Monday, April 24, 2017

Announcing Shrek, The Musical Cast

Tessa Bush - Teen Fiona, Dragon Trio, Freak Flag
Shannon Ward - Guard, Duloc Dancer
Naomi Higgins - Pinocchio
Jamie Galllagher - Mouse Trio, Pig #3, Pied Piper, Duloc Dancer
Emma Heller - Guard, Villager, Puppeteer, Duloc Dancer
Meg Dockter - Peter Pan, Duloc Dancer
Maddy Dawson - Young Fiona, Mouse Trio, Freak Flag
Jenna Lenhart - Elf, Mouse Trio
Lorin Torbitt - Fiona
Erin Belluomini - Pig #2
Aidan Bennett - Baby Bear
Drew Bennett - Little Shrek
Kathleen Mini - Wicked Witch, Duloc Dancer
Will Hellmutt - Captain of the Guard, Duloc Dancer
Andrew Molinari - Guard, Bishop, King
Marc Bonham - Lord Farquaad
Khloe Riviera - White Rabbit, Duloc Dancer
Morgan Lindroos - Pig #1, Dragon Trio, Duloc Dancer
Macey Harmon - Guard, Villager, Puppeteer
Troy Levin - Mad Hatter, Duloc Dancer
Jennifer Jackson - Sugar Plum Fairy/Gingy, Duloc Dancer
Jeff Jackson - Papa Bear, Duloc Dancer
Karen Wolfe - Donkey
Ariel Smith - Queen
Erin Ward - Mama Orge/Mama Bear
Francis Smith - Guard
Wayne Campbell - Shrek
Jed Rhodes - Guard, Grumpy, Thelonas
Erika Maruri - Dragon Trio, Humpty Dumpty
Kyle Colgan - Papa Ogre, Wolfe, Duloc Dancer
Victoria Riggs - Ugly Duckling
Maggie Bush - Fairy God Mother, Duloc Dancer

We are thankful and grateful for all who auditioned this past week.  We look forward to seeing you at upcoming auditions at Imagination Theater.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Meet Brenda Lindley - Graphic Designer for Southfork

     How did you get involved in graphic design, and how do you find the time for it among all the other things you do?
I enjoy being creative and am fortunate to have had the opportunity to work with graphic art designs in my day job for many years. I’ve done creative writing, website design, creating and producing videos, graphics, and much more as well.

      Why do you include community theater in your life?
I’ve been involved in community theater since high school and was a drama major in college. As our kids got older, my husband Erick and I went looking for a hobby to do together, so we joined a local theater group. As a director, I love imagining and bringing a script to life on stage.Unlike my everyday life, I love being in the spotlight on center stage of the theater on. I call myself an anti-social extrovert.

      How did you get involved in working on this project?
I am involved with this project because of Chrissie. She’s also the reason I became involved with Imagination Theater in the first place. She directed Quilters, the first show I did at IT! It was a fabulous experience, and I enjoyed it so much that Erick joined me for White Christmas and we’ve never left.

      What are some of your favorite projects/shows you've worked on in the area?
I’ve had great experiences at many theaters in the Sacramento area. I directed She Loves Me at Placer Community Theater in my hometown of Auburn, Our Town at Sutter Street Theater, and Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, at Runaway Stage Productions. We are very fortunate to have a wealth of outstanding community theater options. Of course, my favorite family is IT!

      What shows are on your bucket list to direct or perform in?
On my list to direct are Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, The Sound of Music, and The Dining Room, to name a few. I would love to act in The Drowsy Chaperone as “the chaperone” and portray Norma Desmond in Sunset Boulevard. I very much enjoy dramatic acting; one of my favorite roles was Anne Sullivan in The Miracle Worker. I would do another drama in a heartbeat.

      What unique quality or experience do you bring to this task?
I bring years of experience to this project that includes graphic arts, multimedia, communications, marketing, director, actor, and community theater President/Board Member. I share a great mutual respect for Chrissie and the crew she is fortunate to have working with her. I look forward to being a part of the production and helping her achieve her vision for the show.

Friday, April 7, 2017

Shrek Auditions Coming Soon

We are excited about our 2017 Holiday Show, Shrek, The Musical

Auditions are coming later this month and we encourage you to review the audition notice.  Please note the details if you plan to audition for particular roles.  Full notice is listed on the theater website and in an earlier posting in the theater blog.  

Based on Shrek’s adventures in the classic book and Oscar-winning film. Joining Shrek on his journey from the swamp to the stage will be his wisecracking sidekick Donkey, Princess Fiona, Lord Farquaad and a chorus of fractured fairy tale creatures.

Vocal Requirements for all auditioners:

Ensemble Roles. Auditioners for ensemble roles will be asked to sing a musical theater type song of their choice. Song choice may be from Shrek or any other show. Some ensemble auditioners may be asked to sing in a falsetto voice.

Young and Teen Fiona. Auditioners for Young Fiona or Teen Fiona are expected to sing the Young Fiona and Teen Fiona portions of “I Know It’s Today” from the show.

Adult Fiona. Adult Fiona auditioners are expected to prepare 2 vocal pieces from the show:

(1) The Adult Fiona portion of “I Know It’s Today,” and

(2) “Finale.” Through measure 60.

(3) Adult Fiona auditioners are also expected to prepare a 45 sec to 1 minute tap dance to Morning Person beginning once the rat tappers arrive.

Auditioners for Donkey are expected to sing “Don’t Let Me Go” from the show.

Lord Farquaad. Auditioners for Lord Farquaad will be asked to sing ”What’s Up Duloc?” The song must be sung while kneeling.

Auditioners for Shrek will be asked to sing “Who I’d Be.”

Voice of the Dragon. Seeking a soulful, R and B sound. Please prepare any suitable song.
All auditioners are encouraged to become familiar with the melody and lyrics to “Freak Flag.”  

Memorization of the lyrics is not necessary.

Auditioners should bring their accompanying music as an electronic file on a CD, a computer, an Ipad, or on a cell phone. A live accompanist will not be available. A capella singing is not allowed. Lyrics must be memorized. All vocal auditions must be accompanied by a musical backing track that does not include accompanying vocals. Appropriate backing tracks are available on You Tube.

Audition Schedule:
All auditions are at Imagination Theater.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017; Check-in at 6:00pm. Auditions from 6:30-9:00pm.
Bring Theater Resume. Headshots or Photos optional.

Thursday, April 20, 2017; Check-in at 6:00pm. Auditions from 6:30-9:00pm.
Bring Theater Resume. Headshots or Photos optional.

Saturday, April 22, 2017; Check-in at 8:30am.

Vocal Auditions from 9:00am to Noon. There will be a lunch break.

Dance Auditions from 1:00pm to 2:30pm.

Cold Readings from 3:00pm to 5:00pm.

Auditioners for all Ensemble Roles, Shrek, Lord Farquaad, Donkey, and Dragon will sing on Saturday morning.

Bring Theater Resume. Headshots or Photos optional.

Wear loose-fitting, comfortable clothing and suitable dance shoes for all auditions. Dancing in bare feet or sandals is not allowed. Do not wear heavy boots.  Bring water and snacks.

Sunday, April 23,2017; 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Will include group singing, cold readings, and additional dancing activities


Show dates – Holiday Season 2017

SouthFork Cast Announced

Hitch up your wagons!  It's the SouthFork Confessions Cast List

Father - Tom Loeprich
Mr. Pantier - Chris Rimoldi
Mrs. Pantier - Michelle Harwell
Hangman - Marc Bonham
Whore - Christina Crabtree
Minerva - Cassie Weisenberg
Gambler - Jack Rice
Saloon Mistress - Lori Whittle
Black Bart - Evan Taylor
Railroad Man - Ken Pohl
Railroad Wife - Rebecca Monroe
Maid -  Robin Clark
Maid  - Pam Matthews
Sheriff - Joe Grady
Miner - Tim Chapman
Claim Jumper - Gene Duffy
Jehu - Dan Trainor
English Teacher - Paul Bott
Doc Elliott - Bob Steele
Charly Parkhurst - Jan Le Pouvoir
Milliner - Diana Granger

Thanks to all who came out to audition. 

SouthFork Confessions opens in mid-September.  Tickets will be available in May.