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Hairspray The Musical

Note-Tickets for Hairspray are very tight, call the TCT box office now!

Tupelo Community Theatre will present Hairspray The Musical on April 27-29 at 7:30 p.m. and at 2 p.m. on April 29th at the Lyric Theatre. Winner of 8 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, the story is set in 1962 Baltimore where dance-loving teen Tracy Turnblad auditions for a spot on “The Corny Collins Show” and wins. She becomes an overnight celebrity, a trendsetter in dance, fun and fashion. Perhaps her new status as a teen sensation is enough to topple Corny’s reigning dance queen and bring racial integration to the show. Tickets are $22 for adults and $10 for students and younger and go on sale to public at Noon on April 10th. For more information or to purchase tickets call 844-1935.

Auditions for Summer Youth Theatre

Summer Youth Theatre Auditions

Tupelo Community Theatre will hold auditions for its summer youth production
of Shrek The Musical JR. on March 27 and 28 at 6:30 p.m. in the rehearsal
hall of the Lyric Theatre. Everyone’s favorite ogre is back in this
hilarious stage spectacle, based on the Oscar-winning smash hit film and
outrageous Broadway musical. Those auditioning for this large cast should be
rising third graders through high school seniors. Everyone will be required
to sing and read from the script but no advance preparation is needed.
Production dates for the show are June 22-24 Danielle Adams will direct.
For more information contact the director at danielleadamsvoice@gmail.com or
call the TCT office at 844-1935.

On The Radio Youth Production

TCT Off Broadway will present a youth production of On the Radio on March 31
and April 1 at 7:30 p.m. at 213 East Franklin. Welcome to KYDZ, the radio
station that plays the hits while you sing along! From the Depression and
WWII to Elvis, the Beatles and disco, the radio is where America hears the
songs that become the soundtracks of their lives including Ain’t We Got
Fun?, Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy, Footloose, Hound Dog, and Sgt. Pepper’s
Lonely Hearts Club Band. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students and
younger. For more information or to purchase, please contact the TCT office
at 662- 844-1935.

TCT Scholarships

Tupelo Community Theatre offers four $500 scholarships each year to students
attending Mississippi high schools and universities. Students must
complete at least 12 hours each semester (or its equivalent if on the
quarter system) and maintain at least a 2.5 GPA. Details about each
scholarship and the application form may be obtained at www.tct.ms .
Applications must be received no later than April 15th. Recipients will be
notified by June 1st. For more information contact the TCT office at
844-1935.

Award winning Cicada performance

Tupelo Community Theatre’s award winning production of Cicada, by Amory native Jerre Dye, will present a final performance of the show on Monday, February 27 at 7:30 p.m. at TCT Off Broadway 213 East Franklin. The cast will perform the 60 minute cut version of the play they will perform at the Southeastern Theatre Conference Community Theatre Festival in Lexington, Ky. The Cicada cast was awarded Best Ensemble Acting, with Jennifer Cummings winning Best Supporting Actress and Lisa Martin Outstanding Achievement in Acting. The show also won Best Production. This is TCT’s 6th year in a row to represent Mississippi at the SETC regional festival. Tickets are $20 and may be reserved by calling the TCT office at 844-1935.

Noises Off

Tupelo Community Theatre will present the comedy Noises Off by Michael Frayn March 9-11 at 7:30 p.m. and a matinee on March 11 at 2 p.m at the Lyric Theatre. Often called the funniest farce ever written, Noises Off presents a manic menagerie as a cast of itinerant actors rehearsing a flop called Nothing’s On. Winner of multiple awards, the New York Times praised it, saying it is “the most dexterously realized comedy ever about putting on a comedy. A spectacularly funny, peerless backstage farce, this dizzy, well-known romp is a festival of delirium.” Tickets are $18 for adults and $6 for students and go on sale to the public on Monday, February 27th at Noon by call 844-1935.

Love Letters at TCT Off Broadway

TCT Off Broadway will present Love Letters by A.R. Gurney at 7:30 p.m. on February 17 and 18 at 213 East Franklin Street. The play shares the story of Andrew and Melissa, both born to wealth and position, who are childhood friends. The duo share a lifelong correspondence, many times physically apart, but spiritually as close as only true lovers can be. The play is evocative, touching, and frequently funny. Tickets are $20 each, include the first drink and may be reserved by calling the TCT office at 844-1935.