Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Our Town: April 30, May 1, and May 2 at 7:00 p.m.

Join us this week for a special Readers' Theater of Our Town.  Read more about this wonderful production from the Mountain Democrat.  Tickets are $5 and are available online and at the door.

Monday, April 28, 2014

Introducing the Cast of Oliver!

Congratulations and welcome to the IT Cast of Oliver!  

Oliver - --------------- Jayce Kaldunski
Artful Dodger --------Tieren Salstrand
Noah Claypole/Chorus ---- Steven Kliner
Charlotte --------------Mikayla Waldron  also in Chorus
Charlie Bates --------Will Evans
Bet----------------------Rachel Bourdett

Mr. Bumble-----------Marc Bonham
Widow Corney--------Ali LaVanway
Mr. Sowerberrry------Bob Steele  --- also in Chorus
Mrs. Sowerberry -----Erika Maruri  ---- also in Chorus
Fagin--------------------Chris Weston
Nancy-------------------Amanda Anderson
Bill Sykes---------------John Sanguinetti
Mrs. Bedwin-----------Tiana Vlaovich
Dr. Grimwig------------Dan Clark  also in Chorus
Mr. Brownlow----------Jeremy Carlson  also in Chorus - Knife Seller
Old Sally----------------Alexa Yee
Old Lady, Annie------Robin Clark  Also in Chorus

Adult Chorus:
Beverly Coble
Diana Granger
Lorrene Baum-Davis
Marsha Myers
Russ Eslick
Sheri Hoeger
Rylie Coble
Victoria Logan
Isabella Degarza
Madeline Tenney
Hanna Bush
Violet Maguire
Jeff Lathrop

Fagins Gang/Workhouse Kids:
Emma Sanguinetti
Lucas Sanguinetti
Adele Trapp
Alania Kiekhaefer
Ben Kiekhaefer
Kathryn Carlson
Kelsi Havercroft
Khloe Rivera
Maddy Anderson
Maddy Dawson
Meg Dockter
Anneke Rorden
Aubrey Bonham

Sunday, April 27, 2014

California Improv Festival in Roseville this weekend - May 2-4

California Improv Festival Heads To Roseville, CA -
May 2-4!
 Whether a local actor, comedian, or member of the community looking for something new, take note: the first and only all improv comedy festival in the region is coming to town.

The annual three-day event is back! California Improv Festival takes place May 2nd - 4that the Historic Tower Theater in downtown Roseville, located at 417 Vernon St Roseville, CA 95678 The California Improv Festival, which is in its second year of operation, is the creation of Blacktop Comedy, located at 7251 Galilee Rd. STE 160 Roseville, CA 95678. The festival will have shows at Tower Theater - Roseville, at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. Friday/Saturday, and on Sunday, 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. Over 10 improv theater workshops will be offered, with classes at Blacktop Comedy and Tower Theater lasting two to three hours in length on Saturday and Sunday. Over 100 improvisers, and 20 improv teams from across the country and locally will attend, and already tickets, $10 for a show, $30 for a festival pass, are said to be in limited supply. 
For further information about the California Improv Festival, please contact Paul Burke or Betsaida Lebron, Artistic Directors by phone or email (916-956-7285 |info@blacktopcomedy.com), or visit the event's website at http://www.californiaimprovfestival.com.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Elly Judges Needed

SARTA is currently looking for Elly judges for next season. We need to fill spots in Education, Young People's Musicals, Young People's Plays, and Original Scripts.   If you know of someone who might be interested in volunteering for one of these positions, please contact, Larry Russ, EllyCoordinator@ljjoey.com or 916 524-4602

Sarta 2014 Elly Information

This year's theme is Masquerade!

Sunday, August 3 -
Elly Nomination Party
Location - TBA

Sunday, September 7th -
Youth Elly Award Ceremony
Roseville Theatre Arts Academy

Sunday, September 21 -
Adult Elly Award Ceremony
Red Lion Inn - Woodlake

For more information please contact SARTA at sarta@sarta.com or 916-443-8229.  

Friday, April 11, 2014

California High School Musical Honors - Regional Awards

From CMT San Jose & Broadway San Jose
CA High School Musical Honors 

CALIFORNIA HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL HONORS will be held in time for the 2013-2014 school year, thanks to sponsorship of the new regional program by CMT San Jose and Broadway San Jose, a Nederlander Presentation.  

This new, regional awards competition will recognize outstanding achievement in high school musical theatre north of Santa Barbara, and will send winners to The National High School Musical Theatre Awards (www.nhsmta.org) - also known as the Jimmy™ Awards - in New York City, where they will perform on a Broadway stage before industry experts and compete for scholarship opportunities to NYU's prestigious Tisch School of the Arts.  

Local competitions dates are as follows:
San Luis Obispo- April 29th at the Performing Arts Center of SLO
San Jose- May 5th at CMT San Jose
Sacramento- May 6th at California Musical Theatre
San Francisco- TBA

More information is available here: http://cmtsj.org/content/california-honors
An application can be found on-line at arts.cmtsj.org/honors.html.  
For additional questions, contact Program Director Clint Williams at honors@cmtsj.org. 

Video submissions will be accepted for equal consideration for the Best Overall Production award (though we suggest attending our regional competition in your area), but it is strongly suggested that nominees for Best Actor and Best Actress audition in person.  A team of qualified evaluators will critique productions and performances, and recommend for nominations those participants who exhibit outstanding achievements.

Based on evaluator recommendations, schools and individuals will be invited from all regions to compete at the San Jose Center for the Performing Arts on May 19 in front of a panel of nationally recognized judges.  Two eligible performers will then be chosen to represent our California region at this year's Jimmy™ Awards to be held on June 30th at Broadway's Minskoff Theatre in New York City.

The California High School Musical honorees will join winners of the Jerry Herman Awards (LA Regional) and the Ben Vereen Awards (Southwest Regional) in sending top California talent to the Jimmy™ Awards.

Any public or private high school can be represented by sending an entire production to compete, or by sending a few performers.  It is also optional for individual performers to enter into the competition without school supervision.  Individual performers who would like to be seen in these categories must submit an application along with the $80 enrollment fee.

An entire cast or solo/duet performers are eligible - provided they are performing material from an approved, licensed musical produced in the 2013-14 school year.  In order to compete a high school and/or student must submit a completed application along with a registration fee of $80 by April 16, 2014.  Then promptly submit a DVD copy of your production for consideration in multiple awards categories and/or attend one of the regional competitions listed above (a combination of the two is recommended.)

About CMT San Jose
Currently in its 46th season, Children's Musical Theater (CMT San Jose) impacts over 10,000 youth per season through multiple educational programs. CMT produces 10 shows a season encompassing 107 performances at the Montgomery Theater in San Jose.  (www.cmtsj.org)

About Broadway San Jose
Broadway San Jose - the northern California affiliate of the Nederlander organization - presents touring Broadway musicals at the San Jose Center for Performing Arts in partnership with Team San Jose, and is a member of the Broadway League. (www.broadwaysanjose.com)

About James Nederlander
James M. Nederlander or "Jimmy" as the theatrical community knows him, is the Chairman of the Nederlander Producing Company of America Inc., which recently marked its 100th anniversary, and is in his 70th year as a producer of distinguished entertainment. He has produced innumerable Broadway plays and musicals, winning 11 Tony® Awards, and has presented operas, ballets, concerts and artists ranging from Nureyev to Sinatra to Billy Joel to U2. Nine of his theatres are on Broadway and the balance in Detroit, Los Angeles, San Diego, Tucson, Durham, Chicago and London. (www.nederlander.com)

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Imagination Theater presents "Our Town" (Readers' Theater)

Thorton Wilder's Classic Story.  Only 3 evenings!
  Wednesday, April 30, 7:00 p.m.
  Thursday, May 1, 7:00 p.m.
Friday, May 2, 7:00 p.m.

Tickets $5 (Suggested Donation) s General Seating
Tickets Online 24/7 or 1-800-838-3006, Option 1

Theater & box office:  100 Placerville Drive

on the El dorado County Fairgrounds, Placerville s 530-642-0404

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Usher help still needed

We are still looking for a few good ushers for You Can't Take It With You.  It's a great way to see the play and help the theater.   Please read the directions and sign up at the link.   

Kiwanis Club of Placerville and Imagination Theater help Eliminate Maternal/Neonatal Tetanus in third world countries

Kiwanis Club of Placerville and Imagination Theater are doing their part to help eliminate this deadly but highly preventable disease that kills mothers and newborns in the world's poorest regions.  To this end Imagination Theater will be donating all proceeds from tickets sales of the April 18th performance of "You Can't Take It With You" to Kiwanis Club of Placerville.  Kiwanis Club and Imagination Theater are partnering to raise $10,000 over the next 15 months.  Imagination Theater will dedicate one performance proceeds from their next five shows.  We need the community to help us sell the house out for the April 18th show.  All you have to do is go to our website;  imaginationtheater.net and purchase tickets to see "You Can't Take It With You" on Friday evening April 18th or you can call our Box Office at 530 642-0404 to reserve your seats.  By raising $10,000, we will be able to save 5,000 babies from dying of this very painful disease and do our part to eliminate maternal/neonatal tetanus in the world.  So come see "You Can't Take It With You" and know that your dollars are going to help eliminate this deadly disease. 

The Eliminate Project is Kiwanis International's global campaign to help eliminate maternal/neonatal tetanus from the face of the earth.  The campaign will raise US $110 million for the project.

Here are some quick facts about this horrible disease:

*  1 baby dies every 9 minutes from tetanus

*  160 babies die each day from tetanus

*  MNT has been eliminated form more than 20 countries since 2000

*  A series of 3 doses of tetanus vaccine = immunity from tetanus

*  Woman + vaccine = protected baby

*  US$1.80 protects 1 woman her future babies

*  The Eliminate Project saves or protects 61 million women and babies

*  Elimination = < case of MNT per 1,000 live births

To purchase tickets for the show on Friday, April 18, go to www.imaginationtheater.net

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

"You Can't Take It With You" Continues through April 19

“You Can’t Take It With You,” presents a frolicking, fun-loving family that will convince the audience that life is to be enjoyed, not taken so seriously.  Do take seriously, however, the chance to catch this Pulitzer prize-winning story at Imagination Theater" --Mt. Democrat

You Can't Take It With You continues through April 19.  Shows are Thursdays and Fridays at 7:00 p.m. and Saturday and Sundays at 2:00 p.m.    Tickets are $15 with Thursday shows and groups (10+) are $12.  Tickets can be purchased online at www.imaginationtheater.net or at the door a half hour prior to show time.  You won't want to miss this crowd pleasing play.