Monthly Archives: January 2017

Cicada

Tupelo Community Theatre will present Cicada, by award winning Tupelo native Jerre Dye, on January 26, 27 and 28 at 7:30 p.m. and January 28th at 2 p.m. at the Lyric Theatre.

The Chicago Tribune’s review of Cicada said “Dye’s voice is most definitely authentic and his understanding of trauma and loss palpable.” Chicago Theatre Review described the play as “a poetic southern drama riding over waves of angst and anger, laced with moments of unexpected humor. The play takes place in rural Mississippi in July 1974 and deals with isolation where memories become real moving the audience backward and forward in time.

The play contains language some patrons may find offensive. Tickets go on sale to the public at Noon on Monday, January 16th and may be purchase by calling the TCT office at 844-1935.

Love Letters Auditions

TCT Off Broadway will hold auditions for Love Letters by A. R. Gurney on January 22 at 3 p.m. and 23 at 6:30 p.m. at 213 East Franklin Street. The play is comprised of letters exchanged over a lifetime between two people who grew up together, went their separate ways, but continued to share confidences. As the actors read the letters aloud, what is created is an evocative, touching, frequently funny but always telling pair of character studies in which what is implied is as revealing and meaningful as what is actually written down. The cast calls for one man and one woman 30 years of age or older and no advance preparation is needed. John McCustion will direct and production dates are February 23, 24, and 25th. For more information contact the director at mccustion@gmail.com or call the TCT office at 844-1935.

Auditions for Hairspray

Tupelo Community Theatre will hold auditions for Hairspray, music by Marc Shaiman, lyrics by Scott Wittman and Shaiman and a book by Mark O’Donnell and Thomas Meehan, on January 4th and 5th at 5:30 on the stage of the Lyric Theatre. The musical with 1960s-style dance music is set in Baltimore, Maryland and tells of teenager Tracy Turnblad’s dream to dance on a local TV dance program. Tracy wins a role on the show, becomes a celebrity overnight, meets a colorful array of characters and launches a campaign to integrate the show.

The 2003 winner of eight Tony Awards, including Best Musical, is based on the 1988 John Waters film. The diverse cast includes male and female roles of all ages 13 years and older. Advance preparation is needed and music may be picked up beginning December 12th from 9-4 p.m. Monday -Friday at the Lyric Theatre office.

Tom Booth will direct with musical direction by Debra Robison. Production dates are April 27-29. For more information you may email the director at 1tct@bellsouth.net or call the TCT office at 844-1935.