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Imagination Theater

Acting workshop at Imagination Theater

Imagination Theater is pleased to announce an Acting Workshop for Adults (18 and older) at the theater this summer. This four session workshop will be held on Friday, July 31 from 7-9 p.m.; Saturday, Aug. 1 from 1-3 p.m.; Saturday, Aug. 8 from 1-3 p.m.; and Thursday, Sept. 10 from 7-9 p.m. This is an […]

IT’s ‘Mary Poppins’ tickets go on sale

Imagination Theater announces that tickets will be available on May 15 for its upcoming musical “Mary Poppins.” Directed by Peter Wolfe, the show opens on Friday, Nov. 27 and runs through Dec. 22. Based on the books by P.L. Travers and the classic Walt Disney film, Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s “Mary Poppins” delighted Broadway audiences […]

‘Spamalot’ production inspires recipe contest

Like Spam? The folks at Imagination Theater do and want to hear from other Spam fans. Send Imagination Theater a recipe using the well-known canned delicacy Spam and win two tickets to a show for the opening weekend of Spamalot. Entries must be submitted to [email protected] by Thursday, March 19. Winners will be notified March […]

‘Mary Poppins’ auditions at Imagination Theater

Imagination Theater is pleased to announce the upcoming auditions for one of the most popular Disney musicals, “Mary Poppins,” on April 14-20. 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 more than 2,500 performances and received nominations for nine Olivier […]

Imagination Theater to present ‘Spamalot’

Imagination Theater is pleased to present the Tony Award-winning production of “Spamalot” with performances March 27 through April 26. “Spamalot” pokes fun at the conventions of musical theater and popular culture as it lovingly “rips off” Monty Python and the Holy Grail. Directed by Peter Wolfe, the show features a chorus line of dancing divas […]

Imagination Theater audition workshop

Imagination Theater announces a free audition workshop on Saturday, Feb. 21 at the theater, located on the El Dorado County Fairgrounds, 100 Placerville Drive in Placerville. The morning session from 9 a.m.-noon is for youth, ages 8-17 and the afternoon session from 1-3 p.m. is for adults. The workshop includes audition skills, stage etiquette, preparing […]

Imagination Theater schedules auditions

Imagination Theater is pleased to announce the upcoming audition for “See How They Run,” a British farce directed by Lanny Langston. Auditions are scheduled at the theater located on the El Dorado County Fairgrounds, 100 Placerville Drive in Placerville, on Saturday, April 11 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Parking will be in the upper tiers due […]

Comedy satire coming to IT

Imagination Theater presents the comedy satire “Red, White and Tuna” from Friday, Jan. 30 through Sunday, Feb. 15, 2015. Directed by Lanny Langston, “Red, White, and Tuna,” the much-anticipated third installment in the Tuna trilogy takes the audience through another satirical ride into the hearts and minds of the polyester-clad citizens of Texas’ third smallest town. […]

‘Snow White’ to play on

Although the King Fire is almost contained, Imagination Theater and the El Dorado County Fairgrounds are still closed to the public. The theater company is extremely grateful for the firefighters that arrived from across the state and country to help El Dorado County. Unfortunately, more than half of the scheduled shows of “Snow White and […]

Audition update for ‘Spamalot’

Due to the Fire Camp for firefighters at the El Dorado County Fairgrounds, Imagination Theater has changed the date and location for the auditions for “Spamalot.” The auditions will now be held on Saturday, Oct. 11 at Foothills Dance and Performing Arts Studio, 6976 Durock Road in Shingle Spring. Vocal auditions are from 9 a.m.-noon […]

IT postpones ‘Spamalot’ auditions

Due to the King Fire, the audition date for “Spamalot” has been changed to Saturday, Sept. 27. The location and the time is TBA. The audition schedule will also be adjusted. Check Imagination Theater’s Website and social media pages for current updates. Join the theater company for the Tony Award-winning production of “Spamalot,” the legendary […]

IT presents an elegant evening of entertainment

Enjoy an elegant evening Saturday, Nov. 22, when Imagination Theater at the El Dorado County Fairgrounds, 100 Placerville Drive in Placerville, hosts the Gala Premier of its holiday show, the award-winning musical “Oliver!” On arrival at 5:30 p.m., guests will receive a red carpet welcome and be treated to a commemorative photograph of the event. […]

‘Spamalot’ auditions move to Vets Hall

Due to the fire camp for firefighters at the El Dorado County Fairgrounds, Imagination Theater has changed the location for the auditions for “Spamalot” on Friday through Tuesday, Sept. 20-23. The new location is the Veterans Hall located at 130 Placerville Drive in Placerville. The Tony Award-winning production of “Spamalot” is the legendary tale of King […]

IT announces auditions

Imagination Theater is pleased to announce the upcoming audition for the Tony Award-winning production of “Spamalot,” the legendary tale of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table and their quest for the Holy Grail. The show features a chorus line of dancing divas and knights, flatulent Frenchmen, killer rabbits, a flying cow, a […]

An affair to raise money

Imagination Theater will host its seventh annual Affair to Remember fundraiser on Friday, Aug. 15 from 7-10 p.m. at the theater located on the El Dorado County Fairgrounds, 100 Placerville Drive in Placerville. There will be a live and silent auction during the evening as well as a show preview from the holiday musical “Oliver!” Enjoy an […]

IT to hold fundraiser

Imagination Theater will host its seventh annual Affair to Remember fundraiser on Friday, Aug. 15 from 7-10 p.m. at the theater located on the El Dorado County Fairgrounds, 100 Placerville Drive in Placerville. There will be a live and silent auction during the evening as well as a show preview from the theater’s holiday musical, […]

IT presents a Reader’s Theater of ‘Our Town’

What: “Our Town” Who: Imagination Theater Where: 100 Placerville Drive, Placerville When: Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, April 30, May 1 and 2 at 7 p.m. Cost: All seats are $5 Information: imaginationtheater.net or 530-642-0404 Imagination Theater will be presenting “Our Town” in a Reader’s Theater format. This 1938 Pulitzer Prize winner will be read by 23 actors […]

Take it with you at Imagination Theater

Imagination Theater is presenting one of the most popular and successful plays of modern times, “You Can’t Take It With You,” through Saturday, April 19. Kaufman and Hart’s comedic three-act play, set in New York, takes place in the mid-1930s and focuses on what happens when a family of conservatives clashes with an eccentric family […]

Imagination Theater organizing trip to Ireland

Imagination Theater is organizing a 15-day tour of Ireland from July 18 to Aug. 1. No culture captivates like the Irish. Rich in folkloric tradition, full of literary treasures, covered with breathtaking green landscapes, Ireland is one of the most welcoming countries. Experience history at Blarney Castle, awe-inspiring scenery along the Ring of Kerry and […]

IT holding auditions for ‘Snow White’

Imagination Theater announces the upcoming audition for “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” directed by Peter Wolfe. Auditions are scheduled at the theater, 100 Placerville Drive in Placerville on the El Dorado County Fairgrounds, on Saturday, April 19 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m., including a half hour lunch break. Auditions will include improvisation and cold readings […]

Auditions for ‘Oliver’ scheduled at IT

Imagination Theater announces the upcoming audition for “Oliver!” directed by Lanny Langston. Auditions are scheduled at the theater on Saturday, April 26 from 9 a.m.-noon for childrens’ vocals and from 1-4 p.m. for adult vocals. Call backs will be held on Sunday, April 27 from 1-5 p.m. which will include cold readings from the script […]

IT workshop

Imagination Theater announces an upcoming workshop, “How to Audition” on Saturday, April 5 from 9 a.m-noon. The workshop will include: audition skills, stage etiquette, preparing a monologue, cold script reading tips, improvisation, preparing songs and more. The workshop is for adults and children ages 9 and up. The auditions will help those prepare for “Snow […]

IT travels to Broadway

Imagination Theater is organizing a tour to New York City Sept. 13-19. This will be the theater group’s fourth trip to the Big Apple. During the visit the group will see three Broadway shows, visit Central Park, the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, Rockefeller Center, Empire State Building, Radio City Music Hall and do much […]

‘Les Misérables’ continues at Imagination Theater

“Les Misérables,” the world’s longest-running musical has opened to positive reviews and standing ovations from the audience at Imagination Theater. The show continues with a selection of matinées and evening performances at Imagination Theater through Dec. 29. Show dates and times are listed and tickets can be purchased on the theater Website imaginationtheater.net or by […]

IT presents a holiday gift

This holiday season from Nov. 29 through Dec. 29 the most successful professional musical production in theater history is being produced by Imagination Theater. The musical “Les Miserables” has been seen by nearly 60 million people in 40 countries and has been translated into 20 languages. Victor Hugo’s story of love, hope and redemption is […]

‘Les Misérables’ tickets on sale

“Les Misérables,” the world’s longest-running musical is coming to Imagination Theater in Placerville this holiday season. Based upon the novel by Victor Hugo, Cameron Mackintosh’s now legendary classic musical story sweeps its audience through an epic tale of passion and destruction in 19th century France. “Les Misérables” tells a story of broken dreams and unrequited […]

IT to hold auditions

Imagination Theater announces auditions for “You Can’t Take It With You” on Saturday, Oct. 5 from 2:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the Organ Room, next door to the theater, located on the El Dorado County Fairgrounds, 100 Placerville Drive in Placerville. Call backs are the next day from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. if needed. […]

IT earns 10 Elly nominations

Imagination Theater, located in Placerville on the El Dorado County Fairgrounds, has received 10 Elly Award nominations for 2012-13 production. The funny British Farce, “Run for Your Wife,” received three nominations including Lanny Langston for direction, Chris Celestin for supporting actor and Virgil Toothaker for set design. The theater also received nominations for its production of “The […]

IT ‘Les Misérables’ tickets available

“Les Misérables,” the world’s longest-running musical, seen by over 60 million people in 42 countries and 21 languages around the globe is coming to Placerville’s Imagination Theater. In what is likely to be an unprecedented worldwide celebration of musical theater in 2013 due to the release of “Les Misérables” for community theater productions, Imagination Theater, […]

‘Deathtrap’ coming to Imagination Theater

Imagination Theater is pleased to announce the “Deathtrap” opening on Friday, Sept. 6 and running through Sunday, Sept. 26. Shows are at 7 p.m. on Thursdays, Fridays and the first two Saturdays with matinées at 2 p.m. on the last two Saturdays and all Sundays. Comfortably ensconced in his charming Connecticut home, Sidney, a successful […]

IT to hold orchestra auditions

Imagination Theater announces an audition for the orchestra for the theater’s 2013 holiday show, “Les Miserables.” The audition will be held on Saturday, June 29 from 9 a.m. to noon at Imagination Theater, 100 Placerville Drive in Placerville, on the grounds of the El Dorado County Fairgrounds. Parts for auditioning include: one bass, one cello, […]

Imagination Theater goes to Broadway

Imagination Theater is organizing a tour to New York City for Sept. 14 to 20, 2014. This will be the theater’s fourth trip to the Big Apple. See three Broadway shows, visit Central Park, the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, Rockefeller Center, Empire State Building, Radio City Music Hall and much more. For more information […]

Auditions for ‘Deathtrap’ at Imagination Theater

Imagination Theater is pleased to announce auditions for “Deathtrap” on Saturday, June 22 from 9 a.m. to noon The theater, 100 Placerville Drive in Placerville on the El Dorado County Fairgrounds, will have call backs that afternoon after the morning auditions. This suspenseful thriller has the right amount of thrills, chills, and laughter combine for a […]

‘The Little Mermaid Jr.’ to open at Imagination Theater

Imagination Theater is presenting “The Little Mermaid Jr.,” opening Friday, April 5 and running through Sunday, April 28. Based on the Hans Christian Andersen story and the Disney film, the beautiful young mermaid Ariel longs to leave her ocean home to live in the world above. First, she’ll have to defy her father King Triton, […]

IT to produce ‘Little Mermaid’

Imagination Theater is pleased to announce the opening of  “The Little Mermaid Jr” on Friday, April 5. The production runs through Sunday, April 28. Shows are at 7 p.m. on Thursdays, Fridays, and with matinées at 2 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. Based on the Hans Christian Andersen story and the Disney film, the beautiful […]

Old West music and wit hit IT stage

Imagination Theater welcomes the Old West Trio and McAvoy Layne to the stage on Friday, March 8 at 7:30 p.m. From the first yodeling toe-tapper until the last lilting coyote chorus by the Old West Trio and Mark Twain quips by McAvoy Layne will deliver a fun night of entertainment to listeners of all ages. The […]

‘Run for Your Wife’ opens at IT

Imagination Theater’s production of the hilarious comedy “Run for Your Wife” opens Friday, Feb. 15 and runs to March 3. Written by Ray Cooney, this play is a superb example of British farce. The play is about a taxi driver who gets away with having two wives in different areas of London because of his […]

Imagination Theater to hold audition workshop

Imagination Theater is having a workshop, “How to Audition” on Saturday, April 6 from 9 a.m. to noon. The workshop will include: audition skills, stage etiquette, preparing a monologue, cold script reading tips, improvisation, preparing songs and more. The workshop is for adults and children ages 10 and older. The auditions will help an actor […]

IT to present ‘Run for your Wife’

The Imagination Theater presents the British farce, “Run for Your Wife,” opening on Feb.15 and running through Sunday, March 3. Shows are at 7 p.m. on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, with matinees at 2 p.m. on Sundays. This madcap British farce is the story of mischievous London cab driver, John Smith, who has two wives, two […]

IT and Kiwanis partner

Over the past two years Imagination Theater has partnered with the Placerville Kiwani’s Club to reach out to local families in the community. On Dec. 11, a special, private showing of “A Little Princess,” was held for groups from New Morning Shelter, CASA El Dorado, Family Connections, and Big Brothers Big Sisters. During intermission, Santa […]

‘A Little Princess’ continues December run at Imagination Theater

“A Little Princess,” a heartwarming classic story for young and old alike continues at Imagination Theater in Placerville. This is a wonderful opportunity to build holiday memories with family members. Tickets can be purchased by calling 1-800-838-3006 or ordered at the box office 530-642-0404. Tickets are $17 for adults, $14 for seniors (55 and older) […]

‘A Little Princess’ opens at IT

Imagination Theater production of “A Little Princess” opens Friday, Nov. 30 at the theater located on the El Dorado County Fairgrounds, 100 Placerville Drive in Placerville. The play runs through Dec. 23. Tickets for this heartwarming story produced for the whole family to enjoy during the holidays are $17 for adults, $14 for seniors (55 […]

Discover ‘The Secret Garden’ at Imagination Theater

“The Secret Garden” continues at Imagination Theater, located on the El Dorado County Fairgrounds, 100 Placerville Drive in Placerville, through Sunday, Sept. 30. Shows on Fridays and Saturdays are at 7 p.m. and matinées are at 2 p.m. on Saturday and Sundays. The play is based on the novel by Frances Hodgson Burnet. “The Secret […]

IT auditions

Imagination Theater announces auditions for “Run for Your Wife” on Saturday, Sept. 8 from 9 a.m. to noon with call backs at on Sunday, Sept. 9 from 6 to 8 p.m. Lanny Langston is directing this clever, fast paced farce. It is an ensemble of six men and two women ages 21 and older. The […]

Fundraiser to help Imagination Theater

Imagination Theater will host its fifth annual fundraiser, “A Garden Affair,” on Friday, Aug. 17, from 6 to 9 p.m. at the theater located on the El Dorado County Fairgrounds, 100 Placerville Drive in Placerville. There will be a live and silent auction during the event. Enjoy an evening of fine wines and food while […]

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