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2007-2008 Season

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2007-2008 Season

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Disney's Alice in Wonderland Jr.

The Canterville Ghost

God's Favorite

The Girls' Room

Southern Discomfort

Gold in the Hills 2008

Fairy Tale Theatre 2008

The Importance of Being Earnest

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Gold in the Hills 2008
A Nineteenth Century Melodrama in Three Acts by J. Frank Davis
Produced by
Mike Calnan & Walter Johnston

Auditions: 5:30 p.m. Jan. 27 & 6:30 p.m. Jan. 29, 2008
Shows:  Mar. 28, 29 & Apr. 4, 5, 11, 12;
Auditions: 2:00 p.m. May 10 & 6:30 p.m. May 12 (tentative)
Shows:  Jul. 11, 12, 18, 19, 25, 26, 2008

All performances at 7:30 pm, no reservations required

  Poster      TV Ad
Poster for 2009   Poster for 2009 Auditions

A Gold in the Hills floodwall mural is  being added to Vicksburg City Waterfront. More...

Fun for the whole family. 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.

Our 73rd season started in March 2008. Gold in the Hills, the Guinness Book of World Records' longest continuously-running melodrama, is having another exciting season in March and July 2008, with performances Friday and Saturday nights starting at 7:30 pm. We offer open seating, no reservations required, and always plenty of seats. Click here for information about ticket prices.

Become a part of history when you witness the 73rd season of the Guinness Book of World Records' continuously-longest running melodrama!
... who stole John Dalton's gold locket?
... what did Murgatroyd discover in the hills?
... is John Dalton really penniless?
... where DID Lizzie leave her fascinator?

Auditions for 2008 were held January 27th and 29th and May 10th and 12th at the Parkside Playhouse. Cast: actors and actresses ages six through adult, and singers and dancers ages teen through adult. There are a few parts for children and numerous parts for teens and adults. Can-can dancers must be at least in the 9th grade. We had a good turnout at auditions. We welcome Lindsey Bailey, Roy Bailey, Shannon Bell, Paul Bennett, Akia Chabot, Celeste Constancio, Cynthia Constancio, Ann Wallace DeRossette, Theresa Frost, Mark Gravens, John Hesselberg, Sissy Hudson, Erin Jackson, George Jackson, Jasmine Jackson, Wes Johnson, Sharayah McKellar, Holly Oakes, Kimberly Oakes, Wendy Oakes, Haley Sellers, Emily Stringer, Jennifer Stringer, and Ian Tubman to the Gold cast.

Jason Fairchild served as Director for the spring run, assisted by Terri Booth, Richard Van Den Akker, and Cathy Blanche. Rehearsals of individual characters took place on Tuesdays and Thursdays at Hawkins United Methodist Church through March 13. Run-throughs started on March 18 at the Parkside Playhouse, and the spring run opened on March 28.

Poster for Spring 2008 (228 KB Adobe Reader file)

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Janet & Nicole Birch's Photos

Special Performance, 30 November 2008

Special Performance and “A Taste of Vicksburg,”
8 November 2008

Poster for “A Taste of Vicksburg” Fall 2008
A Taste of Vicksburg was a fine-dining experience, thanks to Borrello's, Weber & Carolyn Brewer, Cedar Grove, Cracker Barrel, Cuzz’s Bar-B-Que, Goldie's Express, Heavenly Ham, Helen’s Florist, Horse Face Harry's, Lasting Impressions, McAllister's, Eddie Monsour's, Palmertree Catering, Paper Plus, Rowdy's, Rusty's, The Tamale Place, Toney's, and The Vicksburg.

Special Performance, 25 October 2008 — Act II

Special Performance, 25 October 2008 — Acts I & III

Special Performance, 11 October 2008

Performance, 26 July 2008

Performance, 25 July 2008

Performance, 18 July 2008

Performance, 12 July 2008

MPB Interviews
John Lanford of MPB is producing a clip about
Gold in the Hills
for the “Mississippi Roads” show.

Performance, 11 Apr 2008

Performances, 29 March, 4, & 5 April 2008

Opening Night, Spring 2008

Karen's Floodwall Mural Dedication Photos

Floodwall Mural Dedication

Floodwall Mural

Rehearsals, 25 & 27 March 2008

Rehearsal, 18 March 2008

Rehearsal, 13 March 2008

Rehearsals, 26 & 28 February 2008

Rehearsals, 19 & 21 February 2008

Auditions, January 27 & 29, 2008


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