Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Audition Notice: Lend Me A Tenor, September 12 at 9:30 a.m.

Mark your calendar. Audition Details TBA at at later date.
Call Backs: September 13, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Show Dates:  February 12-March 6, 2016.
Saunders, the general manager of the Cleveland Grand Opera Company, is primed to welcome world famous, Tito Morelli, Il Stupendo, the greatest tenor of his generation, to appear for one night only as Otello. The star arrives late and, through a hilarious series of mishaps, is given a double dose of tranquilizers and passes out. His pulse is so low that Saunders and his assistant Max believe he’s dead. In a frantic attempt to salvage the evening, Saunders persuades Max to get into Morelli's Otello costume and fool the audience into thinking he's Il Stupendo. Max succeeds admirably, but Morelli comes to and gets into his other costume ready to perform. Now two Otellos are running around in costume and two women are running around in lingerie, each thinking she is with Il Stupendo. A sensation on Broadway and in London's West End, this madcap, screwball comedy is guaranteed to leave audiences teary-eyed with laughter. 

"An accelerating snowball of laughter, Lend Me A Tenor has the class and charm of a Kaufman and Hart comedy plus all the door-slamming hilarity of a Marx Brothers' classic like Room Service." - Jim Helsinger, PA Shakespeare Festival

Friday, April 24, 2015

Mary Poppins Tickets Go on Sale May 15

Based on the books by P.L. Travers and the classic Walt Disney film, Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s Mary Poppins delighted Broadway audiences for over 2,500 performances and received nominations for nine Olivier and seven TONY Awards, including Best Musical. 

The jack-of-all trades, Bert, introduces the audience to England in 1910 and the troubled Banks family. Young Jane and Michael have sent many a nanny packing before Mary Poppins arrives on their doorstep. Using a combination of magic and common sense, she must teach the family how to value each other again. Mary Poppins takes the children on many magical and memorable adventures, but Jane and Michael aren’t the only ones she has a profound effect upon. Even grown-ups can learn a lesson or two from the nanny who advises that “Anything can happen if you let it.”

Friday, November 27, 7 p.m.
Saturday, November 28, 7 p.m.
Sunday, November 30, 2 p.m.

Thursday, December 3, 7 p.m.
Friday, December 4, 7 p.m.
Saturday, December 5, 2 p.m.

Thursday, December 10, 7 p.m.
Friday, December 11, 7 p.m.
Saturday, December 12, 7 p.m. - Gala
Sunday, December 13 2 p.m.

Thursday, December 17, 7 p.m. (Kiwanis Night)
Friday, December 18, 7 p.m.
Saturday, December 19, 2 p.m.
Sunday, December 20, 2 p.m AND 8 p.m.
Monday, December 21, 7 p.m.
Tuesday, December 22, 7 p.m.

Tickets will only be available ONLINE and 1-800-838-3006 between May 15 - August 15:  $15 reserved admission and $12 group.  Buy early and save!  Ticket prices will go up to $17 reserved admission and $13 group after August 15 for Mary Poppins

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Congrats to the Cast of Mary Poppins!

We know how much courage and preparation it takes to "put yourself out there" and we thank all who came out to audition.  Whether it was your first time or if you're a theater veteran, we appreciate your guts to get on stage and let us get to know you better! 
Mary Poppins- Kate Barba
George Banks- Rick Gaylord
Winfred Banks- Michelle Harwell
Jane Banks- Grace Salvestrin & Taryn Harwell (role is double cast)
Michael Banks- Brenden Carlson & Jayce Kaldunski (role is double cast)
Katie Nanna- Lorrene Baum-Davis
Miss Lark- Dianna Grainger (Also Ensemble)
Admiral Boom- Bob Steele
Mrs. Brill- Karen Wolfe
Robertson Ay- Jack Loeprich (Also a Puppeteer)
Bert- David Zarka
Neleus- Anna Salvestrin
Bank Chairman- Bob Steele
Miss Smythe- Maggie Bush
Von Hussler- Andrew Molinari
Bird Women- Lorraine Baum-Davis
Mrs. Corey- Marsha Myers
Fannie- Maddy Dawson
Annie- Katheryn Carlson
Valentine- Nicole Berry
Teddy Bear- Jeff Jackson
Mr. Punch-Tristan Harwell,
Miss. Andrew- Tamalisa Carlson
John Northbrook- Jeremy Carlson (Also Ensemble)
Queen Victoria- Jennifer Jackson
Chimney Sweeps - Park and Street People, Customers, Pit Chorus, Ect.:
Maggie Bush (Mrs. Smythe in #9, Sweep)
Jeff Jackson, (Sweep, Policemen, Teddy Bear and Bank Clerk)
Jennifer Jackson, (Sweep and Doll)
Holly Salvestrin, (Sweep and Doll)
Anna Salvestrin (Sweep, Also Neleus the Statue in #6)
Hanna Bush (Sweep, and also a statue in #6)
Trinity Harwell (Sweep, and also a statue in #6)
Sarah Allen (Sweep)
Katherine Rivera (Sweep, and clerk in #9)
Nicole Berry (Also a Valentine Doll in #12)
Meg Dockter (Sweep, Also a Toy Soldier in #12)
Elise Borth (Sweep)
Tessa Bush (Sweep, Also a Clown Doll in #12)
Ensemble, Ect.:
Tristan Harwell (Mr. Punch in #12, Clerk in #9)
Russ Eslick (Park Keeper, Clerk in #9)
Dustin Jordon (Also a Toy Solider #12 and Puppeteer)
Carrie Liebrich (Bank Clerk #9 and Puppeteer)
Corrina Leibrich (Puppeteer)
Kathryn Carlson (also Annie ‪#‎10a‬ and Puppeteer)
Maddy Dawson (also Fannie #10a and Puppeteer)
Isabella Degarza (also a Puppeteer)
Willow Paulsen (also a Puppeteer)
Jack Loprich (Robertson Ay, also a Puppeteer)

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Congrats to the Cast of See How They Run!

Thank you to all who came out to audition for this funny British farce.  We look forward to seeing these characters and characters within characters come to life!

THE INTRUDER – Paul Sobelman
PENELOPE TOOP - Brenda Lindley
MISS SKILLON - Jan Le Pouvier
IDA - Nicole Berry

Tickets for the show are available online.  Tickets are $15.  $12 for Thursday shows and groups.  

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Remembering 50 Shows at Imagination Theater!

IT! The Best Homegrown Theater in the Foothills
2000: Grease
2001: Alice in Wonderland, The Sound of Music
2002: Little Red Riding Hood, Cinderella 
2003: Rumpelstiltskin, Fiddler on the Roof, Sleeping Beauty, Christmas Carol
2004: Indians, Steel Magnolias, Amorous Ambassador, Annie
2005: The Music Man, Grease
2006: Big River, You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown, Peter Pan
2007: Godspell, Jack and the Beanstalk, Breaking Legs, Lil’ Abner
2008: Little Women, Hansel and Grethel, The Wizard of Oz
2009: Man of La Mancha, Greater Tuna, Beauty and the Beast
2010: The Foreigner, The Diary of Anne Frank, Dracula, Grease
2011: Charlotte’s Web, Quilters, Father of the Bride, White Christmas
2012: Goldilocks & the Three Bears & Little Red Riding Hood, Camelot
The Secret Garden, A Little Princess
2013: Run for Your Wife, Disney’s Little Mermaid, Deathtrap, Les Miserables
2014: You Can’t Take It With You, Our Town, Snow White and the
Seven Dwarfs, Oliver!
2015: Red. White and Tuna, Spamalot

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Imagination Theater! Celebrates 50th Show on April 11

Did you know that Spamalot is the 50th show Imagination Theater! has produced? 

Come celebrate 16 years of Good Stories! Good Times! and Good Company! with us on Saturday, April 11 after the matinee of Spamalot. We will be serving Spam (not, not really), wine, light appetizers, and of course cake in honor of this special milestone. Come see the show and celebrate with us!  (Or join us at 4:30 p.m. when the festivities begin)

Monday, April 6, 2015

Laugh-a-lot at Spamalot through April 26

Brenda and Erick Lindley as
The Lady of the Lake and King Arthur
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.

Thursdays & Fridays at 7:00 p.m. 
Saturdays & Sundays at 2:00 p.m.

Tickets are $15  ($12 on Thursdays)

Tickets are available at www.imaginationtheater.net
and 1-800-838-3006.  The box office and theater doors open a half hour prior to show time.  Tickets will also available at the door.