Thursday, December 18, 2014

Announcing Spamalot Dates

Performances March 27, 2015 – April 26, 2015 

Friday, March 27 at 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, March 28 at 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, March 29 at 2:00 p.m.

Thursday, April 2 at 7:00 p.m.
Friday, April 3 at 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, April 4 at 2:00 p.m.

Thursday, April 9 at 7:00 p.m.
Friday, April 10 at 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, April 11 at 2:00 p.m.
Sunday, April 12 at 2:00 p.m.

Thursday, April 16 at 7:00 p.m. (Kiwani's Night)
Friday, April 17 at 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, April 18 at 2:00 p.m.
Sunday, April 19 at 2:00 p.m.

Thursday, April 23 at 7:00 p.m.
Friday, April 24 at 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, April 25 at 2:00 p.m.
Sunday, April 26 at 2:00 p.m.

Tickets Available Online Here.

The Tony Award-winning production of Spamalot tells the legendary tale of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table, and their quest for the Holy Grail. The show features a chorus line of dancing divas and knights, flatulent Frenchmen, killer rabbits, a flying cow, a flying enchanter, and a legless knight. 

Spamalot pokes fun at the conventions of musical theater and popular culture as it lovingly "rips off" the internationally famous comedy team's movie production of Monty Python and the Holy Grail.

Book and Lyrics by Eric Idle
Music by John Du Prez & Eric Idle
Directed by Peter Wolfe

Warning: This show is not intended for those with no sense of humor. May cause uncontrollable laughter and gaffawing. Show may contain irreverent references, badly performed accents of unfathomable locations, bizarre British humor, incredibly bad wigs and a plethora of cross-dressing. Intended only for immature audiences!  But seriously though: Rated PG-13

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Oliver continues through December 21

Don't miss out on Lionel Bart's lively musical, Oliver!  this holiday season.  Ticket sales have been brisk and several shows are close to selling out!  The show runs through December 21.

Show dates are listed here.  

Make your reservation today at or call Brown Paper Tickets at 1-800-838-3006.  Our box office is open on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. as well.

The box office opens a half hour prior to show time and tickets may be available at the door.

Courtesy Listing from QuestTheatreworks

Calling all lively artists!!!
An eclectic and exciting collection
of performances from all genres
We want your art!

The Nugget Fringe Festival was formed to encourage the production of new and established works that might not otherwise enjoy a commercial run on their own.  Through collective marketing, equal attention is afforded to pieces stretching the boundaries of their genres, as well as to the tried and true.  It is our wish that The Nugget Fringe Festival will serve as a home for new, unusual, bold and exotic works of all forms of live entertainment that may fall well beyond the bounds of the conventional in a way that will feel welcoming and expansive to all.

We've already scheduled over seventy different performances of eight different and unique shows.  There are many ways to get exposure and share your lively art with the world. Whether your art is dance, music, theater, comedy, spoken word, experimental or indescribable performance art, we'd like to talk with you.

Tims is short. This festival runs January 29 to February 8.
We need to make final plans in just a couple of weeks.

For more information on presenting your art at the festival,
please email Scott Ewing at
We would love to include you in this inaugural year.

Friday, November 28, 2014

Poetry Out Loud Update

Dear Poetry Out Loud lovers, judges, volunteers, and aficionados,

Get thy poem on! Poetry Out Loud season will soon be upon us! This will be the Arts Council’s sixth year sponsoring this wonderful literary event! Yowza! Can you believe it?

We never forget that this program’s success is in large measure due to the generous, lively cadre of POL community volunteers who’ve immersed themselves in poetry and in judging (or tallying) at our participating high schools since 2009! Thank you for helping out all these years! You guys rock! Naturally, I’m hoping that all of you are still game to participate again for our 2016 Poetry Out Loud competition!  Please say YES!—that you wouldn’t miss it for the world!

Since I recognize that you are all awash in emails and holiday solicitations, I’ll do my best to be brief and to the point here:

First, if you wish to participate in Poetry Out Loud this year, please fire off a quick email to me saying that you’re on! Or you can call me at the Arts Council: 530.295.3496.

Second, if you want to sign up for a refresher training course, or if you’ve never participated in Poetry Out Loud before but wish to do so, please sign up for one of the following training dates & times:
1.       Monday, December 15, 2:30 to 5:00 pm @ the Fausel House, 772 Pacific St., Placerville.
2.       Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2:30 to 5:00 pm @ the Fausel House, 772 Pacific St., Placerville.
3.       Monday, Dec. 22, 6:30 to 8:30 pm @ the Fausel House, 772 Pacific St., Placerville.
As of today, four high school programs have committed to this year’s Poetry Out Loud competition—Oak Ridge High School, Charter University Prep, El Dorado High School, and Golden Sierra. I’m waiting to hear back from Ponderosa, South Lake Tahoe, and Union Mine. The juvenile hall facilities—Golden Ridge in Placerville and Blue Ridge in Placerville—are also on board, but they recruit their judges from the inside. And thus far, El Dorado High School has been the only school to sign up for a date: Tuesday, February 4, probably from 1:45 to 3:00 in the afternoon.

As soon as I hear back from the other schools, I’ll let you know!

Third— our county final will be held on Tuesday, February 10, from 7:00 to 9:00 pm at the Imagination Theater! Come one! Come all!

Fourth—our California state POL competition will be Sunday-Monday, March 15-16 in Sacramento, probably in the Senate Chambers.

Fifth—the National Finals will be Saturday-Sunday, April 28-29, in Washington, D.C.

And there you have it, all the Poetry Out Loud news that’s fit to print!

Do let me know if you wish to participate and if you wish to sign up for a Poetry Out Loud training. And, if you’ve any friends or family who might be interested in participating as well, send them my way!

Poem on!

Moira Magneson
Poetry Out Loud Coordinator
El Dorado Arts Council

Friday, November 7, 2014

Poetry Out Loud Season Here

Calloo! Callay! Poetry Out Loud season comes our way once again! The Arts Council is seeking out judges, tabulators, and prompters for California's 2015 Poetry Out Loud competition.  If you wish to learn about poetry, poems, and participate as a judge in our local high school and county Poetry Out Loud contests, we invite you to sign up for one of our FUN 2 ½ hour workshop trainings at the Fausel House in December:

Monday, December 15, from 2:30-5:00 pm
Tuesday, December 16, from 2:30-5:00 pm
Monday evening, December 22, from 6:00 - 8:30 pm

And . . . save the date-the Poetry Out Loud 2015 County Competition-our sixth year--will be on Tuesday, February 10, 7:00 - 9:00 pm at the Imagination Theater! Woot!  Vintage Poetry Out Loud judges looking to refresh their poetry chops are also invited to these workshops. 

To sign up for the POL workshops, please call or email Moira Magneson @ 530.295.3496 or 

Poem on, people!

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Make Oliver part of your plans this holiday season

Imagination Theater is proud to present the musical Oliver! coming to Imagination Theater this holiday season.  Set in London in 1853, Oliver! tells the story of a young orphan who falls into a gang of thieves.  He meets several larger-than-life characters who aren’t always looking out for his best interests. Along the way, he encounters a man who just might be able to help unlock the secrets of his past.  “Food Glorious Food” and “Where is Love?” are just two of the popular songs from this Tony Award-winning lively musical by Lionel Bart. 

Shows are Thursdays and Fridays at 7:00 p.m., and Saturdays, December 6 and 13, and Sundays at 2:00 p.m.  There are two evening shows on Saturday, December 13 at 8:00 p.m. (due to two shows that day) and December 20 at 7:00 p.m.  Tickets are $15.  Thursday shows and groups are $12.  

Tickets can be purchased online 24/7 at, or at the theater box office (530-642-0404) on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  

The theater is also offering a fundraising Gala event on Saturday, November 22 at 5:30 p.m.  This full preview show includes dinner, wines from Madrona Vineyards and Cantiga Wineworks, and elegant desserts for $75.  A portion of the ticket price is tax deductible and can also be purchased at    Make some memories this holiday season and join us at the theater!

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Get over the holiday hump at 36 Handles in El Dorado Hills.

You know it is coming soon. . .the holidays!  Some would say we're already there with red and green decorations displayed well before the back to school clothes during the heat of the summer.

Take a deep breath and take the afternoon or evening off on November 19 to enjoy time with your family and friends before the hustle and bustle.  Dining out at 36 Handles would be a great opportunity to try one of their specialty brews (you know you want to) and make your lists for the upcoming festivities.   Print this flyer and show your server for the theater to receive 20%.  Thanks!

Monday, October 20, 2014

Gala Premiere coming November 22

Gala Premiere featuring the musicial, Oliver!

Enjoy an elegant evening Saturday, November 22, when Imagination Theater hosts the Gala Premiere of their holiday show, the award-winning musical Oliver!

The Gala reception begins at 5:30 p.m. On arrival, you’ll receive a red carpet welcome and be treated to a commemorative photograph of the event. Then mingle with other theater lovers over a gourmet appetizer-style dinner and wine bar hosted by Madrona Vineyards and Cantiga WineWorks in the spacious Organ Room adjacent to the theater.

At 7:00 p.m., be the first audience to experience the preview performance of IT!’s presentation of the classic musical Oliver! Relax and visit as you are served special desserts and coffee during intermission. Following the performance, the cast will be available for a uniquely formatted question and answer session.

Formal attire is suggested. Space is limited. Tickets are $75 and can be purchased here. IT! is a 501(3)(c) non-profit organization and is located on the El Dorado County Fairgrounds in Placerville.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Congratulations Spamalot Cast!

We are thankful to all who came out to audition.  It was great to see so many new faces.

King Arthur - Erick Lindley

Sir Robin, 
Guard No.1, Brother Maynard - Jeff Jackson 

Lancelot also French Taunter - Rich Kirlin

Knights of Ni, Concorde - 

Tim the Enchanter, Voice of God, Prince's Father - John Prock

Patsy the horse, Mayor, Drunken Guard - Wayne Campbell

Sir Galahad also Dennis the Mud Gatherer - David Zarka

Sir Bedevere, the Black Knight - Craig Zangari

Historian/Narrator, Not Dead Fred, French Guard, Minstrel, Prince Herbert - Paul Bott

Sir Not Appearing - Jeff Nelson

Sir Bors - Forrest Goddard

Dancing Monk, Dennis' Mother - Tom Loeprich

Dancing Nun - Jennifer Jackson

The Lady of the Lake/ Guinevere - Brenda Lindley

Ensemble:  Mark Goddard, Forest Godard, Tom Leoprich, Tristan Harwell, Jennifer Jackson, Jesse Rego, Karen Wolfe, Nicole Berry, Carrie Liebrich, Shirley Woods, Jan Le Pouvoir

Please note, there may be some changes to roles based on director's discretion.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Lucile "Lucy" Lora Langston

Feb. 17, 1920 — Oct. 11, 2014
Lucile "Lucy" Langston, a resident of Diamond Springs, Calif., passed away peacefully with her family by her side, on Oct. 11, 2014, at the age of 94 in Placerville, Calif. She was born on Feb. 17, 1920, in Hulbert, Okla., to Bessie Lee (Mauck) Mitchell and Charles William Mitchell. She grew up in Tahlequah and Tulsa, Okla., and graduated from Tulsa Central High School in Tulsa in 1938. After high school she attended a business school in Tulsa, where she received a certificate in business. She always wanted to be an executive secretary to a movie star.
Lucile was the second oldest of seven brothers and sisters. She was very proud of her Native American heritage, being from the Cherokee Nation. Her great-great-great-grandmother walked the Trail of Tears from Georgia to Oklahoma. While in high school she met and fell in love with her husband of 74 years, Virgil Langston. They married on Dec. 14, 1940. They moved to California, where Virgil got a job at McDonald Douglas in Santa Monica. They have one son, Lanny Langston, born Oct. 9, 1945, in Santa Monica. During their time together they divorced for seven years but remarried each other in 1960.
Lucile worked for J.C. Penny as an executive secretary. She also was a hostess at the exclusive Santa Monica Bay Swim Club for seven years, where all the movie stars hung out. She and Virgil moved to Placerville in 1965 and along with her sister and brother-in-law, bought the 7 UP Bar Ranch in Fairplay and became dude ranch owners. She worked for El Dorado County over at the tiny El Dorado Justice Court working with Judge Richard Pacileo. He hired her and Lucile stayed with him for 11 years, where eventually he became Sheriff of El Dorado County.
After retiring from the County Lucile and Virgil traveled all over the United States. In fact, they saw all 50 states during their traveling years. She adored her two granddaughters. Lucile was a great lady — hardworking, beautiful inside and out and had a great love of her family and her Lord Jesus Christ. She was interested in everything her family was involved in; theater with Lanny, volunteering at PRIDE and Joy's Diaper Bail, painting and planning family gatherings and reunions.
Lucile is survived by Virgil, her spouse of Diamond Springs; Lanny and Tish Langston, her son and daughter-in-law; two granddaughters, Amy (Bennett) Langston and Kathryn (Orindgreff) Langston and their husbands; five great-grandchildren; three sisters; and many nieces, nephews and other relatives and wonderful friends. She was preceded in death by her mother and three brothers.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Oct. 25, at 11 a.m., at the Federated Church, 1031 Thompson Way in Placerville. The family wishes to thank the doctors and nursing staff at Marshall Hospital and Western Slope for their kindness and professional services offered Lucile during her final days. In lieu of flowers donations to celebrate Lucy's life may be sent to Imagination Theater, P.O. Box 3303, Diamond Springs, CA 95619. Arrangements entrusted to Chapel of the Pines Funeral Home in Placerville

Monday, September 29, 2014

Help Moving to Indian Creek School Needed for Snow White Show - October 1

The Snow White move to Indian Creek is on!  CalFire and the fairgrounds gave IT approval to enter the fairgrounds to retrieve the materials, props, costumes, set pieces, lighting and sound equipment, etc. that are required to move the production to Indian Creek School.

This is a monstrous undertaking and will require absolutely as many people to help as possible to pull it off!  Rarely does a small community theater attempt to do something this complicated in such a short time... please come help!  Bring everyone who cares about our theater.

The schedule for Wednesday, Oct. 1st. (which cannot be deviated from):

a.  3:00 pm.  All vehicles meet at the south end of the parking lot in front of Rite Aide (County Fair Shopping Center) parking lot. Drivers and helpers will receive assignments from Peter and Lanny regarding what they will remove from the theater and load onto and in the vehicles.

b.  3:20 pm.  Vehicles will caravan in groups of 5 or 6 vehicles to the grass parking lot to the north and rear of the theater.  Vehicles will enter the fairgrounds at the gate by Denny's Restaurant. As vehicles are filled/loaded, they will return to the Rite Aide parking lot prior to the caravan to Indian Creek.

c.  5:30 pm.  Loaded vehicles will caravan to Indian Creek School for unloading and load-in to the Multi-Purpose Room at 6:00 pm.

The rules:
1.  No children under the age of 13 can go on the fairgrounds to assist with loading the vehicles.
2.  No solo vehicles may enter the fairgrounds as part of this effort.
3.  Pedestrians may not enter the fairgrounds.
4.  The times listed above are the only times IT will have access to the facilities.

What resources are needed:
1.  As many pickup trucks, vans, SUVs that are available.  The move will require at least 10 pickup loads in addition to a flatbed truck.  If you can provide a vehicle- just show up at Rite Aide! Those without a suitable vehicle are still encouraged to meet at the Rite Aide parking lot and ride over to the theater in the trucks. 
2.  A MINIMUM of 25 people will be needed to accomplish the loading of the trucks at IT. 
3.  All available adults, teenagers, and younger children are needed from 6:00-9:00pm at Indian Creek to assist with the load-in.
4.  Bring work gloves, back braces, dollies, carts, wagons, bungie cords, rope, etc.

Planning Meeting:  There will be a brief meeting to discuss assignments Tuesday night at Tom's Frosty on Old Placerville Drive at 7:00 pm.  Please attend if you are available.

Remember, we are supposed to be having fun and bringing something worthwhile to the community.  Don't sweat the small stuff!  Thanks to everyone who has worked so hard already to keep IT and Snow White alive through these difficult times!

Peter and Lanny

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Imagination Theater adds Snow White Shows October 3,4, and 5 at Indian Creek School

There's Snow at Indian Creek Elementary School in Placerville!  Due to the Fire Camp at the fairgrounds, the theater's last two weekends of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs were cancelled.  Three shows are being added: 

Friday, October 3 at 7:00 p.m.
Saturday,October 4 at 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, October 5 at 2:00 p.m.

The play by Jessie Braham White was originally written in 1912 and ran on Broadway in New York City in 1921. This non-musical version served as the inspiration for Walt Disney’s history making, Academy Award winning animated movie.  All tickets are General Admission - $12.   Tickets will be available September 25 pending show approval.

AUDITION - MONTY PYTHON'S SPAMALOT *New Date OCT 11 at Foothills Dance in Shingle Springs

UPDATE:  Audition date changed to October 11 at 9:00 a.m. at Foothills Dance and Performing Arts,  6976 Durock Road in Shingle Springs. 

Lead and Ensemble Vocals: 9:00 to Noon 
All Auditioners Dance: 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.
Lead Role Monologues: 3:30 to 5:00 p.m. 

***Call-Back Audition (By Invitation): Oct. 12, 6:30 to 9:00 p.m. This will include readings and some group singing.

The Tony Award-winning production of Spamalot tells the legendary tale of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table, and their quest for the Holy Grail. The show features a chorus line of dancing divas and knights, flatulent Frenchmen, killer rabbits, a flying cow, a flying enchanter, and a legless knight. Spamalot pokes fun at the conventions of musical theater and popular culture as it lovingly “rips off” the internationally famous comedy team’s movie production of Monty Python and the Holy Grail.

All Roles are Available

Performances March 27, 2015 – April 26, 2015 

King Arthur (Male Lead, requires humor, comedic timing, very strong vocal skills)

Sir Robin
also Guard No.1 (Taunter), Brother Maynard (long-winded Monk)

Lancelot also French Taunter, Lead Knight of Ni, Tim the Enchanter (character voices, accents)

Patsy also Arthur’s Horse, King Arthur’s Servant, Mayor, Guard No.2
(a very physical role, requires strong comedic timing)

Sir Galahad also Dennis the Mud Gatherer, Prince Herbert’s Father and The Black Knight
(strong bari-tenor, leading-man type, comedic timing)

Sir Bedevere Dennis (Galahad’s Mother), and Concorde (Lancelot’s Horse) (no solo singing)

Male Character Historian, Narrator, Not Dead Fred, French Guard, Minstrel, Prince Herbert
(tenor, strong movement and dance skills, comedic timing)

The Lady of the Lake (Female Lead, a “dancing diva” singing a variety of song types effortlessly)

Ensemble: 6 Men and 6 Women (All Ensemble Members play multiple roles; strong dancing skills required). Women do “Vegas-style dancing” and cheerleading.

Robin’s Minstrel’s are 2 men, 1 woman. Sir Bors is male ensemble.

Audition Vocal Requirements

Auditioners for lead roles will be required to sing a song from the production. Sheet music for the lead roles is available for downloading from .

Auditioners for ensemble roles may sing any theater-type song of their choice.

An accompanist, CD player, and Ipod/smartphone player will be available.

The show will be performed with a professional digital musical performance backing track.

Audition & Production Dancing Requirements

Entire cast must move and dance easily with confidence. During the Dance Audition all auditioners will be taught and then demonstrate simple and short tap, jazz, and improvisational dance steps.

Auditioners are encouraged to improve their dance skills prior to the auditions.

Auditioners should wear loose, comfortable dance clothing and jazz or soft-soled shoes.

Monologue Requirements for Auditioners for Lead Roles

Auditioners wishing to be considered for lead male and female roles (roles other than the Ensemble) must prepare a 1 to 3-minute solo monologue. Comedic or “up-beat” material is preferred.

Script/Vocals book will be available for check-out at the IT! Box Office after August 1, 2014.

A YouTube search of “Spamalot” will allow auditioners to view most of the 2005 Broadway Production.

For additional information contact Director, Peter Wolfe at or 530-306-1205.

The IT! Box Office may be contacted at 530-642-0404

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Capital Stage - Tribes (Courtesy Listing)

There is a new play called, TRIBES that is performed at the Capital Stage Theater located at 2215 J Street, Sacramento Ca. 95816
The Wall Street Journal Calls TRIBES " the best-written, best-plotted, deepest, most daring - and funniest - new play in recent years."  Winner of the 2012 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Play, TRIBES has received critical acclaim in both the US and UK.  Synopsis of the play:  Billy was born deaf into a hearing family. He was raised inside its fiercely idiosyncratic and politically incorrect cocoon.  He has adapted brilliantly to his family's unconventional ways, but they've never bothered to return the favor.  It's not until he meets Sylvia, a young woman on the brink of deafness, that he finally understands what it means to be understood.  With sharp dialogue and compassionate insights, Nina Raine ( the playwright) crafts a penetrating play about belonging, family, and the limitations of communication.
If you are interested you, can call the box office ( 916) 995-5464  The performances are as follows: 7pm on Wednesdays, 8pm on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, and 2pm on Saturdays and Sundays.TRIBES has started on September 3rd and will run through October 5th.  

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Make it a Snow White Night, or matinee this September

Snow White and her Maids of Honor Dancing for the Prince
This non-musical play written in 1912 by Jessie Braham White served as the inspiration for Walt Disney’s history making, Academy Award winning animated movie.  

Come meet the Snow White, Queen Bragomar, the Maids of Honor, Sir Dandiprat, Berthold the Huntsman, Prince Florimond and his page, the dwarfs, and the cats Long Tail, Short Tail, and Lack Tail.  

Shows continue through September 28.   

Thursday, September 11 at 7:00 p.m.
Friday, September 12 at 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, September 13 at 2:00 p.m.
Sunday, September 14 at 2:00 p.m.

Thursday, September 18 at 7:00 p.m. - cancelled due to Fire Camp
Friday, September 19 at 7:00 p.m. - cancelled due to Fire Camp
Saturday, September 20 at 2:00 p.m. - cancelled due to Fire Camp
Sunday, September 21 at 2:00 p.m. - cancelled due to Fire Camp

Thursday, September 25 at 7:00 p.m.
Friday, September 26 at 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, September 27 at 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, September 28 at 2:00 p.m.

Tickets are available online and at the door.

Fairytale Town Intern Needed - Courtesy Listing

Theatre intern needed at Fairytale Town
Fairytale Town Volunteer Program
Children's Theater Intern
The Children's Theater Intern works with Fairytale Town's Program Department and reports to the Education & Program Manager. The Intern will support and assist with the planning, production and implementation of Fairytale Town's Sacramento Children's Theater. Sacramento Children's Theater is the longest running community theater program in the region and celebrates its 76th year in 2015. The
program is primarily operated by a group of community volunteers and has been under the direction of professional actor Tina Cole for several years. Sacramento Children's Theater offers a completely free theater experience for over 11,400 elementary school children in the Sacramento area annually. The intern
will be expected to attend rehearsals and performances, assist with set design, prop construction, ushering, tech, and related, approved activities. Please note: This is an unpaid internship.
Duties may include but are not limited to:
· Open and close the facility venue for the day's rehearsals & performances and monitor use of the
venue, its tools and space.
· Help build props and assist with and help construct sets, as needed.
· Serve as understudy and/or possible casting in the production.
· Follow direct orders in regards to safety and health requirements.
· Serve as liaison between Fairytale Town, the venue administrators and volunteers.
· Serve as theater usher during performances including communicating with teachers.
· Check in school groups and make sure classes get seated appropriately.
· Demonstrate a positive, courteous and enthusiastic attitude at all times.
Minimum Requirements:
· Minimum age - 18 years old.
· Submit a complete resume and cover letter.
· Must be able to lift at least 50 pounds.
· Willingness to follow direct orders at all times.
· Interest in theater, acting, set design and/or theatre arts in general.
· Ability to work with others in a team environment.
· Must be able to work the entire 2015 season of Sacramento Children's Theater, January - March.
Ability To:
· Possess sound judgment and be able to work in a safe manner preventing accidents.
· Work collaboratively, as a team member.
· Be self-motivated, confident, energetic, and creative.
· Strong communication skills.
Time Commitment:
The internship will last for three months, January 2 - March 13, with a total of approximately 100 hours.
The intern must be available to work either a Tuesday/Thursday or Wednesday/Friday schedule, with
shifts scheduled from 8:30AM - 12PM.
To Apply:
Please submit a resume and cover letter to by October 17, 2014.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

It really was an Affair to Remember!

Thank you sponsors, friends, and supporters of the theater!  A great time was had by all  attending our 7th Annual Affair to Remember Fundraiser last Friday night.  The food was fantastic from Capital Sierra Catering and Diane Wilkinson Catering with local wines from Cantiga Wineworks, Claude Thomas, and Palissandro Vineyards.  The best part was YOU, joining together to make a difference in our community!

Here are a few pictures from Tyler and Christina of Sacramento Magazine's Snapshots Page.
Lanny Langston (Theater Co-Owner) and Barbara Cameron (Fundraising Chair) welcome those attending Imagination Theater's fundraiser to support the performing arts in Placerville and El Dorado County.

Friday, August 15, 2014

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Advertise in the Snow White Program Ad

Advertise in our show program.  Support live, local theater!
All ads must be in by August 28.

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Imagination Theater is pleased to present Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

Tickets are available now.  All Tickets.  All Shows.  $12
Get them today at

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Check Out Live Auction Items for our Fundraiser August 15

Ashland, Oregon Getaway
October 2014 (Weekend TBA)
Lanny has done it again!  Four day and three night stay at Anne Hathaway's Bed and Breakfast near the heart of Downtown Ashland.  Hit the bricks and prepare yourself for some great theater at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival.  Lanny personally selected a variety of shows and backstage tours that will please and delight the winning couple!   

South Lake Tahoe Vacation
Thank you Garaygay Family!
4 day/3 night stay
15 min from Heavenly Valley or Sierra at Tahoe resorts.  Sleeps 8.  

June Lake Retreat
Thank you Zappettini Family!
4 day/3 night stay
 Off of Hwy 305 between Mono Lake and Mammoth Lakes

The bus leaves at noon for a group of up to 14 people to the destination(s) of your choice.

Madrona Vineyards Paella Dinner
Delicious paella dinner for 8, hosted by Maggie and Paul Bush.  Paella accompanied by a beautiful fall sunset, fabulous wines and great people! 

One day white water rafting trip for two with lunch on the American River

Palissandro Wine Makers Lunch
Wine Makers Lunch for 8
with a guided tour around the vines and perhaps a game of bocci ball!

2-month personal fitness training in El Dorado Hills
If you are part of the House of Pain family, you a part of a committed team.  

DK Cellars—Appetizer Pairing
Learn about the winemaking process with Dave Pratt.  Enjoy a private tasting with eight friends.  Appetizers paired to compliment the wine. 

Order your tickets ONLINE 
for a fun evening supporting live theater in El Dorado County!
Share with your friends about this wonderful evening supporting the performing arts in El Dorado County.
Tickets can also be purchased by phone by calling 530-642-0404 and at the door.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

State Theatre in Auburn seeks feedback (courtesy listing)

It's always great to hear about improvements to venues for the performing arts.  Please take a few minutes to see what is happening at our theater neighbor in Auburn.

Exciting progress on the renovation of Auburn's historic State Theatre is happening: "The Wall" is down, the new stage is going up, and we look forward to re-opening the expanded venue in fall 2014, with 320 seats and a dance floor. We believe the expansion will allow for a large increase in theatrical presentations and are excited about bringing a greater variety of talent, and bigger name artists to Auburn.

This multi-use venue will be suitable for workshops, concerts, dance, films, festivals and we are asking for your input on shows, programs, and performers that will entertain you. Please let us know what you want by participating in this short Audience Survey at:

Monday, July 14, 2014

New Casting Website Created (courtesy listing)

A new Sacramento area focused casting website has just launched. Sacramento Casting, at, allows local talent a new way to easily and efficiently connect with those looking to cast local film, TV, web, stage and other types of acting projects. It also allows those casting these projects a simple and expedited process for posting casting calls, reviewing submissions and exporting submittals for easier casting outreach and management.

Sacramento Casting is a project of the Rensa Group, a local business and marketing management firm run by Placer County Supervisor Kirk Uhler. "This is something the big cities, where the major productions are happening, already have," says Uhler. "We realized having a site like this that focused on more local projects would help the local talent better connect with the local film production and theater community."

The website and its software are a custom built program designed exclusively for the purpose of talent casting. is free for producers, directors and casting directors to post projects and free for actors to create profiles. There is a monthly subscription fee for those actors wishing to submit to projects through the platform.

For more information, visit

To contact Kirk Uhler, please email

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Shakespeare Workshop for Teachers at Mondavi Center

August 29 - 31, 2014
Registration is $375. Purchase Orders Accepted. 

We understand that many teachers may not have the chance to request funds to cover this professional development opportunity from their districts until school resumes in the fall.
We encourage all teachers and administrators who would like to attend to register now, and we will follow up for payment in early August. Contact Cindy Smith, event manager, at (530) 752-­7740 or with any questions or concerns.

Kick off your fall teaching with a fresh set of strategies for bringing the Bard to life for your students. Teaching Artists from some of the world's most respected Shakespeare theaters will share active and playful approaches to enliven the teaching of Shakespeare. All workshops are aligned with Common Core Standards.

Continuing Education Units
We are pleased to announce that you can earn up to 1.5 continuing education units when you attend the conference. The cost will be $115. You can register and pay for the units on the first day of the conference.

Visit our website for more information on how the workshops incorporate the Common Core, a list of invited presenters, and how to book your hotel room at a discounted rate.

The weekend is presented by the UC Davis School of Education and the Robert and Margrit Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts at UC Davis in association with Globe Education (Shakespeare's Globe, London) and the Shakespeare Theatre Association.

Contact Cindy Smith, events manager, for questions about the event at