous London cab driver, John Smith, who has two wives, two lives and a tight schedule to keep! Trouble brews when Smith is mugged and ends up in the hospital. When two addresses are discovered, the police investigate and Smith becomes hilariously entangled in his own hopeless attempts to explain himself. 
Lanny Langston is directing this clever, fast paced farce. Ensemble of 6 men and 2 women ages 21 and older. Show dates February 12—March 3, 2013.

(Image and synopsis from John Engeman Theater)

Friday, April 27, 2012

Missing the theater? See "42nd Street" at EDHS

"42nd Street"

May 2012
El Dorado High School
561 Canal St.

$15 for adults
$12 for students and seniors

Outdoor amphitheater, bring chairs and blankets.
Dates and ticket info:

They've been busy practicing...

42nd Street tells the story of a humble, naïve young actress named Peggy Sawyer who has come to audition for a new Broadway musical. Unfortunately, due to her nervousness, Peggy arrives to the audition late and misses her chance to join the chorus. Luckily, Peggy soon catches the eye of the famous director, Julian Marsh, and he gives Peggy her big break. However, the show's aging leading lady, Dorothy Brock, quickly grows to dislike Peggy. On opening night, Ms. Brock falls and breaks her ankle. Panic spreads through the company, as the show is doomed for closure, until it is suggested that Peggy take the roll. In only thirty-six hours, Peggy learns twenty-five pages, six songs and ten dance numbers and becomes a star.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

IT! Box Office Closes May 8

As we do each year for the El Dorado County Fair, our box office and theater will close on May 8.  Tickets are available online for The Secret Garden (September 2012) and A Little Princess (December 2012) at  We will also check the box office phone periodically.  See you at the end of June!

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Congratulations Cast for The Secret Garden

Mary Lennox: Trinity Harwell
Colin Craven: Ryan Johnson
Archibald Craven: Jeremy Carlson
Dr. Neville Craven: Dennis Murry
Martha: Tori Kientz
Dickon: Dave Sterkin
Mrs. Medlock: Erika Maruri
Ben Weatherstaff: Duane Maracin
Lily Craven: Michelle Trageser
Rose Lennox: Kate Barba
Albert Lennox: Marc Bonham
Ayah: Samantha Edens
Fakir: Sarah Bennett
Major Holmes: to be cast
Lt. Shaw/Photographer: to be cast
Lt. Wright: Tim Chapman
Mrs. Holmes/Mrs. Winthrop: Haley Clark
Alice / Nurse: Kristi Miranda
Charlotte Wright: Alicia Kientz

Friday, April 20, 2012

Intermediate Acting Workshop Announced

Join us for an Intermediate Acting Workshop at the theater for ages 14-20. Students must have taken beginning acting classes or beginning acting workshop or have prior acting experience. The workshop will be held from to Monday through Wednesday, and Thursday from to with a final performance on Friday, July 13 at Students must attend all days and perform in show on Friday evening. Scenes from selected plays will be covered--from dramas, comedies, classics, and Shakespeare! The workshop is $50 and we are offering a 20% sibling discount. Space is limited so register early.  Call the box office at 530-642-0404 or email to sign up.  (Payment must be made at time of registration) 

Thursday, April 19, 2012

The Secret Garden Show Dates

Tickets will be going on sale in May for our September production, The Secret Garden.  Tickets are $17 Adult, $14 Senior, and $10 Children.  Group tickets can be purchase through the box office.  Contact us at 530-642-0404 for details.

Friday, September 7 at 7:00 p.m. ($10 Opening Night)
Saturday, September 8 at 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, September 9 at 2:00 p.m.

Thursday, September 13 at 7:00 p.m.
Friday, September 14 at 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, September 15 at 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. (Community Night $10)
Sunday, September 16 at 2:00 p.m.

Friday, September 21 at 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, September 22 at 2:00 p.m.
Sunday, September 23 at 2:00 p.m.

Friday, September 28 at 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, September 29 at 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, September 30 at 2:00 p.m.

Monday, April 16, 2012

The Secret Garden Audition This Saturday

Auditions for The Secret Garden are this Saturday, April 21 at 9:00 a.m.  We hope to see you here!

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

Call Backs: Sunday April 22, 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Questions?: Email:

Shows in September 2012

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. There will be an accompanist so bring sheet music or a CD to sing to.
• Dress in comfortable clothing
• Bring lunch and drinks.
Questions?: Email:

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Final Show of Camelot Sunday, April 15

We have enjoyed our run of Camelot and are sad to bid this land farewell  Please don't miss out on the final show this Sunday, April 15 at 2:00 p.m.  Seating availability can be viewed at and the box office will be open on Sunday mid-day prior to the show to assist you.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Story Synopsis...A Little Princess

This engaging musical adaptation of the classic by Frances Hodgson Burnett opens with a happy Sara Crewe, heiress to a large fortune. Enrolled at Miss Minchin's seminary in Victorian England, her life takes a dramatic turn when she receives news of the loss of her father... and her fortune. Sara is forced by the greedy Minchin to become a servant and live in a wretched attic room. When a mysterious gentleman from India moves next door, curious things begin to happen. Sara even discovers that her fortune has been retrieved. A touching and beautiful score adds a magical touch to this enchanting show: "The Best Gift of All," "A Proper English Girl," "A Sunny Day in London," and of course the title song, “A Little Princess.”

A Little Princess is cast!

Congratulations to all who auditioned for our holiday production,  A Little Princess.   We are still looking to cast Mr. Carmichael (adult male).  If this is of interest to you, please contact Lanny Langston at 530-903-6361.  Also, don't miss our upcoming audition on April 21 for The Secret Garden (The Musical).

Trinity Harwell (Sara Crew)

Pupils: Ermengarde, Lottie, Alice, Jessie, Lavinia, Becky

Gwen Lacher
Elani Callos
Rylie Coble
Grace Salvestrin
Sloane Martin
Angie Lyman

Anna Repetto
Taryn Harwell
Erina Briden
Samantha Garaygay
Mikayla Waldron
Anna Salvestrin
Charlize Garaygay
Kol Chaiken
Meg Dockter
Emma Sanguinetti
Sofia Garaygay
Kelsi Havercroft
Grace Harrison
Gigi Knochenhauer

Dale Wallerstein (Ms. Minchin)
Tori Kientz (Ms. Amelia)
Karen Wolfe (Cook)
Dave Sterkin (Mr. Barrow)
Barbara Garaygay (Mrs. Carmichael)
Holly Salvestrin (Perky Perkins)
Bob Steele (Ram)
Haley Clark (Maid)
Mr. Carmichael - To be filled
John Sanguinetti (Mr. Carrisford)

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Final Weekend of Camelot

Join us in one of the final four shows of Camelot at IT!

Thursday, April 12 at 7:00 p.m.
Friday, April 13 at 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, April 14 at 2:00 p.m. (All tickets $10)
Sunday, April 15 at 2:00 p.m.

Tickets are available by phone 530-642-0404, online, or at the door.  (Don't wait til the final show and then come to the door however)  This show is exceptional and you won't want to miss it!