Friday, August 28, 2015

Set Construction & Painting Volunteers Needed for Mary Poppins

Get your hammers and paintbrushes out!   We are seeking help for Mary Poppins!

Saturday, September 5, 1-5 p.m.  (Adults Only)

Sunday, September 19, 1-5 p.m.  (Adults Only)

Monday, October 5, 7-9 p.m.  (Adults, Teens, Children)
Tuesday, October 6, 6:30-9 p.m.  (Adults, Teens, Children)
Wednesday, October 7, 6:30-9 p.m.  (Adults, Teens, Children)
Friday, October 9, 6:30-9 p.m.  (Adults, Teens, Children)

Monday, October 12, 6:30-9 p.m.  (Adults Only)
Friday, October 16, 6:30-9 p.m.  (Adults, Teens, Children)
Saturday, October 17, 9 a.m.-Noon  (Adults, Teens, Children)
Sunday, October 18, 9 a.m.- Noon  (Adults, Teens, Children)

Saturday, October 24, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. (Adults, Teens, Children)

Please drop in and join us.  As the weeks progress in October, please check in with Peter Wolfe for any schedule adjustments or changes.  If you have any questions or are new to the theater, please contact us at

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

101 Dalmatians Audition Information

Disney’s 101 Dalmatians at Imagination Theater

General Auditions
Saturday, November 14, 2015
8:30am to 9:00am:     Auditioners for All Roles Check-In at the theater Entrance.  After checking in, take a seat in the theater.
·         Please be prepared to provide an e-mail or text message contact number
·         Resumes with photo are encouraged but not required
·         All auditioners will be photographed
·         There is no fee for auditioning 
·         There is a $75.00 participation fee for the regular cast and a $50.00 participation fee for the Extra Puppies.  Scholarships are available.  These fees are due at the start of rehearsals
                                Sign Ups for the Extra Puppy Chorus at the Theater Ticket Office Lobby.  Extra Puppy Chorus members are not required to complete a vocal audition but may do so if they choose.
                                (Participants signing up for the Extra Puppy Chorus must return for the Call-Back Audition on Monday, November 16 at 7:00pm).
9:00am- Noon:           Vocal Auditions
Noon-1:00pm:            Lunch Break
1:00-3:00pm:             Dance Auditions 
2:00-2:15PM:             Break
2:30-4:00pm:             Cold Readings from the Script


           Call-Back Auditions
          Monday, November 16, 2015
6:45pm:                    Sign-In at theater entrance
7:00-9:00pm              Script Reading and Improvisations for all Auditioners called back.  Extra Puppies do not need to do script readings but will participate in group improvisations.

Audition Singing Requirements
·         All Auditioners must sing a musical theater-type of song of their choice
·         Songs from the show are allowed. Songs to last no more than 2 minutes
·         Auditioners must provide their own backing track (without accompanying vocals) on CD, IPOD, IPAD, or cellular device. The theater sound system will be used to play the music 
·         An accompanist will not be provided

   Other Audition Requirements

·         Wear comfortable, loose fitting clothing
·         Do not audition wearing flip-flops, extreme shoes, heavy boots, etc.
·         Bring water and snacks
·         Plan for lunch on Saturday
·         Plan ahead.  Make sure your music is cued up and works!

The Production
Imagination Theater’s 101 Dalmatians in the Spring, 2016, will be a full production comparable to any of the musicals produced in previous seasons.
101 Dalmatians is also being considered a “workshop” type of production to afford experienced as well and new performers the opportunity to be a part of a very enjoyable and magical theater experience. 
With seven leading roles, nine smaller roles, a large “puppy chorus,” relatively simple vocal requirements, a professional musical performance track, and a short rehearsal period, 101 Dalmatians is planned as a fun experience for participants and audiences alike.  With a running time of one hour (not including an intermission), 101 Dalmatians will be a perfect introductory theater experience for younger audience members.
Peter Wolfe will be Director and Scenic Designer for 101 Dalmatians.  Lanny Langston is the show’s producer.  Maggie Bush will be the Assistant Director.
·         There will be an eight-week rehearsal schedule February-March 2016, and at least 14 performances in April, 2016.

·         Perusal Script with sheet music will be available for check-out at the IT Ticket Office September 1, 2015

·         Rehearsal and Performance Schedule will be available on-line October 1, 2015

The Story
Based on the classic animated film, Disney's 101 Dalmatians is a fur-raising adventure featuring Cruella De Vil, Disney's most outrageous villain, and 101 of the most adorable heroes to set their paws onstage.
Artistically-inclined pet owners Robert and Anita live happily in London with Dalmatian parents Pongo and Perdita, stalwart dogs devoted to raising their puppies. Everything is quiet until the monstrous Cruella De Vil plots to steal the puppies for her new fur coat! All the dogs of London daringly rescue the puppies from Cruella and her bumbling henchmen.
Act 1
Dalmation Conga     Roger, Anita, Cruella, Pongo, Perdita, Puppy Groups 1 and 2, Narrators

Kanine Krunchies      Puppy Groups 1 and 2, Pongo, Perdita, Narrators,
(Roger and Anita dance)
Thunderbolt                Puppy Groups 1 and 2, Pongo, Perdita
Adventure Hour        

Cruella De Vil           Roger, Anita, Cruella De Vil, Narrators

Cruella’s Scheme      Cruella De Vil, Horace, Jasper

Kanine Krunchies
Reprise                    Cruella De Vil, Horace, Jasper, Puppy Groups 1 and 2

The Fur Vault            Narrators


                                                        Act 2

Twilight Bark            Boxers, Scotties, Poodles, Chihuahuas (The Dogs of London),
                                Pongo, Perdita

My Beautiful Coat     Cruella De Vil, Horace, Jasper, Puppy Groups 1 and 2, Pongo, Perdita, Sergeant Tibbs

The Chase                Cruella De Vil, Horace, Jasper, Puppy Groups 1 and 2, Pongo, Perdita, Sergeant Tibbs, Boxers, Scotties, Poodles, Chihuahuas (The Dogs of London)

Dalmation                    Puppy Group 3 and the Entire cast
Plantation / Finale    (Including non-singing roles)

Bow Wows               Puppy Group 3 and the Entire cast
(Including non-singing roles)

Cruella De Vil      Female. Appropriate age. 
Cruella must be a strong actor and vocal soloist with good physical movement and dance skills. She should have dramatic flair and be mean and bossy. 
Vocal Range: A#2 - C4 (Optional speak-singing up to Eb4)

Roger     The Husband. Male. Age depends upon pairing with wife, Anita and the dog, Pongo.
Roger is a songwriter and owner of the Dalmatians. He is soft spoken yet confident. A strong actor, singer and mover. If possible, Roger should physically resemble Pongo. Being able to play the piano is a benefit.  Vocal Range:A#2 - C4

Anita     The Wife. Female. Age depends upon pairing with husband, Roger and the dog, Perdita.
Anita is the sweet, nurturing owner of the Dalmatians and artist. This role requires a strong actor with a good singing voice. Vocal Range: B2 - C4

Horace and Jasper      Two Roles. Male or Female. Age and gender depend on the pairing of the duo.
Cruella’s henchmen.  Horace and Jasper provide comic relief à la Abbott & Costello or Laurel & Hardy. Good singers and strong actors.  The characters always appear together.   Physical comedy roles. Cockney accent a plus.  Vocal Range: Ab2 - C4

Canine Narrators     Four Roles.  Male or female. 10 to 18yrs.
Canine Narrators need strong speaking voices and must have strong stage presence. May also double as London Dogs. Strong singers. Each Narrator has two lines and also appear in several of the ensemble numbers.  Vocal Range: A#2 - C3

Pongo      Male, 10 to 18yrs.
Dalmatian parent. Slightly larger in stature than the Dalmatian Puppies. Strong singing and movement.  Vocal Range:  B2 - C3
Perdita     Female, 10 to 18yrs.
Dalmatian parent. Slightly larger in stature than the Dalmatian Puppies. Strong singing and movement.  Vocal Range:  B2 - C3

Sergeant Tibbs     Male or female.  Any age.  Limited role.
Sergeant Tibbs is an army cat who rallies the London Dogs to rescue the Dalmatian Puppies.  Strong speaking voice. Role is two lines in one scene and appearance in the finale and curtain call. Ensemble singing and a brief solo.  Vocal Range: G3 - Bb3

The London Dogs – Boxers, Chihuahuas, Poodles, Scotties    
Eight roles; two of each breed.  Male or female.  Any age.
The London Dogs are the "ethnic" dogs who help rescue the Dalmatian Puppies from Cruella. Strong singers and movers with ability to do British, Scottish, French, or Spanish accents. In order to achieve the full effect of the “Twilight Bark” song, the Boxers, Scotties, Poodles and Chihuahuas will use appropriate accents and movement in the style of their country of origin.  Vocal Range:  C3 - C#4

Nanny     Female.  Any appropriate age.  Limited role.
Nanny is the warm yet outspoken housekeeper to Roger and Anita. This is a small acting role that requires a strong speaking voice.  Vocal Requirement:  Chorus singing.
Police Officer     Male.   Any appropriate age.  Limited role.
The Police Officer arrests the villains at the end of the show. Strong speaking voice.
Vocal Requirement:  Chorus singing.

Dogcatcher     Male. Any appropriate age. Limited role.
The Dogcatcher appears at the end of the show to dramatically remove Cruella from the scene. A small, yet comedic role. Vocal Requirement:  Chorus singing.

The Puppy Ensemble Groups:

1.    Puppy Group No. 1. 
 Pongo and Perdita’s Puppies with Lines.
 (Penny, Pepper, Patch, Lucky)

         Four Roles. Male or female. Any age. (Minimum age is 8 yrs.)

         Strong movement and expression abilities. 
         Vocal Requirements: Strong, non-solo singing.
2.    Puppy Group No. 2. 
 Pongo and Perdita’s Puppies without Lines.

 Approximately 11 Roles. Male or female. Any age. (Minimum age is 8 yrs.)  

          Strong movement and expression abilities. These puppies participate in the
          entire show. 
          Vocal Requirements: Strong, non-solo singing.
3.   Puppy Group No. 3.
The Rescued Puppies. (The Extra Puppies)

 83 Roles.  Male or female.  Any age.  (Minimum age is 8 yrs.)
(“Run on roles” at the end of the show.)  

These are the puppies rescued at the end of the show.  The rescued puppies sing and dance in the last song and finale. (Two of the rescued puppies, Spot and Dot have one line each).
Vocal Requirements:  Non-solo, ensemble singing.

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Thank You Evening to Remember Donors

Thank you our donors and contributors to our Evening to Remember fundraiser.  We appreciate the support you have shown to our small community theater!   This list is a work in progress, so please let us know if your name is not listed.   We hope to see you at the event on Friday, August 14 at 7:00 p.m.   Tickets are available at the door.

Sarah Fike
Randolph Jewelers
Personal Fitness by MJ
Placerville Bike Shop
Lanny and Tish Langston
Apple Mountain Golf Resort
Tracy Klaus
Bluestone Meadows
Flowers on Main
Placerville Hardware
World Market
Robinson's Pharmacy
Max Muscle
Dr. Mary Maaga
Back Forty Texas BBQ
True Vine
Sylvia Parry
Singing Ceramicist
The Farm Table
Sylvia Parry
Imagination Theater
Pizza Factory - Pleasant Valley
DoTerra Wellness Advocate
Placerville Hardware
Napa Auto Supply
Robin and Dan Clark
Cantiga Winery
Kiddlywinks Toy Store
World Market
El Dorado Arts Council
Pottery World
Dr. Ryan Easterbrook
Runquist Winery
Becca Kaldunksi
Gold Hill Vineyard & Brewery
Paint Spot
Pizza Factory -  Placerville
Snooty Frog
Cantiga Winery
The Spoon Man
True Vine
Lorene Baum Davis
Vino Noceto Winery
Barrett Manning
El Dorado Coffee & Tea Company
Cuppa Coffee & More
Cassandra's Esthetics
Hey Day
Off Broadway
Jodar Vineyards
Crystal Basin Cellars
Chrissie Addison
Palissandro Vineyard & Winery
The Inn on First
The Shafsky House
Don and Katy Peek
Adventure Connection
El Dorado Disposal
Arnolds for Awards
Narrow Gate Vineyards
Powerhouse Gym
Love's Barber Shop
Mel's Diner
Bumgarner Winery
Marc and Laura Bonham
Paul Bott
Madrona Winery
Mini's House of Pain
 Adeline Penn
It's Personal
Sylvia Parry
Love's Barber Shop
Lighthouse Nature Store
Cassandra's Esthetics
Adeline Penn
Annabelle's Chocolates
The Hair Design
Our Furry Friends Training
Table Nectar
Laura Bonham
Dash Organizing
Cassandra's Esthetics
Love's Barber Shop
Gularte's Deli
LaLa's Hitch'n Post
Sweet Score
Mike's Grill
Foothill Dance Studio
Paul Bott
Dan Snow
Flowers on Main
DK Cellars
Mira Flores Winery
Sean Conley-Widing
Sierra Vista Winery

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Just a Sampling of Live Auction Items our Evening to Remember

Support the Performing Arts in El Dorado County
Live Auction Items for An Evening to Remember 2015

Ashland, Oregon Getaway – 2016 Season Oregon Shakespeare Festival Getaway
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 will help you select a weekend of your choice and three shows and a backstage tour that will please and delight the winning couple!   

Palissandro Wine Makers Lunch
Wine Makers Lunch for 8
A guided tour around the vines and perhaps a game of bocci ball!  The vineyard and tasting room is located in Fairplay.

Every trip is a memorable occasion, on Sacramento’s #1 Party Bus!  Whether you’re looking to take a wine tour with friends or hosting a party for your favorite bachelor, you’ll have a gas with F.A.R.T.  You get twice the fun of a limo with features including bar stocked w/glasses, leather seating, a 32″ HD TV/DVD player, PS3, Rock Band 2, satellite stereo and CD player.  The bus leaves at noon for a group of up to 12 people to the destination(s) of your choice.

Private Blending and Bottling Party for 8 at Madroña Vineyards
Be the winemaker! “AWESOME”-blage.  Join Paul and Maggie Bush for a private blending party for 8. The event will be held in February 2016 in the barrel room at Madroña.  The participants will be blending a Bordeaux style (assemblage) blend using 5 varietals from barrel. These are the same wines that go into the Madroña flagship wine Quintet which currently sells for $32/bottle. Once the final blend is determined, Madroña will barrel the wines down, and bottle them when ready.  Karen and Peter Wolfe have agreed to design a special Imagination Theater label. Once bottled, each participate will receive 6 bottles of wine for their own personal cellar. The remaining cases will be donated to IT! to sell at performances. 

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.  Mini’s House of Pain is not a typical gym or place to get a workout in when you feel like it.  They believe in lifestyle changes starting with the mind and resulting in amazing physical changes.  Their first priority is to create a safe, challenging work out environment and to provide you with the tools needed to achieve a strong body and mind. 

Private tasting and food pairings for you and ten guests.  Includes club discount for the day, plus one bottle of Jodar 2012 Barbera and one bottle of Jodar 2012 Apollo’s Lyre.
3 Day 2 Nights Stay at The Inn on First in Napa
Thanks to Lanny and our local B & B, The Shafsky House, we are pleased to offer a three day two nights stay at The Inn on First in Napa. This wine country B & B includes a full award winning breakfast and $25 Shell gift card

Bid on the Birthday Party Matinee for 12 at our Evening to Remember Fundraiser on August 14. Includes meeting the actors, photo with Mary, a backstage tour, and a Mary Poppins gift basket with lots of goodies! (Matinee Shows only, book early for preferred seating.)

Celebrity Chef Dinner for 8 with Paul Bott
We are really excited about this live auction item: A custom designed 5 course dinner for 8, prepared in your home. Local wines can be suggested, and paired with your menu. Floral decor, China, flatware, and linens prepared by celebrity chef and event designer, Paul Bott

Sorensen’s Mid-week Getaway with Dinner
Mid-week two days and one night stay in Hope Valley. Includes a $50 gift certificate for dinner for 2.  Not too far from home with a restful night away.

Private Tour and Tasting for up to 8 people and Magnum of Vino Noceto 2010 Sangiovese

Three Day Two Night Stay at The Inn on First in Napa
Thanks to Lanny and our local B & B, The Shafsky House, we are pleased to offer a three day two nights stay at The Inn on First in Napa. This wine country B & B includes a full, award winning breakfast and $25 Shell gift card.