Alison Sponseller leaps for joy as Grandpa Joe in Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka Jr. in VPCT’s 2019 spring production of the show.
Congratulations to our cast of The Giver. We had two fantastic shows!
VPCT’s 2021-2022 season announcement – A Brand New Day!
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 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. VPCT also produced the following online musical during the summer of 2022. Watch Super Happy News below.
IT’s HERE!! Watch SUPER HAPPY AWESOME NEWS!
2020 VPCT Committee Members
- Andy Todd – President
- Mary Dupler
- Jill Henwood
- Kathy Kuck
- 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.
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.
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Nick Henwood transforms into Les Jacobs on stage during Disney’s Newsies in August of 2019.
VPCT past productions
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