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Auditions for Disney’s Lion King Jr

Tupelo Community Theatre will hold auditions for its summer youth production of Disney’s The Lion King JR. at the Lyric Theatre on April 30 at 6:30 for third grade through fifth and May 1 at 6:30 p.m. from sixth through ninth grade. Everyone will be required to sing and read from the script but no advance preparation is needed. Disney’s The Lion King brings the African savannah 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. Production dates for the show are June 21-23 and Liz Dawson will direct. For more information contact the director at Ldawson7679@gmail.com or call the TCT office at 844-1935

Auditions for Broadway Beat

TCT Off Broadway will hold auditions for Broadway Beat on February 26 and 27 at 5:30 p.m. at 213 East Franklin Street.

The show includes musical highlights from over a century of song and dance including Hairspray, The Music Man, The King and I, Wicked, Rent and Grease, and a medley of favorites from George M. Cohan! No advanced preparation is needed but students should be 4th grade through high school.

Dianne Ludt will direct and production dates are April 12-14 at TCT Off Broadway. For more information email dianne.ludt@leecountyschools.us or call the TCT office at 844-1935.

The Last Five Years

TCT Off Broadway will present The Last Five Years, music/book/lyrics by Jason Robert Brown, on February 15, 16 and 17 at 7:30 p.m. at 213 East Franklin Street. The story explores a five-year relationship between Jamie and Cathy using storytelling in which one of the character’s story is told in reverse order. The characters do not directly interact except in the middle as their timelines intersect. Tickets are $25 for adults and $10 for students and younger and a cash bar will be provided. The show contains language that some patrons may find offensive. For more information or to purchase tickets call 662-844-1935.

Auditions for Hello, Dolly!

Tupelo Community Theatre will hold auditions for Hello, Dolly!, music and lyrics by Jerry Herman and book by Michael Stewart, on January 29th and 30th at 6 p.m. at the Lyric Theatre. The blockbuster Broadway hit, bursts with humor, romance, high-energy dancing, and some of the greatest songs in musical theater history. The romantic and comic exploits of Dolly Gallagher-Levi, turn-of-the-century matchmaker and “woman who arranges things,” are certain to thrill and entertain audiences again and again. The show’s memorable songs include “Before the Parade Passes By,” “Hello, Dolly!,” and “It Only Takes a Moment.” The play has numerous adult roles for men and women of all ages. Those auditioning must be at least 10th grade. Everyone will be taught a portion of a song from the show and read from the script. No advanced preparation is required but you may pick up music for auditions any time after Noon on January 8th. Tom Booth will direct, with Debra Robison as musical director and production dates are April 26-28. For more information email tbooth54@gmail.com or call the TCT office. 844-1935.

Last Train to Nibroc

Tupelo Community Theatre will present Last Train to Nibroc by Arlene Hutton on January 25-27 at 7:30 p.m. and January 27 at 2 p.m. at the Lyric Theatre. In December 1940, an east-bound cross-country train carries May, who shares her seat with a charming young flyer, Raleigh. Religious and bookish, May plans to be a missionary. Raleigh has been given a medical discharge from the military and is heading to New York to be a writer. “NIBROC’s jokes are funny and its couple endearing because their emotional struggles ring true.” —Time Out NY. ” Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for students and younger and go on sale on January 15th at Noon. For more information or to purchase tickets call the TCT box office at 844-1935

Ushers needed for The Best Christmas Pageant Ever

Still need ushers for next week’s production of The Best Christmas Pageant Ever. We have all we need for Thursday but need 4 Friday, 6 for Sat matinee, and 4 for Sat night. Come see a great, sweet show and meet some new folks.

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Best Christmas Pageant Ever

TCT will present The Best Christmas Pageant Ever by Barbara Robinson December 7th-9th at 7:30 pm and 2 pm on December 9th at 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!

Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for students and younger and go on sale to the public at Noon on November 27th. Tickets may be reserved by calling the TCT box office at 844-1935.