Tuesday, January 29, 2013

IT CAST Alumni Party - March 23rd

You are cordially invited

To our next IT! CAST* Party (*Committed Alumni Supporting the Theater)
Imagination Theater
Saturday, March 23rd 6pm-9pm
Please bring a finger food, dessert, or beverage to share

All casts, crews, and production teams from all shows at I.T. are invited (members under 14, please bring a parent or responsible older sibling)

Come join us as we stretch our imaginations and cast off our perceived limitations with the help of a supportive and appreciative I.T. CAST family. Participate in games, sharpen your skills, stand in the spotlight and deliver something that no one knew you could do. Or, just sit back and enjoy the good company.

IT!’s motto: Telling Good Stories, Sharing Good Times with Good Company.
IT! CAST motto: We’re the Good Company

Want to get involved?
• Improv/Theater Games: We’re looking for anything that builds skill, focus, confidence, and relationships. If you have a 10-15 minute game or activity you would like to lead, please e-mail us and tell us about it. Include run time, setup, and a brief explanation.
• Talent Presentation: If you want to prepare a presentation for your peers, please contact us in advance, and plan to provide any accompaniment or props you may need. The sound system, a keyboard and mics will be provided.
• Bartending: We are asking for adult volunteers to take shifts tending the wine bar. Anyone under 30 wishing to partake should be prepared to show ID.

The program will be pre-arranged on a first come first served basis, so reply as soon as possible. And please come prepared—“winging it” is discouraged. We hope to see you there, but if you can’t, please know that there will be IT! CAST Parties in the not-so-distant future. If you prefer not to be contacted in the future, simply let us know and we’ll remove you from our list. Whatever your preferences, please pass this invitation on to anyone in your cast/crew who may not have been contacted due to email address changes, etc.

We don’t want to leave anyone out! Email us: ImaginationTheaterCAST@gmail.com

Join our Facebook Group: IT! CAST
Or call the IT! Box Office and your message will be passed on to us. 530-642-0404

Your IT! CAST Party Committee
Michelle Harwell * Marc Bonham * Kate Barba * Sean Widing

Thursday, January 24, 2013

2013 Upcoming Audition Information

Audition Information and Notices

Audition Workshop
Saturday, April 6, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Brush up and get ready for IT! auditions in 2013.
This workshop is for adults and kids ages 10+.
This workshop is FREE and no RSVP is necessary.

Topics Include:
• audition skills
• stage etiquette
• preparing a monologue
• cold script reading tips
• improvisation
• preparing songs

Directed by Peter Wolfe
Auditions: April 9, 13,14, 15, 16
Show Dates: November 29—December 29, 2013
Go to: www.imagination-theater.org for details

Directed by Grant Stellflug
Saturday, June 22, 9:00 a.m. to Noon
Call Backs following from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
This show is an adult cast with parts available for 3 men and 2 women.
Show dates: September 6-29, 2013

You Can’t Take It With You
Directed by Brenda Lindley
Saturday, October 6, 2:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Call Backs, Sunday, October 6, 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Comedy with 9 Women, 7 Men
Show dates: April 2014

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Run for Your Wife opens February 15

If you are looking for something to do from February 15th to March 3rd and want to have a good laugh come and see Imagination Theater's current production of the hilarious comedy  RUN FOR YOUR WIFE, written by Ray Cooney.  This play is a superb example of British farce and will having you laughing all the way home.  The play is about a taxi driver who gets away with having two wives in different areas of London because of his irregular working schedule.  Complication is piled upon complication as the cabby tries to keep his double life from exploding.  Some of your favorite veteran actors are in the delightful play; Richard Gaylord as Bobby Franklin, the over friendly upstairs neighbor, Grant Stellflug as John Smith the cabby with two wives, Kathleen Mini as Barbara Smith as a wife of John Smith and Jody Wills as another wife of John Smith.  Rounding out the cast is Chris Celestin as Stanley Gardner a good friend of Johns who gets caught up in all the little "White Lies", Marc Bonham as Detective Sergeant Troughton and Sean Conley-Widing as Detective Sergeant Porterhouse.  Gordon Prow makes a brief appearance as the Newspaper Reporter while also handling the stage manager responsibilites with his wife Sandra.  Don't miss this very clever and funny play. Evening shows at 7pm and matinees at 2pm. Opening night all seats are $12 and the remaining shows all seats are $15.  For reservations you may go on-line at imagination-theater.org or call our Box Office between 10 and 2 on Tuesdays and Thursdays. 

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

The Old West Trio with McAvoy Layne

Cowboy Music and Poetry
March 8, 2013 7:30 pm
All Seats $15

The Old West Trio returns to Imagination Theater this spring.  The Old West Trio is a western music group featuring sweet harmonies, intricate guitar licks, and first-rate yodeling. The trio of native Californians is composed of Steve Ide (rhythm guitar), Steve Johnson (lead guitar), and Leslie Ide (upright bass).

The Old West Trio has performed throughout Western North America for over 15 years and has garnered an Album of the Year nomination from the Academy of Western Artists. They are members of the Western Music Association and co-founders of Scofield's Cowboy Campfire at the Red Mule Ranch (Fiddletown, California).

McAvoy Layne will be joining the evening as The Ghost of Mark Twain.  For 20 years, in over two thousand performances from Leningrad University to C-Span, McAvoy Layne has survived, and in fact been preeminent, in preserving the wit & wisdom of "The Wild Humorist of the Pacific Slope."  McAvoy is author of the biography, Hooked On Twain, and winner of the award for excellence in school and library service. He portrays Samuel Clemens in A&E's biography of Mark Twain and in the Discovery Channel's Cronkite Award winning documentary, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.

Tickets for this benefit show will go on sale, February 1 at www.imagination-theater.org.  All tickets are $15.

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Tickets available Feb. 1 for Disney's A Little Mermaid, Jr.

  • Friday, April 5 at 7:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, April 6 at 2:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, April 7 at 2:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, April 11 at 7:00 p.m.
  • Friday, April 12 at 7:00 p.m.
  • Saturday April 13 at 2:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, April 14 at 2:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, April 18 at 7:00 p.m.
  • Friday, April 19 at 2:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, April 20 at 2:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, April 21 at 2:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, April 25 at 7:00 p.m.
  • Friday, April 26 at 7:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, April 27 at 2:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, April 28 at 2:00 p.m.
 Tickets will be available online and by phone. 

Audition Workshop in April

Brush up and get ready for the Les Miserables audition (or any audition) in April.

These topics will be covered:

• audition skills
• stage etiquette
• preparing a monologue
• cold script reading tips
• improvisation
• preparing songs

This workshop is for kids ages 10+ older and adults. We look foward to seeing you at the workshop!

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Deathtrap Audition Notice

Death Trap (by Ida Levin) Synopsis

Directed by Grant Stellflug

Sidney Bruhl is a famous playwright. Unfortunately, his success has waned with age, and his last hit show is more years behind him than he cares to admit. After four flops in a row, he’s becoming a little desperate! One day, Sidney receives a play in the mail written by Clifford, and attendee of a recent seminar given by Sidney. A play so good, so promising, Sidney couldn’t kill for it, could he? What would his wife say? How could he possibly get away with murder? Surely there must be another way…

Auditions:  Saturday, June 22, 9:00 a.m. to Noon
Call Backs following:  1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

This show has parts available for 3 men and 2 women

Show dates: September 6-29, 2013

Contact Imagination Theater at 530-642-0404 for more information.

Monday, January 7, 2013

Audition Notice - You Can't Take It With You

You Can't Take It With You
by Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman

(Spring 2014 Show) If you are a planner, mark your calendar now :)

Audition dates are:

Saturday, October 5th - 2:30 -6:30 p.m.
Sunday, October 6th - 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. for Call Backs
Comedy: 9 men, 7 women

At first the Sycamores seem mad, but it is not long before we realize that if they are mad, the rest of the world is madder. In contrast to these delightful people are the unhappy Kirbys. The plot shows how Tony, attractive young son of the Kirbys, falls in love with Alice Sycamore and brings his parents to dine at the Sycamore home on the wrong evening. The shock sustained by the Kirbys, who are invited to eat cheap food, shows Alice that marriage with Tony is out of the question. The Sycamores, however, though sympathetic to Alice, find it hard to realize her point of view. Meantime, Tony, who knows the Sycamores are right and his own people wrong, will not give her up, and in the end Mr. Kirby is converted to the happy madness of the Sycamores, particularly since he happens in during a visit by an ex-Grand Duchess, earning her living as a waitress. No mention has as yet been made of the strange activities of certain members of the household engaged in the manufacture of fireworks; nor of the printing press set up in the parlor; nor of Rheba the maid and her friend Donald; nor of Grandpa's interview with the tax collector when he tells him he doesn't believe in the income tax.