Vicksburg Theatre Guild
2008-2009 Season

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Gold in the Hills 2009

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Gold in the Hills 2009

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

Auditions: 2:00 p.m. Jan. 18 & 6:30 p.m. Jan. 20, 2009
Shows:  Mar. 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, 28, Apr. 3, 4, 2009
Auditions: 5:30 p.m. May 17 & 6:30 p.m. May 19, 2009
Shows:  Jul. 10, 11, 17, 18, 24, 25, 31, Aug. 1, 2009

All performances at 7:30 pm, no reservations required

The Gold in the Hills performances at The Vicksburg, 801 Clay Street, are not affiliated with VTG.

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Poster for 2009

A Gold in the Hills floodwall mural has been 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.

We are in our 74th season. Gold in the Hills, the Guinness Book of World Records' longest continuously-running melodrama, is finishing another exciting season, with performances Friday and Saturday nights through August 1, 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 74th 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 the summer run took place May 17 & May 19 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. Production dates are Fri.-Sat. Jul. 10 - Aug. 1, 2009.


We are saddened by the death of “Whitey” Johnston on Saturday, June 13, 2009. Whitey played “Murgatroyd” in Gold in the Hills for over 30 years, through July 2007. He is missed.

Visitation was June 17, 2009. He was laid to rest on June 18, 2009 at the Parkway Memorial Cemetery in Ridgeland. Clarion-Ledger obituary

At the request of the family, Buddy Fortner sang “Sweet Marie” at the service. “Sweet Marie” is a family favorite that Whitey used to sing around the house.


We are saddened by the death of Howard Allison Hood, 65, on January 27, 2009, near Nashville, Tennessee. Allison played the hero Jack Dalton, spun records at WVIM radio, served as a lifeguard at the city swimming pool and ran sprints on the Greenies’ track team. He was student body president and H.V. Cooper High. Vicksburg Post obituary.

Poster for 2009

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Performance, 1 August 2009

Performance, 31 July 2009

Rehearsal, 30 July 2009

Performance, 25 July 2009

Performance, 24 July 2009

Rehearsals, 21 & 23 July 2009

Performance, 18 July 2009

Performance, 17 July 2009

Rehearsals, 14 & 16 July 2009

Performance, 11 July 2009

Opening Night, 10 July 2009

Rehearsal, 9 July 2009

Rehearsals, 27 June - 2 July 2009

Rehearsals, 23 & 25 June 2009

Rehearsal, 18 June 2009

Rehearsal, 16 June 2009

Auditions, 17 & 19 May 2009

Performance, 4 April 2009

Performance, 3 April 2009

Performance, 28 March 2009

Performance, 27 March 2009

Performance, 21 March 2009

Performance, 20 March 2009

Performance, 14 March 2009

Rehearsal, 10 March 2009


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