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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.

Educational performances of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

TCT will present educational day performances of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, dramatized by Joseph Robinette from the story by C.S. Lewis, on Monday, December 3rd at 9 a.m. 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Due to time restrictions the cast will present excerpts from the full length show.

This new dramatization of C.S. Lewis’ classic, set in the land of Narnia, faithfully recreates the magic and mystery of Aslan, the great lion, his struggle with the White Witch, and the adventures of four children who inadvertently wander from an old wardrobe into the exciting, never-to-be-forgotten Narnia. The intense action features chases, duels and escapes as the witch is determined to keep Narnia in her possession and to end the reign of Aslan. This story of love, faith, courage and giving, with its triumph of good over evil, is a true celebration of life.

Tickets are $4 each for all schools attending the day performance and usually sell out quickly . Evening performances of the show will December 6-8 at 7:30 p.m. and December 8th at 2 p.m. Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for students and younger. Tickets for the evening performances will go on sale November 26th.

For more information or to reserve seats for call 662-844-1935 beginning Monday October 15th at Noon.

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe Audiitions

Tupelo Community Theatre will hold audition for The Lion, the Witch and The Wardrobe, the C.S. Lewis’ classic set in the land of Narnia, September 30h at 5 p.m. and October 1st at 6 p.m. at the TCT Off Broadway, 213 East Franklin Street. The play faithfully recreates the magic and mystery of Aslan, the great lion, his struggle with the White Witch, and the adventures of four children who inadvertently wander from an old wardrobe into the exciting, never-to-be-forgotten Narnia. The large cast includes adults and children 8 years of age and older. No advance preparation is needed. Production dates are December 6-8 and education day performances will be scheduled as well. Jeff Houin will direct. For more information email jhouin@comcast.net or call the TCT office at 844-1935.

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.

Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf Auditions

Tupelo Community Theatre will hold auditions for Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf by Edward Albee September 20th at 6 p.m. at 213 East Franklin Street. Winner of the 1963 Tony Award for Best Play, the Broadway production of this play was a shattering and memorable experience and proclaimed the author as a major American playwright. The play has been described as a scorching, scalding, revealing and completely engrossing drama and a brilliant piece of writing. The story involves a professor at a small college and his wife who have returned home drunk from a party. The wife announces that she has invited a young couple, an opportunistic new professor at the college and his shatteringly naïve new bride, to stop by and the charade begins when they arrive. The cast includes 2 men and 2 women at least 21 years old. Production dates are November 15-17 at TCT Off Broadway and Tom Booth will direct. If you are unable to attend the September 20th audition contact the director at 1tct@bellsouth.net or call the TCT office at 844-1935 for additional information.

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.