Vicksburg Theatre Guild

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2011-2012 Season

2011

Breaking Up is Hard to Do

a musical comedy featuring the songs of Neil Sedaka
directed by Daniel Vernon

Set at a Catskills resort in 1960, this is the sweetly comic story of Lois and Marge, two friends from Brooklyn in search of good times and romance over one wild Labor Day weekend. The score showcases 18 Neil Sedaka classics, including “Where the Boys Are,” “Sweet Sixteen,” “Calendar Girl,” and, of course, the chart-topping title song.

Shows: September 9-11 & 16-18

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It’s a Wonderful Life

from the film by Frank Capra
a drama directed by Andrea Fairchild and Jeff Hensley

The saga of George Bailey, the Everyman from the small town of Bedford Falls, whose dreams of escape and adventure have been quashed by family obligation and civic duty, whose guardian angel has to descend on Christmas Eve to save him from despair and to remind him — by showing him what the world would have been like had he never been born — that his has been, after all, a wonderful life.

Shows: December 2-4 & 9-11

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2012

Forever Plaid

written, originally directed, choreographed by Stuart Ross
a musical directed by Paul Ballard

En route to their first big gig at the airport Hilton cocktail bar, Fusill-Lounge, in their cherry-red 1954 Mercury convertible, the members of Forever Plaid were slammed broadside by a school bus filled with eager Catholic teens and killed instantly. The teens were on their way to witness the Beatles make their U.S. television debut on the Ed Sullivan Show, and miraculously escaped uninjured. It is at the moment when their careers and lives ended that the story of Forever Plaid begins. Features 21 songs.

Shows: January 20-22 & 27-29

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Gold in the Hills 2012

an 1890s melodrama by J. Frank Davis
produced by John Hesselberg & Walter Johnston

Gold in the Hills, the Guinness Book of World Records longest-running show, has played since 1936. Set in the 1890s, it has a relentless hero, a winsome heroine, a ruthless villain, and the wilder side of city life in the infamous New York Bowery.

Auditions: Feb. 4 and 5 at 2:00 p.m. and Feb. 6 at 6:00 p.m.

Shows: March 16-17, 23-24, 30-31 & weekends in July

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3rd-Annual 10-Minute Play Project

There will only be one opportunity to see these original works, written and rehearsed in a 24-hour period by the area’s best talent.

Feb. 3 and 4

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The Foreigner

by Larry Shue
a comedy directed by Jim Miller

At a fishing lodge in rural Georgia, a British mercenary’s pathologically shy friend avoids conversation with strangers by pretending to be from an exotic foreign country. He overhears more than he should…

Auditions: February 11 & 12 at 2:00 p.m.

Shows: May 4-6 & 11-13

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Fairy Tale Theatre 2012

youth theatre produced by Jo Beth Britt & Jodie Johnson

Fairy Tale Theatre is open to actors and actresses ages seven through eighteen. Children gain experience in theatre skills such as acting, learning lines, costumes, set construction, and backstage tech.

Auditions: TBA

Shows: TBA