Vicksburg Theatre Guild

About VTG

Who We Are

Charter of Incorporation

Board of Directors


Ticket & Seating Info

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Season Brochure

The Fire, 26 June 2006

Arts Commission Grant

Administrative Documents

Policies & Procedures


Open Auditions

Rehearsal Conflicts

Age Requirements of Can-Can Dancers

Food and Beverage

Comp Tickets

Procedures for Costume Donations





“O Brother” pictures


Main-Stage Theatre

Gold in the Hills

Fairy Tale Theatre

2010-2011 Season

Season Schedule

Catfish Moon

Tuesdays with Morrie

First Night

I Remember Mama

Gold in the Hills 2011

The Second-Annual
10-Minute Play Project

Fast Food

Fairy Tale Theatre 2011

Our Other Activities

Youth Theatre Group

Prior Seasons

2009-2010 Season

2008-2009 Season

2007-2008 Season

2006-2007 Season

2005-2006 Season

2004-2005 Season

2003-2004 Season

2002-2003 Season

2001-2002 Season

2000-2001 Season

1999-2000 Season


Our Other Activities

Here are pictures of some of our other activities during the current and past seasons.

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


The Southern Cultural Heritage Foundation had Spectrum Drama Week June 27 - July 1, 2011 and a Spectrum Showcase performance & exhibit July 7, 2011. The Spectrum Youth Art Exhibit will be on display until September 30, 2011.  Photos


P1200476.JPGP1200490.JPGVTG 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.”

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.

Congratulations to for competing and being selected as a Region VIII Irene Ryan Scholarship Audition National Finalist for the 2011 Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival. acted and directed at the Parkside Playhouse for 13 years and served on the VTG Board of Directors.  IMDB page

P1190545The Vicksburg Theatre Guild hosted Affairs of the Heart, a benefit for the projects of the Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary, on February 4 & 5, 2011Poster

Click the thumbnail photo at left to view all the photos.

P1180418P1180421VTG had a float in the 2010 Vicksburg Christmas Parade with Gold in the Hills cast members and a special appearance by “The Drama Queen.”

Congratulations to Piper Booth, the 2009 Miss Vicksburg Outstanding Teen!

We are saddened by the death of Kat Wilkinson, an extraordinary actress who graced our stage. Service Wednesday, October 28, 2009. Obituary.

PSP Productions presented Backstabbers/Haters — Your Motivators by Pam Pruitt May 29-31, 2009. Poster

Theatre Crash Course with Meggie* Welch
December 30, 2008
A day of drama: Improv, Monologues, Scene Work, Audition Prep, and Commedia Dell’Arte. All skill levels welcome! Whether you want to learn a new skill or brush up an old one, this workshop is for you! **Ages 15+ Only Please!! (Younger may attend, but please be advised some scenes may include adult material)** acted and directed at the Parkside Playhouse for 13 years and served on the Board of Directors. She attended On Stage! Drama Camp at MSU and studied theatre at Occidental College and Los Angeles Community College. She currently resides in Los Angeles where she attends California State University. She has been a member of the 3 of Kind Theatre Group in North Hollywood for three seasons, and has worked on a television show, commercials, and a children’s video. Admission free for VTG members and $5 for non-members.   Flyer

Theatre Crash Course with Meggie* Welch

VTG and The Vicksburg presented an all-ages benefit concert for VTG by Big Hair Affair on September 27, 2008 from 8 p.m. until 1 a.m. at The Vicksburg, 801 Clay Street. Tickets were $10, available at The Vicksburg, at Michel's Record Shop, 1417 Washington Street, and at the door.

Volt Mediafix of Los Angeles filmed a music video for the song “Don't Believe In Love” from Dido's forthcoming album. Julia and Nick Blake were selected from among 30 couples who auditioned. The filming primarily took place at Margret's Grocery, AKA The Castle, on North Washington Street.

Julia and Nick Blake in Dido's new music video Don't Believe in Love

Music Video Filming, 24 September 2008

Car Wash, 23 August 2008

VTG held a yard sale on Saturday, June 21, 2008 to raise matching funds for the new Building Funds for the Arts grant. Tax-deduction information form.

Congratulations to for making her network TV debut on May 14, 2008 on Spike TV in “Episode #208, Semi-cide” of 1000 Ways to Die. Despite the episode number, it was the first installment of the pilot for the new series. Meggie starred in main stage, Gold in the Hills, and Fairy Tale Theatre at VTG, and served on the Board of Directors. The also aired Wednesday, May 21, at 10:30 p.m; Friday, May 23, at 11:00 p.m.; and Saturday, May 24, at 1:00 p.m.

Congratulations to Rebecca Nelson Scott, recipient of the 2008-2009 Marvin & Betty Reuben Scholarship at USM. The “Marvin Reuben Hub City Award” provides aid to an outstanding student majoring in broadcasting in the USM School of Mass Communication and Journalism. It is the largest scholarship they awarded this year. Rebecca is a member of the VTG Board of Directors, and has appeared in main stage, Gold in the Hills, and Fairy Tale Theatre.

We held a ceremony the opening night of Southern Discomfort to recognize Buddy Hallberg with the 2008 VTG Lifetime Achievement Award. Buddy has been acting onstage, here and elsewhere, since 1957 and is admired by generations of audiences and fellow actors. The Vicksburg Post had a nice article on March 16, 2006.

Jim Miller's Bucket Truck
Jim's new toy

“Love — Who Needs It?” Performance, 19 October 2007
presented by PSP Productions     Poster

Yard Sale, 1 September 2007
Thanks to Terri, Terry, Kat, JB, Jack, and Bob for helping make
the Yard Sale a success, and to everybody who made donations.

Eagle Scout Ceremony, 26 May 2007

Eagle Scout Parking Lot Project, March 24 2007

We held a ceremony after the 15 July 2006 performance of Gold in the Hills to recognize Georgina Stanfield with the 2006 VTG Lifetime Achievement Award. Georgina has been acting onstage in Vicksburg since 1972 and first performed at the London Palladium. The Vicksburg Post had a nice article on July 17, 2006.

Congratulations to
Emilee Booth and Dana Derrick,
2005 Co-Salutatorians at St. Al's.

We were on Channel 23!

We repainted the lobby between
Bugsy Malone and The Lion,
the Witch, and the Wardrobe

click the thumbnail photo
to view more photos

Mark Twain returned to Vicksburg on May 17th and 18th, 2004
Vicksburg native Richard R. Salassi in A Visit with Mark Twain!

Mark Twain continues to live in the hearts and minds of generations who first encountered the famous American author and humorist in grade school when they read about the adventures of Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn. Richard R. Salassi brings him to life again in his one-man show.

On 23 July 2003, Lauren Auttonberry arranged for an interview on 23 July at Channel 18, the Jackson public access cable channel, to discuss our activities such as Gold in the Hills, main stage, Fairy Tale Theatre, and the building fund grant. Click here for photos.

We held auditions on 25 & 28 April 2003 for Les Misérables: School Edition, but we determined that we were unable to cast this ambitious play. The summer months are busy for many people, and we were simply unable to recruit the number of students necessary to put on this demanding show. We wanted to do the show justice, or not do it at all. Unfortunately, the latter turned out to be the case. We thank everybody who tried out. We hope to see you at auditions for one of our future musicals!

Congratulations to VTG Board member Meggie Welch,
St Al's Class of 2003 Valedictorian.

Spring 2003 Flea Market Food Booth.

Vicksburg 2002 Christmas Parade.

Vicksburg 2003 Mardi Gras Parade.

Keep Vicksburg-Warren Beautiful, Inc. selected the Parkside Playhouse as its beautification project for 2002! They are sponsoring landscaping of the Parkside Playhouse by Faulk’s Lawn & Garden. Click here for more information



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