Friday, November 30, 2007


You were all so great the past two nights. Thank you so much for your hard work, dedication, teachable spirits and love. When we all work together we can do amazing things.

Please thank your parents for lending us for all these rehearsals and shows, and for driving you back and forth so much. Without their love and support none of us could have performed last night.

I also need to thank the wonderful crew we had this time around. Michael, Mrs. M, Mr. H, Jess, Mr. V, Mrs A and Mrs S. Thank you for all your help.

Lastly a big, big thank you to Bill and Barbara from the Strand for letting us use their building and helping us in soooo many ways. Show your appreciation by going to the other events at the Strand and telling your friends about them. You can check out their events at

Now....what to do in the Spring? I have a few ideas but nothing firm so if you have a suggestion hit comment and let me know. Remember musicals are a bit out of our budget range just yet, but I'm saving up. : ) We have lots of strong female actresses in our company so keep that in mind too...not that we don't have strong actors too but we have lots of girls.

Well, I'm for a bit of a rest and regrouping. Keep in touch with each other and pop in here regularly to find out what's going on.

The Fine Arts Festival is coming.
Mrs. V

Thursday, November 15, 2007

That was a great rehearsal last night!

What a great rehearsal last night. I really saw things come together. Thanks so much for all your hard work. How did it feel to have some costumes and the set and props? Are you getting excited for the show? I know I can't wait.

I also want to thank everyone who made the costumes, set, and props possible. You have no idea how many angels are working in the wings for this show. We are blessed.

I'm sitting here this morning making a list of all the ways I am blessed by God. You guys are on that list. Make your own list of blessings. Then when hard times come, and unfortunately, they will, you will have your list to read and be encouraged by.

So, we have time off for Thanksgiving. Your assigment is to make that list of blessings. Put it in your favorite journal or a nice piece of paper and frame it to hang in your room. You'll know where to find it when you need to be reminded that God loves you immeasurably and will never stop loving you.

I'm going to ask about your lists at dress rehearsal.
Happy Thanksgiving!
Mrs. V

Sunday, November 4, 2007

We've been asked to do a special performance.

Hi all,
We've been asked if we could perform for 2 church services. Please let me know if you are available to perform at Grace Bible of Molino (up RT.61) on Dec. 16 and 23 at their 10 am morning service. I will need to know by Wed. so I can give them an answer. Once I know who is available I can decide what scenes to offer them. This is very exciting...God is enlarging our territory.

If your church is interested in having us bring our ministry to them please let me know. Or if you would be interested in bringing our talent to the nursing home, let me know.

God is good!

Blessings,Mrs. V.

Friday, November 2, 2007

Rehearsal Schedule

Dear Classic Christmas Cast,

Can you believe we are only 25 days and 6 rehearsals away from our show? It's very exciting and our rehearsals are going very well. Keep working hard and we will have another excellent show.

Below I have put the schedule for the rest of our rehearsals and the shows. It's very important at this stage of our rehearsal period that you come to every rehearsal. Please let me know if there are any serious conflicts in advance of the rehearsal. The entire cast suffers when one person is missing so please don't let your other cast members down.

I am including two flyers for you to place to advertise our show. You can put these up in your school, church, a store, anywhere you think will advertise the show. If you need more flyers I will be happy to provide them. This is our best form of advertisement.

If everyone sells at least 6 tickets we will have one sold out show. I have also included a ticket order form. You can collect ticket orders and payment and I will give you the tickets at rehearsal. Due to the fact that we are donating $1 of every ticket sale to Samaritan's Purse's Operation Christmas Child I need to keep track of how many tickets are sold.

Thanks so much for all your dedication and hard work. It is a pleasure and blessing to work with you. I am so thrilled to see what God is going to do with your efforts. Expect great things!

Blessings,Mrs. V. & Mrs. Haag

Rehearsal Schedule for Nov.
Wed. Nov. 7
3:30 Little Women
4:00 Best Christmas Pageant Ever
4:30 Cratchit's Christmas
5:00 Gift of the Magi Friday

Nov. 9 - set rehearsal.full cast. We will be rehearsing our scene changes. Everyone is on the set crew and will have an assignment. 3:30 - 5 pm.

Wed. Nov. 14 - 3:30 - 5:30 full cast. we will be doing scenes and set changes, so everyone is required.

Wed. Nov. 21 - 3:30 - 5:30 full cast - we will be assigning and using costumes.

Friday Nov. 23 - 10 - 1 pm - Full dress rehearsal - bring a snack to share for lunch and wear stage makeup (women)

Sat. Nov. 24 - 10 -1 Full Dress rehearsal bring snack to share for lunch and wear full stage makeup (women)

Wed & Thur. Nov. 28 & 29 - Show cast call is 6:30. Show starts at 7:30

Adopt a solider program

Hi Everyone,
Our family has adopted a soldier in Iraq and sends her letters and care packages. I thought it would be good for our theater company to adopt a soldier as well. His name is SPC Apollo Arevalo. If you are interested in learning more about him and sending him some notes of encouragement leave me a comment and I'll privately email you his address. Please pray for Apollo even if you can't send a letter.

Remember: The soldier’s first priority is war and not to be a pen-pal. They will respond if and when they can. You can be sure they are receiving what you send, but many do not have free time or any days off for extended periods of time. Service men and women tell us there is nothing like receiving something in the mail after coming back to their Iraqi base. Take heart knowing you have put a smile on their face that day…and they will remember you for years to come.

We can make a difference in so many lives and often very easily.
Mrs. V

Sunday, October 28, 2007


Don't forget there is no rehearsal this week. I need to recuperate and gather props and set pieces. See you all next Wed.
xoxoxo Mrs. V

The Parade Was Great!

Hi Everyone,

Thanks for doing such a great job at the King Frost Parade. I don't know about you but I had a blast! Mrs. Haag is amazing at designing out float and Bill from theater was so great to lend us the car (yeah, Michael, you looked awesome driving it).

I hope you had as much fun as I had. If any one has pictures send them to me so I can post them for everyone to see. Unfortunately, my camera batteries were I'm counting on you!
Mrs. V.

Thursday, October 25, 2007

More parade details

Hi all,

First of all...there is no rehearsal on Friday for anyone!

Here are some more details for the King Frost parade. We are meeting at 5:30 at Hamburg Bible Church 731 Port Clinton Ave Hamburg, PA and using their parking lot to park cars. We'll car-pool from there to the float. That way we will have less cars to find parking for in town. If any parents who have vans can help with the car-pooling that would be great. Please come in your costumes (and dressed warmly underneath). Mrs. Haag will call me to let me know what street in Hamburg the float is on. If you have any bright work lights or white Christmas lights we can use on the float please let me know.

The parade begins at 7 pm and we are in the second division so we should be finished fairly early. If it rains and the parade is post-poned I will email and call everyone so please check your messages if it's raining. The raindate is Nov. 2nd. Pray it doesn't rain : ).

I still need permission slips from some of you. I really can't let you ride on the float without a permission slip so please, please, please bring it with you on can just print out what I have below or have your parent write something up.
See you Sat!
Mrs. V

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

King Frost Parade Permission Slips

Hi Everyone,I need a permission slip for everyone participating in the parade. If you don't have a permission slip I can't let you be on the float. Please bring the permission slip below to rehearsal signed by your parents.Thanks,Mrs. V.


My child _________________________________________________________has my permission to participate in the Hamburg King Frost Parade with the Imaginatory Theater Company on Oct. 27th (raindate November 2)

I give permission for my child's photographs to be used for publications, advertisements, web sites, or news articles pertaining to Imaginatory Theater Company (your child will not be identified in any way---by name, address, or city).

Parent's Signature:____________________________________________________________________

Thursday, October 4, 2007

We are officialy registered for the King Frost Parade.

Hi all,
I sent in our registration form and fee for the King Frost Parade today. I'm counting on you all to be there with your creativity and smiles.

Anyone willing to make some big posters to advertise our Christmas show on the float?
Mrs. V.

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

It's October

Hi all,

It's time to start getting off book, so I hope you have your lines memorized. We also need to start scheduling some full show rehearsals. Please bring your calendar, daytimer, schedule whatever to rehearsal so we can work it out. I miss having everyone together. We'll need to schedule our full rehearsals on Wed because the theater is available to us then so Friday people will need to adjust.
We'll take this week to work things out and I'll keep you posted.
Mrs. V

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Need to settle King Frost Parade characters

Hi all,

We need to get definites on the King Frost Parade because I want to send out the registration next week so we get a good spot.

Please let me know if you are participating and who you will be dressing as...remember the theme is Hooray for Hollywood.

Here's what I know...
Sarah - Shirley Temple
Alex - Peter Pan
Ali - Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz

I'll be back to read your comments...
Mrs. V.

No rehearsal on Wed Sept. 19 and Fri. Sept 21

Hi Everyone,
I just want to remind you there will be no rehearsal next week. Keep working on those lines.
Mrs. V

Saturday, September 1, 2007

Favorite/Famous Quotes from Plays or Playwrites

Hi everyone,

I thought it would be interesting to share quotes from plays or playwrites. I'll start with a few and you can add your own or you can tell me what you think of my choices.
Just getting a conversation going.
Mrs. V.
who loves to talk about anything theater...

All the world 's a stage, and all the men and women merely players. They have their exits and their entrances; And one man in his time plays many parts." Shakespeare - As You Like It

This above all: to thine own self be true". William Shakespeare - Hamlet

If I accept you as you are, I will make you worse; however if I treat you as though you are what you are capable of becoming, I help you become thatJohann Wolfgang von Goethe

What success I achieved in the theater is due to the fact that I have always worked just as hard when there were ten people in the house as when there were thousands. Just as hard in Springfield, Illinois as on Broadway.Bill Bojangles Robinson

"Be not afraid of greatness: some are born great, some achieve greatness and some have greatness thrust upon them". William Shakespeare - Twelfth Night

"Good Night, Good night! Parting is such sweet sorrow, that I shall say good night till it be morrow." William Shakespeare - Romeo and Juliet Sorry I couldn't resist.

Friday, August 31, 2007

I hope you are all excitedly memorizing lines. Rehearsals start next week. Please refer to the schedule below. Please email me if you have a conflict.

Wednesdays - 3:30 - 4:30 Little Women Cast Wednesdays
4:20 - 5:30 Best Christmas Pageant Ever

Fridays - 3:30 - 4:00 Gift of the Magi -
4:00 - 5:30 Cratchit's Christmas

Please be flexible in Sept since many of you have to work around beginning of school issues. I'm doing my best to keep weekends free but we may need to get together some weekends in Oct/Nov. Just keep me up to date on your conflicts and we'll work things out. God is good and we can do all things through Christ who strengths us.
Please let me know you have seen this post so I know who I have to call this weekend.
Mrs. V

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

We made VOICES

Hi Everyone,

Check out today's VOICES in the Reading Eagle. Maddie, Nick, Joe, Oliva, Bethany, William, Danika and Ali are all quoted. If you go to the on-line version only the quotes are there not the photos (well, William's photos there ..nice shot )

There are more photos in the print version....I have a few copies if anyone wants one. . . first come, first serve : )

I bet next week more of you are's the facebook question.

Mrs. V
who's so proud of her kids : )

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Check your calendars...the King Frost Parade


So, who's still interested. It may cost us $100 to do because we're not non-profit. I'll check that out.

Monday, August 20, 2007

Increase Your Theater Vocabulary

Here are some terms we will be using as we block and rehearse the play.

ACT1) Subdivision between sections of a play. A short play is a 'One-Act, a play with one interval has two Acts etc. Acts are subdivided further into Scenes.

ACTING AREA-That area within the performance space within which the actor may move in full view of the audience. Also known as the playing area This term is also used to describe the smaller subdivisions of the main stage area which are lit separately by the lighting designer (e.g. 'The stage is split into 6 acting areas, 3 downstage and 3 upstage'

AISLE - A passage through seating.

APRON - Section of the stage floor which projects towards or into the auditorium. In proscenium theatres, the part of the stage in front of the house tabs, or in front of the proscenium arch.

AUDITION - Process where the director or casting director of a production asks actors / actresses / performers to show him/her what they can do. Sometimes very nerve-wracking, but auditions can be a fairly painless process if handled properly. Performers are often asked to memorise a monologue from a play they like to perform for the director. Books full of suggested monologues are available. You may be asked to do a 'Cold Reading' which tests your own response to a piece of text you've not prepared.

AUDITORIUM - The part of the theatre accommodating the audience during the performance. Sometimes known as the 'house'. From the Latin Audio - 'I hear'.

BACKSTAGE - The part of the stage and theatre which is out of the sight of the audience. The service areas of the theatre.

BEGINNERS - A call given by Stage Management to bring those actors who appear in the first part of a play to the stage. e.g. 'Act One Beginners to the stage, please'. The actors/actresses are then called by name.A similar call is given after the interval

BLACK BOX - A kind of flexible studio theatre where the audience and actors are in the same room, surrounded by black tabs (curtains). Doesn't necessarily describe the audience layout, which can be easily reconfigured.

BLACKOUT / BO / B.O. - 1) Complete absence of stage lighting. Blue working lights backstage should remain on and are not usually under the control of the board, except during a Dead Blackout (DBO), when there is no onstage light. Exit signs and other emergency lighting must remain on at all times.2) The act of turning off (or fading out) stage lighting (e.g. 'This is where we go to blackout')

BLACKS - 1) Black clothing worn by stage management during productions. 2) Any black drapes or tabs, permanently or temporarily rigged. Used for masking technical areas.

BLOCKING - The process of arranging moves to be made by the actors during the play, recorded by stage management in the prompt script. Positions at the start of scenes are noted, as are all movements around the stage

BOX OFFICE - Part of the theatre front of house area where audience members can buy tickets. Most Box Offices are now computerised, and offer phone reservations. Some offer online (internet) bookings also.

BOX SET - Naturalistic setting of a complete room built from flats with only the side nearest the audience (the fourth wall) missing.

BREAK A LEG - A superstitious and widely accepted alternative to 'Good Luck' (which is considered bad luck).

CALL - 1) A notification of a working session (eg a Rehearsal Call) 2) The period of time to which the above call refers. (eg 'Your call for tomorrow nights show is 6.55pm') 3) A request for an actor to come to the stage because an entrance is imminent (these are courtesy calls and should not be relied on by actors 4) An acknowledgement of applause (eg Curtain Call)

CAST - The members of the acting company.

CASTING - The process of the director choosing actors to perform the characters in the play.

CENTRE LINE - Imaginary line running down the stage through the exact centre of the proscenium opening. Marked as CL on stage plans. Normally marked on the stage floor and used as a reference when marking out or assembling a set.Known in the US as CENTER LINE.See also SETTING LINE.

CLEARANCE - Message passed to Stage Management from the Front of House Manager that the house is ready for the performance to begin. (ie everyone is in their correct seat and there are no coach parties coming through the doors). Announced as 'We have Front of House Clearance'.

COMPANY - The cast, crew and other staff associated with a show.

COSTUMES - Clothes worn by the actors onstage. The responsibility of the WARDROBE DEPARTMENT.

CUE - 1) The command given to technical departments to carry out a particular operation. 2) Any signal (spoken line, action or count) that indicates another action should follow

CURTAIN CALL - At the end of a performance, the acknowledgement of applause by actors - the bows.

DIALOGUE - The spoken text of a play - conversations between characters is dialogue.

DIRECTOR - There are many types of director. Broadly, the role involves being responsible for the overall artistic vision of a production. ARTISTIC DIRECTOR - Normally in charge of the programming of a venue. May also direct shows. EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR - Manager in charge of the administration of a venue. TECHNICAL DIRECTOR - In charge of the technical requirements of a production. (The term LIGHTING DIRECTOR is used in the UK for a TV Lighting Designer).

DOWNSTAGE - 1) The part of the stage nearest to the audience (the lowest part of a raked stage). [See Diagram] 2) A movement towards the audience (in a proscenium theatre).

DRESS REHEARSAL - A full rehearsal, with all technical elements brought together. The performance as it will be 'on the night'.

DRESSING ROOMS - Rooms containing clothes rails and mirrors (often surrounded with lights) in which actors change into their costumes and apply make-up. Dressing Room doors have a list of the actors contained within.

FRONT OF HOUSE (FOH) - 1) Every part of the theatre in front of the proscenium arch. Includes foyer areas open to the general public.2) All lanterns which are on the audience side of the proscenium and are focussed towards the stage.The backstage areas of the theatre are known as Rear of House (ROH).

INTERMISSION - Break between sections of a performance. During a play, the interval is normally half way through a standard length performance (approx 1 hour each half) and is usually 15 or 20 minutes in duration.

MARKING OUT - Sticking tapes to the floor of the rehearsal space to indicate the groundplan of the scenery. Also for marking position of furniture etc. within a set.

MATINEE - Afternoon performance of a show.

OFFSTAGE - 1) A movement towards the nearest side of the stage from the centre. 2) The area out of sight of the audience

PRESET - 1) Anything in position before the beginning of a scene or act (eg Props placed on stage before the performance, lighting state on stage as the audience are entering.) 2) An independently controllable section of a manual lighting board which allows the setting up of a lighting state before it is needed. Each preset has a master fader which selects the maximum level of dimmers controlled by that preset.

PROFESSIONAL*Normally used for someone who's regularly paid for a particular job (as opposed to an amateur, who does it for fun). A professional attitude is essential when working in the theatre - this means you have to behave as if you were being paid. The theatre world is a very small community - if you behave badly or upset someone, it's highly likely you'll meet them again, and they will remember you!

PROPS(Properties) - Furnishings, set dressings, and all items large and small which cannot be classified as scenery, electrics or wardrobe. Props handled by actors are known as handprops, props which are kept in an actors costume are known as personal props.

PROSCENIUM ARCH - The opening in the wall which stands between stage and auditorium in some theatres; the picture frame through which the audience sees the play. The 'fourth wall'. Often shortened to Proscenium or Pros Arch.In some older theatres, the Proscenium Arch is ornate and painted to contrast with the surrounding walls, to really make it stand out. Nothing outside the Proscenium Arch was part of the show. However, as there are many different audience layouts now, many theatres (particularly multi-purpose studio theatres) have no Proscenium Arch at all, or it may not be decorated as such.
RUN - 1) A sequence of performances of the same production. (e.g. 'How long is the run of this show?' or 'This show runs for two weeks')2) A rehearsal of the whole show or a section of it (e.g.'This afternoon's rehearsal will be a run of Act II followed by notes'). Run-throughs early in the rehearsal schedule are sometimes known as STAGGERS as actors are unsure of their lines.
SET1) To prepare the stage for action. (verb) - e.g. 'Have you set the chairs for Act 1?'2) The complete stage setting for a scene or act. (noun) - e.g.'What's the set for the finale?' French: d├ęcors.

STAGE LEFT / RIGHTLeft/ Right as seen from the Actor's point of view on stage. (ie Stage Left is the right side of the stage when looking from the auditorium.)

STAND-BY / STANDBY - 1) A warning given to technical staff by stage management that a cue is imminent.

TECH1) Short for Technical Rehearsal. 2) A member of (amateur) crew ('I'm the lighting tech for this show')

TECHNICAL REHEARSALUsually the first time the show is rehearsed in the venue, with lighting, scenery and sound. Costumes are sometimes used where they may cause technical problems (eg Quick changes). Often a very lengthy process. Often abbreviated to the Tech. A

UPSTAGE1) The part of the stage furthest from the audience. 2) When an actor moves upstage of another and causes the victim to turn away from the audience he is 'upstaging'. Also, an actor drawing attention to himself away from the main action (by moving around, or over-reacting to onstage events) is upstaging.

VISUAL CUEA cue taken by a technician from the action on stage rather than being cued by the stage manager. Often abbreviated to 'Vis'.

WINGS1) The out of view areas to the sides of the acting area.2) Scenery standing where the acting area joins these technical areas.

Friday, August 17, 2007

Anyone interested in doing a float for the King Frost Parade?

I thought it would be fun to do a float for the King Frost parade to advertise the movie theater and the Imaginatory Theater Company. My idea is to have us all come up with costumes for famous movie stars or Judy Garland, Scarlett O'Hara, Luke Skywalker .... what do you think...anyone game? Mrs. H has a flatbed truck we can use and we can get a sound system to play Hooray for Hollywood or There's no Business Like Show Business.

Let's chat about it.
Mrs. V.

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Congratulatins to the cast of Christmas Classic

A great big thank you to everyone who came out to auditions and to all the
parents who brought you. Once again the job of casting this show was soooo
hard. You are all very talented and we are honored to be working with you.
God is good.

Below is the cast list for Classic Christmas. Before you jump down to see
what part you got we have a little business. When you are finished reading this please hit reply and let me know you received it (thanks : ))

Please be at the theater tomorrow by 5 pm to pick up scripts and have a read-through. We will finish
by 7 pm. Parents are always welcome to stay and listen.

The cost for the script is $5 per cast member. You will have until Oct. 4th
to memorize your lines completely. Please work on this. The sooner lines
are memorized the easier it will be for all of us. We will replace cast
members who do not memorize their lines by the Oct 4th deadline.

You will also be receiving a rehearsal schedule so please bring your
calendars so we can work around any conflicts.

If you have any questions or need to talk to me ( Mrs. V. ) I will be home until about noon tomorrow 610-756-4194 or email me at I'll check my email before I run out.

Okay, here it is.... our cast for Classic Christmas!
Congratulations Everyone!

Mrs. V & Mrs. Haag & the casting committee



Narrator- tells the story from her point of view - Danika Gallatin

Alice – narrator’s friend, girl who always played Mary -Emmeline Knowlan

Mother - a bit overwhelmed but determined - Madison Reeder

Father- supportive - Nick Vogelgesang

Ralph –oldest, plays Joseph - Jeff Baker

Imogene – plays Mary, most affected by story - Heather Noecker

brothers who play 3 wise men
Leroy, -Brandon Noecker

Claude, Connor Knowlan


Gladys – youngest and meanest – plays angel - Sarah Vogelgesang


Ghost of Christmas Present – Narrator friendly, generous - Alison Bair

Ebenezer Scrooge: a mean, tightfisted man - Geoffrey Mikucki

Bob Cratchit-hardworking pleasant father - Nicholas Vogelgesang

Mrs. Cratchit-devoted wife, mother - Olivia Moy

Martha - oldest daughter - 18, lives away from home - Bethany Moy

Peter-oldest son, desires to be like father

Belinda-next daughter - 16, mother’s right arm - Brittany Haag

Jane- energetic daughter - 11 - Samantha Haag

Alice – shy daughter - 10 - Lydia Nester

Tiny Tim- a lame boy with a cheerful nature despite his ailments. - Alexander Vogelgesang

Jo – 15 energetic & rebellious - Arica Kurtz

Meg – 16 ladylike older sister - Vanessa Long

Beth – 13 shy gentle, pianist - Natalie Starke

Amy – 12, baby, artistic, self-centered - Genevieve Starke

Marmee- ever patient, wise mother - Allison Bair

Mr. March-father, Union army chaplain - William Turley

Hannah-housekeeper, Irish immigrant - Brittany Haag


Della Pretty young woman, newly married and proud of her husband - Elizabeth Vogelgesang

Jim Husband of Della,.eager to provide the best for his wife - Joseph Mikucki

Mr. Crockerty-Jim’s boss - Geoffrey Mikucki

Madame Sofronie-owns the local hair-goods shop, - Joelle Boehm

The Imaginatory Theater where creativity is discovered, developed and encouraged in order to reflect and honor the ultimate Creator.

Monday, August 13, 2007

In case you are wondering what part you would like.....


Narrator-tells the story from her viewpoint
Charlie – narrator’s brother
Alice – narrator’s friend, girl who always played Mary
Mother - a bit overwhelmed but determined
Father- supportive
Ralph –oldest, plays Joseph Imogene – plays Mary, most affected by story
Leroy, Claude, Ollie- brothers who play 3 wise men
Gladys – youngest and meanest – plays angel
Sunday school children – angels, shepherds, angel choir

Ghost of Christmas Present – Narrator friendly, generous
Bob Cratchit-hardworking pleasant father A child at heart, Cratchit truly enjoys carrying Tiny Tim around town, and is a loving family man, loyal employee
Mrs. Cratchit-devoted wife, mother
Martha - oldest daughter - 18, lives away from home
Peter-oldest son, desires to be like father
Belinda-next daughter - 16, mother’s right arm
Jane- energetic daughter - 11
Alice – shy daughter - 10
Tiny Tim- a lame boy with a cheerful nature despite his ailments. youngest son.- 5

Jo – 15 energetic & rebellious Meg – 16 ladylike older sister
Beth – 13 shy gentle, pianist Amy – 12, baby, artistic, self-centered
Marmee- ever patient, wise mother Mr. March-father, Union army chaplain
Hannah-housekeeper, Irish immigrant

Della Pretty young woman, newly married and proud of her husband
Jim Husband of Della,.eager to provide the best for his wife
Mr. Crockerty-Jim’s boss
Madame Sofronie-owns the local hair-goods shop, chilly, hardly looked the 'Sofronie. Very blunt

Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Audition Notice for Christmas Show

Youth Auditions
ages 12-17

A Classic Christmas
scenes from Little Women, A Christmas Carol, Gift of the Magi and The Best Christmas Pageant Ever

We are looking for actors as well as vocalists and instrumentalists to perform classic Christmas music and talented young people to volunteer for technical positions.

Wed. Aug. 15 4:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Callbacks Aug. 16 4-7 PM

Hamburg Strand Theater6 South Fourth Street, Hamburg, PA 19526

$5 audition fee and photo
Show dates Nov. 28 & 28, 2007

For information contact Barb
Imaginatory Theater Company
610-756-4194 or

Monday, July 2, 2007

Good article on writing and producing your own play

I found this article on-line about creating your own play and thought it might be interesting to all of you....

Q. So you want to put your own play on. How? You might have sent your precious play off to a theatre-or even several- and not had the response you want. Or maybe, you’re not writing the kind of stuff that’s easy to produce at the moment. Theatre is a fickle creature and she likes what she knows. But you don’t always have to compromise or put your script in a drawer; there is something you can do. Put your play on yourself. It’s not as daunting as it might seem with our friendly guide. We’ve all done it and lived to tell the tale. Here’s our advice.

To finish the article go to

Sunday, July 1, 2007

Photos from Emperor's New Clothes

Photobucket Album

Monday, June 11, 2007

Tickets are now on Sale

The Emperor’s New Clothes
June 20th
Showtimes 3 pm and 7 pm

Hamburg Strand Theater6 South Fourth Street, Hamburg, PA
General admission $5
Call 610-756-4194 for more information
Ask about Group Discounts

The Imaginatory Theater exists to discover, develop and encourage creativity to honor and reflect the Ultimate Creator

Monday, May 28, 2007

Rehearsal Schedule

Hi Everyone,

Here is our tenative rehearsal schedule. We're going to be spending a lot of time together for the next few weeks. I can't wait to really dig in get on with the show. We don't have a lot of rehearsal time so please do your best to come on time and prepared to work. I hope you are all working on your lines at home. It helps to tape yourself reading the script and listen to over and over.

I also recommend each one of you doing a character analysis. Really decide who your character is. I've attached an exercise we've used in my theater class that will help you. Fill it out, print it and bring it to rehearsal to help you in your acting. This is especially important for our townspeople. We need all kinds of distinct characters in the town. Who are you?

Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns.

See you at rehearsal,
Mrs. V

Barb VogelgesangThe Imaginatory Theater

The Imaginatory Theater where creativity is discovered, developed and encouraged in order to reflect and honor the ultimate Creator.

May 29 ....3 - 4 pm Emperor, Wart, Hog
If the Empress, and Empressettes can make it at 4 pm that would be great but I realize this is last minute. Let me know if you can come.

June 4 ......- 3-4 pm Doctors, Minstral, Emperor, Jermey & Trudy
4 -5 pm Empress, Empresettes & above
June 5 ..... 4 - 6 pm Full Cast
June 6 ......3 - 5 pm Minstral, Emperor, Empress, Empresettes, Jeremy, Trudy, Method, Neener, Cordilia, LLFFAA, ARK
June 7 ..... 3-6 pm Full Cast
June 11..... 3 - 6 pm Full Cast
June 12 ......3 - 5pm Jermey & Trudy, Doctors, Wart & Hog, Emporer, Empresettes, Empress
June 13 ..... 3 - 6 pm Scene One
June 14 ...... 3 - 6 pm Scene Two

June 18 .... 3 - 6 pm Scene Three

June 19 - 3 - 6 pm Full Cast


Character development

Name of Character:___________________________________________________

Family: ___________________________________________________

Character traits: _______________________________

Age: __________

Likes/Dislikes: _________________________________________________________

Character at the beginning of the story….
How Character Feels

How Character Acts

After the story…..
How Character Feels

How Character Acts

What caused this character to change during the story?

Friday, May 25, 2007

I just wanted to thank everyone who came out to auditions. You were all amazing and made my job casting the show really difficult. It’s exciting to see how much talent we have.
Here is the cast list for The Emporer’s New Clothes:

Cast List
Character Actor

Alena the Minstrel ----Allison B
Emporer ----Joseph M
Dr. Smith ----Tyler P
Dr. Jones---- Derek M
Dr. Drivtonsils ----Connor K
Jeremy ----Jeff B
Trudy---- Danika G
Talula ----Brittney H
Desmona ----Kelia S
EsterHazie---- Elizabeth V
Lena ----Arica K
Empress -----Laura A
Sgt. Neener -----Ty S.
Miss Penelope Method---- Vanessa L
Cordelia Gleedrival----- Maddie A
Mr. Wart----- Nick V
Mr. Hog -----Geoffrey M
Very Old Woman -----Marissa L
Small Girl -----Samantha H
Mother -----Drew M
Serenada -----Maddie R
Mona Lisa ------Emmeline K
Donielle----- Danae M
Catalina------ Genevieve S
Owliva ------Natalie S
Townspeople------ Heather N. Alex V Madison R. Brandon N.
Sarah V Cali S. Brittany S
Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions, conflicts or concerns.

Congratulations to a great cast!

Mrs. V. and Mrs. Haag

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Audition Notice

The Imaginatory Theater Company
Open Auditions for
The Emporer’s New Clothes
Hamburg Strand Theater
6 South Fourth Street, Hamburg, PA 19526
Wed, May 23, 20074:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Young people ages 12 – 17
No audition preparation required. Material will be taught at audition.
$5 audition fee and photo.
Show date June 20, 2007
For information contact Barb Vogelgesang 610-756-4194 or