PONTIAC — From 1967 through 1978, one of the great staples of American television was the Carol Burnett Show, the landmark sketch comedy/variety show. 

Vermillion Players will present a collection of selected classic sketches from the show in a two-act production April 5-7 and again April 12-14 at the Eagle Performing Arts and Conference Center in Pontiac. There also will be several musical numbers.   

The production will feature Meghan Briscoe, Meredith Feldman, Lisa Green, Alicia Prunty, Paul Brown, John R. Gahm, Ed Green, and Noah Welch. It will be directed by Tom Ramseyer and produced by John R Gahm and Lisa Green.

Tickets are $37 for adults and includes a buffet dinner catered by Bernardi's II and the show. Fridays and Saturdays are evening performances with doors opening at 6 p.m. and dinner service at 6:15. Sundays are matinees with doors opening at 12:30 p.m. and dinner service starting at 12:45. Dinner theater tickets must be purchased in advance. 

There also will be two show-only performances: April 4 and April 11. Those  tickets are $20 each and can be purchased online, over the phone, or at the door. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m., with the show beginning at 7 pm. those nights.

Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased from the Eagle Performing Arts and Conference Center, by calling 815-844-1187 or by visiting www.vermillionplayers.com. Box office hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. 

Vermillion Players also has announced its 2019 Summer-in-the-Park Season:

  • Guys and Dolls, June 13-16; director Anthony Gullo is looking for actors, singers, and dancers ages 16 and up. Auditions continue March 30 and 31. For more information, visit the website and  Facebook page. 
  • Willy Wonka Jr., July 10-14; Krista Chmiel is director; audition information has not yet been released, but will be open to all children ages 7-15. 
  • The Vermillion Epic, Aug. 8-11; Ben Diaz is director and creator of an original work with auditions set for June 1-3 and open to ages 16 and up. More information will be released soon. 

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