CALLBACK LIST: Rent

Thank you to everyone who auditioned!

RENT Callback List:

Andrew Cannata

Chase Miller

Patrick Kramer

Kaila Wooten

Nikki Marie

Justin Boyd

Britt Byrd

Jordan Tudor

Taylor Simon

Darci Wantiez

Julia Nettles

David Ridley

Christian Redding

Shane K.

Lindsey C.

Andrew Hosall

Tyler Osborne

Ryan Lehue

Rae Robeson

Jessica Theis

Alex Pinero

Rachael Saiz

Jimmy Saiz

Tasha Pendergast

Austin Olive

Jenna Pryor

Bradley Moore

 

The date for callbacks for this show has not yet been set. You will be receiving an email within the coming weeks with more information.

‘Complete Works’ Video Blog! Episode 1

Check out the first episode of our ‘Complete Works’ Vlog!

In this epsiode, Angela and the cast learn their lines!

CALLBACK LIST: Title of Show

Thank you to everyone who auditioned!

[title of show] Callback List:

Brett Myers

Memory Strong

Lindsay Carter

Andrew Cannata

Chase Miller

Kaila Wooten

Taylor Chew

Jesse McNatt

Catherine Birdsong

Melissa Campbell

Justin Boyd

Jessica Theiss

Morgan Lamberth

Rachel Saiz

Ben Gregory

Jenna Pryor

Britt Byrd

Tyler Osborne

Taylor Simon

Aubrey Iwan

Darcy Wantiez

Rae Robeson

Jordan Tudor

The date for callbacks for this show has not yet been set. You will be receiving an email within the coming weeks with more information.

CALLBACK LIST: The Last Five Years

Thank you very much to everyone that auditioned!

The callbacks for The Last Five Years are:

Cathy: Morgan Kasprowicz, Jenna Pryor, Keila Wooten, Darci Wantiez

Jamie: Andrew Cannata, Chase Miller

 

Callbacks for this production will tentatively be on Sunday, February 8th at 3:00pm. Please contact director Robert Coles via info@imaginarytheatrecompany.com with “Last Five Years” in the subject line if you are unable to make this callback as this date is not finalized yet.

CALLBACK LIST: Steel Magnolias

Thank you very much to everyone that auditioned!

The callbacks for Steel Magnolias are:

M’Lynne: Kate Adams, Heather Alexander, Ann Street-Kavanagh, Beth Woodruff

Shelby: Britt Byrd, Angela Gimlin, Celina James, Gina D’Arco, Darci Wantiez

Truvy: Heather Alexander, Taylor Chew, Jessica Wolf, Memory Strong

Annelle: Britt Byrd, Elizabeth Ann Tripling, Angela Gimlin, Morgan Lamberth, Darci Wantiez

Ouiser: Ann Street-Kavanagh, Linda Speir

Clairee: Beth Woodruff, Linda Speir, Heather Alexander

Callbacks for this production will tentatively be on Sunday, February 8th at 1:00pm. Please contact director Robert Coles via info@imaginarytheatrecompany.com with “Steel Magnolias” in the subject line if you are unable to make this callback as this date is not finalized yet.

2015 ITC Imagination Theatre Award Winners!

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BEST ACTOR – Nick Meyer – “You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown”

BEST ACTRESS – Ann Street-Kavanagh – “Agnes of God”

BEST YOUTH PERFORMANCE – Mackenzie Barnett – “You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown”

BEST ENSEMBLE CAST PERFORMANCE – “You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown”

BEST DIRECTOR – Robert Coles – “Agnes of God”

BEST COSTUME DESIGN – Hannah Fletcher – “Agnes of God”

BEST CABARET PERFORMANCE – Robert Allen – “Songs I’ll Never Sing Cabaret”

THE TECHIE AWARD – Raquel Kelley, Choreographer – “You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown”

ITC Imagination Theatre Award for Youth Achievement – Celina James – “You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown”

ITC Imagination Theatre Award for Superior Theatrical Achievement – Taylor Simon – Producer for “Agnes of God” and “Portraits of Us,” “The Songs I’ll Never Sing,” and performer in “Songs for A New World

Congratulations to all of our winners!

Meet the Actor: Asa Ambrister in ‘The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)’

ITCBlogCTACompleteWorksJust hand me a wig or a dress and I’m good to go!

Welcome to another edition of our ‘Meet the Actor’ series! This week we’re catching up with Asa Ambrister, who is currently in rehearsals for ITC’s ‘The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)’ along with Angela Gimlin and Robert Coles. Asa plays over 35 characters during the production! You can catch Asa’s performance running February 19th through March 1st, 2015 at Music Valley Event Center!

What previous theatre experiences have helped you prepare for this role?
I was a puppeteer with a group called Kids on the Block for five years, performing in cafeterias, gymnasiums, in the middle of fire drills, you name it. That prepares you for anything. This script requires being on your toes!

What are you doing to prepare for the role?
In the past, I have had a bit of trepidation about performing Shakespeare. I attended a performing arts college in New York City. The instructors were always handing me scenes from King Lear or Hamlet, and I’d be asking, “Can I do The Odd Couple?” I have been watching the acclaimed film adaptations of Romeo and Juliet and Hamlet, and have fallen in love with Roman Polanski’s The Tragedy of Macbeth. That one, in particular, resonates with me.

What is one behind-the-scenes story you can tell about rehearsals?
Some of it may not be suitable for print! The three actors have an easy rapport, laugh, and are open to what the others are putting out there. If we are having fun, that will be infectious to the audience. Not like Ebola infectious, but the good kind.

What is your favorite part about this production?
I enjoy the quick costume changes that accompany each new story the cast brings to life. Costuming helps me define a character. Just hand me a wig or a dress and I’m good to go!

Tell us about yourself.

I am a true crime buff. I follow a lot of true crime stories from the past and present. It is always the psychology behind the criminal that is fascinating. Maybe that is why Macbeth strikes a chord.

We can’t wait to see what Asa brings to the Imaginary Theatre Company stage! Don’t miss this laugh-riot show!

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Shakespeare is Twice as Funny When Inebriated!

TCWOWSAPosterImaginary Theatre Company Presents The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) with a few performances having a twist…

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

JANUARY 6, 2015

A special late night “embellishment” has been added to a few performances of Imaginary Theatre Company’s latest production of The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged).

The show is a comedy romp as three of Nashville’s most talented actors try to perform every play written by the world’s most famous playwright in an hour and a half, taking Shakespeare and bringing it in one mad-house, powerful frolic through the Bard’s works!

Two special performances, appropriately title “Inebriated Shakespeare,” will include one actor from the cast partaking in 3-4 shots of booze a few minutes before the production goes live. Despite a buzzing cast member, the show WILL go on! Those special performances are scheduled for February 21st and 28th at 10:30 PM and audiences are urged to BYOB. Plus, tickets are only $12 each! It will be stressed to those in attendance that the “drunk actor” will not be driving home and the importance of never drinking and getting behind the wheel will be obviously strongly encouraged.

Starring Asa Ambrister (BroadwayWorld Nashville Awards Best Featured Actor nominee for Greater Tuna), Robert Coles (BroadwayWorld Nashville Awards Best Actor nominee for Every Christmas Story Ever Told And Then Some), and Angela Gimlin (BroadwayWorld Nashville Awards Best Actress nominee for Agnes of God, and WINNER of the 2012 BroadwayWorld Awards Best Featured Actress for Mysterious Skin).

Non-inebriated performances are scheduled for February 19th through 22nd and February 24th through March 1st, 2015, with Sunday 2 PM matinees and 7:30 PM performances for all other days. A 6 PM dinner will be offered Friday and Saturday nights and a Sunday lunch option will be served at 12:30 PM. Tickets with a meal are $40 and show only tickets are priced at $22 with student and senior rates.

Special student/senior/bus tour performances will take place on February 19th and 26th at 10 AM, with times subject to change due to school groups. Tickets for school groups are only $5/each and chaperones get in free. Senior/bus tour tickets are also priced at just $5/each with groups of ten or more.

All performances will be held at the Music Valley Events Center (home of Miss Jeanne’s Mystery Dinner Theater) located at 2416 Music Valley Drive, Suite 150, Nashville.

Production photos, stills, and promotional materials available upon request.

For tickets and more information, go to www.imaginarytheatrecompany.com or call the box office at 615.538.7620.

Media Contact:

Angela Gimlin

media@imaginarytheatrecompany.com

615.585.3829

 

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Imaginary Theatre Company Promises Stellar Second Season

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With productions of RENT, The Last Five Years, and Steel Magnolias, among others, Imaginary Theatre Prepares for biggest season yet.

Nashville, Tennessee – January 6th, 2015 – Now embarking on its second season as part of the Nashville theatre scene, Imaginary Theatre Company, a professional non-profit theatre company is preparing for its biggest challenge yet: bringing to life six Mainstage productions, introducing two new programs, and developing existing youth and cabaret programs.

Imaginary Theatre Company will be bringing to life The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) in February. Performances are scheduled for February 19th through 22nd and February 24th through March 1st, 2015, with Sunday 2 PM matinees and 7:30 PM performances for all other days. A 6 PM dinner will be offered Friday and Saturday nights and a Sunday lunch option will be served at 12:30 PM. Tickets with a meal are $40 and show only tickets are priced at $22 with student and senior rates.

Two special student/senior/bus-tour group performances are scheduled for February 19th and 26th at 10:00am, and two special “Inebriated Shakespeare” performances are scheduled for February 21st and 28th at 10:30pm at a special discounted ticket price of $12. One cast member will be taking shots before the performance begins. This performance is BYOB for our audience members, and responsible drinking is an absolute must.

Also in the 2015 season, crowd favorite Steel Magnolias, the always endearing and popular The Last Five Years (which is also a soon-to-be released major motion picture), the hilarious slap-stick comedy Moon Over Buffalo, the quirky cultish musical [title of show], and finally the ever-poignant RENT.

Auditions for the 2015 Season will take place on January 17th from 10:00am to 5:00pm at the Music Valley Event Center. Those wanting to audition are encouraged to visit the Imaginary Theatre Company website to set up an appointment and view audition requirements.

In addition to the six Mainstage productions listed above, Imaginary Theatre Company will be bringing one YouthITC production to life in the summer of 2015. The announcement for this production will come at a later date once rights have been secured.

A new addition to the ITC family this year, ITCKids will feature 3 touring productions that will all present a different topical issue that affects kids today. These productions will begin touring in the spring of 2015 and will be available for booking in February 2015.

Additionally, Imaginary Theatre Company will continue to provide Cabaret events which also serve as fundraising events for our YouthITC and ITCKids productions.

To assist in the grown of the company, Imaginary Theatre Company has hired director/choreographer Curtis LeMoine-Reed as the new Director of Development. LeMoine-Reed graduated from Marymount Manhattan College with a Bachelor’s of Fine Arts in Musical Theatre and has worked both on-stage and off-stage in Broadway and Off-Broadway productions, as well as written and directed several original works.

Imaginary Theatre Company is offering season tickets for all six Mainstage productions, and the YouthITC production for only $100, or $150 for the dinner theatre. Tickets are available on their website at www.imaginarytheatrecompany.com or by calling the Box Office at 615.538.7620 or emailing them at boxoffice@imaginarytheatrecompany.com.

For Media Contact:

Robert Coles

media@imaginarytheatrecompany.com

615.496.3068

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ITC Imagination Theatre Awards 2015 Nominees!

The nominations are in!

AwardsLogoIn November, we asked our Season Ticket holders and a random selection of audience members to nominate their favorite performers from the 2014 Imaginary Theatre Company Season, and the nominations came rolling in! Take a look below, and click the link to vote for your favorites! Voting ends January 15th and the awards will be announced January 2oth via our Facebook page, so be sure to Like us there!

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And the nominees are:

Best Actor

  • Nathan Owen – Songs for A New World
  • Josh Stutts – Songs for A New World
  • Nick Meyer – You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown
  • Hatcher Morris – You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown
  • Andy Kanies – Doctor Faustus
  • Robert Coles – Every Christmas Story Ever Told (And Then Some!)
  • James Rudolph – Every Christmas Story Ever Told (And Then Some!)
Best Actress
  • Elizabeth Ayton – Songs for A New World
  • Taylor Simon – Songs for A New World
  • EJ Taylor – Agnes of God
  • Ann Kavanagh – Agnes of God
  • Evie Davis – Agnes of God
  • Celina James – You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown
  • Mackenzie Barnett – You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown
  • Dale Rainey – Doctor Faustus
Best Youth Performance
  • Evie Davis – Agnes of God
  • Celina James – You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown
  • Mackenzie Barnett – You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown
  • Nick Meyer – You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown
  • Hatcher Morris – You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown
  • Kaitlyn Sumner – You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown
  • Addie Dozier – You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown
  • Hunter Johnson – Doctor Faustus

Best Performance by an Ensemble Cast

  • Songs for A New World
  • Doctor Faustus
  • You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown
  • Every Christmas Story Ever Told (And Then Some!)
  • Agnes of God

Best Director

  • Robby Coles – Agnes of God
  • Robby Coles – Songs for A New World
  • Hannah Fletcher – Doctor Faustus
  • Robby Coles – You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown
  • Morgan Kasprowicz – You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown
Best Costume Design
  • Hannah Fletcher – Agnes of God
  • Hannah Fletcher – Doctor Faustus
Best Performance in A Cabaret
  • Morgan Kasprowicz – “Pretty Funny” from Dogfight
  • Elizabeth Ayton – “Big, Blonde, and Beautiful” from Hairspray
  • Taylor Simon – “Don’t Rain on My Parade” from Funnygirl
  • Robert Allen – “Happily Ever After” from Once Upon A Mattress
  • Nikki Marie – “Gimmie, Gimmie” from Thoroughly Modern Millie
  • Hannah Horvath – “Pulled” from Addams Family
  • Susan Hisey & Robby Coles – “Elephant Love Medley” from Moulin Rouge
  • Susan Hisey – “King of the World” from Songs for A New World
The Techie Award
  • Hannah Fletcher – Stage Manager – Agnes of God
  • Hannah Fletcher – Stage Manager – Every Christmas Story Ever Told (And Then Some!)
  • Dennis Palmer – Drummer – Songs for A New World
  • Dann Childers – Pianist – Songs for A New World
  • Ruth Childers – Stage Manager – Songs for A New World
  • Sarah LeJeune – Producer – Songs for A New World
  • Raquel Kelley – Choreographer – You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown
  • Susan Hisey – Stage Manager – You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown
  • Taylor Simon – Producer – Agnes of God
  • Robert Allen – Lighting Designer – Agnes of God