2018-2019 Season


The VHS Players will be given a theme Friday after school, then write, produce, direct and rehearse in less than 24 hours! Each play runs around 10 minutes. Tickets are only $3! Come see the hilarity ensue!

Sept. 22, 2018 at 7:00 pm

Performed in the Knights Union (Building 5)




It is April 1922 and the cast of William Gillette’s latest Broadway revival of “Sherlock Holmes” has assembled for a weekend of relaxation at his magnificent medieval castle on a bluff overlooking the Connecticut River. For entertainment, actor-manager, playwright and heart-throb William Gillette, best known for his 30-year portrayal of the famous crime sleuth Sherlock Holmes, has arranged a séance. Now the scene is set for his greatest role. Someone is trying to murder Gillette and he suspects it is one of his guests. Intrepid, eccentric and wildly romantic, Gillette plans to solve the case himself à la Sherlock Holmes.

November 1-3, 2018 at 7:00 pm

Performed in the Knights Union (Building 5)


The show examines the relationship that develops between a troubled student and a rigid university instructor. Their conflict begins as Lisa walks into Jo’s classroom on the first day of spring break. It is their first encounter since Lisa turned in her personal essay assignment — a work describing her own planned suicide, aborted only by Jo’s intervention. Lisa’s tragically sincere belief that death would be better than life and Jo’s unusual approach to dealing with and preventing these chilling plans.

November 30, 2018 at 9:00 am

Performed at the Dassance Fine Arts Center, CF Campus


For those of you who have been missing the fun, a mystery dinner theatre includes a little detective work while you dine. An evening of mystery includes opportunities for the guests to interact with the cast. Expect a few surprises to add to the fun; plus solving the mystery comes with token prizes for the winning table! Major Country & Western stars Dixie Diver and the Downhome Dealers have returned to their hometown of Mossy Bottom for a special concert to announce the signing of their new contract with Good Ole Boys Records. You’re invited to attend and witness their demise. Uh, no, we mean their triumphant return to Mossy Bottom. Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to solve a murder (or two). Are you up to the challenge? Tickets are $15 and include a meal and the show.

February 22-23, 2019 at 7:00 pm

Performed in the Knights Union (Building 5)


For one night only, the Vanguard High School Theatre classroom will be transformed into a coffeehouse. An official VHS Players coffee mug will be your ticket for the evening, to enjoy unlimited coffee, cocoa or cider. There will be a complimentary baked goods bar and two acts of entertainment. Act one will be a variety of performances by students, staff, and alumni, and act two is a repeat performance of Thistle Blossoms.
Tickets are $15. If you have previous years official VHS Players mug, bring it with you, and save $5 ($10 ticket).

April 13, 2019 at 7:00 pm

Performance in the Knights Little Theatre (Building 7, Room 3)