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The Best Christmas Pageant Ever

Auditions for TCT’s holiday production of The Best Christmas Pageant Ever by Barbara Rob-inson will be held October 1 and 2 in the rehearsal hall of the Lyric Theatre. This hilarious Christmas classic is about a couple struggling to put on a church Christmas pageant. They’re faced with cast-ing the Herdman kids–probably the most inventively awful kids in history. You won’t believe the mayhem – and the fun – when the Herdmans collide with the Christmas story head on!
The cast includes both children and adults, ages 7 to 60+. Production dates for the show are Decem-ber 7-9. Christi Houin will direct. For more information, email christih_3@comcast.net or call the TCT of-fice at 844-1935.

Auditions for Best Christmas Pageant Ever

Auditions for TCT’s holiday production of The Best Christmas Pageant Ever by Barbara Rob-inson will be held October 1 and 2 in the rehearsal hall of the Lyric Theatre. This hilarious Christmas classic is about a couple struggling to put on a church Christmas pageant. They’re faced with casting the Herdman kids–probably the most inventively awful kids in history. You won’t believe the mayhem – and the fun – when the Herdmans collide with the Christmas story head on!
The cast includes both children and adults, ages 7 to 60+. Production dates for the show are December 7-9. Christi Houin will direct. For more information, email christih_3@comcast.net or call the TCT office at 844-1935.

The 39 Steps at TCT Off Broadway

NOTE-PRODUCTION DATES HAVE CHANGED

If Alfred Hitchcock’s favorite film was Airplane or Monty Python and the Holy Grail, he might have given us this version of The 39 Steps debuting at TCT Off Broadway in October. The play, based on Hitchcock’s 1935 film and John Buchan’s adventure novel, takes the classic spy story and turns it on its ears, having four actors play dozens of roles, breaking the fourth, fifth and sixth walls all in the name of hilarity.
Ben Eakes stars as Richard Hannay, a man looking for some excitement in his life and gets more than he bargained for when he meets Annabella (Haley Agnew). And Margaret (Haley Ag-new). And Pamela (Haley Agnew). Hannay is on the run from a murder he didn’t commit, and the police are hot on his trail. Or are they? John McCustion and Remy Duvalier co-star in his tale of intrigue, mistaken identity and sweaty, exhausted actors when The 39 Steps takes the stage at TCT Off Broadway Ocotober 19-21. Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for students and younger. Call the TCT office at 844-1935 to reserve tickets.

Auditions for Angel Street-NOTE CHANGE OF DATE

Tupelo Community Theatre will hold auditions for its Off Broadway production of Angel Street in spring of 2018. The cast calls for adult men and women ages 20 and older. A Broadway hit first produced under the title Gaslight and filmed twice, the play tells the story of the a couple who live in 19th century London. All appears to be the essence of Victorian tranquility but it is soon apparent the husband is slowly driving his gentle, devoted wife to the brink of insanity. The author, Patrick Hamilton, has built and sustained some of the most brilliant, suspenseful sequences in modern theatre. The play will be produced June 114-16, 2018 and will be directed by Debby Gibbs. For more information email at gibbsdr@bellsouthnet or call the TCT office at 662-844-1935.

The Robber Bridegroom

Tupelo Community Theatre’s season opening production of The Robber Bridegroom, based on a story by Eudora Welty, will be presented August 24-26 at 7:30, with a matinee at 2 pm on August 26 at the Lyric Theatre. The musical is a rousing, bawdy Southern fairytale from the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Driving Miss Daisy! The score, by Robert Waldman, is one of the best bluegrass scores ever heard on Broadway. Tickets are $25 for adults, $10 for students and younger and go on sale August 14th. The production contains a very limited amount of language some patrons may find offensive. For more information or to purchase tickets call the TCT Box Office at 844-1935.

Haunted Theatre Auditions

Have you ever wanted to get involved with one of TCT’s most popular seasonal events? You know you have! Seri-ously, it takes many, many volunteers to stage Haunted Thea-tre 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 on either September 2 or September 9 at 10:00 a.m. at the Lyric. The workshop will include acting, makeup, set de-sign and some other spooky stuff. Come and audition. Be part of the FUN!
For more information, please call the TCT office at 662-844-1935.

Season Tickets Still On Sale

If you haven’t gotten season tickets yet, don’t despair—it’s NEVER too late to purchase them. Call the TCT office today at 662-844-1935 to discuss the ticket package that is best for you!
You’re going to LOVE the 2017-2018 season. It promises to be one of the best ever and the best way to guarantee a seat for every production is with a season ticket.
• The Best Christmas Pageant Ever, will bring laughter and love to your holidays December 7-9, 2017
• The Last Train to Nimroc, a heart-warming romantic story will take the Lyric stage January 25-27, 2018
• Blithe Spirit, brings love from the “other side” and is scheduled for March 8-10, 2018
• Hello Dolly! caps the season with the story of famed matchmaker Dolly Levi on April 26-28, 2018
Don’t miss a minute—get your season ticket today!