Wednesday, August 24, 2016

IT! receives three Elly Nominations

Photo: Jan Le Pouvoir as Miss Skillon in See How They Run
Otto Coelho as Tito Merelli, the famous opera singer with his wife, Maria (played by Lori Whittle)

Imagination Theater is pleased to announce they have received three Elly nominations for two of their productions in the 2015-2016 season. Jan Le Pouvoir received a nomination for best supporting actress in her role as the uptight Miss Skillon in the British farce, See How They Run.  Two nominations were received for the comedy, Lend Me a Tenor Otto Coelho received a nomination for best supporting actor for his role as the opera star, Tito Merelli and Becky Jo Adams for Costume Design. 

The Elly Awards are presented annually by the Sacramento Area Regional Theatre Alliance (SARTA) and honor outstanding achievements of community theaters and artists in the Sacramento area. The Elly Awards are named for the late Eleanor McClatchy, who was a devoted patron of the local arts.  Awards will be presented on September 25 in Sacramento.

Imagination Theater, a nonprofit organization, is now in the sixteenth season of presenting live theater in El Dorado County.  The theater has one more week of The Complete Works for William Shakespeare (Abridged) closing Sunday, August 28.  Upcoming productions include A Christmas Story, The Musical, playing November 25-December 21 and Alice's Adventures in Wonderland in February 2017.  Tickets and information about these shows can be found at

Imagination Theater, located on the El Dorado County Fairgrounds, brings quality, live, local community theater to Placerville and El Dorado County.