Mamma Mia!

August 22-24, 2019 @ The Lyric

Night, Mother

November 21-23, 2019 @ TOB

A Christmas Story

December 12-14, 2019 @ The Lyric

Of Mice and Men

January 23-25, 2020@ The Lyric

Puffs

February 13-15, 2020 @ TOB

Moon Over Buffalo

March 5-7, 2020 @ The Lyric

Spamalot

April 23-25, 2020 @ The Lyric

Vanya & Sonia & Masha & Spike

May 28-30, 2020 @ TOB

Annie, JR

June 25-27, 2020 @ The Lyric

 

‘night, Mother

Tupelo Community Theatre will present ‘night, Mother by Marsha Norman,  November 21-23 at 7:30 p.m. at  TCT Off Broadway 213 East Franklin Street.  The 1993 Pulitzer Prize winning play was also nominated for the Tony Award for Best Play.  The play is about a daughter, Jessie, and her mother, Thelma. It begins with Jessie calmly telling her Mama that by morning she will be dead, as she plans to commit suicide that very evening. The subsequent dialogue between Jessie and Mama slowly reveals her reasons for her decision, her life with Mama, and how thoroughly she has planned her own death, culminating in a disturbing, yet unavoidable, climax.  “Something I hadn’t seen in a long time happened at ‘NIGHT, MOTHER: The audience still sat applauding after the house lights came up, as if waiting for the cast to come round and join them.” —Village Voice.   Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for students and younger and are on sale now.  For more information  or to purchase tickets call the TCT office at 844-1935.

Moon Over Buffalo Auditions

Moon Over Buffalo

Tupelo Community Theatre will hold auditions for Ken Ludwig’s Moon Over Buffalo on Sunday, December 15, 2019, at 2:00 PM and Monday, December 16, 2019, at 6:00 PM in the rehearsal hall at the Lyric Theatre at 201 N Broadway in Downtown Tupelo. This show is a raucous farce about a dysfunctional theatre troupe at the Erlander Theatre in Buffalo, New York, in 1953. The troupe winds its way through a tangle of confusion to produce a misbegotten mixture of two plays at the same time. The show is filled with laughter and slapstick comedy. The cast is composed of 4 females: 2 – ages 20-30; 1 – age 45-55; and 1 – age 70+ and 4 males: 2 – ages 20-30 and 2 ages 45-55. Some of the male roles involve quite a bit of physicality and staged combat. No advanced preparation is required. Production dates are March 5, 6, and 7, 2020 with rehearsals beginning on January 26, 2020. For more information, call 662-844-1935 or email the director, Bobby Geno, at robertgeno@comcast.net

50th Anniversary of TCT & NMSO

Tupelo Community Theatre, in partnership with the North Mississippi Symphony Orchestra, will present a concert version of South Pacific in celebration of the 50th anniversaries of TCT and NMSO on March 21, 2020 at the Lyric Theatre.

Additional auditions for South Pacific will be Monday, November 11th and Tuesday, November 12th at 6:30 in rehearsal hall at the Lyric. This diverse cast includes men and women ages 16 and older. Those auditioning for a principal or supporting role will be asked to sing a 60 second portion of a song from the show. Music will be provided for the those auditioning for the chorus. Two children’s roles will be cast in January.

Beverly McAlilly and Sonja Jenkins will serve as the musical director and stage director, respectively. For more information you may contact the TCT office at 1tct@bellsouth.net or call 662-844-1935.

A Christmas Story-Educational Shows offered

TCT will present A Christmas Story by Philip Grecian, based on the motion picture written by Jean Shepherd, Leigh Brown and Bob Clark; and on the book In God We Trust, All Others Pay Cash by Jean Shepherd.  Shepherd’s memoir of growing up in the midwest in the 1940s follows 9-year-old Ralphie Parker in his quest to get a genuine Red Ryder BB gun under the tree for Christmas. Ralphie pleads his case before his mother, his teacher and even Santa Claus himself at Higbee’s Department Store. The consistent response: “You’ll shoot your eye out!”  Evening performances for the holiday classic will December 12-14 at 7:30 p.m. and December 14th at 2 p.m. Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for students and younger.  Tickets will go on sale November 25th.            

TCT will offer educational day performances of the play to schools on Wednesday, December 11th at 9 a.m.  and 11 a.m.  Tickets for these performances are $5, usually sell out quickly and go on sale beginning Monday, October 14th at noon.   For more information or to purchase tickets for any performance call 662-844-1935

The Rocky Horror Picture show

Tupelo Community Theatre will present an interactive, audience participation showing of the cult classic The Rocky Horror Picture Show on October 31st at 8 p.m. at TCT Off Broadway at 213 East Franklin Street.

The Rocky Horror Picture Show is a 1975 British-American musical screwball comedy horror film which is based on the 1973 musical stage production of the same title. The production is a parody tribute to the science fiction and horror B movies of the 1930s through to the early 1970s. The film stars Tim Curry, Susan Sarandon, and Barry Bostwick. The story centers on a young engaged couple whose car breaks down in the rain near a castle where they seek a telephone to call for help. The castle is occupied by strangers in elaborate costumes celebrating an annual convention. They discover the head of the house is Dr. Frank N Furter, an apparent mad scientist who actually is an alien who creates a living man in his laboratory.

Tickets for the October 31st event are on sale. Only 100 will be sold, adults $20, students $10 . ID required and no one under the age of 18. Doors open at 7:15 p.m. and a cash bar will be available. For more info or to purchase tickets call 662-844-1935.

Haunted Theatre

Tupelo Community Theatre’s 14th annual Haunted Theatre, A Night At The Lyric, will be presented October 18, 19, 25, 26 and 31st from 6 p.m. -11 p.m. at the Lyric Theatre in Downtown Tupelo.  Tickets are $15 each and are available at the door.  The 107 year old Lyric Theatre has a rich past as home  for our resident ghost Antione.  It was used as a hospital and morgue after the 1936 tornado, the 5th most deadly storm in American history.  The Haunted Theatre is not recommended for children under the age of 10. Also volunteer applications are still being accepted to assist with our haunted experience.  If you would like to volunteer or for more information contact the TCT office at 844-1935 or email 1tct@bellsouth.net.

Of Mice and Men Auditions

Auditions for Tupelo Community Theatre’s production of John Steinbeck’s classic Of Mice and Men are scheduled for Sunday, October 13th at 2 p.m.  and Monday, October 14 at 7 p.m. at TCT’s Off Broadway facility at 213 East Franklin Street.  The cast requires one woman, age 20 – 35. and nine men of varying ages.  One of the male characters should be an older African American.  The play contains profane and racist language to accurately portray the gritty lives of its characters.  Susan and Otis Tims will direct. 

The play, first produced in 1937,  looks at loss and longing among migrant workers scratching out a living in Depression-era California.  It is considered one of the principal works of its Nobel Prize-winning author.  The show will be presented January 23 – 25, 2020 in the Lyric Theater in downtown Tupelo as part of TCT’s 50th Anniversary season.  For more information contact the directors at susanstims@gmail.com or call the TCT office at 844-1935.