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TCT Haunted Theatre Auditions

Have you ever wanted to get involved with one of TCT’s most popular seasonal events? You know you have! Seriously, it takes many, many volunteers to stage the Haunted Theatre every year. In order to volunteer, you must be at least 14 years of age (adult volunteers are especially encouraged to step forward!). You must also attend one of two mandatory audition/workshops led by Haunted Theatre Director Steve Miller, Dave Dawson and special guest instructor Todd Barnett on either September 8th or September 15th at 10:00 a.m. at the Lyric. The workshop should last no longer than 1.5 hours and will include acting, makeup, set design and some other spooky stuff. Come and audition. Be part of the FUN! Dates for this year’s TCT Haunted Theatre are Oct 12-13, 18-20 and 25-27. For more information, please call the TCT office at 662-844-1935 or email jurassicscooter@yahoo.com.

The Marvelous Wonderettes

Tupelo Community Theatre will present its season opening production of The Marvelous Wonderettes at the Lyric Theatre. When called upon to perform at their senior prom as a last minute replacement, Springfield High Songleaders Betty Jean, Cindy Lou, Missy and Suzy, rally together to entertain their classmates in four-part harmony. The show uses pop songs from the 1950s and 1960s as a vehicle to tell its story and includes favorites like Mr. Sandman, Heatwave, Lollipop, It’s In His Kiss, You Don’t Own Me, Dream Lover, It’s My Party, Son of a Preacher Man, Leader of the Pack and Goodnight, Sweetheart, Goodnight. The hit musical comedy continues to play Off Broadway in New York City. The production will be August 23-25 at 7:30 p.m. with a Saturday matinee on August 25th at 2 p.m. TCT season wildcard members may claim their tickets any time. Tickets are $25 for adults and $10 for students and younger and will go on sale to the public at Noon on August 6th by calling the TCT box office at 844-1935.

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TCT 2018-2019 Season Tickets on sale

2018 2019 tct season card

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

Please consider becoming a patron of the theatre. The Star level starts at only $20 more than the cost of your season tickets. Call our Box Office Manager Lisa Hall at 662-844-1935 to purchase your tickets.

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.

Cody Slaughter in Concert

Tupelo Community Theatre and the Tupelo Elvis Fan Club will present Cody Slaughter in concert at the Lyric Theatre September 22. Slaughter is hailed as one of the most talented, young Actors, Singer and Elvis Tribute Artist in the country. Born and raised in Harrison, Arkansas, gateway to the beautiful Ozark Mountains, Cody Slaughter began entertaining at the young age of 13. A true Southern boy, Cody’s true passion for Elvis’ music and memory has directed his career path. Special Guest Chance Moore will open the concert at 6:15 with doors open at 5:30. Tickets range from $25-50 and are all reserved seating. To purchase tickets call the TCT box office at 662-844-1935 Noon-4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

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

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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.