Monthly Archives: May 2018

Auditions for The Marvelous Wonderettes

Tupelo Community Theatre will hold auditions for the smash off-Broadway hit The Marvelous Wonderettes, created by Roger Bean, June 10th at 2 pm. and June 11 at 6 p.m. in the rehearsal hall of the Lyric Theatre. The musical takes you to the 1958 Springfield High School prom where we meet four girls with hopes and dreams as big as their crinoline skirts! Later the Wonderettes reunite to take the stage and perform at their ten-year reunion. Featuring over 30 classic ’50s and ’60s hits, The Marvelous Wonderettes will keep you smiling in this must-take musical trip down memory lane! The cast is made up of adult women ages 18-40 and must be able to sing. No advance preparation is necessary. Christi Houin will direct, with David East as musical director. Production dates for the shows are August 23-25. For more information contact christih_3@comcast.net or call the TCT office at 844-1935.

Music, Monet and Margaritas

The Lyric Krewe, Tupelo Community Theatre’s support organization, will present their 15th Annual Street Fiesta, Music, Monet, and Margaritas, on June 2nd from 7:30 p.m. until 11:30 p.m. The event will be on Broadway in front of the Lyric and will include music by the Jam Band and a silent auction of local artist’s work. Tickets are $25 and include food provided by Outback steakhouse and your first drink TCT also needs volunteers to help with set-up, gate, bar, food, or clean up, Work for two hours and enjoy the event on us! Also looking for donations from artists for the silent auction. For more information on tickets call 662-844-1935 or visit

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/409094ba9aa28a6fe3-music1
to sign up.

Also have posters ready to go up if you can help. Call or email 1tct@bellsouth.net to set up time to pick up. Thanks

Disney’s The Lion King JR

Tupelo Community Theatre will present its summer youth production of Disney’s The Lion King JR, with music and lyrics by Elton John and Tim Rice, June 21st and 22nd at 7:30 p.m. and 23rd at 2 p. m. at the Lyric Theatre in downtown Tupelo. Based on the Broadway production the show has captivated the imagination of audiences around the world and now, for the first time ever, TCT has the opportunity to produce this one-of-a-kind musical. The African savannah comes to life on stage with Simba, Rafiki and an unforgettable cast of characters as they journey from Pride Rock to the jungle… and back again, in this inspiring, coming-of-age tale. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students and younger and may be reserved by calling the box office at 662-844-1935.

Angel Street

Tupelo Community Theatre will present the drama Angel Street at TCT Off Broadway, 213 East Franklin Street, June 14th, 15th and 16th at 7:30 p.m. A Broadway hit first produced on the West End under the title Gaslight and filmed twice, Angel Street tells the story of the Manninghams, who live on Angel Street in 19th century London. Patrick Hamilton, the author, has built and sustained some of the most brilliant, suspenseful sequences in modern theatre. “I have just seen the theatre really come alive for the first time this season. One of the most satisfying theatre adventures of the last decade.” – New York News. Tickets for the show are $20 for adults and $10 for students and younger and may be reserved by calling the box office at 662-844-1935

2018-2019 Season Tickets on Sale NOW!

2018 2019 tct season card

TCT is excited to announce its 49th season.With classics, musicals, comedies,
and dramas, there is something for everyone. Season ticket packages go on sale
March 12. Purchase soon so you don’t risk missing out on a single production!

The Marvelous Wonderettes
August 23-25, 2018 • Created by Roger Bean
The Marvelous Wonderettes takes a cotton candy-colored musical trip down memory lane to the 1958
Springfield High School prom where we meet The Wonderettes – four girls with hopes and dreams as big
as their crinoline skirts. The show follows their lives and loves from prom night to their 10-year reunion. The score has more than 20 chart-busting hits such as “Dream Lover,” “Lollipop,” and “It’s My Party” that will have you tapping your foot and wanting to sing along.

The Lion, the Witch & the Wardrobe
December 6-8, 2018 • Dramatized by Joseph Robinette from the story by C.S. Lewis
This dramatization of C.S. Lewis’ classic novel set in the land of Narnia, recreates the magic and mystery of the great lion Aslan and his struggle with the White Witch, and the adventures of Peter, Susan, Lucy, and Edmund. A story of love, faith, courage and giving, with its triumph of good over evil, The Lion, the Witch & the Wardrobe is a true celebration of life.

The Glitter Girls
January 24-26, 2019 • By Mark Dunn
Join us for the Mississippi premier of Mississippi native Mark Dunn’s latest comedy, The Glitter Girls.
This southern comedy takes the audience through a specially called meeting of a north Georgia social
club called “The Glitter Girls.” The club’s richest member, Trudy Tromaine (who is at death’s door)
convenes the meeting to express her wishes to bequeath some of her millions to one lucky “Sister of
the Gleam and Sparkle.”

A Time to Kill
March 7-9, 2019 • Adapted for the stage by Rupert Holmes from the book by John Grisham
Carl Lee Hailey is on trial for shooting two men in the very courtroom where he now stands trial. His
attorney Jake Brigance is willing to risk everything to defend his client’s life. As the trial heats up, the community is torn apart in this gripping adaptation of John Grisham’s incendiary novel about race, crime, and family in small-town America that asks the question: when is it right to take justice into your own hands?

The Addams Family
April 25-27, 2019 • Book by Marshall Brickman & Rick Elice • Music & lyrics by Andrew Lippa
A fresh, new musical about love, family, honesty and growing up. Featuring America’s darkest and
quirkiest family, The Addams Family must deal with many of the same challenges faced by any other
family – their kids are growing up. Their dark, macabre, beloved daughter Wednesday is now a young
woman who has fallen in love with a sweet, smart boy from a normal, respectable Ohio family. And
she has invited his family to their home for dinner. In one fateful hilarious night, secrets are disclosed, relationships are tested, and the Addams family must face up to the one horrible thing they’ve managed to avoid for generations – change.

Special Needs and Senior Troops Organizational Meeting

Tupelo Community Theatre believes that theatre is for everyone and will hold a meeting to discuss the possible addition of special needs and senior troops for our community. The meeting will be at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, May 17th at TCT Off Broadway, 213 East Franklin Street, and is open to anyone interested in theatre for all ages and abilities. TCT wants to empower people and share their mission to stimulate, promote, teach, and develop interest in the dramatic arts. For more information email 1tct@bellsouth.net or call the TCT office at 844-1935.