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

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Join us for our 7th Annual Fundraiser on August 15

Join us for our 7th Annual Affair to Remember Fundraiser on Friday, August 15 at 7:00 p.m..
Tickets are available through the theater website at
Buy them now!  You won't want to miss this fantastic evening!

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Some Donors to Remember. . .

These are just a few of our donors for our upcoming fundraiser on Friday, August 15 at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are available now and can be purchased online.  Don't miss this fun event that keeps live theater thriving in our community.

Adventure Connection
Affordable Furniture and Blinds
Amador Flower Farm
Annabelle's Chocolate Lounge
Apple Mountain Golf
Arnolds for Awards
Bass Lake Golf Course
Bennett Gallery
Big 5
Big Lots
Brick Oven Pub
California Olive Oil Company
Camino Florest
Cantiga Winery
Cassandra's Esthetics
Chrissie Addison Coaching Studio
City Nails
Clifton & Warren
Cooper Vineyards
Cuppa Coffee
Sacramento Choral Society and Orchestra
Dillian Wines
DK Cellars
El Dorado Arts Council
El Dorado Disposal
Flowers on Main
Gold Hill Vineyard & Brewery
Hartwick House
Home Depot
Imagination Theater
Jennifer Jackson Voice & Piano
Jodar Vineyards
Kiddlywinks Toy Store
Les Schwab
Lighthouse Gift Store
Madrona Winery
Mini's House of Pain
Mira Flores Winery
Off Broadway
Office Max
Paint Spot
Palissandro Vineyard & Winery
Pizza Factory
Placerville Bike Shop
Placerville Hardware
Randolph Jewelers
Robinson's Pharmacy
Roger Filippelli, the Spoon Man
Runquist Winery
Sierra Vista Winery
Snooty Frog
Sugar Lily
Sundance Spa
Texas Back Forty BBQ Restaurant
Torino's Restaurant
Twins Sushi
Vino Noceto Winery