Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Become a Sponsor - Small Bite and Wine Nights

Upcoming Sponsor Nights 

lavacapmadronaSponsors, please join us an hour before the show for a glass of wine and some small bites and a visit with previous cast members.  

See How They Run
Sept. 18, 6 p.m.
Wine by Lava Cap

Mary Poppins
Dec. 4, 6 p.m.
Wine by Madrona

This special event is open to sponsors only.  To become a sponsor, contact the theater.  

Scenic Art for the Theater Workshop coming this August

The workshop will consist of four, 2-hour sessions at Imagination Theater and is for adults and children over the age of 10.  

Tuesday, August 4, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Thursday, August 6, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Thursday, August 20, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Thursday, August 27, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Activities will include selection of media, colors, and materials, the use of brushes, rollers, and air-brushes in scene painting, setting up large painting projects for set walls and backdrops, the use of computers and projectors in preparing scenic art, and planning set painting projects. The sessions will be hands-on--everyone will paint. The workshop is free due to the generosity of the El Dorado Arts Council and the El Dorado Community Foundation.  Participants are required to attend all sessions of the workshop to maximize their learning opportunities. Space is limited. 

The classes will be taught by Peter Wolfe, an Architect and experienced local scene designer and director. Karen Wolfe will be assisting with the class. Karen is an accomplished painter and paper-mache artist.

Sign up for the workshop by emailing the box office at

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Thank You Imagination Theater Sponsors (2015)

Producers ($5,000+)
Lanny and Tish Langston
Peter and Karen Wolfe
Joyce Amlick
Wendell Jacob
Vince & Kathleen Mini

Associate Producers ($2,500+)
Virgil & Lucile Langston
MadroƱa Vineyards

Directors ($1,000+)
El Dorado Disposal
Western Sign
Chrissie Addison
Gretchen Cypin
Dave & Shirley Smythe
Joyce Sobelman
Virgil and Annabelle Toothaker

Music Directors ($500)
Gate Technologies
Metropolitan Arts Partnership
Jeff and Barbara Cameron
Erick and Brenda Lindley
John and Sue Prock

Actors ($300+)
El Dorado Savings Bank
Carl Hagen Agency/Farmers Insurance
John & Susan Dockter
Frank & Diana Erickson
Jerry & Beckie Galloway
Jim & Marie Moore
The Penn Family
Patrick & Nancy Weddle
Paul Zappettini and Erin Dealy

Stage Managers ($150+)
Lorrene Baum-Davis
John Herrman
Eric and Deanne Johnson
Dennis & Debbie Murphy

Stage Crew ($50+)
Arnolds for Awards
El Dorado Lake Tahoe Film & Media
Karin and Jack Aguilar
Dick and Leslie Bush
S. Jean Castberg
Dan & Robin Clark
Bill & Sue Greer
Jan LePouvoir
Dean Sands, DDS

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

SARTA looking for Elly Judges

Exceptional Elly Judges Wanted

It's officially Spring! And, that means that it's time to start looking for Exceptional Elly Judges. An Elly judge is a super-human volunteer that ADORES community theatre and is willing to travel up to 70 miles one-way to view and score anywhere from 20 - 50 shows a year. There is space available in the following categories - Original Scripts and Young People's. It is a BIG time commitment but it allows you and a guest to see some of the BEST community theatre in the greater Sacramento region.

Qualifications include the following - must own a computer, laptop or smart phone; must have reliable transportation; must attend all shows in assigned category; must commit to a one-year season starting July 1, 2015 and ending June 30, 2016; must be willing to attend FREE training sessions. Additionally, all Elly judges receive two FREE tickets to the Elly Awards and are invited to a Volunteer Thank You event.

If you are interested, please email our Elly Judging Coordinator, Larry Russ, or visit

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Adult Acting Workshop Scheduled this summer


Join us this summer for an Adult Acting Workshop. This four session workshop is for adults ages 18+. Includes acting fundamentals, audition tips and tricks, acting styles, critical thinking for actors. The main instructor will be Lanny Langston, award-winning director and Imagination Theater owner. 

  • Refine your acting skills:
  • Create a character
  • Maintain character
  • Emotions on stage
Auditions for Lend Me a Tenor follow the workshop on September 12. Whether or not you plan to audition, this is a wonderful opportunity to refresh and develop your acting skills. Limited to 20 participants. Must attend all sessions. Dress comfortably and be prepared to move.

Friday, July 31 from 7-9 p.m.
Saturday, August 1 from 1-3 p.m.
Saturday, August 8 from 1-3 p.m.
Thursday, September 10 from 7-9 p.m.

Thanks to the El Dorado Arts Council and the El Dorado Community Foundation for the arts grant to make this workshop happen.

To sign up for the workshop, contact the theater.

Monday, May 18, 2015

Box Office Closed During El Dorado County Fair

The Imagination Theater Box Office will be closed until June 30 due to the El Dorado County Fair.  Come on out to the "Hog Days of Summer" and enjoy the all the fun the fair has to offer!

Meanwhile, order your tickets for See How They Run and Mary Poppins online.  Tickets are available 24/7 and can be printed at home.   If you prefer not to order online, tickets can be purchased by calling 1-800-838-3006.  This is also the number to call if you have a question about your online purchase.  

Thank you for being such a great audience!  See you soon!

Friday, May 15, 2015

Theater Ticket Prices to Increase

Imagination Theater has not raised ticket prices in five years. However, the price of materials for our sets, cost of utilities and other expenses have risen substantially during this time.

To transition to the new prices, our current 2014 pricing will be in effect for Mary Poppins until August 15. Due to limited office hours during the summer, these Early Bird tickets must be purchased online, or through the 800 number (1-800-838-3006) to receive the discount. This also includes tickets for groups.

Ticket prices will go up $2 for regular reserved admission to $17 and $1 for groups of 10 or more to $13.

Thursday, May 14, 2015

IT! Acting Veterans Offering Summer Camp (Courtesy Listing)

For Rising 2nd through 6th grade students:
3 one-week Mini-Musical sessions starting June 15th 

Jeff and Jennifer Jackson are offering a summer camp at Cedar Springs Waldorf School.  They will be doing three mini musicals, one per session/week. They are short, simple, and fun and do-able in a week. Students will be creating costumes and scenery and practicing during the week to perform for the younger campers and parents at the close of each Friday. They will also be mixing it up with animal care, gardening, cooking, and outside games and movement so it should be a full week of fun for a reasonable cost. 

Call today to enroll or inquire!! 530-642-9903 or

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Audition Notice: 101 Dalmations

Mark your calendar now!  

Crafty Cruella is chasing every spotted puppy in town. 
101 Dalmations is coming to Imagination Theater!

Audition: November 14 at 9:00 a.m.

Call backs: November 16, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Cast will be comprised of adults and children. Specific audition information will be announced at a later date. Performances are scheduled for April/May 2016.

More details TBA as they become available.