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2011-2012 Vicksburg Community Theatre Season
We are excited about our 2011-2012 Season! We are thrilled to present Breaking Up is Hard to Do, It's a Wonderful Life, Forever Plaid, and The Foreigner, plus Gold in the Hills and Fairy Tale Theatre.
New This Season: Special rates for ads in pre-printed Full-Season Program. Orders must be placed by 26 August 2011.
Breaking Up is Hard to Do,
a musical comedy featuring the songs of Neil Sedaka, opens on Sept. 9.
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.
Directors Andrea Fairchild and Jeff Hensley will hold auditions for It's a Wonderful Life Sat. Sept. 17, 2011 at 2 p.m. and Mon. & Tues. Sept. 19 & 20, 2011 at 6 p.m. Show dates are Dec. 2-4 & 9-11, 2011.
Cast: 12 men, 10 women, 2-4 young boys, and 2 young girls.
Shows: Friday & Saturday, December 2, 3, 9, & 10 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, December 4 & 11, 2011 at 2:00 p.m.
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.
Vicksburg Theatre Guild presents the following
open auditions for the
2011-2012 season at the
We held a ceremony after the 27 February 2011 performance of I Remember Mama to recognize Roy Bailey, its director, with the 2011 VTG Lifetime Achievement Award. Roy has been acting and directing in Vicksburg and Baton Rouge since the early 1960s.
Building Fund for the Arts Grant. The Mississippi Arts Commission has awarded VTG a matching-fund grant to build a 16 by 24 foot props-storage building and upgrade the sound system. We have raised over $9,500 towards our matching goal of $11,447. We will receive $10,000 in State matching funds. Click here for a donation form; they are also available in the lobby. Thanks to our generous donors!
The Gold in the Hills and other performances at The Vicksburg, 801 Clay Street, are not affiliated with VTG.
Julia and Nick Blake in Dido's music video Don't Believe in Love
Congratulations to Julia Blake for winning four blue ribbons for knitting with the Warren County Homemaker Volunteers during the 2010 Mississippi State Fair.
Entergy has approved VTG as an organization in the Community Connectors Volunteer Portal. Entergy employees can log into the Entergy Portal to record their hours volunteered to VTG. For every 20 hours volunteered, VTG receives a grant of $250, with a limit of $750 per employee/retiree per year. Questions? Thanks to Entergy employees Janet Birch, Johnny Booth, Cody McKellar, Garrett Wallace, and Richard Van Den Akker for their volunteer work in support of VTG!
Regional Theatre Activities
This Property is NOT Condemned! The Bay St. Louis Little Theatre has taken the first step on its path to a new permanent home after being totally destroyed by Hurricane Katrina. The New John F. Holmes Theatre will be in a building known locally as the “This Property is Condemned” building, a building that was featured prominently in the 1966 film of the same name. Based (loosely) on a Tennessee Williams one-act play, the movie starred Natalie Wood and the devilish Robert Redford, and is believed to be the only movie filmed in Bay St. Louis. The Bay St. Louis Little Theatre broke ground on their new John F. Holmes Playhouse November 6, 2009. The Bay St. Louis Little Theatre presented its Grand Opening Gala October 1 & 2, 2010. The original theater on Boardman Avenue was totally destroyed by Hurricane Katrina. After five years, the Bay St. Louis Little Theatre finally has a permanent home.
Musical Theatre Talk
live episodes and replays by Mississippi musical theatre
performer and composer
Black Rose Theatre in Brandon presents Oklahoma July 28-31 & August 4-7, 2011.
Biloxi Little Theatre presents Rent August 4-7, 11-14, & 18-20, 2011.
The Westside Theatre Foundation in Vicksburg presents Li'l Abner August 5-7 & 12-14, 2011. Westside Theatre Foundation performances are not affiliated with VTG. Congratulations to Westside Theatre Foundation stage actor Jack Burns for portraying Confederate President Jefferson Davis in a Mississippi Division of the Sons of Confederate Veterans Civil-War sesquicentennial re-enactment at the Vicksburg Old Court House Museum on February 12, 2011.
The Hattiesburg Civic Light Opera presents The Modern Musical: The Best Of Stage And Screen August 10-14, 2011
The Tallahatchie River Players in New Albany present The Adventures of Tom Sawyer August 11-13, 2011.
Open Auditions for New Stage Theatre's 2011-2012 Season are August 13 for adults. Check out New Stage's website for more information. They will be auditioning for the following shows: Dracula, Annie, Lombardi, All My Sons, The Marvelous Wonderettes, The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe, Black Pearl Sings, and It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play and for Unframed and Eudora Welty New Plays Series. Call 601-948-3533 ext. 222 for an audition appointment.
Mississippi Murder Mysteries presents Final Cut August 16 & 22, 2011 in Ridgeland.
The Laurel Little Theatre presents The Wizard of Oz August 18-21 & 26-27, 2011.
Natchez Little Theatre presents Hairspray 25-28, 2011.
Starkville Community Theatre presents See How They Run September 8-11 & 13-17, 2011.
The Desoto Family Theatre in Southaven presents Little Women September 9-18, 2011.
Delta Center Stage in Greenville presents I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change September 29 - October 2, 2011.
Mississippi Theatre Association Youth Playwriting Competition for Grades 9-12. The MTA is electronically accepting one-act plays for this year's Playwright Festival. Due October 17. $10 entry fee. For more information: http://www.mta-online.org/playwriting-competition/youth-playwriting-competition.
The Greenwood Little Theatre presents Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat October 20-23, 2011.
The Detectives Mystery Dinner Theatre presents shows in the Jackson area and Meridian October 29-31, 2011.
The KNS Theatre in Ocean Springs presents Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat March 22-25, 2012.
Experience the excitement of live theatre!
All Friday & Saturday performances at
For more information, call 601-636-0471
101 Iowa (at the intersection with North Frontage Road)
P.O. Box 821472
Vicksburg, Mississippi 39182-1472
updated 10 June 2012
Visits since 9 August 2002