Victoria Players Children’s Theater (VPCT)

Alison Sponseller leaps for joy as Grandpa Joe in Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka Jr. in VPCT’s 2019 spring production of the show.

Season 6 begins now! Audition for A Christmas Story on October 2 at the Victoria Opera House. Follow this link for sign up instructions.

Congratulations to our VPCT cast and crew on an amazing 2021-2022 season! Stay tuned for our next season announcement, coming soon.

Thank you to the Liberty Union VFW, Schaffner’s Drive In, WASP Finishing Woodwork, and Beneath the Sycamore for being valuable 2022 sponsors.


VPCT’s 2021-2022 season announcement – A Brand New Day

Online Musical “Could You Hug a Cactus” 2021

Online Musical “Super Happy Awesome News” 2020

During the 2020-2021 theatre shutdown from the COVID-19 pandemic, members of VPCT met with their director through Zoom, and with the help of parents and siblings, they practiced and recorded their scenes with their own props, backgrounds and costumes.

During the 2020 theatre shutdown, VPCT teamed up with another local theatre in a virtual event called DUETS. Each participant learned new songs and recorded their portion at home. The edited mash-up DUETS was available on YouTube until just recently. We are working on getting our VPCT members access to their songs again soon.


2020 VPCT Committee Members

  • Andy Todd – President
  • Mary Dupler
  • Jill Henwood
  • Kathy Kuck
  • Melissa Sponseller
  • Amy Todd
  • Joe Werstak

THE HISTORY OF THE VPCT

Recognizing the need for accessible dedicated children’s theater programming in central southeast Ohio, the Victoria Players Children’s Theater was launched in 2016 by a group of parents as a subcommittee of the Baltimore Downtown Restoration Committee, a 501c3 organization. The focus for the first nine months was planning and fundraising, which culminated in the first musical production in February 2017. High School Musical, Jr. attracted talent from Fairfield County and central Ohio, and was a great success. Many of the actors that participated in that show are still involved in the theater today. Opportunities also exist for students wanting off-stage experience, such as student stage managers, light and sound booth technicians, set design, and student directors. The newly renovated Victoria Opera House provides not only a home base for operations, but a beautiful, historic backdrop for practices and smaller productions. 

VPCT Committee Meetings

In 2020, the VPCT went through a reorganization. Anyone wanting to get involved in the theater is encouraged to attend board meetings. Meetings are held through the convenience of Zoom.

Email us or sign up below for additional information.

Nick Henwood transforms into Les Jacobs on stage during Disney’s Newsies in August of 2019.

VPCT past productions

  • High School Musical, 2017

  • Mary Poppins Jr., 2018

  • John Lennon and Me, 2019

  • Super Happy Awesome News, 2020

  • It’s a Wonderful Life, 2021

  • Honk, 2017

  • Lion King Kids, 2018

  • Willy Wonka Jr., 2019

  • DUETS and Christmas DUETS, 2020

  • The Giver, 2022

  • Legally Blonde, 2017

  • A Christmas Carol, 2018

  • Disney’s Newsies, 2019

  • Could You Hug a Cactus?, 2021

  • The SpongeBob Musical, 2022

BDRC logoBALTIMORE DOWNTOWN RESTORATION

The BDRC is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization in the
Village of Baltimore, Ohio.

PO Box 74, 101 S. Main St., Baltimore, OH 43105 . info@BaltimoreDowntownRestoration.com