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.