Thursday, August 29, 2013

Find out "Whodunnit" at Imagination Theater this September

CAUGHT IN a "Deathtrap," front left to right, Clifford Anderson (Jonathan Rutz), Porter Milgrim (Paul Sobelman), standing left to right, Sidney Bruhl (Philip Pitman), Myra Bruhl (Erika Maruri) and Helga ten Dorp (Lori Whittle) confront each other in the Imagination Theater production opening Friday, Sept. 6. Democrat photo by Shelly Thorene

Tickets ($12-15) are available online, by phone, or at the door.

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Elly Award Ceremony Information

Youth Division
- Broadway Bound!
Sunday, September 8 at 7:00pm
Roseville Theatre Arts Academy
241 Vernon Street, Roseville
This ceremony celebrates the Education and Young People's categories. Entertainment will be provided by Elly nominated theatres. Refreshments will be on-sale to benefit the theatre.

Adult Division
- Come to the Cabaret!
Sunday, September 22nd at 7:00pm
Red Lion Inn - Woodlake
500 Leisure Lane, Sacramento
Elegant surroundings, delicious appetizers, refreshing adult beverages and a cabaret atmosphere.
This ceremony celebrates the Drama, Comedy, Musical and Original Works categories.

Tickets for both ceremonies are on sale now!

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Congrats to IT's Elly Nominees!

Congratulations to those at Imagination Theater who received Elly Award nominations for SARTA's 2012-2013 Season.

Lanny Langston - Direction-Comedy, Run for Your Wife
Chris Celestin - Supporting Actor-Comedy, Run for Your Wife
Virgil Toothaker - Set Design-Comedy, Run for Your Wife
Carol Cramer - Costume Design-Musical, The Secret Garden
Karen Wolfe - Costume Design-Young People's Musical, A Little Princess
Kim Havercroft and Pam Harrison - Costume Design-Young People's Musical, The Little Mermaid, Jr.
Marc Bonham - Sound Design-Young People's Musical, The Little Mermaid, Jr.
Dale Wallerstein - Leading Actress (Adult)-Young People's Musical, A Little Princess
Tori Kientz - Supporting Actress (Adult)-Young People's Musical for A Little Princess
Trinity Harwell - Supporting Actress (Child)-Young People's Musical for A Little Princess

Thank you to all who have worked so diligently on stage and behind the scenes. You are all winners!

See you at the Elly awards:

Kids wanted for Local Video Project

Kids Wanted for Local Video Project Ages 8 to 12

TEEF (Trevor's Eco Education Foundation) Is a pending non-profit organization whose mission is to: Help youth discover the interdependence of all living things and inspire actions that will protect, nurture and sustain our planet.

We are creating a fund-raising video for in order to help raise funds to help launch our first book in our series books entitled: Trevor’s Travels Eco Adventures – The Ocean Calls

This project is being done in conjunction with the students from the Art Institute of Sacramento.

We need approximately 15 kids of all ethnicities and gender, ages 8 to 12 to participate in this video. This video will be a narrative so no speaking parts are necessary. This will be an outdoor shoot that will involve kids playing, running and kite flying.

Shoot Date & Time: Wednesday Aug 21st from 8 am to 12 pm (if needed) Saturday Aug 24th 2013 from 12 to 5pm

Location: Kalithea Park in El Dorado Hills

If you are interested and would like your child to participate in this amazing project or need to learn more…Please contact:

John Mellberg, Executive Director

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Items await your bid at IT's fundraiser this Friday (8/16)

You won't want to miss out on bidding for some wonderful items. Proceeds will keep live theater thriving in our community! Join us this Friday, August 16 at 7:00 p.m. for a fun evening. Tickets are $25 and are available at the door.

Palissandro Wine Makers Lunch for 8
Wine Makers Lunch for 8 with a guided tour
around the vines or a game of Bocce Ball
Value - $400

Flemings' Wine Country Retreat
3 day/2 nights stay in Fairplay for two couples
Includes bottle of wine and $25 Gift Card to Gold Vine Grill in Somerset
Value - $800

Mini's House of Pain
Certificate for 2-month personal fitness training in El Dorado Hills
Value - $600

South Lake Tahoe Vacation
4 day/3 night stay in South Lake Tahoe home.
15 min from Heavenly Valley or Sierra at Tahoe resorts
Sleeps 8. Exp. 7/1/14
Value - $750

Ashland, Oregon Getaway - October 10-13, 2013
Includes 2 tickets to the Heart of Robin Hood and
My Fair Lady, backstage tour for two, 2 tickets to
Oregon Cabaret Show, S'Wonderful, plus 4 days/3
nights at Ann Hathaway's Bed and Breakfast.
Value - $1200

Vacation in Tulum, Mexico
Vacation Home in Tulum, Mexico (south of Cancun)
Airfare not included
Value - $1700

Foothill Area Rapid Transit (FART) Wine Tasting Tour
Ride the FART bus for wine tastings at

Iverson Winery
DK Cellars
Toogood Winery

The bus leaves at noon for a group of up to 14 people
on the day of your choice.
Value - $800

White Water Rafting
One day rafting trip for two plus lunch on the river
Value - $250

Hope to see you at the fundraiser this Friday!

Trip to The Big Apple - September 2014

Join Imagination Theater on an amazing trip to NYC! Start planning now!



Round trip airfare
Hotel accommodations near the Theater District
Three Broadway Shows
Overnight Security at the Hotel
Professional liability coverage
24-hour on-tour emergency support number
Full-time Tour Director
Tour of Radio City Music Hall
Tour of Statute of Liberty and Ellis Island
City tour on a bus
Ground Zero
Theater workshops with professional actors
CBS studios, Top of the Rock, Rockefeller Center
Empire State Building and much more. . . .

COST: $2,994 per student (under 20 at time of tour)
or less than $200 per monthly payments
$3,369 per adult or around $260 per month

Call Lanny Langston at 530 903-6361 for more information and how to enroll. Limited space!

Elly Nomination Summary from SARTA

The Elly nomination party was a big hit and the Elly judges did a great job announcing all 455 names.

Here are some interesting Elly nominee statistics: Sacramento Area Regional Theatre Alliance (SARTA) 2013 Elly Award Nominations Statistics

82 participating theatres submitted 272 productions
47- Comedy
40 -Drama
38 -Education (16 Education Musicals plus 22 Education Plays)
51 -Musicals
25 -Original Works (14 Original Scripts plus 11 Adapted Scripts)
71 -Young People's Theater (39 Young People's Musicals plus 32 Young People's Plays)

455 Nominations for 92 Elly Awards 58 Theatres received nominations (71% of participating theaters were nominated)
123 Productions received nominations (45% of productions submitted were nominated)

Theaters receiving the most nominations
Sutter Street Theatre (44) (39 Youth Programs, 5 Adult)
Woodland Opera House (29) (20 Youth Programs, 9 Adult)
Sheldon High School (24) (All Youth Programs)
St. Francis High School (21) (All Youth Programs)
El Dorado High School (20) (All Youth Programs)
Runaway Stage Productions (19) (18 Youth Programs, 1 Adult)
The Acting Company (17) (10 Youth Programs, 7 Adult)

Productions receiving the most nominations:
Youth Programs
Into The Woods, St. Francis High School (18)
Peter Pan, Woodland Opera House (15)
Seussical, The Musical, Flying Monkey Productions (14)
The MISER, Paris Texas, Sheldon High School (14)
13, The Musical, Stand Out Talent (12)
Cats, El Dorado High School (12)

Productions receiving the most nominations:
Adult Programs
Sweeney Todd, The Demon Barber Of Fleet Street, Stockton Civic Theatre (11) Journey To The West, Community Asian Theatre Of The Sierra (11)
Hairspray, Davis Musical Theatre Company (10)
A Lie Of The Mind, San Joaquin Delta College (10)
The Drowsy Chaperone, Woodland Opera House (9)

Monday, August 5, 2013

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