Vicksburg Theatre Guild
2010-2011 Season

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Gold in the Hills

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2010-2011 Season

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I Remember Mama

Gold in the Hills 2011

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Gold in the Hills 2011

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

Auditions: Sat. Jan. 29, 2011, 2 p.m. & Mon. Jan. 31, 2011, 6 p.m.
Shows:  Friday & Saturday, March 11-12, 18-19, & 25-26, 2011 at 7:30 p.m.
75th-Annuversary Show Monday, March 28, 2011 at 6:30 p.m.
Auditions: Mon. May 30, 2011, 2 p.m. & Tues. May 31, 2011, 6 p.m.
Shows:  Fri.-Sat. Jul. 8-30, 2011 at 7:30 p.m.

All performances at 7:30 pm, no reservations required

Online Audition Information Form      List of characters

We welcomed the one-time return of the peanuts for the 75th-Annuversary Show Monday, March 28, 2011!

The secret is out! Gold in the Hills is listed in a Readers' Southern Secrets feature in the September 2010 issue of Southern Living magazine, and on their web site.

Get Your Peanuts Ready!!!
Gold in the Hills has Successful Opening Weekend for 75th Spring Season

Coffee with Amy Melton
Coffee with Roy Bailey
Peanuts Hit the Stage for Special Gold Performance

American Profile Magazine has a feature about American melodrama, including Gold in the Hills, in the Wednesday, July 13, 2011 newspaper. The article is online also. The online edition includes a video clip. Thanks to writer Marti Attoun!

The 75th-Anniversary Special Show was awesome, with all-star veteran and current cast members. It was a night to remember! Thanks to the Westside Theatre Foundation for donating peanuts and to the cast for making contributions for the remaining peanuts and the party.

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.

Gold in the Hills, the Guinness Book of World Records' longest-running show, is having another exciting season in March and July 2011, 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 75th-anniversary season of the Guinness Book of World Records' longest-running show!
... 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?
... what is the dead sister's secret?

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.



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Performances Poster

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Summer-Run Closing Night, 30 July 2011


Performance, 29 July 2011


Performance, 23 July 2011


Performance, 22 July 2011


Performance, 16 July 2011


Performance, 15 July 2011


Performance, 9 July 2011


Opening Night, 8 July 2011


Rehearsals for the 2011 Summer Run


Auditions, 30 & 31 May 2011


75th-Anniversary Special Show,
28 March 2011


Rehearsal for 75th-Anniversary Special Show, 27 March 2011


Show, 26 March 2011


Show, 25 March 2011


Rehearsals, week of 21 March 2011


Show, 19 March 2011


Show, 18 March 2011


Rehearsals, week of 14 March 2011


Show, 12 March 2011


2011 Opening Night, 11 March 2011


Rehearsals, week of 7 March 2011


VTG had a float in the 2011 Vicksburg Mardi-Gras Parade with Gold in the Hills cast members and an encore appearance by the “Drama Queen.”


Rehearsals, week of 28 February 2011


Rehearsals, week of 21 February 2011


Auditions, 29 & 31 January 2011


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