Crazy for You: Sun., Apr. 30 at 2 p.m.; Mon., May 1, at 6 p.m. at the Parkside Playhouse
a romantic 1930s musical comedy directed by Paul Ballard
Cast: large cast of adult male and female actors, singers, and dancers, especially tap dancers.
Shows: Aug. 4-6 & 10-13, 2017
The story of young New York banker Bobby Child, who is sent to Deadrock, Nevada, to foreclose on a rundown theatre. In Deadrock, Bobby falls for spunky Polly Baker, the theater owner’s daughter, who takes an instant dislike to the city slicker. Bobby vows – through cunning, razzmatazz, and a hilarious case of mistaken identity – to win Polly’s heart and save the theatre.
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The Addams Family Musical: Sat., Aug. 12 at 2 p.m.; Mon., Aug. 14, at 6:30 p.m. at the Parkside Playhouse
a musical comedy directed by Sarah Goss
Cast: 4 female and 6 male primary characters with a large chorus, ages 12 and older; large tech crew; singing and dancing required.
Shows: Oct. 26-31, 2017
Just in time for Halloween, the Addams Family faces a crisis when daughter Wednesday Addams falls in love with a sweet, smart young man from a respectable, normal family.
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The Trial of Ebenezer Scrooge: Sat., Oct. 7 at 2 p.m. at the Parkside Playhouse
a comedy directed by Sarah Goss and Bobby Newell
Cast: 5 females and 8 males, ages 15 and older
Shows: Dec. 7-10, 2017
The Trial of the Century! A year after his miraculous transformation, Ebenezer Scrooge is back to his old ways and is suing Jacob Marley and the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future.
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Noises Off: Sat., Dec. 2, 2017 at 2 p.m. at the Parkside Playhouse
a comedy directed by Elizabeth Cowan
Cast: 4 females and 5 males, ages 16 and older
Shows: Feb. 9-11 & 16-18, 2018
Manic itinerant actors rehearse a flop called Nothing’s On, complete with slamming doors, on and offstage intrigue, and an errant herring.
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Gold in the Hills: Saturday, March 3 at 2 p.m. & Monday, March 5, 2018 at 6 p.m. 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: Fri. & Sat., Apr. 6-7, 13-14, 20-21 at 7:30 p.m.; Sun., Apr. 15, 2018 at 2 p.m.
Fri. & Sat., Jul. 6-7, 13-14, 20-21, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.; Sun., Jul. 15, 2018 at 2 p.m.
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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Parfumerie: Additional Auditions Sat., Mar. 10 at 4 p.m. & Mon., Mar. 12, 2018 at 6 p.m. at the Parkside Playhouse
Sat., Dec. 9 at 4 p.m. & Mon., Dec. 11, 2017 at 6 p.m. at the Parkside Playhouse
a comedy directed by John Hesselberg
Cast: 7 females and 8 males
Shows: New dates! May 4-6 & 11-13, 2018; Fri., & Sat. at 7:30 p.m., Sun. at 2 p.m.
Cancelled because we were unable to assemble a full cast.
The inspiration for the movie You’ve Got Mail, a hapless Parfumerie employee is fired after being mistakenly suspected of being the lover of the owner’s unfaithful wife. He then discovers that the stranger he is in love with through secret letters is none other than a despised co-worker.
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Fairy Tale Theatre: Sat., Apr. 21, 2018, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. & Sun., Apr. 22, 2018, 2-4 p.m. at the Parkside Playhouse
children’s theatre produced by Jo Beth Britt and Jodie Johnson
Cast: children ages seven through eighteen
Shows: Jun. 21-24, 2018
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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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.
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.