Legally Blonde The Musical: Sat., May 19 at 11 a.m.; Mon., May 21, at 6:30 p.m. at the Parkside Playhouse
a musical romantic comedy directed by Sarah Goss
Cast: large cast of male and female actors, singers, and dancers, age 14 and older; 7 principal characters and an ensemble. Everyone who auditions should sing, but a solo is not required. We will go over some dancing so wear something comfortable. It is recommended to watch videos of the show to get an idea about the personality of the characters.
Shows: Jul. 27-29 & Aug. 2-5, 2018
Based on the 2001 movie, Legally Blonde The Musical follows the transformation of Elle Woods, everybody’s favorite blonde, as she charms her way into Harvard Law School to regain the boyfriend who dumped her. While there, she struggles with peers, professors, and her ex, but with the support of new friends Elle realizes her potential and sets out to prove herself to the world.
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The Hunchback of Notre Dame: Sat., Aug. 18, 4 p.m.; Mon., Aug. 20, 2018, 6:30 p.m. at the Parkside Playhouse
a musical historical drama directed by Sarah Goss
Cast: large cast of male and female actors, singers, and dancers, age 14 and older; 6 principal characters and an ensemble. Everyone who auditions should sing, but a solo is not required. It is recommended to watch videos of the show to get an idea about the personality of the characters:
Shows: Oct. 26-28 & Nov. 1-4, 2018
Based on the 1996 Disney film and the 1831 Victor Hugo novel, The Hunchback of Notre Dame tells the story of Quasimodo, the hunchbacked bell-ringer of Notre Dame, Esmeralda, a compassionate gypsy, the archdeacon Dom Claude Frollo – Quasimodo’s master, and Phoebus de Martin – the captain of the guard, who fall in love with Esmeralda.
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The Mousetrap: Sun., Nov. 18, 2 p.m.; Mon., Nov. 19, 2018, 6 p.m. at the Parkside Playhouse
an Agatha Christie mystery directed by Dr. Paul Ballard
Cast: 5 adult males and 3 adult females
Shows: Feb. 1-3 & 7-10, 2019
A group of strangers is stranded in a boarding house during a snow storm. One is a murderer. The suspects include the newly married couple who run the house, a spinster with a curious background, an architect who seems better equipped to be a chef, a retired Army major, a strange little man who claims his car has overturned in a drift, a jurist who makes life miserable for everyone, and a policeman, traveling on skis. Another famous Agatha Christie switch finish!
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Gold in the Hills: TBA at the Parkside Playhouse
an 1890s melodrama produced by John Hesselberg and Walter Johnston
Cast: actors and actresses ages six through adult, and singers and dancers ages teen through adult. There are a small number of parts for children and numerous parts for teens and adults. Can-can dancers must be at least in the 9th Grade. A list of available roles may be viewed here.
Shows: Mar./Apr. and Jul., 2019
Sing the old songs! Cheer the hero! Boo the villain! Presented yearly since 1936, Gold in the Hills features a relentless hero, a winsome heroine, a ruthless villain, beautiful can-can dancers, and the wilder side of city life in the infamous New York Bowery.
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A Red Plaid Shirt: TBA at the Parkside Playhouse
a comedy about retirement directed by Teresa Shirley
Cast: 2 adult males and 2 adult females
Shows: May 3-5 & 9-12, 2019
Two friends fill the void left by retirement in different ways; Marty decides he wants to explore the open road on a Harley while Fred decides to pay more attention to his health, inventing many new ailments along the way. With a little “subtle redirection” from their wives and a creative solution to a very unusual problem (which may or may not include a homemade coffin) they find the right track… eventually.
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Fairy Tale Theatre: TBA Apr., 2019 at the Parkside Playhouse
children’s theatre produced by Jo Beth Britt and Jodie Johnson
Cast: children ages seven through eighteen
Shows: Jun., 2019
Through Fairy Tale Theatre, children gain experience in many of the areas of theatre such as acting, learning lines, making costumes, helping with set construction, and helping backstage.
Registration fees: $35 per child for VTG Family members and $55 per child for other members and non-members are due at Orientation.
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VTG Open Audition Policy
It is the policy of the Vicksburg Theatre Guild that all auditions are open to the public. We need and want any interested people, newcomers and stage veterans alike, to participate in the fun and excitement of live theatre. We publicize our auditions in local and regional media to attempt to make all interested parties aware of our performing opportunities. Because the Directors of our plays only have limited roles for which they are casting, everybody who auditions will not be selected for a part. However, we are also always in need of assistance in other areas of theatre, including set construction, set artwork, lighting, and backstage technical activities, so people who are not selected for acting roles have other enjoyable activities available. We invite all members of the public to participate in these activities, as well.
We encourage everybody in the cast and production staff to be members of the Vicksburg Theatre Guild. View our membership rates and the benefits of membership.