Mamma Mia!: Sat., May 18 at 11 a.m.; Mon., May 20 at 6 p.m. at the Parkside Playhouse
a jukebox romantic musical comedy directed by Sarah Goss and Genevieve Rushing
Cast: large cast of male and female actors, singers, and dancers, age 14 and older; 13 principal characters, and an ensemble. Singing and dancing is required.
Shows: Aug. 2-11, 2019
Sophie is “planning” to have her father walk her down the aisle at her wedding on a small Greek island at a villa owned by Donna, her mother. Donna has never revealed the identity of Sophie’s father, but Sophie has narrowed the possibilities down to three candidates, Sam, Bill, and Harry, whom she has secretly invited to the wedding. Based around the music from the band, ABBA, over 60 million people worldwide have fallen in love with the characters, the story and the music that make Mamma Mia! the ultimate feel-good show!
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The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee: Mon. & Tue., Aug. 5 & 6 at 5:30 p.m. at the Parkside Playhouse
a musical comedy directed by Sam Lovorn
Cast: 11 Cast Members (6 male & 5 female), age 20+. People auditioning should have a song prepared. There will be a movement call (easy choreography). Some people may be asked to read.
Shows: Oct. 3, 5, 6 & 10-13
Winner of the Tony and the Drama Desk Awards for Best Book! A group of six mid-pubescent tweens vie for the spelling championship of a lifetime. While candidly disclosing hilarious and touching stories from their home lives, the tweens spell their way through a series of (potentially made-up) words, hoping never to hear the soul-crushing, pout-inducing, life un-affirming “ding” of the bell that signals a spelling mistake. Six spellers enter; one speller leaves! At least the losers get a juice box.
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Anne of Green Gables: Sat, Aug. 10 at 2 p.m. & Mon. Aug. 12 at 6 p.m. at the Parkside Playhouse
a comedy directed by Bobby Newell
Cast: 7 males, 8 females plus some extras, age teen and older.
Shows: Nov. 8-10 & 15-17, 2019
Green Gables is the home of lovable Matthew Cuthbert and his stern sister, Marilla. They agree to adopt a boy to help with the farm work. Imagine their consternation when Anne Shirley, a girl in her teens, is sent by the orphanage by mistake! Anne touches Matthew’s heart with her vivid imagination and her charitable viewpoint, but it takes time to reach the tender heart beneath Marilla’s hard exterior. Then there is young Diana Berry, Anne’s best new friend, and a lad named Gilbert Blythe who secretly likes Anne and is Anne’s kindred spirit.
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Chicago: Sat., Oct. 19 & Sun., Oct. 20, 2019 at 1 p.m. at the Parkside Playhouse
a musical comedy satire directed by Sarah Goss
(special, not part of membership)
Cast: 9 males, 10 females plus some extras, age 17 and older; dancers needed.
Rehearsals: starting Sat., Oct. 26, 2019
Shows: Jan. 31, Feb. 1-2 & Feb. 6-9, 2020
In roaring twenties Chicago, chorus line dancer Roxie Hart murders a faithless lover and convinces her hapless husband, Amos, to take the rap…until he finds out he’s been duped and turns on Roxie. Convicted and sent to death row, Roxie and another “Merry Murderess,” Velma Kelly, vie for the spotlight and the headlines, ultimately joining forces in search of the “American Dream”: fame, fortune, and acquittal. This sharp-edged satire features a dazzling score that sparked immortal staging by Bob Fosse.
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Gold in the Hills: Sat., Feb. 1 at 2 p.m. & Mon., Feb. 3, 2020 at 6 p.m. the Parkside Playhouse
an 1890s melodrama produced by John Hesselberg and Walter Johnston, and directed by Sarah Goss
Cast: actors and actresses ages six through adult, and singers and dancers ages teen through adult. There are a small number of parts for children and numerous parts for teens and adults. Can-can dancers must be at least in the 9th Grade. A list of available roles may be viewed here.
Online Audition Information Form
Shows: Mar. 20 – Apr. 4 & July 10-25, 2020
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.
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Magical Musical Revue: Mon., Feb. 10 and Tue., Feb.11, 2020 at 6:30 p.m. at Gibson Memorial United Methodist Church, 335 Oak Ridge Rd., Vicksburg, MS 39183.
a musical revue directed by Jim Shirley
Cast: 8 males and 8 females, age 16 and older
Shows: May 1-3 & 8-10, 2020
A delightful revue of old-time musical favorites.
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Fairy Tale Theatre: Sat., Apr. 18 from 1-3 p.m.& Sun., Apr. 19, 2020 from 4-6 p.m. at the Parkside Playhouse
children’s theatre produced by Jo Beth Britt and Jodie Johnson
We are pleased to present the musical Moana, Jr. plus two plays.
Cast: children ages seven through eighteen
Assistant Director and Tech positions available for ages 14 and above.
Shows: Jun. 25-28, 2020
Through Fairy Tale Theatre, children gain experience in many of the areas of theatre such as acting, learning lines, making costumes, helping with set construction, and helping backstage.
Registration fees: $35 per child for VTG Family members and $55 per child for other members and non-members are due at Orientation.
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VTG Open Audition Policy
It is the policy of the Vicksburg Theatre Guild that all auditions are open to the public. We need and want any interested people, newcomers and stage veterans alike, to participate in the fun and excitement of live theatre. We publicize our auditions in local and regional media to attempt to make all interested parties aware of our performing opportunities. Because the Directors of our plays only have limited roles for which they are casting, everybody who auditions will not be selected for a part. However, we are also always in need of assistance in other areas of theatre, including set construction, set artwork, lighting, and backstage technical activities, so people who are not selected for acting roles have other enjoyable activities available. We invite all members of the public to participate in these activities, as well.
We encourage everybody in the cast and production staff to be members of the Vicksburg Theatre Guild. View our membership rates and the benefits of membership.