Alison Sponseller leaps for joy as Grandpa Joe in Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka Jr. in VPCT’s 2019 spring production of the show.
Auditions will run from 1-5pm with callbacks following at 5:30. Audition sides and character/scene breakdowns are available here. This play will be directed by Jill Henwood. Jill has many years of directing experience for area community theaters, as well as directing for Liberty Union Musical Theater. Along with directing, Jill has been a professional choreographer since 1994. Jill also directed VPCT’s two recent virtual musicals and edited all of the content for our DUETS with Millersport Community Theatre. In June of 2021, she won the Spirit of Musical Theatre Award from the Ohio Community Theatre Association.
VPCT’s season announcement – A Brand New Day!
Coming soon! Sign up for your audition spot for our fall play, It’s a Wonderful Life. Accepting ages 6-18.
VPCT’s new virtual musical “Could You Hug a Cactus?” is now available for viewing! This fun musical from Beat by Beat Press features kids from across Fairfield County. They 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. The following 30-minute musical is their creation. We know you’ll enjoy “Could You Hug a Cactus?“
During the 2020 theatre shutdown, VPCT teamed up with local Millerport Community Theatre members in a virtual event called DUETS. Each participant learned new songs and recorded their portion at home. The edited mash-up DUETS can be seen through the playlist below.
DUETS was so successful, VPCT and MCT teamed up once more for the Christmas version of DUETS. The Christmas DUETS can be seen through the playlist below.
If you enjoy the DUETS, please consider making a donation to our theatre. www.venmo.com/VPCTheater
IT’s HERE!! Watch SUPER HAPPY AWESOME NEWS!
VPCT thanks Team Worldwide for their continuous support!
2020 VPCT Committee Members
- Andy Todd – President
- Mary Dupler
- Jill Henwood
- Kathy Kuck
- Jeremy Sony
- Melissa Sponseller
- Amy Todd
- Joe Werstak
If you are interested in helping, please contact us at VPCTheater@gmail.com.
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. The theater board continued to work in 2017 and 2018 to produce shows for both first time actors and experienced thespians. VPCT’s third season came with great productions John Lennon and Me, Willy Wonka Jr., and Disney’s Newsies. 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.
Please support our 2019 program sponsors.
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 will be held monthly at the Victoria Opera House.
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
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