2018-2019 Show Schedule

Little Vikes Drama Camp Presents… 

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Performance Dates: July 6 and 7 at 7 pm; July 8 at 2 pm

Venue: VSHS Auditorium

Director: Marcy Horst & VSHS Drama Students

Freckleface Strawberry is the story of a little girl who longs to be rid of her annoying freckles and the incredible lengths she’ll go to to make that happen. It features a terrific cast of faithful friends – Danny, Harry, Jake, Ballet Girl, Jane, Emily, Flora, Dora, Gabby, Lionel, Sarah, and Janelle, as well as the interesting characters they meet along the way – the Fontaine Gang, Mother, Teacher, Tap Dancer, Clown, Baby Brother, Sherlock Holmes and Watson, Lady Gaga, the Crayons, and Guitar Player, to name a few. The VSHS Drama Department will be performing this show in April, giving Little Vikes Drama Campers the unique opportunity to see the show and then perform it. Several VSHS Drama students will assist in the direction and mentoring of Little Vikes Drama Company Cast.

Find the 2018 Camp Packet: HERE

Little Vikes Drama Camp is sponsored in part by ACT I of Benton County.



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Performance Dates: August 3, 4, 10 and 11 at 7:30 PM;  August 5 and 12 at 2PM

Venue: Vinton-Shellsburg High School Auditorium

Director: Steve Arnold

Synopsis: Disney’s Newsies is story based on the real-life Newsboy Strike of 1899. The musical tells the story of Jack Kelly, a rebellious newsboy who dreams of a life as an artist away from the big city. After publishing giant Joseph Pulitzer raises newspaper prices at the newsboys’ expense, Jack and his fellow newsies take action and organize a strike. With help from the intrepid reporter Katherine Plumber, all of New York City soon recognizes the power of young people.





Performance Dates: Fall 2018

Venue: The Palace Theater- Vinton, IA

Director: Doug Martens

Synopsis: In this deliciously funny Southern-fried comedy, the Verdeen cousins of Sweetgum, Texas — Gaynelle, Peaches, and Jimmie Wyvette — are up against the clock as they frantically attempt to produce the ultimate high school reunion before the old building is demolished. But they’ve got a bushel of obstacles to overcome before they can pull off this miracle! Their scramble to prepare the perfect event is interrupted by the exploits of their beloved Uncle Aubrey, and Aunt LaMerle.

Chaos is side-splittingly achieved! A gut-busting Jones Hope Wooten farce — and a stand-alone play in its own right — LAST ROUND-UP OF THE GUACAMOLE QUEENS is the third and final comedy in the Verdeen Cousins Texas Trilogy that begins with THE RED VELVET CAKE WAR and continues with REX’S EXES. You’ll laugh so hard you might even consider attending your next high school reunion!



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Performance Dates: May 10,11 @ 7 pm and May 12 @ 2 pm

Venue: The Palace Theater- Vinton, IA

Director: Steve Arnold

Synopsis: It is 1942 in Brooklyn. Grandma and Bella Kurnitz live in an apartment above Kurnitz’s Kandy Store, and on a sweltering August day, Jay and Arty Kurnitiz are sitting in their grandmother’s living room while their father, Eddie, asks her to take care of them.






The Music Man

Performance Dates:

August 10th at 2PM and 7PM

August 11th at 2PM

August 17th at 7PM

August 18th at 2PM and 6PM


Vinton-Shellsburg High School


The Music Man is a classic musical that tells the story of fast-talking traveling salesman, Harold Hill, as he cons the people of River City, Iowa, into buying instruments and uniforms for a band that he vows to organize – this, despite the fact that he doesn’t know a thing about music. His plans to skip town with the cash are foiled when he falls for Marian, the librarian, who ends up transforming him into a respectable citizen by the end of the show.