Monday, October 26, 2015

Script Check Out for 101 Dalmatians

The 101 Dalmatians Audition is less than a month away (November 14).  Come to the box office to check out a script and get ready for some fun!   Script check out is for one week.   The box office will be open October 27 and 29, and November 3 and 5, and November 10 and 12 from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.   Call 530-642-0404 to verify we have scripts on hand.

Audition information can be found at this blog and the theater website:

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Looking for extra puppies!

Join us on November 14 for the 101 Dalmatians audition.  More information can be found on this blog or at the theater website:  

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.

Friday, October 23, 2015

Great time to buy Group Tickets for Mary Poppins

Grab a neighbor!  Grab a friend!  It's time to get a group together to see Mary Poppins this holiday season.  Group tickets are $13 and require only ten people to form one.

The show opens on November 27 and runs through December 22.  Tickets are already flying away and you don't want to miss this family favorite musical.  Most of us are familiar with the classic movie with Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke, but this award wining Broadway production brings a fresh, fun musical tale to the stage.  Tickets are available here and you can order group tickets online and print at home for your convenience.  If you prefer to order by phone (or change an online order), call Brown Paper Tickets at 1-800-838-3006.  They are available 24/7 and are very helpful!

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Mary Poppins Opens Next Month - Get tickets now!

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.
December 6 - Come See Us at the Placerville Christmas Parade

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

Thursday, December 17, 7 p.m. (Kiwani's 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 are $17 reserved admission and $13 Thursdays and groups. Buy now to get the seats you want for the show you want here

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Spit, Spot! Get the word out! Advertise in the Mary Poppins Program

Imagination Theater Advertising

Imagination Theater, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization (#680448569), is a great place to advertise your business.  We reach about 10,000 people a year through show audiences, workshops, and other events.  What a wonderful opportunity to show your support for Placerville’s community theater!

Name of Business:_______________________



E-mail address/Phone:____________________

Ad size:
___ Business Card – 3 ½” x 2”           $50 per show       
___ Half Page – 4 ¾” x 3 ¾”             $150 per show                        
___ Full Page – 4 ¾” x 7 ¾”              $200 per show

The sizes are approximate and may be adjusted to fit the space in the program--this primarily involves business card ads.   We are able to scan business cards if needed.

Email your ad in jpeg format to:  

We accept major credit cards and checks.  Just call the box office and we'll take care of you.   Checks should be mailed to:  
Imagination Theater
P.O. Box 3303
Diamond Springs, CA  95619

Thank you for advertising your business and supporting your local community theater!
Ads for Mary Poppins are due NO LATER THAN NOVEMBER 12.

Imagination Theater


Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Sewing and Costume Help Needed

Costuming demands of the next two plays are keeping our current wardrobe folks extremely busy.  We could use someone (or two!) with sewing experience that can get measurements, alter some existing pieces, and sew a few pieces for Lend Me a Tenor that opens in February 2016.  Please contact Becky at if you can help.  Thank you!

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Spit, Spot! Order Those Mary Poppins Tickets

Don't wait to get your tickets for Mary Poppins, opening November 27 and running through December 22.   Many of the shows, especially matinees, are filling up!  

Tickets are available  through our ticket provider (Brown Paper Tickets) online or by calling 1-800-838-3006.  Tickets can be printed at home for convenience, held at Will Call, or mailed.   

Tickets are $17, $13 for Thursday performances and groups of 10+

Imagination Theater Announces Cast for Lend Me a Tenor

Imagination Theater is pleased to announce the cast for its first production of 2016, Ken Ludwig’s Lend Me a Tenor. The cast of this hysterically funny, door-slamming comedy will feature a talented newcomer to IT! along with a lineup of local favorites including: Otto Coelho (Tito), Lori Whittle (Maria), Darcy Hall (Maggie), Wayne Campbell (Max), Jeff Lathrop (Saunders), Marc Bonham (Bellhop), Michelle Harwell (Diana) and Connie Voelker (Julia). Lend Me a Tenor is directed by Jody Klemens and will run at the award-winning theater, inside the El Dorado County Fairgrounds in Placerville, from February 12 through March 6, 2016.

Winner of three Tony Awards, four Drama Desk Awards, and the Olivier Award for Best Comedy of the Year, Lend Me a Tenor is a wildly entertaining farce. Set in 1934, Saunders, general manager of the Cleveland Grand Opera Company, is ready to welcome renowned tenor Tito Merelli, who is scheduled to sing the lead in the opera ‘Otello,’ for one night only. The star arrives late, he’s not feeling well, and through a set of crazy circumstances, passes out after mixing wine with a huge dose of tranquilizers. Believing that ‘Il Stupendo’ is dead, the excitable opera manager convinces his hapless assistant, an aspiring singer named Max, to suit up as the Moor and replace Merelli. What follows is a laugh-out-loud chain reaction of mistaken identity, farcical plot twists, double entendres, and musical mayhem. The New York Times calls Ken Ludwig’s Lend Me a Tenor “one of the two great farces by a living writer.”

Lend Me a Tenor will be performed February 12 through March 6, 2016, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:00pm, and Sundays at 2:00pm. Tickets are now available at $17, and $13 for groups of 10+ and Thursday performances. Admission price on Valentine’s Day is 2 for 1. Tickets may be purchased at or by calling 1-800-838-3006 or 530-642-0404.