Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Enjoy the fair...and then audition for Deathtrap

Hello! My name is Grant Stellflug.  I'll be directing Deathtrap at Imagination Theater this fall.  A suspenseful comedy thriller, I've been eager to direct this show ever since I first read it in high school.  Auditions are only a few weeks away and crew members are needed as well to make this production come to life.  Physical, fun, tense and taut, Deathtrap will keep you on the edge of your seat!

Struggling with a bad case of writer's block, Sidney Bruhl (40+) is willing to go to great lengths for his next big hit.  His wife Myra (35+), offers her love and support, but is worried when Sidney devises a plan to invite a student, Clifford (20-30), to their home.  Clifford has written a sure fire smash, and no one else has read it.  No one even knows he's there.  With help from Dutch psychic Helga Ten Dorp (40+) and Lawyer Porter Milgrim (40+), the plot begins to twist and turn, taking you on a journey that leaves you guessing until the very end...

Sound interesting?  Please consider being a part of Deathtrap!

Auditions take place June 22nd from 9am to 12pm with callbacks from 1pm to 3pm

Auditions will consist of COLD READINGS FROM THE SCRIPT.......

I am also looking for backstage help, including props.  Please email me at stellflug311@yahoo.com with questions regarding this!

Thanks for your time, I hope to hear from you and see you on the 22nd.  

Thursday, June 6, 2013

NYC Trip Scheduled for September 2014 - Join Us!

Imagination Theater is organizing a tour to New York City September 14-20, 2014. This will be the theater’s fourth trip to the Big Apple. See three Broadway shows, visit Central Park, Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, Rockefeller Center, Empire State Building, Radio City Music Hall, and much more. Contact Lanny Langston at (530) 903-6361 for further information. Register early and save.

IT Imagination Theater, 100 Placerville Drive in Placerville, on the El Dorado County Fairgrounds, brings quality, live, local community theater to Placerville and El Dorado County.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

IT CAST wants YOU!

IT! CAST (Committed Alumni Supporting the Theater) is an alumni group for Imagination Theater participants, past and present.  If you have ever been on stage, painted a set, sewn a costume, moved a piece of furniture, pushed a control room button, or directed others to do so, you are a member!  It is our hope that this group will keep our relationships to the theater and each other strong so that we can support each other in every sense of the word.  Plus, we want to have fun!

Come join us at our quarterly CAST parties (see invitation below) as we stretch our imaginations and cast off our perceived limitations with the help of a supportive and appreciative IT! 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.

The idea behind these events is simple: to re-connect, have fun, meet new people, and display talents. After a run, we always say we should get together again but we seldom do. A new show or activity takes precedence and life gets in the way. You’ve got other friends to hang out with, sure…but deep down you know you long for the kind of fun that is, quite frankly, unique to the theater. We are theater people: we enjoy improv games, put new twists on old songs, love wearing costumes, crave the spotlight, want to be around people who know the words to Broadway showtunes, and crack up when we do really bad accents. It’s fun!  Hope to see you there!

You are cordially invited to
The Summer
IT! CAST* Party
(*Committed Alumni Supporting the Theater)
Imagination Theater 
Saturday, June 22nd 6pm-9pm
Please bring a finger food, dessert, or beverage to share
Dress as yourself. (Or somebody else…we won’t judge.)


All casts, crews, and production teams from all shows at IT! are invited
Significant others, children and parents are also welcome
(members under 14, please bring a parent or responsible older sibling)

Want to get involved?
  • Piano Bar: We have added a sing-a-long Piano Bar to the party festivities!  Jerri will play a set of musical numbers requested by YOU!  Join our Facebook group and submit your song requests.  An official song list will be posted about a week before the party so we can all be prepared (or not, this is informal).
  • Improv/Theater Games: Join the fun with Who’s Line Is It Anyway’s style performances.  Please plan to attend one of two rehearsals/logistics coordinations prior to the party so we’re ready for an audience!  Rehearsals are Wednesday June 19, 10-11am OR 6-7pm at Kate's house in Camino.  RSVP to Kate at the CAST email below for directions.
  • Bartending: We are looking for adult volunteers to take shifts tending the beer/wine bar.  You will be asked to open and pour the wine, as well as ID anyone under 30 and monitor the bar area.
  • Talent Presentation: If you want to prepare a solo or group presentation for your peers, please contact Michelle ASAP at the CAST email below, and plan to provide any accompaniment you may need. The sound system, a keyboard and mics will be provided, please contact Marc and/or Sean with technical concerns.  Though not necessary, if you are interested in borrowing props and/or costumes, please contact us ahead of time to arrange a meeting at the theater.  
The program will be pre-arranged on a first come first served basis, so reply as soon as possible
We hope to see you there, but if you can’t make it this time, please know that there will be more 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!

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

For more information:
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 * Jerri Myers

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Deathtrap Auditions at Imagination Theater June 22

Imagination Theater! is pleased to announce auditions for Deathtrap on Saturday, June 22 from 9:00 a.m. to noon with call backs that afternoon. Grant Stellflug is directing this suspenseful thriller. It is an ensemble of three men and two women ages 20 and older.

Seemingly comfortably ensconced in his charming Connecticut home, Sidney Bruhl, a successful writer of Broadway thrillers, is struggling to overcome a dry spell which has resulted in a string of failures and a shortage of funds. A possible break in his fortune occurs when he receives a script from a student, a thriller which Sidney recognizes immediately as a potential Broadway hit! Sidney's plan, which he devises with his wife, is to to offer collaboration to the student, an idea the young man quickly accepts. From there the suspense mounts steadily as the plot begins to twist and turn. The right amount of thrills, chills, and laughter combine for a fantastic theater experience on all levels.

The show is scheduled September 6-29, 2013. For additional information, go to the theater webpage, blog, Facebook page, or contact Grant Stellflug, the director, at stellflug311@yahoo.com.

Located on the El Dorado County Fairgrounds, Imagination Theater brings quality, live community theater to Placerville and El Dorado County.