Monthly Archives: August 2016

The Gift of the Magi Auditions

Auditions for Tupelo Community Theatre’s production of The Gift of the Magi will Sunday, unhealthy pills October 2nd at 2:00 and Monday, October 3rd at 7:00 at the Lyric Theatre. The cast calls for 9 women and 5 men high school of age and older. No advance preparation is needed and Debby Gibbs will direct. Production dates are December 8-10, 2016. The play is based on the classic O. Henry Christmas story of Della and Jim and their first Christmas together. In a strange twist of fate they find the perfect gifts for one another but at an unexpected cost.\n\nCast of characters-\n\nDella is young, affectionate, selfless and cares deeply for Jim, her husband. The story revolves around her predicament of procuring a worthy Christmas present for him when she only has a small amount of money.\n\nJim, Della’s husband, and “the lord of the flat,” is heavily burdened by the need to support the household on a low salary. Despite this burden, however, he’s described as content, quiet, and good-natured.\n\nMadame Vodskaya owns the hair shop to which Della sells her hair. Her manner with Della is brusque and to the point. Her manner directly contrasts that of Della and Jim, who value their love and sentiment over material value.\n\nDot and Donna Marie are Della’s sisters.\n\nClarice is Della’s neighbor. She has some major financial problems and comes to Della for help.\nArt and Digsby are fellow workers with Jim. They are good natured and looking to have a good time.\n\nLady Boot Clerk(Miss Robert) runs a boot shop where Della looks for shoes for Jim. She is a typical shop owner looking to make a sale.\n\nWatch Clerk runs a watch shop where Della wants to purchase something for Jim. He is stern but in the end gives in to the Christmas spirit.\n\nNarrators take us through the story and guide us along the way. They can be male or female.\n\nFor more information email the director at gibbsdr@bellsouth.net or call the TCT office at 844-1935.

Haunted Theatre Auditions

If you are interested in helping with Tupelo Community Theatre’s 11th annual Haunted Theatre contact Steve Miller at Steve.miller@sodexo.com or 662 213-6611.\n\n\nProduction dates are October 14-15, prostate case 21-22, and 28-29, 7:00-11:00 pm each evening. Opportunities are available for designing, decorating, acting, and working on Haunted Theatre.

Auditions for Company

TCT Off Broadway will hold auditions for Stephen Sondheim’s Company Sunday August 21st @ 2:00 pm and Monday August 22nd @ 6:30 pm at 213 East Franklin Street. From musical theatre’s most renowned composer, prostate Company is largely regarded as a trailblazer and the winner of seven Tony Awards On the night of his 35th birthday, troche confirmed bachelor, Robert, contemplates his unmarried state. Over the course of a series of dinners, drinks and even a wedding, his explain the pros and cons of taking on a spouse.\n\nThe cast calls for 6 men and 8 women 18 years of age or older. Everyone must sing but no advance preparation is needed.\n\nBen Eakes will direct and production dates are November 10-12, 2016. For more information contact the TCT office at 844-1935 or email Ben ben.eakes@comcast.net

Season Opening Production-Peter and the Starcatcher

Tupelo Community Theatre will open it’s 2016-17 season with the multiple Tony Award winning production of Peter and the Starcatcher, by Rick Elice based on the novel by Dave Barry & Ridley Pearson. Get “hooked” with this wildly theatrical play with music prequel to the story of Peter Pan. Peter and the Starcatcher upends the century-old story of how a miserable orphan comes to be The Boy Who Would Not Grow Up. Production dates are August 25-27 at 7:30 p.m. and a matinee at 2 p.m. on August 27. The play is directed Danielle Adams. Tickets are $22 for adults and $10 for students and go on sale at Noon on Monday, 15th by calling 844-1935

Back to School Trivia Tournament

TCT Off Broadway will present its 2nd annual Back To School Trivia Tournament on August 18 at 7:30 at 213 East Franklin. Doors open at 7 p.m. and Trivia will begin at 7:30 with teams of 5-10 people and prizes for the winning team and best team name.. Tickets are $15 and include one free drink. Tables may be reserved by teams by calling 844-1935.