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Auditions for The True Story of the Three Little Pigs

Tupelo Community Theatre will hold auditions for The True Story of the Three Little Pigs by Robert Kauzlaric, Paul Gilvary, and William Rush on March 25th and 26th  at 6 p.m. at TCT Off Broadway 213 East Franklin Street.  Every story has two sides and when the Big, Bad Wolf takes the stand in Piggsylvania’s Trial of the Century, he finally gets his say. This youth cast includes anyone 11 to 14 years old and everyone auditioning should be able to sing but no advance preparation required.  Marley Maharrey will direct.  Production dates for the show are May 16-18.  For more information contact the director at msmaharrey@gmail.com or call the TCT office at 662-844-1935.

Do you have a child who wants to learn how to be a theatre “techie”? Does he or she ever wonder how shows create neat lighting effects, colorful costumes, and realistic props? If your child is between the ages of 11-14 and wants to learn how to work backstage at a community production, contact msmaharrey@gmail.com before March 25th. Please include the following: child’s age, child’s grade, which he/she is interested in (lighting/sound, costumes, or props). Those wanting to work in costumes must have some sewing experience. Children selected will be working with a crew member on the upcoming TCTOB production The True Story of the Three Little Pigs.

A Time to Kill

Tupelo Community Theatre will present A Time To Kill, adapted for the stage by Rupert Holmes, March 7-9 at 7:30 p.m. and March 9 at 2 p.m. at the Lyric Theatre.  This riveting drama tells the story of Carl Lee Hailey, who shoots two men in the very courthouse where he now stands trial.  Defense attorney Jake Brigance sees Hailey’s act of vengeance against the racist men’s attack on his daughter as a desperate bid for justice and he’s 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 Mississippi native John Grisham’s best-selling novel about race, crime, and family in small-town America.  The play is rated R for adult language and incendiary dialogue about race that some patrons may find offensive.  Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for students and go on sale at Noon on February 25 by calling the TCT box office at 844-1935.

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Tupelo Community Theatre will present {title of show} with music and lyrics by Jeff Bowen and book by Hunter Bell on February 14-16 at 7:30 p.m. at TCT Off Broadway 213 East Franklin Street.   The show chronicles its own creation as an entry in the New York Musical Theatre Festival, and follows the struggles of the author and composer/lyricist and their two actress friends during the initial brief (three-week) creative period, along with subsequent events leading up to the show’s production.  The show includes language some patrons may find offensive.  Tickets are $25 for adults and $10 for students and younger and may be purchased by calling the TCT box office Noon-4 p.m. Monday through Friday at 844-1935. 

The Addams Family Auditions

“They’re creepy and they’re kooky… mysterious and spooky… they’re all together ooky… THE ADDAMS FAMILY!” 

Tupelo Community Theatre presents The Addams Family – A New Musical Comedy April 25-27, 2019! 

It’s every father’s nightmare. Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, has grown up and fallen in love with a sweet, smart young man from a respectable family – a man her parents have never met. If that weren’t upsetting enough, Wednesday confides in her father and begs him not to tell her mother. Now, Gomez Addams must do something he’s never done before – keep a secret from his beloved wife Morticia. Everything will change for the whole family on the fateful night they host a dinner for Wednesday’s ‘normal’ boyfriend and his parents.

Auditions for TCT’s production of The Addams Family are Monday, February 11, and Tuesday, February 12, at 6:00pm each evening in the rehearsal hall of the Lyric. The following casting opportunities are available:


MALE ROLES:
GOMEZ ADDAMS (18 & up to audition) – stage age 40+, showman, passionate, Spanish accent
UNCLE FESTER (18 & up to audition) – stage age 50+, drives the story as narrator, funny, bald
LURCH (18 & up to audition) – stage age 40+, tall, expressive facials, creepy grunts/groans/growls 
MAL BEINEKE (18 & up to audition) – stage age 40+, nervous, sarcastic, uptight
LUCAS BEINEKE (18 & up to audition) – stage age 18-24, handsome, earnest, endearing
PUGSLEY ADDAMS (12 & up to audition) – stage age 12-16, mischievous, odd, pesky

FEMALE ROLES:
MORTICIA ADDAMS (18 & up to audition) – stage age 40+, regal, passionate, deadpan
GRANDMA (18 & up to audition) – stage age 60+, funny, quirky, absent-minded
ALICE BEINEKE (18 & up to audition) – stage age 40+, nervous, effusive, sweet
WEDNESDAY ADDAMS (16 & up to audition) – stage age 18-24, beautiful, intense, conflicted

THE ADDAMS ANCESTORS:
– Ten to twenty strong CHORAL SINGERS, male (12 & up) & female (16 & up)
– Five to ten strong MODERN/LYRICAL DANCERS, male (12 & up) & female (16 & up)

REQUIRED AUDITION MATERIAL:
– Acting, solo singing, and choreography skills are required at auditions for all NAMED ROLES. Please note that the roles of GOMEZ and MORTICIA require more advanced partner dancing. 
– Choral singing ONLY is required at auditions for THE ADDAMS ANCESTORS SINGERS.
– Choreography ONLY is required at auditions for THE ADDAMS ANCESTORS DANCERS.
– Research is recommended, but no advance preparation is required. All audition material will be taught at auditions.  Performances are April 25, 26, & 27 Director is Suzanne Oakley, Assistant Director is Christi Houin, and Music Director is Carean Dendy. For more information, email thesuzanneoakley@gmail.com

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TCT will hold auditions for {title of show} December 10 and 11 at 6 p.m. at Tupelo Off Broadway, 213 E. Franklin Street. Parts are available for women and men, ages 18 -35 and all actors must be able to sing. The one-act musical, with music and lyrics by Jeff Bowen and a book by Hunter Bell chronicles the struggles of an author and composer/lyricist and their two actress friends during the creative period, along with subsequent events leading up to the show’s production. The writer and stars of the show, as well as its director, all won Obie Awards for their work on the off-Broadway production, and the author was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Book of a Musical. Production dates are February 14-16, 2019. Those auditioning should bring their own recorded music if singing something other than from {title of show}. If auditioning with a song from the show TCT will have that accompaniment track available. Haley Agnew Johnson and John McCustion will direct.
For more information, you may call the TCT office at 662-844-1935 or email haleyajohnson84@gmail.com

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

TCT will present its holiday production of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, dramatized by Joseph Robinette from the story by C.S. Lewis, December 6-8 at 7:30 p.m. and December 8th at 2 p.m. at the Lyric Theatre in downtown Tupelo. 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 $20 for adults and $10 for students and younger and go on sale November 26th at Noon. For more information or to purchase seats for call 662-844-1935.

Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf

Tupelo Community Theatre will present Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf by Edward Albee November 15-17 at 7 p.m. at TCT Off Broadway 213 East Franklin. 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 play is R rated for language and discussions some patrons may find offensive. Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for students and may be purchased by calling the TCT office at 844-1935.